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Hey, does anyone have, or HAS anyone had a 3rd gen Colt Detective's Special in 357? The 3rd gen is a little beefier and has the long, ramped front sight. It also still has the firing pin on the hammer. Anyways, someone I know has one for sale that is in GREAT condition, and I was just wondering if anyone has experience with this gun. I may use it as my CCW, and I'll surely want to spend time with it at the range as well. Can I expect much accuracy from a 2" snub 357?

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Re: Anyone have experience with a 3rd gen Colt Det's Spcl 35

2" is a short range gun. 15 yards.

2" barrel does not do any justice to the 357. Might as well use a 38 special. Most feel you need a 4" barrel to begin to get the good velocity from a 357.
 

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Re: Anyone have experience with a 3rd gen Colt Det's Spcl 35

All I know is that if I could find one of those in excellent condition I would buy it if the price was reasonable. That should be the kind of gun that you can sell later and get your money back if you take care of it.

As far as accuracy, most snub nosed revolvers are very accurate (with exceptions) the main reason many people consider them inaccurate is because they are more difficult to aim. If you read Gun Tests you'll see that almost every small revolver reviewed can shoot 2" groups or less.
 

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Re: Anyone have experience with a 3rd gen Colt Det's Spcl 35

Oops! I said 357 mag, the det's special is actually a 38 Spcl. Well, so much for that one!
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