If your not sure of the guns operational status IE something is wrong, not working right, IMHO it should not be shot, there's really no telling what other problems may result.
This is a discussion on S&W problem within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I need a bit of advice....(This is my first time to start a thread, so I hope this is in the right place) I was ...
I need a bit of advice....(This is my first time to start a thread, so I hope this is in the right place)
I was dry firing my S&W 638 (with snap caps) this evening. I was mostly doing DA practice, but sometimes would cock the shrouded hammer back to do SA. At one point there seemed to be strange sound and after that the DA was ok, but I couldn't cock the hammer manually for SA unless I began to pull the trigger back a bit.
Any ideas what I did to it? I'm figuring I'll have to take it back to the GS I bought it at to get it repaired.
I was planning to do a bit of shooting tomorrow. Would that be ok or should I just hold off until it's repaired?
Like JD said.
"In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock." Thomas Jefferson
Nemo Me Impune Lacesset
I'd be finding out what is wrong prior to shooting it again, or dry firing it.
Les Baer 45
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I say load it up with the most powerful round you can and put your ear right next to it when you fire it so you can listen for problems.*
*Don't do this.
Listen to JD and the others. Send it back because its b0rkd.
I personally wouldn't shoot again before a qualified gunsmith looked it over!
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