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I've always been a big fan of the Smith and Wesson revolver. I currently have a 4" model 66 and a 4" heavy barrel model 10. The model 10 is the "Military and Police" gun and has been for the time that model and its forerunners have been around since the late 1800's. I find it amusing that Smith and Wesson has found it necessary to name its new autoloader after the "M&P". Look around at the catalog of Smith and Wesson semiautomatics, the only one to really stand the test of time and stay in the catalog is the 22 LR model 41.
 

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Lets get some photos of that collection up here!!!
 

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Hello. I share your enthusiasm for the Model 10. Though I've owned quite a few, sadly I own but one 4" HB and and older 2" SB now.





This one is a Model 10-10 and is wearing D.C. Collins grips. Though very comfortable to shoot with these stocks, they do not allow for the use of speedloaders; they'd have to be "hogged out" a bit and I'm a bit hesitant to try this on these grips.



A Model 10 4" HB was my first duty gun as a police officer years ago and I think that the model has proven itself over the decades as a most reliable design. With proper placement and a "good" load, I still believe that the "humble 38" can be a viable defensive arm.



These days my orbits are very tame and shooting strictly for fun is high on my list. One of my favorite range revolvers is this Model 10.





This older Model 10 snub was picked up at a good price. Though it still has single-action capability, the hammer spur was bobbed by a previous owner. The job was a good one and I've made no changes to the revolver other than to refinish the grips and add the grip adapter.



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I just bought a used S&W Model 10 today that came off the streets of NYPD finest. My local gun shop got a dozen or so in from NYC and the one I got has a great bore, good finish and a fair grip.

I will post pics once I pick it up, 7 days...and counting.

My question is, were the model 10s +P rated? I like the 38special but want to know if the 10 will handle the +P without any trouble.
 

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Hello. It is my understanding that any of the Model 10's with a "dash" in their designation (ie: 10-1, 10-2, etc) are fine with +P ammunition.



Best and I hope you enjoy your shooter.
 

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Yes, it is a 10-6 which from what I have been able to gather was produced during the mid 60's into early 70's. Thanks for the input!
 

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Man sweet revolvers!!!!! 8)



Stephen A. Camp said:
Hello. I share your enthusiasm for the Model 10. Though I've owned quite a few, sadly I own but one 4" HB and and older 2" SB now.





This one is a Model 10-10 and is wearing D.C. Collins grips. Though very comfortable to shoot with these stocks, they do not allow for the use of speedloaders; they'd have to be "hogged out" a bit and I'm a bit hesitant to try this on these grips.



A Model 10 4" HB was my first duty gun as a police officer years ago and I think that the model has proven itself over the decades as a most reliable design. With proper placement and a "good" load, I still believe that the "humble 38" can be a viable defensive arm.



These days my orbits are very tame and shooting strictly for fun is high on my list. One of my favorite range revolvers is this Model 10.





This older Model 10 snub was picked up at a good price. Though it still has single-action capability, the hammer spur was bobbed by a previous owner. The job was a good one and I've made no changes to the revolver other than to refinish the grips and add the grip adapter.



Best.
 

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Those are very nice, thanks for sharing. My wife really liked the Model 10 with the DC Collins grips.
 

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Not a model 10 but it is a "Military and Police".

It is a model 58 .41 magnum my dad bought back on Dec. 27, 1964

for a total cost of $62.16.

My dad always felt the 38 special was lacking as a duty weapon,

and tried to convince the powers that be that there were better alternatives.

The Assistant Chief and an "expert" deemed the magnum .41 too much to handle for most of the officers,

but my dad was welcome to attend the Captain's meeting to further discuss the pros on cons of the .41 magnum.

Dad explained that he wasn't necessarily lobbying for the .41 magnum, and that

the .357 magnum would be a good alternative as the more skilled officers could use

.357 magnum loads, and the less skilled could opt for 38 special loads.

After the meeting all of the Captains recommended getting the Combat Masterpiece

in .357 magnum and stop the purchase of the Model 10HB. Of course the Assist. Chief

had the last word and he went ahead with his choice of the Model 10HB with

Western 38 Special Super Police 200 grain Lubaloy ammo.

Some years later they were issued .357's, first the Model 66's, and then those were traded for 681's.





 

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Your Dad, is a very wise man; that is a beautiful weapon.
 

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Anyone know of a good inner waistband IWB holster for a 4-inch model 10?



I am looking for one that will keep the grip low on the waistband.



Love my model 10, now I just need a way to carry it so that I can send the M&P off to Burwell
 
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