Nice pick Here is mine
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Nice pick Here is mine
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Saw that first photo with it spread all over the place and was going to say that it looked like it was "busted" until I read what you were doing to it. Lock removal is just the thing for functional reliability. Good on ya'!
“No possible rapidity of fire can atone for habitual carelessness of aim with the first shot.”
Theodore Roosevelt, The Wilderness Hunter, 1893
Nice revolver and yes, I take all my purchases apart as well. The only revolver I bought I took to the range (having never shot a snubbie), rolled the target out to 7 yards and unloaded the cylinder on it. When I reeled the target back in I was in shock, I didn't hit "mr. bad guy" once. Yes, I suck with snubbies, I admit it.
As Benjamin Franklin left the hall in Philadelphia, he was asked, “What kind of government have you given us, Dr. Franklin?” He replied: “A republic, if you can keep it.”
This might be old by now but hey, congrats! I started with the same in blue and eventually traded it for a 6 bean .357/38 Ruger GP100 3" which is built like a tank. Your piece is a lot easier to carry but if you're interested in well built revolvers check out the Ruger GP100 either 4" or 3". They have a 6" also but unless you own a poncho and black hat & boots you might not get enough out of it to say it was money well spent. ;)
Nope it's still "fresh" I just got it yesterday.
Thanks for all the good comments! Hopefully I can shoot it pretty well...been practicing with snap caps so far. Oh and if anyone is scared by the picture of parts scattered around, actually to remove the internal lock flag is an extremely simple process. You don't need to take off near all the parts I did to get it out.
Grips, main spring assembly, hammer, cylinder latch bar (not sure on the actual name, the black bar with the cylinder latch attached to it) and that's it. No reason to hunt for one without the lock like I was doing after all.
I like my 642 no lock. Had to wait a while till Bud's or CTD got some more in though.
Reason's ~ Reliability, Lite Weight, small enough for pocket carry,, and Female Friendly to operate and carry if she needs to.
Sold my Taurus CIA 650 SS ~ Not much difference in speed with 2" Barrel, and a little too heavy for pocket carry.
Thinking about getting another 642 no lock, or maybe a 442 no lock.
Nice! I just bought a 442 and am looking for replacement grips that will not interfer with a speed loader. Hogue grips are at the top of the list.
for a while and maybe still they were selling Nolock versions
I grabbed a 442 last yeat and carry it daily .....needs wood grips