Produced in very limited quantities in 2000, the Smith & Wesson Model 27-7 has several features that distinguish it from other Model 27 revolvers made before or since. The 27-7 was special ordered from S&W by the sporting goods distributor Bangers. Each revolver was custom built by the S&W Performance Center (PC) and wears their emblem instead of the normal Smith & Wesson logo. Each revolver was hand assembled and tuned, and delivered in a PC carry case. The 27-7 was limited to only 200 copies ever made, 100 each with 4-inch and 6.5 inch barrels. Produced in a special serial number range, all had a high polish blue finish, a round butt grip frame and square butt conversion target stocks. The Model 27-7 was the first 27 produced as an 8-shot capacity revolver and could be loaded conventionally or with special moon clips. The 27-7 also has the distinction of being the only 8-shot Model 27 ever made without the safety lock.
I went shooting again early yesterday. I brought two guns along but only shot one, which was my Ruger Charger 22 pistol. The other gun was my S&W model 627, but by the time I got around to it the range was getting much busier and decided to leave. The Ruger functioned perfectly and absolutely loves the Federal Match ammunition I feed it; you have to be trying to miss. I had a good time, even with the crowd, and the Ruger makes any day at the range a great one.
“G-MEN GIVE SHOOTING LESSON
Quantico, VA. – Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation gave a demonstration on the various gun techniques they employ during a recent practice session at the Marine barracks at Quantico.
Photo shows agent demonstrating F.B.I. method of long-range pistol shooting. 10-9-40”
I went shooting last Friday, the first time for 2018. I took my S&W 627 .357 Magnum and put a box through it. It had been a while. I also brought along my Ruger Challenger .22 pistol and that’s what I spent most of my time with. There’s something satisfying about trying to make one big hole out of a bunch of little ones. That’s a morning well spent.