shot the new gun Sunday

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    shot the new gun Sunday

    I had purchase a new 642 a week ago and finally got to the range this last Sunday.
    First impressions were I was really impressed with the accuracy.
    If I staged the trigger I was able to shoot dead on a combat ranges even connecting bullet hols occassionaly.
    Rapid fire was OK but not as accurate, but good enough for now.
    The only cons (and they really not cons)
    Is that the trigger is a little harder than I would like. I am thinking of doing the following.
    .Install wolff springs and polishing internals (does anyone have suggestions or instructions on this?)
    I have heard that polishing internals may damage the case hardening of the part (but that part is going to wear eventually anyway, do to contact)
    . Also possibly remove internal hammer lock?
    Second con was that the cylinder release latch brought blood as it contacted my Thumb knuckle when firing. The checkering is aggressive and I may polish it down a bit.
    Again Im impressed with this little jewel. I love the size,weight etc.
    Also I shot it as good as I shoot my SR9 and I have shot it more often.
    As always I respect advise and tips given

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    I am sure there is plenty of info on you tube probably about disassembly and polishing.
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    Nice shooting! When I first shot my 637, it quickly pointed out that I stunk on ice .
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    If you're willing to hold off for a while, it may smooth out enough for you on it's own after enough rounds. I've been dry firing my 638 and it's feeling good to me but I really didn't have a problem with it right out of the box. Good luck and congrats on a great gun.
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    My 642 smoothed out as time went on...dry fired a lot......it doesnt necessarily get lighter, but will get smoother.
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    If you're shooting that accurately with a light snub out of the box, you're already way ahead of the curve. YouTube has a lot of video instructions on removing the lock, replacing the springs, polishing internals, etc. Very easy to follow. Dry firing helps smooth it out. I'm not that good with my snubs yet, but I'm working on it. Stay safe, and congrats!!!
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    Congrats on you newly acquired snubbie. Seems like you're a seasoned shooter. What type holster do you intend to carry her in..?
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    Not really seasoned. Shot handguns my whole life. Revolvers come more natural to me than autos
    I certified thru the ohio peace officer with a GP100 years ago.
    It was a fine revolver.
    As far as a holster go, thats a tuff one.
    I may go with a fanny pack
    but I may get a pocket one also for when I dont want to use the fanny pack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy W. View Post
    Also, there's a gentleman on the S&W Forum that makes and sells a plug kit (s/s or blue) for those that remove the lock mechanism from their Smiths.

    It's an easy install and makes the handgun look like a pre-lock model.
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