Low prices on the Smith & Wesson 327 M&P R8 Performance Center 8-Shot .357MAG start at Champion Firearms-
8- Times. The Smith
& Wesson 327 M&P R8 is a Performance Center revolver designed to
hold eight rounds of potent .357 Magnum ammunition. Its hand-cut, hand
fit, and fine tuned for absolute precision.
The gun features a
5" tapered barrel, with an under-mounted weapons rail, that is precision crowned for maximum accuracy. The
revolver is based on Smith & Wesson's robust N- frame, the same
rugged platform the company uses for its .44 Magnum, and is rated for
years of heavy shooting.
While compact, this is a lightweight handgun that
weighs in at a mere 36.3 ounces. The 327 M&P R8 balances
extremely well in the hand and the combination of a rear adjustable
white outline sight together with a red ramp front make for an accurate
combination. It has excellent leverage for the size of the
handgun, and the average hand fits this revolver well, offering good purchase on the grips.
Inherent with the design, a shooter's index finger reaches the trigger with a minimum of effort. Shots
can be fired in either a double action mode, or for greater precision,
the hammer can be easily cocked back and fired using a crisp single
action trigger pull.
cocking the hammer for single action, the trigger pull is almost
imperceptible. There is no grit, creep or stacking whatsoever in the Pro
Series case hardened trigger.
While the 327 M&P R8 is
rated for firing full power .357 Magnum ammunition and is equally at
home plinking with reduced recoil .38 Special loads. The smooth organic contours make it an superb fighting gun.
ergonomic design combined with superior firepower make it an excellent
self- defense handgun from a belt holster, purse, nightstand, center
console, desk drawer, etc. In fact, the design is still light enough to
pack on the hip all day.
It has a transfer bar safety mounted on
the frame. If you're unfamiliar with the function of a transfer bar, it
is a thin strip of metal that rises once the trigger is squeezed,
allowing the hammer's energy to be transferred to the firing pin and
then on to the primer.
The invention of the
transfer bar safety allowed revolvers to be carried with a full eight
rounds in the cylinder without the chance of the hammer being snagged
and / or being dropped, then inadvertently fired. In addition, the gun
is equipped with a built in key lock to disable the gun for safe
For those that question the practicality of a
revolver, keep in mind they don't jam- up, stovepipe, fail to feed or
extract. Compared to semi-autos, revolvers are not only more reliable
mechanically, but they are also more forgiving with operator error, and
are much simpler to operate under stress.
With revolvers, there’s
no chance of limp-wristing or creating a stoppage. There's no magazine
to accidentally release and no slide movement to impair the action (if
blocked, if ejected shells bounce back into the ejection port, etc.).
and unloading are much easier, and accomplished by using gravity to
drop rounds directly into the cylinder, versus the wrestling match new
shooter's often experience attempting to push rounds into a magazine
under spring tension. In addition, revolvers aren't picky about the
types of ammo they fire.
When encountering misfires, rather than
highly skilled clearance drills required to get a semi- auto back on
line, revolvers only require that an operator squeeze the trigger again.
More importantly, revolvers are capable of firing while remaining
sufficient distance from objects like clothing to cycle properly. Yes,
basic gun handling skills prevent some of the operator-induced mistakes
that can cripple a semi-auto. However, these type of errors are
practically non- existent on revolvers.
The Smith & Wesson Model 327 M&P R8 has a matte black finish that provides an overall pleasing appearance, while the solid
forged stainless steel chassis ensures longevity. The barrel features an
elegantly sculpted, full- length underlug
that protects the ejector rod from being bent if the underside of the
barrel were to violently strike against something, or even getting
dropped on the pavement.
It adds just the right amount of weight for the gun to balance nicely. An
extremely smooth cylinder latch, combined with positive cartridge
extraction, make reloading even easier. The molded rubber grip accommodates all three of the shooter’s gripping fingers for a firm
and secure hold.
Overall, the Smith &
Wesson 327 M&P R8 is a finely crafted Performance Center revolver that
is extremely smooth, lightweight, accurate and designed to provide execute flawlessly
at home or on the competition field.
Performance Center: Trigger with Stop & Tuned Action
Scandium Alloy Frame with Scope Rail
Stainless Steel Cylinder
Incredibly Smooth Action
Light, Crisp Trigger
Caliber: .357 Magnum / .38 Special+P
Cylinder: 8- Round Fluted
Finish: Matte Black
Barrel Length: 5" w/ Picatinny Accessory Rail
Traditional Double Action
Front Sight: Interchangeable
Rear Sight: Adjustable V- Notch
Weight: 36.3 ozs.
Grips: Non- Slip, Recoil Absorbing Rubber