If you know anything about me at all or have read much of what I have written, you’ll know I like the .327 Federal Magnum cartridge. This is partly due to the fact that it has tremendous potential. This is not a ladies cartridge as some speculate. This is a wicked round capable of driving a 115 grain Gold Dot bullet fast and deep. It is also partly due to the fact that a .327 Federal revolver can fire, .32 Short, .32 Long and .32 H&R Magnum ammunition. It is indeed versatile.
I have four .327 Magnum firearms. An SP 101 is my truck gun, an eight-shot Blackhawk is my hunting revolver and a Brockman custom Marlin model 1894 is kind of the ranch rifle here at the house. There is also the GP 100 that has been slighlty tweaked.
The first thing I did was install a set of XS Big Dot Sights. I did this because they are fast to acquire, easy to see, rugged and because most of my other – defensive handguns – have them too.
Then, since a seven-shot speed loader for the GP 100 was not available, I sent the revolver off to TK Custom to have it converted to work with full moon clips. (By virtue of how TK Custom makes the modification, you can still load and fire the GP 100 as normal.)
Big revolvers like this can be a literal pain in the ass to carry so I ordered a Galco Wheelgunner holster. It is without question one of the most comfortable holsters I have ever strapped on.
When some think serious revolvers they always think S&W, Colt or .357 and .44. There are indeed other options and if a 115 grain Gold Dot bullet at 1300 fps that is capable of driving 16 inches into 10% ordnance gelatin ant enough for the zombies you’re fighting, you might think about getting a rifle.