Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Gun Lust

I've got it bad.

I came across a deal on one of my wish list items, and I am trying to figure out if the deal is workable. The object of my desire: the Smith & Wesson 627 V-Comp. Here, let me help you visualize it.


(photo courtesy of Smith & Wesson's website)

Eight rounds of .357 magnum revolvery goodness. Performance center tuned action. Removable compensator. Five inch barrel...which I consider to be Goldilocks (not too short, not too long, but just right). I'll be right back...I need a cold shower.

The dealer is offering it at just under MSRP which is not bad considering that there are some dealers attempting to charge more than MSRP...when you can find them in stock. I see a lot advertised for less than MSRP...but, they are on back order. This guy has more than one in stock, and he is willing to take a partial trade AND do layaway. 

It's too much to resist. The shame of it all is that the only way this deal works is if I give up one of the guns currently in inventory...unless a friend comes through on his inclination to purchase a certain junk car currently in my possession. If he does, that covers my layaway down payment and gets me a third of the way to physical possession of my new hog leg.

Decisions, decisions. It will be the single most expensive firearms purchase I've made to date and perhaps ever. But. I. Don't. Care. 

Further updates as events warrant.

10 comments:

agirlandhergun said...

Nice. That is a pricey one...at least for me:)

Whatcha gonna sell?

Shepherd K said...

A Girl, if my buddy comes through, he will get a 1992 Acura Legend for his step daughter for the low price of $500. If that fails, I'll be trading my Sig Nitron Rail 1911 package. I hate to give up the 1911, but they are easier to come by than the 627 V-comps. Besides, there is a different Sig 1911 that I would prefer to the Nitron Rail.

GunDiva said...

You must really, really be lusting after that gun if you're willing to give one up. Bet it shoots like a dream. We'll expect a full report once you own it :)

Brigid said...

Give one up? Do like one of my buddies and go to the gun show with an empty gun case, come back with new gun purchased and open it up to show the on shooty spouse what he "traded" to get.

It's a beauty. I'd do what I could to get it as well.

Shepherd K said...

GunDiva, I hear reports that the double action trigger pull is 6 to 7 pounds. My guess is single action pull is in the angel's breath range. Have no fear about a full report. I have 100 rounds between .38+P and .357 to get started with already.

Brigid, giving one up is not my first choice. If the car deal goes through, the Sig stays. If not, there will be another Sig before too long.

Shepherd K said...

GunDiva, I hear reports that the double action trigger pull is 6 to 7 pounds. My guess is single action pull is in the angel's breath range. Have no fear about a full report. I have 100 rounds between .38+P and .357 to get started with already.

Brigid, giving one up is not my first choice. If the car deal goes through, the Sig stays. If not, there will be another Sig before too long.

Momma Fargo said...

LOL. You make me laugh. Lusting leads to stalking and then you know what happens...

Shepherd K said...

Wow! I made Momma Fargo laugh and comment. That's like two thirds of a blogger trifecta...although I have no idea what the other third would be. And Momma, yes, I know what stalking leads to...how do you think I found my wife?

Double Tap said...

Awseome revolver and you won't go wrong with 357. I've always wanted their 625, but found it always just one under another gun on the list. Good read and let us know when you come home with it.

Shepherd K said...

Double Tap, They used to make a 625 V-Comp that I would like to have as well as the lightweight M325PD with the 5 inch barrel. They don't appear in the Smith catalogue any longer and neither does the plain Jane 625. You have to get the 625JM or the 625PC neither of which light my fire.

However, I expect to enjoy the 627 just fine. This will be the third .357 that I have owned. The first was a Taurus with a six inch barrel that became trade fodder for something else...a Glock I think. The other was a Rossi snubbie that was traded for a Browning Buckmark once upon a time.

Once life settles back down, I plan to shoot IDPA and USPSA with for giggles and grins.