Weapon Type: Revolver Caliber: .357 Magnum Stainless steel: color Main material: Steel Approximate length in mm: 235 Approximate width in mm: 43 Approximate height in mm: 150 Product weight: 1.17 kg Ambidextrous: Yes Threaded Barrel: No Magazine capacity Barrel: 8 rounds Operation of the Single and Double action: Trigger system Adjustable trigger: No Optical fiber: No Outdoor dog: Yes Decocking: No Charging indicator: No Barrel length: 4 inches Barrel length in mm: 105 Sights Adjustable: rear sight, Fixed front sight Recommended Use: Competition, Sport Shooting, Recreational Shooting High Capacity Revolver: Specialty
Present on the handgun market since 1852, the American company Smith & Wesson is today a giant of the revolver recognized by all. If a fierce fight opposed him to Colt for a long time, history seems to have given reason to the arms of Massachusetts, both by their distribution and the recognition they enjoy s&w 627.
This predominant position is notably due to the adoption of a large number of models by the police forces of all countries, at a time when the revolver was the norm. At the same time, the precision and reliability of these weapons also made them a tool of choice for sports shooters, including the famous Jerry Miculek.
Today, despite the emergence of other firms eager to supplant them on their own ground, Smith & Wesson still serves as a benchmark. When a shooter decides to compare one with another brand on an internet forum (with a view to a future purchase), the response from connoisseurs is often the same: “You can’t go wrong with a Smith” (you can’t go wrong with a Smith). Needless to say, we subscribe wholeheartedly to this point of view, and our experience also points in this direction.
For what use:
This Smith & Wesson 627 is a rare bird, whose particular characteristics allow it great versatility. Its 8-shot cylinder will make it a model of choice for the various dynamic or recreational shooting disciplines.
In addition, this Pro Series version has passed into the expert hands of the Performance Center. As a result, it enjoys superb mechanics and rare shooting comfort. So many assets that will allow him to perform with ease in sports shooting on a traditional target.
This 627 model is therefore aimed at shooters looking for a .357 with exceptional performance, wishing to benefit from Smith & Wesson quality with a little something extra.
The Pro Series:
Halfway between the Performance Center and the regular production of Smith & Wesson, the Pro Series reconcile superior quality and affordable price.
It is actually a standard version of the weapon, the internal mechanics of which have been adjusted and put into operation by hand by the gunsmiths of the Performance Center. The revolver also receives a Match barrel, identical to those present in the higher range. It is then sent back to the classic production line for its assembly and finishing to be completed. Once this is done, the Pro Series is checked one last time by the Performance Center before leaving the factory.
It’s this hybrid manufacturing process that allows the S&W 627 Pro Series to enjoy smooth operation and crisp rebound, without costing the price of a model made entirely at the Performance Center. An intelligent solution for those looking for an exceptional revolver at a preferential price.
This S&W 627 operates in single and double action, with a total capacity of 8 rounds (more than a standard Colt 1911!). Its profile belongs to the N Frame category (Smith & Wesson’s wide frames), traditionally reserved for the .44 Magnum. It fires the beefy .357 Magnum but also accepts the .38 Special and .38 Special +P.
On its right side, we can see the key safety present on all recent Smith & Wesson revolvers. Simple and effective, it allows you to lock the weapon for safe transport or storage.
The chambers of the cylinder present a light chamfer dedicated to facilitating the insertion of the cartridges. This advantage combined with the full moon clips provided allows rapid reloading without unnecessary trial and error.
As we said, the 627 Pro Series model has a trigger revised by the performance center. Associated with a mainspring called “bossed”, it offers a fluid and light stroke in double action and a release in a single action of rare cleanliness.
In this version, the weapon is also fitted with a standard Hogue grip. Made of a high-quality flexible polymer, the latter has the double advantage of providing a very solid grip and absorbing part of the recoil when shooting.
The sights consist of an adjustable rear sight (in windage and elevation) and a fixed front sight with a red insert. Their alignment is done naturally when the weapon is raised for immediate target acquisition. Milling also protects the muzzle of the match barrel to preserve its accuracy throughout its life.
The market for revolvers in .357 Magnum has very many models and variants, so much so that it is sometimes difficult to identify a winner from the fray. Yet when it comes to us, its superiority is immediately obvious. In any case, this is the effect that this Smith & Wesson Pro Series model 627 had on us.
With its M&P R8, Smith & Wesson has already proven that the revolver can still be a relevant combat weapon provided it includes some adjustments. By taking up the strong points of the R8 (namely 8-shot cylinder, reloading by clips, and Hogue handle), this S&W 627 supplants by far the standard 686 without abandoning the classic aspect of the brand’s revolvers. Success from all points of view.