Smith and Wesson Model 64 Revolver – 38 Special – A great value and fun shooter
The Model 64 revolver from Smith and Wesson is a great value and fun shooter. This revolver is chambered in 38 special and was carried by many law enforcement agencies during the 80’s and early 90’s. The Model 64 is basically the Model 10 in stainless steel. The stainless steel Model 64 was preferred over the blued model 10 by law enforcement agencies in humid climates due to its rust resistant nature. Although it is chambered in 38 special, most of the later Model 64’s can accept +P ammunition, and the 38 special is still a good cartridge with proven performance.
I bought this gun from Southern Ohio Gun for $280, and it is definitely worth the price. Considering a new Model 64 will cost around $600, this is a bargain. I was thinking that this gun would be a good shooter, and it is. The sights, although set, give a good sight picture and the trigger is very smooth. Additionally, the weight of the gun, combined with the Pachmayr grips, make it a pleasure to shoot in 38 special. The Model 64 is a great value and a piece of law enforcement history that is fun to shoot.
Southern Ohio Gun Model 64: http://www.southernohiogun.com/gallery/smith-and-wesson-64-revolver.html
Shooting Data from the Video:
Remington 130 gr.MC L38S11: Velocity Average = 797 fps. SD = 48
Hornady 125gr XTP with 4.3gr. Titegroup: Velocity Average = 843 fps. SD = 28.6
Hornady 125gr XTP with 4.5gr. Titegroup: Velocity Average = 893 fps. SD = 21.9
Hornady 125gr XTP with 6gr. CFE Pisto: Velocity Average = 887 fps. SD = 21.4
All reloads were with once fired S&B brass and WSP primers.
I enjoy all things outdoors and gun related. I am a life long hunter and staunch supporter of self defense and the right to keep and bear arms. I am a Concealed Carry Instructor in the state of Kentucky and enjoy helping people exercise their Second Amendment Rights. I also enjoy collecting historic firearms and recently started reloading ammunition.