I almost wish I lived close to a mall so I could dress up ninja and impress some girls wearing tattoos and chewing gum.
The SW is home, admired, and tested.
I expected one magazine and got four -- plus one of those high-fashion black nylon pouches that holds two spares back and forth instead of up and down. Tacticool.
I already had the tactically-tooled leather holster -- made it decades ago to a "speed scabbard" pattern for GI .45s. . It holds the Smith nicely but will benefit from a small sight cutout. I needed to do that anyway for the GI here that carries adjustable Micros.
The field test:
-- Functioning was perfect with everything I tried, including semi-wadcutters. (The 645 is said to be a garbage disposal unit -- if your junk ammo won't work in anything else, shoot it in the Smith.)
--Excuse-wise, this gun hasn't been shot enough to wear off the proprietary Smith and Wesson burrs. It's rough, especially the DA trigger. The SA pull is nothing to brag about either.
--I am pleased no one witnessed this tryout session.
-- I consider the hood of a pickup a bench rest analogue. So lean across, get a good two-hand hold, squeeze off factory loads carefully. Gotta see where the gun shoots, don't we?
--In my hands, all over the damned place, that's where. At 50 feet a string of five scattered low left over a good seven inches. I can fix the impact point. I can't even identify yet how to fix myself. Flinch? Jerk? Total cognitive breakdown? Motor skills eloped with O'Reilley's daughter?
--Repeating the hoody position with a load of home made 200-grain SWCs at a peppy 850 fps or so, the results were better by about half an inch. It isn't the gun, nor the ammunition.
--Switching to the combat mode, I moved in to 30 feet, took a Weaverish stance and banged off eight as quickly as I could reacquire the target -- a sheet of typing paper. Three in the kill zone, two possibles, two that would have made him mad, and one clean miss. A couple of repeat strings had similar results.
Excuses: New gun. Very windy (the flimsy target holder moved a little). Distracted by cows mooing in the nearby pasture. Libby emphasizing that I was making entirely too much noise. Lost concentration worrying about CERN failure to find Higgs Boson.
Proper reaction to excuses: Bull Roar, James. Go practice.