In this special episode by Iraqveteran8888, Eric talks about the 10-8 Smith & Wesson revolver. It’s a .38 special with a pin barrel and hammer-mounted firing pin. He praises its smooth action. It’s a gun that he keeps around the house and he calls it the “fancy shooting gun”. They do trick shots and other silly stuff with it. According to him, it’s a really accurate little gun and a really fun gun to shoot.
He tested the gun with some 148g Freedom Munitions Wadcutter and took us through the way that he typically runs the gun. First, he tried shooting normally at double action and single action to show what it’s all about. After some test shots, Chad called some “fancy” shots that Eric had to make. At Chad’s call, Eric shot targets and sodas from 20 to 35 yards away with the gun upside-down using single action and double action, with both hands, then his strong hand, and then his weak hand.
The Smith & Wesson Model 10 was previously known as the Smith & Wesson .38 Hand Ejector Model of 1899, the Smith & Wesson Military & Police, or the Smith & Wesson Victory Model. It was the successor to the Smith & Wesson .32 Hand Ejector Model of 1896 and was the first Smith & Wesson revolver to feature a cylinder release latch on the left side of the frame like the Colt M1889. It’s a six-shot double-action revolver with fixed sights.
It has been in production since 1899 and has been available in various barrel lengths: 2-in (51mm), 3-in (76mm), 4-in (100mm), 5-in (130mm), and 6-in (150mm). Approximately 6 million of the type have been produced over the years, making it one of the most popular centerfire revolvers. Over the years, various engineering and production changes were made. The 10-8 was manufactured in 1977 when they changed the gas ring from yoke to cylinder for heavy barrels.