But I noticed a silver case on your end table, and was wondering what joys it contained?
|From PC 646|
Yes sir, that would be the case in question. And as to the contents of the case, just click below the jump.
|From PC 646|
It’s a S&W Performance Center 646 in .40 S&W. It’s built on an L-Frame body with a titanium cylinder, so it’s MUCH lighter than my N-framed 625. Interestingly enough, the trigger pull is heavier on the PC gun than it is on the non-PC N-frame, which I have been told is due to the fact that N-frames generally have lighter triggers (although no one told me why).
Grips and goodies are on order for the gun already, as I’m hoping to shoot this in a few upcoming matches. One of the interesting issues with the gun is that the rim thickness of .40 S&W ammo varies from manufacturer to manufacturer, so S&W ships the gun with two thickness of moonclips, to accommodate different rim thicknesses. I also ordered some polymer moonclips for the gun, just to see if they were any better/worse. Of course, I have a whole whack of test ammo on it’s way as well – from 180 grain FMJ down to the new Winchester SuperClean NT 140 grain JSP. The Winchester rounds are expensive, since they’re lead-free, however I’ve heard good reports about their accuracy and soft recoil – in fact, I recall Robb Leatham using them for practice ammo at Bianchi Cup (in 9mm though).
I of course will provide further details once I actually get the thing out to the range, hopefully this week.