Maiden Voyage of My New-to-Me 27-2

Discussion in 'Revolvers' started by WhoIsJohnGalt?, Oct 21, 2018.

  1. WhoIsJohnGalt?

    WhoIsJohnGalt? We Are! Supporting Addict

    Feb 20, 2018
    With the long-awaited arrival of Fall temps and lower humidity in my area over recent days, it occurred to me this evening that my S&W 27-2 and its Kramer Leather “Thomas Perfectionist” should be taken for an initial carry out-and-about. I’d planned to hold-off on this until November, having spent time over the summer warming-up with this gun both at the range and with dry-fire / snap-cap practice.

    First run was just a short hop to the gas station and back, so hardly a long haul here. Just the same, the Kramer felt good and carried the weight of the five-inch 27 well - that is, both the holster and an A&G Gunleather belt.

    I’m soon to try out a Hogue Monogrip on this revolver as well as continued practice with both speed-loaders and speed-strips. I’m arguably more comfortable with the latter, as I use those exclusively with a J-frame that I carry often. I’m going to keep working with both to decide on a favorite.

    I would have taken a pic of the gun “on,” but had already taken all the stuff off before getting the bright idea to post this ha-ha.

    This gun doesn’t conceal as well as a 1911, has a shade less ammo onboard, and loads quite differently - just the same, I really like it. It most likely won’t replace any 1911 in my lineup, but I also don’t want to just let it sit around unused.

    More to come as the journey continues. Some of you know that I flirted not long ago with selling this piece. I’m glad now that I didn’t, but I want to see where I stand after spending some more time actually carrying it and shooting it further.

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  2. FWoo45

    FWoo45 Well-Known Member

    Jan 13, 2017
    Welp that's it for me folks. Off to gunbroker. Good looking heater.

  3. WhoIsJohnGalt?

    WhoIsJohnGalt? We Are! Supporting Addict

    Feb 20, 2018
    ^^ Thank you - and GB is exactly where I found this one!
  4. Raylan Givens

    Raylan Givens Never Forget

    Aug 18, 2015
  5. Raylan Givens

    Raylan Givens Never Forget

    Aug 18, 2015
    And lower humidity is a dream come true
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  6. Brianfede

    Brianfede Well-Known Member

    Sep 11, 2018
    Never in a million years should you sell that!! She is a real beauty.
  7. 41 Charlie

    41 Charlie Get off my lawn...

    Feb 4, 2014
    Very nice! She appears to be sportin' the three T's!
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  8. Acroyer

    Acroyer I'll gladly pay you Tuesday for a 1911 today Supporting Addict

    Dec 16, 2015
    That 5" is a beauty! I carry my 4" model 28 from time and to time, and I can tell you that for comfort, the speed strips are the way to go. I tried the speed loaders in a double pouch like you have. Since I hold the gun with my left hand and use the speedloader with my right, I would carry the gun at my 3:00 position with the speedloader pouch just behind it. This was a great setup if I never wanted to sit down anywhere or try to drive. The bulk was just too much for me. Sliding a couple of speed strips in my back pocket was so much more comfortable.

    Just my experience. Yours may vary!
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  9. WhoIsJohnGalt?

    WhoIsJohnGalt? We Are! Supporting Addict

    Feb 20, 2018
    I’m totally with you @Acroyer - while I’m a fan of speedloaders, the ‘strips are great, too. They’re all I carry for my J-frame 642. I’ll be carrying a 4-inch 28 myself a bit, and I plan to carry speed-strips and, if I can figure out a handy way to carry it without turning my normal-man-belt into a Batman-utility-belt (ha!), a lovely little six-round carrier from Kramer.

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