“COURAGE, YES, BUT NOT TO LOOK – DETROIT: Arthur Greer, Plastic Technician, knows the new “Doron” bullet-proof vest he wears will stop the bullet fired at him at close range, but the knowledge doesn’t preclude operation of reflex action in his eyes. The vest, a development by the Paramount Rubber Co. of Detroit, of body armor used by the Army and Navy, is made of layers of fiber glass. It is guaranteed to stop all ammunition no heavier than the 38/44 S&W Special. 9/17/47”
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”