The Smith & Wesson Model 65 was manufactured from 1972 to 2004. This is a double action revolver with a capacity of six rounds. It is based on Smith&Wesson's K-frame platform. To be a little more specific, it is a .357 Magnum version of the heavy-barrel variation of the .38 Special Model 10, which was originally called the Military & Police.
It uses both .357 Magnum or .38 S&W Special +P rounds, is easily cleaned and maintained, and has been proven to be a very reliable handgun. Used models can usually be found in the $200 to $300 price range, depending upon the condition of the revolver.
This particular model was in use by many police departments across the country for a number of years and has a track record of proven reliability and stopping power.
Specifications for the Smith & Wesson Model 65:
Caliber: .357 Magnum /.38 S&W Special +P
Capacity: 6 Rounds
Barrel Length: 4" HB
Front Sight: Serrated Ramp
Rear Sight: Fixed Notch
Grip: Uncle Mike's Rubber
Trigger: .312" Smooth Target
Hammer: .265" Target
External Safety: N/A
Finish: Satin Stainless
Overall length: 8-7/8"
Material: Stainless Steel
Weight Empty: 35 ounces
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This revolver is part of my personal protection gear. While many people prefer automatic handguns ( I have a couple myself), the reliability and ease of maintenance for revolvers is easier in my own circumstances.
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