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    Gunsmoke deep cover .38

    I fell in love with it at the local gun shop did I do bad? I come home and I guess I am having buyers remorse?

    I have been using DH's little .38 bodyguard, when I have been going out so I wanted a .38 for me. I kinda wanted to keep the same caliber for convince factor. I have this nagging voice I just needed to get a 2nd bodyguard, but I wanted something different too... I was going in to look for a 642 or a 442 not this.... I hate 2nd guessing what I buy as I am still a newbie
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    If you fell in love with it then enjoy it and be happy. That is what is important. It's only money.

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    From the website, it looks like a 637 with a bobbed hammer? Not seeing a problem there. Besides, even if you change your mind later, you can get back most of what you paid in trade value. Guns are good that way, especially S&W's special issue stuff.
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    yeah its 637 with a bobbed hammer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mecread View Post
    yeah its 637 with a bobbed hammer.
    I'll bet you'll be very happy with it. I'm that way too, always worrying about big purchases after the fact. But, I don't see any reason you'd be better off with a 442, 642 or bodyguard. The main advantage of the '42's is no hammer spur to catch on the draw, which the bobbed hammer gives you. You can't get quite as high a grip on the 637, but IMHO that's balanced out by the ability to put your thumb over the hammer when holstering, which pretty much eliminates the risk of unknowingly pushing down when something gets stuck on the trigger and having an AD. Plus, it can give you a visual indication to help in staging the trigger for precise shots. As for the Bodyguard, the laser is nice, but it's not the greatest laser (I found it hard to activate), and the jury is still out on how well the gun itself works and holds up, while the aluminum j-frames are a very time-tested design.
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    Rain Rain go away so I can go out and shoot! I will feel better then.. and hope I still have targets in the yard,

    The bodyguard was bought cheap off a man who bought it for the wife who never shot a nurf gun much less a pistol and she wanted it gone asap.
    So if it does not hold up, dh and I both are each OK... as it was on the list with the 642, 442 when I started looking along with the LCR.
    So when it came up at a price we could not say "No" to..but if it I was going to buy new it was going to be a '42 kiwm?
    I have a .40 m&p I love to death but, it's not really what I wanted for edc but, it made it home before my wheel gun.
    I will have a .40c sooner or later... but dang I need to go to bed and maybe I can find a spot to shoot tomorrow.
    darn rain
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    Congrats and enjoy! As far as the rain, that's all it seems to do here also, just have to work around it..
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    Don't be too tough on yourself.

    When it stops raining and you get to finally shoot it, I'm betting all regret will go away.

    As others have suggested, you won't lose much if you decide it's not for you and you decide to trade/sell it. It sounds like you got a good deal on a limited edition S&W wheel gun; they tend to hold their value better than a lot of things, especially my 401k.

    I bought a 442 a few months ago, and it has been my EDC since then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mecread View Post
    I fell in love with it at the local gun shop did I do bad? I come home and I guess I am having buyers remorse?

    I have been using DH's little .38 bodyguard, when I have been going out so I wanted a .38 for me. I kinda wanted to keep the same caliber for convince factor. I have this nagging voice I just needed to get a 2nd bodyguard, but I wanted something different too... I was going in to look for a 642 or a 442 not this.... I hate 2nd guessing what I buy as I am still a newbie
    Dont feel bad... Your not alone... happened across one in my LGS also... Had to have it also, Finances be dammed. It is soooo purty. I like the grips. I didnt need another "J", but I just had to have this one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    If you fell in love with it then enjoy it and be happy. That is what is important. It's only money.

    You should trust your gut.
    Agreed...
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    I have a 637, and I bobbed my own hammer. I now like it better than the 642 for concealed carry. You'll like the GS, which is similar to the configuration I have.
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    It's something you want, something you like, and a Gun you can keep forever. Everyone should have a J-Frame for those times when nothing els will do, back up or every day carry. Stop Second guessing. You have a Gun that few others will have. It has a smoothed up action and a few other custom features. It is also a gun that can be handed down to your children. This won't be your last gun so relax. Once you get hooked on Firearms, your hooked. But, I wouldn't know about that. I've only been buying for 40 or 45 years.
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    Trust me, I was kind sucked in that it had Wyatt on it as that is one of the kids names... and now I just need a Cole

    and YES I get Wyatt Earp and Cole Younger a LOT ... even thought that is not the reasons behind naming them...

    and I do admit that is a very girl driven impulse but I really do love that little thing....
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    Cool

    I do not see where you should have any remorse here.

    Looks like you have a j-frame that has some nice custom touches done to it and will serve you well.

    As has been said by others, everyone who carries should have at least one j-frame.

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    Terrible gun... be glad to take it off your hands.

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