Faced with problems ranging from misfires to barrels breaking off, the state has asked gun maker Smith & Wesson to replace hundreds of sidearms carried by probation and corrections officers.Barrels breaking off? Yeah, I'd say that is a problem.
Smith and Wesson revolvers are considered some of the finest anywhere in the world. I can see an issue with one or two revolvers out of a run, but QC should catch those.
At a meeting last month at a shooting range in Smithfield, Smith & Wesson representative got a live demonstration of the problems. During test firing of about three dozen revolvers, four misfired, meaning nothing happened when the trigger was pulled. The barrel also broke off a different model when it was fired, something that has happened 14 times in practice firings since 2003.Evidently there is a problem that S&W needs to address. Or a couple of problems.
Barrels breaking off? I'm amazed. I think that having a barrel break off on the firing line would cause a little excitement. Having a barrel break off on duty would cause a great deal of excitement.
Smallest Majority is on this one, with pictures.
Barrels breaking off? Geeze!