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WTS: S&W 28 .357 Highway patrolman (Montana)
« on: July 30, 2016, 08:20:55 PM »
   Well here up for sale is my, formerly MTK20's S&W 28.   Yes, the same gun I got in trade for a 228.

    Here's the deal:   I can't get her to shoot to MY satisfaction.   I can get solid 3.5-4" groups with it at 25 yards.  For ME that isn't good enough.    It does NOT spit lead. I fired around 300 rounds and had it happen only twice, BOTH with my quickest handloads so I'm thinking it was my ammo, nothing happened with the other 250 factory and good handloads.

    It seems like a very nice, solid gun, I don't know why it doesn't shoot.  Possibly it's me?  I've had a few guns I don't mesh with, it's probably the gun.  Shoot well enough for you? want to tinker with it?

     I am in Montana, and will ship FFL to FFL via USPS.     

    I'm looking for $625 shipped, that would include a Desantis holster just like this one which runs about $55:
 
 
    Not really interested in trades, I'm needing cash now.

  For good, vetern WTA members I'd cut a better deal possibly.   IM is the best contact as I don't get to email often and phone service is iffy.

   
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    Re: WTS: S&W 28 .357 Highway patrolman (Montana)
    « Reply #1 on: July 30, 2016, 08:38:54 PM »
    *Crosses fingers*

    Here's to hoping that the WTA community comes through. It's a good gun in good condition. She needs a WTA home  :cool.

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    Re: WTS: S&W 28 .357 Highway patrolman (Montana)
    « Reply #2 on: July 30, 2016, 08:52:58 PM »
    I can get solid 3.5-4" groups with it at 25 yards.  For ME that isn't good enough...   

    ...Possibly it's me?  I've had a few guns I don't mesh with, it's probably the gun.  Shoot well enough for you? want to tinker with it?
    I think most shooters would be perfectly happy with 3.5" groups at 25 - certainly accurate enough for defensive use.

    Then also, I agree that some shooters - even excellent shooters - can just never 'click' with a certain gun.  Hand that gun to another shooter, or hand any other gun to them, and everyone is happy.

    Good luck. :thumbup1
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    Re: WTS: S&W 28 .357 Highway patrolman (Montana)
    « Reply #3 on: July 31, 2016, 12:20:09 PM »
      For a WTA Member I'd do $600 shipped.   $575 shipped without holster.

       
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    Re: WTS: S&W 28 .357 Highway patrolman (Montana)
    « Reply #4 on: August 04, 2016, 09:23:08 PM »
    Gun sold pending pickup
    Montana"I’d say the worst part of all this is the feeling of betrayal,           but I’m betting the part where they break in here and beat us to death might be worse.”

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