S&W Model 60 Lady Smith .357 Magnum | Review

S&W Model 60 Lady Smith .357 Magnum | Review

Range review of a S&W Model 60 Lady Smith 357 magnum revolver that will be used for concealed carry.

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Ammo: Remington UMC 38 Special 130 Gr. FMJ. Federal American Eagle 357 Magnum 158 Gr. Jacketed Soft Point.

Target Info (distances ranged with a SIG KILO2000 laser rangefinder):
Paper target 5.2 yards
Steel targets:
12.0 yards (36.0 feet) round gong (10″).
16.3 yards (48.9 feet) Black silhouette (18″ wide x 26″ tall).
21.6 yards (64.8 feet) White silhouette (18″ wide x 26″ tall).
26.5 yards (79.5 feet) Black silhouette (18″ wide x 26″ tall).

0:00 Introduction
0:55 Shooting at 5.2 yards
4:27 Shooting at 12 to 26.5 yard targets
7:44 Table top covering specifics of the revolver
12:03 Shooting at 5.2 yards
12:31 Close of video


  1. Stoney Carter on February 2, 2023 at 3:59 am

    I just ordered this gun so I can shoot a 38 rounds in this? and what 38 shells should I buy ? Great Video loved it , any help would be great , what should I buy and not buy I got the gun to carry just incase I need to protect myself thanks

  2. Rexford L on February 2, 2023 at 4:02 am

    I have the same revolver for my wife. She used to work at the Butner Federal prison in the hospital laboratory, so the only interaction with prisoners she had was when they were in cuffs etc under the supervision of Corrections Officers. Didn’t matter, she still was sent to Glynco Georgia for the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center and qualified on the various guns they use, so she’s definitely qualified to handle it (and loves the looks of it).

  3. Mike Seier on February 2, 2023 at 4:03 am

    Hell of a nice range you have there. Good for you to get your daughter carrying.

  4. Ed big truck on February 2, 2023 at 4:05 am

    Just ordered one for myself. I’ve held a few of them and really like this gun.
    I can’t wait to carry my lady on my hip.

  5. Ronald Weiss on February 2, 2023 at 4:11 am

    I had a Model 60, but when Kimber came out with the K6S and Taurus came out with the 856 — both with 6 shots and the same weight — well I sold the Model 60. I kept the holster though — both the K6S and the Taurus 856 fit. Quality of both the Kimber and the Taurus in terms of fit and function are excellent. Good video.

  6. Zo Ro on February 2, 2023 at 4:19 am

    nice video..with ammo being so scarce you should’ve had your daughter test fire and shoot all these rounds herself.

  7. Bovine Excrement on February 2, 2023 at 4:24 am

    Great shooting

  8. Lee Chase on February 2, 2023 at 4:26 am

    I have that same gun. The grips are rosewood and feel really good in the hand. I would politely suggest you also teach your daughter gun retention, as well as unarmed defense, so hopefully, she will never have to use the gun.

  9. Jay Wack on February 2, 2023 at 4:30 am

    J frame = all the gun you will ever need

  10. Anthony Alexander on February 2, 2023 at 4:33 am

    Great quality gun and very fun to shoot

  11. Just Ben on February 2, 2023 at 4:34 am

    Excellent video! Bought one for the wife. Weight is important as you stated. She had an old 66 which unfortunately we sold years ago and they don’t make the same style anymore. Great information on a revolver that will always go bang when called upon

  12. Delric Canaday on February 2, 2023 at 4:36 am

    I’ve owned a model 60 for over 20 years. The only differences I can see between the regular and the "Ladysmith," are the grip and the bead blasted finish. It’s an incredibly solid carry weapon.

  13. Delta on February 2, 2023 at 4:45 am

    Those 357 loads made 2x the splash on those targets. Great video

  14. MDR6531 on February 2, 2023 at 4:49 am

    It’s funny, I was just thinking about picking up a Lady Smith for my wife. Then you posted this video.

    We have recently seen a rash of break ins. One was really close and and another involved some pretty violent stuff. I’m sure it has nothing to do with our state releasing criminals every day 🙄

    I have plenty of firepower, and if I am home it’ll be game on. But I am usually working and she’s not confident with a 12 guage because of the size and recoil, a Glock because it’s a semi auto, and she hates the heavy trigger pull on my S&W642. The AR is out of the question for her. Not my choice, I’m a former firearms instructor, I have offered… 17 years of marriage taught me she isn’t going to do something she doesn’t want to do 😎

    So my thoughts were something like this. DA/SA, no malfunction clearing, just point and shoot. .38 SPL is a good load and out of a heavy(ish) steel revolver it shouldn’t have much recoil for her🇺🇸

  15. Peter Kavourias on February 2, 2023 at 4:54 am

    That’s a good video my friend and you’re a good father for thinking of your oldest daughter having her protected that’s great all parents should have their children taught how to use guns for protection of themselves and others

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