My old S&W pre-Lock .38 +P 640 "hammerless" snubby was just replaced with a brand new post-Lock .357Mag model (marked as "640-3").
My question: Have the triggers been changed in any way on these models due to the presence of the lock? For instance, my original 640 had a smooth trigger pull from front to back (called a single stage trigger pull, I believe).
The new 640, however, has what I might call a two-stage trigger, with a noticeable "feel" just before the trigger breaks. (In fact, a few times this fooled me: I had thought I had a hang-fire after pulling the trigger on this new gun, because I had expected -- and had thought -- that the hammer had dropped on the round, but I had actually not pulled the trigger far enough back to drop the hammer due to that odd (for me anyway) second stage feel. I guess I'll get use to this with practice…).
Anyone have any knowledge of this change in trigger pulls on these Smiths?