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:
    285
    Likes Received:
    1,001
    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:
    1,143
    Likes Received:
    3,110
    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:
    284
    Likes Received:
    599
    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:
    831
    Likes Received:
    1,626
    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:
    284
    Likes Received:
    599
    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:
    5
    Likes Received:
    34
    [​IMG]
    Got some new shoes. Love this little thing.
    Surfer
     
    ballistic, huntnow, garza and 7 others like this.
  7. Elmiro Dungfoot

    Elmiro Dungfoot Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2015
    Messages:
    1,143
    Likes Received:
    3,110
  8. huh

    huh Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2017
    Messages:
    19
    Likes Received:
    94
    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:
    355
    Likes Received:
    632
    [​IMG]


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  10. charlie fox

    charlie fox Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2006
    Messages:
    1,482
    Likes Received:
    1,938
    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:
    110
    Likes Received:
    119
  12. medic68

    medic68 Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2013
    Messages:
    110
    Likes Received:
    119
    Another of my model 60's. Purchased new upon academy graduation at Cheshire and Perez what seems like a hundred years ago :)[​IMG]