It shocks the visual senses. First, the large frame chassis combines with a two-inch barrel. To give the reader a sense of scale, the frame is derived from the Model 29 .44 Magnum N-frame. The oversized titanium cylinder holding eight rounds of .357 Magnum is another clue that something out of the ordinary is going on. The proprietary S&W barrel lock nut, which mates the stainless steel barrel insert to barrel shroud, is another anomaly.
U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- It could be said of me, with pretty decent accuracy, that I spend a great deal of time around firearms and have a very good grasp of what makes certain guns good or, well, not so good.
With big-bore performance, size does matter. Smith & Wesson’s Performance Center takes one of the company’s largest revolver frames, the N-Frame, and packs eight rounds of .357 Mag firepower into its Model 627 and Model 327 designs. When you’re talking about snub-nose revolvers for concealed carry, however, N-Frames and eight-round capacities are hardly the norm.