S&W 60 LS Lady Smith Gun Review
S&W 60 LS Lady Smith Specifications
Model: 60 LS Lady Smith
Barrel Length: 2.125
Ammunition Capacity: 5
S&W 60 LS Lady Smith Usage & Features
Are you right handed or left handed?
What features does this gun have that appealed to you?
I wanted a .38 special in a .357 frame that was smaller than my husband’s with a wood handle. It is a beautiful gun. It is also difficult to find. It is a special edition so S&W does not make very many each year. I like that too. It is a perfect size for concealed carry in purse or holster. Smith and Wesson also has a lifetime guarantee. There are model 60’s with all of the same features with the exception of a rubber grip and these are readily available. My daughter owns one with a black rubber grip.
Tell us about shooting this gun:
It did not take me long to be accurate as a new shooter with consistent practice.
How does it fit your hand, how do you like the sights, how difficult is it to rack the slide, how would you describe the trigger pull, and how would you describe the recoil?
Fits my hand like a glove. Some men with small hands like this gun as well. It is too small a grip for my daughter who has larger hands then me. She prefers my husband’s performance center S & W .357. Trigger pull is slow but not hard. For pistol shooters it may take getting used to. It is almost a 1,2,3 when shooting double action. This can give you great control in practice. Single action is a very fast pull. If your grip is relaxed recoil is minimum with .38 ammo.
How reliable is it?
Only misfired once during a 5 hour class. Pulled through one more time to clean it out and it performed just fine. It gets cleaned almost every time I practice.
Any problems with any type of ammunition?
I am picky with my ammo. I don’t like dirty ammo. I use Winchester .38 130 grain. I use Federal .38 +P Premium Personal Defense 129 grain.
What do you dislike about shooting this gun, if anything?
If you grip it too tight or put .357 (if you have small hands) you can cut your hand with recoil. I always know when I have done this. I should just be done practicing. Usually I am just tired from too much shooting/gripping. Someone with large hands can fire .357 in this gun. It is not an air weight gun. My husband and 2 boys who are all over 6 foot tall shoot .357 from this gun with no issues. I just have no reason to.
Was it easy to take down and clean?
Cleaning a revolver does not involve taking it apart, just emptying the barrel, so yes.
Would you recommend this gun?
For someone considering this gun, what would you tell them?
Rent a .38. If you like it and want to spend the money on a high quality gun then absolutely take the time to find and buy this one. It might take some leg work to find it. I highly recommend you do NOT buy an air weight revolver. Buy a .38 with a different grip if this one does not appeal to you. Too much power and it creates too much recoil in an air weight – your hand will thank you later.
Anything else you would like to share about the gun?
Do not listen to sales people who try to sell you hammer-less revolvers because they snag on your clothing. Both my daughter and I carry a .357 with a hammer and have never had the hammer snag on clothes or anything else. Only you can choose the gun that you will be comfortable carrying and shooting. Also, go on the range and shoot revolvers before you decide you don’t like them. Most people have never been taught how to shoot one. Ask a range officer or take a class. That is how I choose my revolver over a pistol.