The more I work with pistol mounted optics, the more my opinions about them evolve. Experience is funny that way. One of those opinions that has evolved is my opinion on using back up irons with red dots.
When it comes to 357 magnum six shooters there are plenty of options available in the market. Plenty of which are really good options for various use cases. The Model 66 Combat Magnum from Smith & Wesson is one of those.
Do I really need more than one gun? It’s an age-old question whose answer is probably no, but may be yes. It just depends.
The Smith & Wesson Performance Center Model 640 is a wonderful little 5-shot J-frame revolver. It’s a surprisingly good shooter for such a small package and can fit a couple of roles in the defensive toolbox.
Optic mounting failures are a real thing. However, steps can be taken to virtually eliminate the chance of this happening when depending on optics to work.
It’s big. It’s heavy. It makes big booms. And it jams. That’s the Magnum Research Desert Eagle XIX in a nutshell and I’m here for it.