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Old 10-27-2014, 06:42   #1
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Smith & Wesson mod. 60

Is a Smith mod. 60 in .357 at 22.5 oz. to heavy for pocket carry? I have a 642 however, was thinking of selling it and getting a mod. 60. I like the exposed hammer better than a all double action revolver.
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Old 10-27-2014, 11:30   #2
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I have a 60, 2x 642s, and a 38.
I suspect that most people would find the 60 a bit heavy for pocket carry.

Perhaps you want to look at the 637, or 638.
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Old 11-11-2014, 06:43   #3
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A tad heavy for trouser pockets ... but should be okay in a winter coat pocket with the right holster.

Carried in a leather motorcycle jacket pocket would be no problem.

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Old 11-11-2014, 09:57   #4
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I have and carry a 60 in my jeans and khaki pockets. When I am in a suit it is my M&P 340.

The 60 is do-able if you have a good pocket holster and belt.

Another thing...the hammer can get hung up on a draw...better practice and do research on carrying with an exposed hammer. Back in the day, experienced detectives either completely removed the hammer spur or minimized it and then rounded/smoothed off the corners for a smoother draw.

Another thing to consider, with a heavier firearm in your pocket you might want to consider having your pocket reinforced.

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Old 11-11-2014, 10:01   #5
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I carry the old .38SPL Model 60 in a pocket holster in jeans.
No problems.
When I draw, I just place my thump on the hammer spur until it is out of the pocket.
All it takes is practice.
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Old 11-11-2014, 15:09   #6
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a vote for the 637 or 638
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Old 11-11-2014, 15:26   #7
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Two other versions of the model 60 are available with 3" barrels, weighing 23.2 to 24.5 oz per S&W. That extra ounce or two might be nice with the longer barrel.

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