1. Are you a current member with account or password issues?

    Please visit following page for more information

    Dismiss Notice

Snub Love

Discussion in 'Handguns' started by wanderer16, Nov 17, 2017.

  1. wanderer16

    wanderer16 Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2016
    Messages:
    395
    Likes Received:
    1,604
    Either or. People get way too caught up in this stuff. Just comes down to preference. I am never under gunned with .38 special standard or +P, got nothing against 9mm but I prefer .38 in a revolver.
     
  2. Elmiro Dungfoot

    Elmiro Dungfoot Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2015
    Messages:
    1,795
    Likes Received:
    5,023
    Your absolutely correct, sir! Shoot what you like, like what you shoot. Variety is the 'spice of life'. Peace Out!!
     
    #62 Elmiro Dungfoot, Jun 5, 2019
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2019
    Rfpd29 likes this.
  3. aasoverteakettle

    aasoverteakettle Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2016
    Messages:
    288
    Likes Received:
    613
    I have a question: At the range a while ago, a guy informed me that I was “shaving lead” from my S&W 642. Meaning that my cylinder and barrel are just a hair mis-aligned. Upon close inspection with lights and tiny tools, I believe he is correct, but super hard to tell. So is my LGS my next stop to fix the timing? Anyone else had this problem and repaired it?


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  4. les snyder

    les snyder Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2013
    Messages:
    848
    Likes Received:
    1,641
    you can check your cylinder timing to make a better decision on your plan of action.. unload the pistol... place your thumb against the side of the cylinder fairly tight, and pull the trigger slowly (much easier to do with an exposed hammer ) the cylinder "hand" should rotate it sufficiently far so that the bolt lock engages the recess in the cylinder to lock it in place.. check all 5 cylinders... if it fails to lock in place the hand most likely needs to be replaced (send it to SW)...

    if you can find a brass or aluminum range rod that fits snugly down the barrel, insert it down the barrel and check if it slides easily into each cylinder...

    the throat of the barrel can be reamed if there is not a good chamfer to allow the projectile to smoothly jump from the chamber to the barrel, but this is something that a pistol smith should do as there is a special ream with pilot needed to do a good job
     
  5. aasoverteakettle

    aasoverteakettle Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2016
    Messages:
    288
    Likes Received:
    613
    I ended up going to the shop. It was so hard tell visually, testing with a hook-like tool (same as your idea), or checking for lead/copper residue.

    Your first note was basically the same thing they said. I understand that it would be timing, but no idea what to do about it. Now I do, but the shop guys said the old man was mistaken. My gun is fine. And now I know what to do if this actually becomes an issue.

    It’s funny, that old man made one comment. But it stuck with me even though it seemed unlikely based on inspection. Good learning experience from the shop guys tho.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  6. Surferdaddy

    Surferdaddy Empty Pockets

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2015
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    49
    [​IMG]
    Got some new shoes. Love this little thing.
    Surfer
     
  7. Elmiro Dungfoot

    Elmiro Dungfoot Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2015
    Messages:
    1,795
    Likes Received:
    5,023
  8. huh

    huh Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2017
    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    104
    Love the SP101
    I have the Wiley Clapp version.
     
    Rfpd29, ramjet and Elmiro Dungfoot like this.
  9. ramjet

    ramjet Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2011
    Messages:
    381
    Likes Received:
    692
    [​IMG]


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  10. charlie fox

    charlie fox Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2006
    Messages:
    1,499
    Likes Received:
    2,060
    Robust is a mild word - these things are built like tanks! I had one in .38 that I probably could have shot magnums out of:eek: Great little guns if they weren’t so heavy.
     
    Elmiro Dungfoot likes this.
  11. medic68

    medic68 Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2013
    Messages:
    114
    Likes Received:
    137
  12. medic68

    medic68 Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2013
    Messages:
    114
    Likes Received:
    137
    Another of my model 60's. Purchased new upon academy graduation at Cheshire and Perez what seems like a hundred years ago :)[​IMG]
     
  13. ramjet

    ramjet Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2011
    Messages:
    381
    Likes Received:
    692
    I have been religiously carrying that 642 all summer. It’s so lite weight and easy to conceal. No brainer. What really gets me excited is the missing dummy lock.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
    Mark_Trail likes this.
  14. Elmiro Dungfoot

    Elmiro Dungfoot Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2015
    Messages:
    1,795
    Likes Received:
    5,023
    Here's my 10mm snub:

    [​IMG]
     
  15. THX2008

    THX2008 Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2012
    Messages:
    124
    Likes Received:
    783
  16. Vader9900
    • In Omnia Paratus

    Vader9900 Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2012
    Messages:
    787
    Likes Received:
    2,060
    I am old school and only carry wheel guns. Ruger Speed Six like OP in the Winter with shoulder holster and 2 speed loaders under my jacket. S&W 442 in IWB for Summer, can even carry with shorts.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  17. jackknife

    jackknife Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2007
    Messages:
    1,520
    Likes Received:
    4,241
    Its the way to go. I own wheel guns from Ruger, Smith and Wesson, and North American Arms, and in 50 years of hand gunning, I've yet to have a failure to deed, failure to eject, or any magazine problems. I had one Smith and Wesson that got out of time from massive use and over 30,000 rounds and was sent back to S&W for an over haul. Shot like new when it came back, and my son has it now and shoots if often.

    I don't miss any of the semi's that have come and gone in my life, and all had a problem. w and then.
     
  18. CSG

    CSG Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2009
    Messages:
    129
    Likes Received:
    164
    I only have one today, an early non-+P S&W 442. Carried it for years in California (was ex-LE) but the one I loved and still miss today was my Colt Detective Special that was my off-duty weapon when I was a deputy sheriff. Today, I think of '30's and '40's crime movies when I see a "snubbie".
     
    wanderer16, jackknife and ran23 like this.
  19. jackknife

    jackknife Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2007
    Messages:
    1,520
    Likes Received:
    4,241
    I think of Joe Friday. Or Frank Cannon. Or Peter Gunn. Or Kojak.

    Where would all those 1960's cop and P.I. shows been without the snubbie .38?
     
    CSG and wanderer16 like this.
  20. CSG

    CSG Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2009
    Messages:
    129
    Likes Received:
    164
    The Model 36 was, to me, the quintessential snubnose .38:

    [​IMG]