J Frame died on the range today.

This is a discussion on J Frame died on the range today. within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; 30 yr old gun, and same springs, etc. ..... something is bound to happen. Maintenance --- maintenance --- maintenance. Every once in a while even ...

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 16 to 30 of 33
Like Tree10Likes

Thread: J Frame died on the range today.

  1. #16
    VIP Member Array Eagleks's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Kansas
    Posts
    7,636
    30 yr old gun, and same springs, etc. ..... something is bound to happen. Maintenance --- maintenance --- maintenance. Every once in a while even a revolver needs broken down completely and checked over. But then, like a tire...... you can keep running on it until it goes blows and goes flat, but not my preference.

    Nothing is infalible, but... revolvers still have it far above semi's.
    I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts. --- Will Rogers ---
    Chief Justice John Roberts : "I don't see how you can read Heller and not take away from it the notion that the Second Amendment...was extremely important to the framers in their view of what liberty meant."

  2. Remove Ads

  3. #17
    VIP Member Array dukalmighty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    texas
    Posts
    15,177
    Sounds like the "thingy" broke
    BugDude likes this.
    "Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country,"
    --Mayor Marion Barry, Washington , DC .

  4. #18
    VIP Member Array BugDude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Gulf Coast of Florida
    Posts
    9,332
    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    Sounds like the "thingy" broke
    It also could have been the do-flopper, and maybe the thing-a-ma-jig.
    Know Guns, Know Safety, Know Peace.
    No Guns, No Safety, No Peace.


    Guns are like sex and air...its no big deal until YOU can't get any.

  5. #19
    Distinguished Member Array Knightrider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    MI
    Posts
    1,324
    And we shouldn't carry a BUG why?
    Glock: G22 .40 S&W and G23 .40 S&W Sig Sauer: P938 9mm Smith and Wesson: Model 437 .38 Spl, Model 65 357 Mag, and Sigma SW9VE 9mm

  6. #20
    Senior Member Array MilitaryArms's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Indiana
    Posts
    553
    I would imagine it's a spring that's gone south. It happens. While S&W has it, I would request they replace all springs in the pistol for you. Tell them this is your primary carry gun and it's getting on in the years, they shouldn't have a problem fixing you up.
    Please visit my YouTube channel: The Military Arms Channel

  7. #21
    VIP Member
    Array OldVet's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    S. Florida, north of the Miami mess, south of the Mouse trap
    Posts
    15,903
    If revolvers didn't break, gunsmiths wouldn't know how to fix them--or need to.
    Retired USAF E-8. Remember: You're being watched!
    Paranoia strikes deep, into your heart it will creep. It starts when you're always afraid... "For What It's Worth" Buffalo Springfield

  8. #22
    VIP Member
    Array C hawk Glock's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    W. Washington
    Posts
    3,552
    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    If revolvers didn't break, gunsmiths wouldn't know how to fix them--or need to.
    I like that theory, but aren't there more Glock armorers then anything else?

    By the way, there are really not a heck of a lot of people who work on Revolvers anymore.
    Ccccccc what? Ccccccccccc Hawks!

  9. #23
    VIP Member Array MitchellCT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    I don't post here anymore...Sorry
    Posts
    2,333
    Gun shipped in Nov 1987, and no, it isn't under waranty.

    Possible break of the trigger stud, and it's going to need a gunsmith. As shipping is expensive and the work will not be free, I'm going local.

    The local guy has a good rep, and even if it's $100 it's still less costly than sending it out for repair to the factory.

  10. #24
    VIP Member Array BugDude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Gulf Coast of Florida
    Posts
    9,332
    I would have opened it up myself first...after doing my 442 lock flag removal, new spring swap, and internal polishing, I would have taken a peak to see if it was something simple. Any more than a spring deal and I'd take it to someone else. I hope it turns out to be a minor thing and not cost much.
    Know Guns, Know Safety, Know Peace.
    No Guns, No Safety, No Peace.


    Guns are like sex and air...its no big deal until YOU can't get any.

  11. #25
    Senior Member Array bunker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    work
    Posts
    797
    Quote Originally Posted by Knightrider View Post
    And we shouldn't carry a BUG why?
    My thoughts exactly. Any mechanical item may malfunction. A back up gun ensures you can stay in the fight. It beats carrying a police officer in your pocket. Bunker
    "6 P's of self defense "
    Prior Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance

  12. #26
    VIP Member
    Array Saber's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Yuma, Arizona
    Posts
    2,592
    Quote Originally Posted by bmcgilvray View Post
    I wonder if the double action sear broke.

    I still take comfort in the revolver for most of my self-defense needs. Especially Smith & Wesson revolvers.
    The only failure I ever had in 40+ years with a Smith' revolver, was a broken 'aftermarket' extended firing pin. It was replaced by S&W at no cost, so they stood behind it despite the circumstances. Can't beat that by any standard!
    “Monsters are real and so are ghosts. They live inside of us, and sometimes they win.”
    ~ Stephen King

  13. #27
    Ex Member Array LSP972's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Louisiana
    Posts
    246
    Quote Originally Posted by MitchellCT View Post

    Possible break of the trigger stud, and it's going to need a gunsmith. As shipping is expensive and the work will not be free, I'm going local.
    If it IS the trigger stud, you might want to re-think that.

    .

  14. #28
    Member Array SC Tiger's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Seneca, SC
    Posts
    211
    Quote Originally Posted by MitchellCT View Post
    Possible break of the trigger stud, and it's going to need a gunsmith. As shipping is expensive and the work will not be free, I'm going local.
    I haven't opened my two Smiths in a while so I'm going off of memory here, but by "trigger stud" do you mean a the pin sticking out of the side of the frame that the trigger is on? That's kind of a wierd malfunction but it could happen. That said it is captured on one side by the side plate so I wouldn't think that would cause the trigger to go dead - just a horrible trigger pull.

    How would a gunsmith fix it - weld in a new pin or drill/mill the frame and have the pin as a separate piece?

  15. #29
    Member Array SC Tiger's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Seneca, SC
    Posts
    211
    Quote Originally Posted by Eagleks View Post
    Every once in a while even a revolver needs broken down completely and checked over.
    True - IF you know what you are doing. I screwed up a Smith model 60 one time because I didn't, and had to take apart a 686 to figure out what I had done wrong.

    Now I know, or at least I think I know.

    Agree on the maintenance. I try to oil my carry guns every two weeks.

  16. #30
    Administrator
    Array QKShooter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Off Of The X
    Posts
    35,112
    It shouldn't be anything too major. Hopefully not anyway.

    2 halves of a broken spring jammed inside the rebound slide could do that.

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Search tags for this page

break+in+period+for+a+j frame
,
debethencourt lcr
,
forum j frame malfunction
,
how to fix my j frame revolver
,

j frame and defensive shooting

,
j frame defensive shooting
,

j frame for defense

,
j frame froze up
,
j frame malfunctions
,
j frame sticking triger
,
j frame trigger rebound sticks
,
j frame trigger sticking
,
j frame trigger stud
,
j-frame malfunctions
,
sheared model 29 trigger stud
Click on a term to search for related topics.