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    605 Boomerang!

    I bought a 605 back about 10 or 12 years ago. It was a good little gun but I carried my autos more. One day my Dad mentioned that he was in the market for a small carry revolver, so I just gave him the 605. I wasn't using it much and he wanted one, so I worked out well. Even so, there were times that I missed the little .357 hand cannon. Fast forward to now, and Dad is thinning out his gun collection. So for Father's Day, he gave me the 605! I'm just tickled to have it back!

    Long ago, I ditched the original rubber grips for some really pretty wood grips. They felt soooo nice in the hand, but they interfered with speed loaders. That's part of why I rarely carried it. I used to carry a couple of Speed Strips, but they really aren't all that speedy. I came across a set of Pachmayer G10 grips on Amazon that they were selling as "guaranteed refurbished" for $40, so I gave them a try. They fill the had a bit more than the wood grips, but aren't too big. They look pretty cool, IMO. More importantly, they are rebated enough on the left side for a Safariland Comp I speed loader to (just barely) work. I also have a speed loader from Revison CV on the way. I want to see if it gives a smidgen more clearance for quicker reloads.

    I have the old DIY kit holster that I used to carry the 605. Dad used it too and it served him well. I've since gained a lot more skill in making my own holsters, so I'll make something nicer for it soon. Anyway, here she is. Definitely a great Father's Day gift from my Dad! I gave her away and she came back!


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    Nice setup! I'd say the time with your father adds value to it, too.
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    I just painted the front sight with some Birchwood Casey "superbright" paint pens. I did 2 coats of white and a final coat of fluorescent red. Wow! It really makes a difference on finding the front sight on this little gun! This is definitely a worthwhile mod on any carry gun like this that has low profile, dark sights.




    I also received my new speedloader from Revision CV. So far, I really like it. I haven't taken it to the range for a full shakedown, but after practicing at home with snap caps, I'm impressed. It's very slim due to the scalloped design and doesn't hang up on the frame of the gun like my Safariland speed loader does. Plus, it only cost $6.95 plus shipping! If it turns out to work well with live rounds, I'm going to buy several more.


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    Congrats on the reutrn of your very nice wheel gun.
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    Back around 1990 me and my wheelchair bound friend went to the gun shop to get him some protection. He got an excellent deal on an S&W Model 19.
    A couple years ago my friend's health started deteriorating. He sold the 19 to me for a good price. A short while later he passed away.
    That's one gun I'll never sell. I loaded up a bunch of ammo for him when he got it. When I got it back most of the ammo came with it. He shot it very little.
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    It's nice to have guns with a history, their trail reminds us of the people and times that they were used. The 605 is a great concealable revolver that is an accurate little beast.
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    I tried a Safariland speedloader. It jammed in my pocket and i had to smash it with a hammer to get the rounds out. Didn't take too long, either.

    Yes, I know one has to waste five nanoseconds to turn the knob on an HKS speedloader (which works every time). That's OK, I'll take reliability every time over five nanoseconds. Actually, I usually carry speed strips. They carry flatter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Warhammer View Post
    I also received my new speedloader from Revision CV. So far, I really like it. I haven't taken it to the range for a full shakedown, but after practicing at home with snap caps, I'm impressed. It's very slim due to the scalloped design and doesn't hang up on the frame of the gun like my Safariland speed loader does. Plus, it only cost $6.95 plus shipping! If it turns out to work well with live rounds, I'm going to buy several more.


    I like the looks of that is it a "twist-release" or is it "push-release"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BC605 View Post
    I like the looks of that is it a "twist-release" or is it "push-release"?
    It's a push release. It seems like a very simple mechanism. Easy to load and easy to use.

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    great story. I love my 605 and have had it for over a decade. Yes the HK speed loader does not clear well on my 605 with its original grip. However I love the grip due to how it tames the recoil when shooting 357 loads. Speed strips appear to be the way to go for me. AZRN
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