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#6871040 - 08/28/17 12:06 AM Anybody own a S&W Performance Center Revolver???
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Looking at getting a Smith and Wesson J-frame 637PC (performance center). Anybody have any thoughts on them? Are they worth the extra money compared to regular 637? I will use it for home protection, not to carry.

Thanks!

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#6871050 - 08/28/17 12:37 AM Re: Anybody own a S&W Performance Center Revolver??? [Re: TurkeyWhisperer]
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I would probably avoid anything labeled "performance center" to defend myself, if possible, for court room liability reasons. I'd use whatever I had, but I wouldn't buy something like that for the specific purpose, just to hedge my bets.

I sure would like a Performance Center revolver for shooting and hunting, though. They look nice.
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#6871063 - 08/28/17 05:23 AM Re: Anybody own a S&W Performance Center Revolver??? [Re: TurkeyWhisperer]
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I owned one of the Competitor models at one point in time. Very well made revolver.

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#6871169 - 08/28/17 08:22 AM Re: Anybody own a S&W Performance Center Revolver??? [Re: Sneaky]
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Originally Posted By: Sneaky
I would probably avoid anything labeled "performance center" to defend myself, if possible, for court room liability reasons. I'd use whatever I had, but I wouldn't buy something like that for the specific purpose, just to hedge my bets.

I sure would like a Performance Center revolver for shooting and hunting, though. They look nice.


Never thought about this, pretty good point which a prosecutor could really make a big deal out of in court.

They are great hand tuned guns though. You could buy a normal S&W, send it to their custom shop. I thing their action job is $121. Might be easier to keep it quite.
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#6871191 - 08/28/17 08:41 AM Re: Anybody own a S&W Performance Center Revolver??? [Re: Sneaky]
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Originally Posted By: Sneaky
I would probably avoid anything labeled "performance center" to defend myself, if possible, for court room liability reasons. I'd use whatever I had, but I wouldn't buy something like that for the specific purpose, just to hedge my bets.

I sure would like a Performance Center revolver for shooting and hunting, though. They look nice.


Old rhetoric that hasn't ever actually been used to prosecute somebody in a court of law. The same argument could be made that you chose to grab a 12ga to defend your house instead of the .22 right next to it. It's an argument that will never hold up in court.

I could see some possibility of a problem if you were making custom bullets to do as much damage as possible, but even then, it's unlikely.


Edited by Tff caribou (08/28/17 08:44 AM)
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#6871194 - 08/28/17 08:45 AM Re: Anybody own a S&W Performance Center Revolver??? [Re: TurkeyWhisperer]
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I bought an older 637 PC model that had been ported and tuned for my wife. I liked it so much that she very nearly didn't get it.
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#6871207 - 08/28/17 08:57 AM Re: Anybody own a S&W Performance Center Revolver??? [Re: TurkeyWhisperer]
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I have a PC 442. Found it around the same price as a regular no lock. The trigger is way better than a typical off the shelf j frame, so it was worth it. I think you will be happy if you shop for a good price.

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#6871215 - 08/28/17 09:06 AM Re: Anybody own a S&W Performance Center Revolver??? [Re: Tff caribou]
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Originally Posted By: Tff caribou
Originally Posted By: Sneaky
I would probably avoid anything labeled "performance center" to defend myself, if possible, for court room liability reasons. I'd use whatever I had, but I wouldn't buy something like that for the specific purpose, just to hedge my bets.

I sure would like a Performance Center revolver for shooting and hunting, though. They look nice.


Old rhetoric that hasn't ever actually been used to prosecute somebody in a court of law. The same argument could be made that you chose to grab a 12ga to defend your house instead of the .22 right next to it. It's an argument that will never hold up in court.

I could see some possibility of a problem if you were making custom bullets to do as much damage as possible, but even then, it's unlikely.


true, either way you will be sued
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#6871223 - 08/28/17 09:16 AM Re: Anybody own a S&W Performance Center Revolver??? [Re: TurkeyWhisperer]
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the trigger is really nice , approaching butter smoothness of those Colt Pythons

single action is where it shines

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#6871268 - 08/28/17 09:52 AM Re: Anybody own a S&W Performance Center Revolver??? [Re: cabosandinh]
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Originally Posted By: cabosandinh
the trigger is really nice , approaching butter smoothness of those Colt Pythons

single action is where it shines
Absolutely. I carry a 637-2 PC model with 125 JHP +P. Single action trigger is better than most off the shelf deer rifle triggers.

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#6871304 - 08/28/17 10:32 AM Re: Anybody own a S&W Performance Center Revolver??? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Originally Posted By: Buzzsaw
Originally Posted By: Tff caribou
Originally Posted By: Sneaky
I would probably avoid anything labeled "performance center" to defend myself, if possible, for court room liability reasons. I'd use whatever I had, but I wouldn't buy something like that for the specific purpose, just to hedge my bets.

I sure would like a Performance Center revolver for shooting and hunting, though. They look nice.


Old rhetoric that hasn't ever actually been used to prosecute somebody in a court of law. The same argument could be made that you chose to grab a 12ga to defend your house instead of the .22 right next to it. It's an argument that will never hold up in court.

I could see some possibility of a problem if you were making custom bullets to do as much damage as possible, but even then, it's unlikely.


true, either way you will be sued


Also not nearly as likely as the internet makes it out to be. Especially in Texas where there is financial protection for people involved in a justified shooting.
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#6871535 - 08/28/17 01:24 PM Re: Anybody own a S&W Performance Center Revolver??? [Re: TurkeyWhisperer]
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Best get to the Mustang ranch and try a few. I don't believe for home defense you will be noticing the trigger pull, especially in double action. Are you certain you want an airweight? I think your question should center around reliability and I think any S&W in a J frame is going to be reliable. One of the reasons they excelled as BUGs.

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#6871686 - 08/28/17 03:56 PM Re: Anybody own a S&W Performance Center Revolver??? [Re: TurkeyWhisperer]
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Why not go with a full sized revolver for HD, such as a 627 or 929? Better ballistics and easier to shoot/handle.
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#6871910 - 08/28/17 06:22 PM Re: Anybody own a S&W Performance Center Revolver??? [Re: TurkeyWhisperer]
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I too have a 442 performance center. It's a really good gun, I'm more accurate with it than I am my 3.3 xds. The trigger has two faint clicks and right after the second one is when it breaks over and shoots. I can stop at the second click and then the trigger is as crisp as a single action, increasing my accuracy as opposed to a constant pull.

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#6871921 - 08/28/17 06:27 PM Re: Anybody own a S&W Performance Center Revolver??? [Re: TurkeyWhisperer]
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Home defense gun should be a full size with light and laser

save the small stuff for CC
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