Good gun. I've had one for 7 or 8 years.Kinda thinking about getting a 605 SS, but thought i would seek opinions of actual owners first. Your thoughts on your 605?
What grip is that?My 605 SS with a 3 inch barrel is snugly nestled in my bed side table drawer loaded with some Critical Defense .38 rounds.
She has now 900 rounds of everything from wadcutters to .357's cycled through her without even one hiccup.
This amazingly able little gun is tasked with potentially saving my life and I cannot recommend you owning her enough.
When I bought mine, I went in looking for a .38 snub. The jump from blue to stainless was $25, and the jump from .38 to .357 was the same. I went with both .357 and stainless, and haven't regretted it at all.Bought my SS 605 because I wanted a .38. One that handled 357 was a plus.
I had a SP101 for a while. It was my ex SIL's and he'd gotten deployed to another tour of Afghanistan and was going to pawn it. I told him I'd give him 250 for it and sell it back to him if he wanted when he got home. To my disappointment a year later, he wanted it back. It was a nice revolver, but HEAVY. It was nearly as heavy as my 3" M66 Taurus and the 66 hides just as easy as any 3" SP101 (except the one I had was a 2.25") and carries just as easy and the 66 is a 6 shooter. It's also a might more accurate than the SP101 was, so I really didn't miss the SP101 THAT bad. About the only thing I preferred the SP101 for is the Hogue grip I had on it was a round butt profile and the Hogue I have on the 66 is a square butt style, a little longer. Not a problem especially now that Texas has open carry, so any noticeable printing is no big deal.In hindsight, I would have spent the extra $150 and gotten a SP101. Having the revolver jam up after 26 rounds because they extractor rod backed out is not what I consider acceptable for a CCW. I wouldn't be as hesitant but just looking at the condition of the threads on my brand new revolver did not fill me with confidence. The overall construction is nice and it is easy to take apart. The rebate on the M85s right now make them pretty hard to pass up. I just like being able to have one gun shoot 2 different cartridges. That's my $0.02.