S&W Smith & Wesson Don't Forget About Us!

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    The S&W Shrouded Hammers in Various Configurations.
    Still Totally SNAG FREE but, you sure can easily cock that hammer for a possible necessary SA shot.
    I have a S&W Centennial but, I LOVE it...but, I would trade it in a minute to have my old Bodyguard back.

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    I've had a craving for snubs lately, I got out my old m36... I forgot how nice it is. I need an airweight now. I just wish they made the 642/442 with a full underlug.
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    With the soon arrival of summer my 638 Airweight will be seeing more carry time. I love the shrouded hammer, just an extra option for SA if desired. Not as fun to shoot as a 1911 but they sure have their place!

    I'd LOVE to get my hands on an old bodyguard as well......
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    While it is true that if you get a shrouded hammer Smith you cannot acheive "quite" as perfect of a butter smooth DA pull...almost but, not quite...I sort of MISS the ability to cock the hammer on the hidden hammer Smiths. Something that you also cannot do on the bobbed hammer Smiths snubs.

    Or as I once read on the web... The Smithton Weston Stub Nose.
    I damn near died when I saw that.

    If anybody wants to add any pics to this thread - feel free.
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    QK, I wouldn't be surprised if the Centennial and Body Guard are the most popular revolvers in the universe. I, like you, kinda yearn for the Body Guard.

    I think, my wife's cousin has a Body Guard and a Model 10 that was carried by her uncle as a LEO of some kind. She's scared to death of guns, but isn't anti-gun by any means. Hmmm, I wonder if she'd be interested in selling one. Hmmm, 'scuse me, I've got something to do.
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    I just got a 638 a week ago, and love it. I really like having the SA available. I could have gotten the 642 for 10 dollars cheaper, but opted for the Bodyguard. I am predicting it will see a whole lot of use as the weather warms up.
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    My Wife Has A 637...

    She likes it...I have thought of 'clipping' the hammer, but she likes it as it is...

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    I've owned both a Model 42 Centennial and a Model 38 Bodyguard. Sadly, I let them both go years ago. The M42 still had the factory supplied pin to lock out the grip safety.

    I can't say as I prefer one over the other. I'd like to have both of them back.


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    They are sure selling a lot of 642s from what I see around.

    Personally, I prefer the 642 setup (double action only), since I don't picture the need for single action in a fighting revolver.
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    S&W Question:
    Is the 637, 638, & 642 the same gun with different hammer configurations? I think I've got it figured out below. Am I right?

    637 - hammer exposed (Chief's Special)
    638 - shrouded hammer (Bodyguard)
    642 - enclosed hammer (Centennial)

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    Hi 40Fiver,

    I think you have it right, they are the lightweight alloyed versions with the hammer configurations you stated!

    I also like the bodyguard version, we have a 649, it tends to not be carried as much as our lighterweight versions for CCW. However it is an often used trail gun when I want to travel lighter than usual.

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    I'm partial to the 442/642s...I find them asthetically more pleasing than the bodyguard...of course, form follows function and if I could think of a reason why I'd need a hammer on my belly gun, I would take the humpback.

    Wait a second, I'm on line in the bank...a robber grabs a hostage....I have a head shot from 30 feet but I'm worried about my double action accuracy...slowly I cock my snub....but then I think, hey it ain't my money... and if I hit the hostage I'll be sued by him/her or his family....and if I miss entirely and hit the employee of the month plaque on the rear wall, I'll be sued by the employee of the month...so I slowly back out of the bank, reholster...and call 911.

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    My current back-up/off duty set-up. I have added the Crimson Trace LG-405 grips.

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    I've been thinking about going back to a wheelie lately. The 642 is the one on my mind. After I tote it for awhile, my body may REJECT the Glock when I try to don it again!

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    The 638 is one of my favorites. Much better IMO than a 642 or Bobbed hammer. Not much bigger easy to draw and a SA option.
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