smith and wesson 637 airweight safety

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    smith and wesson 637 airweight safety

    Brought home a Smith and Wesson 637 airweight today. Really love this little gun. Got the 637 to be able to go single action if I wanted. This is my first carry revolver and I was wondering about some safety issues for this gun. Is it safe to carry this gun with the hammer sitting on a hot cylinder? I would also like to carry this in an open top holster. Is that safe to have no protection for the hammer??
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    Yes to both. I carry mine that way all the time. :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by 380ACP View Post
    Yes to both. I carry mine that way all the time. :)
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    Well you got your answer. In fact, that's the only way to "safely" carry this for SD!

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    Congrats...that's a great gun. I carry both the 637 and the Ruger SP101 and the 637 just about disappears. It's lightweight and plenty powerful. You might want to try Powerball ammo which is just as powerful but with less flash and kick. Good luck with a great concealed carry piece.

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    Absolutely safe on both counts. Make sure that you have a holster that fits your revolver properly.

    Because even though your revolver is also "drop safe" it WILL mess up the finish on your new firearm if it hits the concrete due to falling out of an ill fitting holster.

    Please stay away from "One Size Fits Many" Generic Holsters and if you DO carry in a Generic rig then THAT Generic holster needs to have a retention strap.
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    congratulations on a very fine choice. I too love the SA/DA capabilities of my 637. I bought mine last summer to replace the ever rusting blued models I have carried in "the field" for years.

    I wasn't real pleased with the trigger "out of the box", so I made it a routine to dry fire 20-30 times per night for many weeks. It's as smooth as butter now, with a light crisp break. Now I find my Kimber Compact and Sig 239 keep each other company at home a whole lot more because I'm too lazy to put the 637 away... and I normally don't feel undergunned with it either.

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    Goog gun, and safe. As above get a good fitted holster for it. It will disappear under a shirt with a good open top holster.
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    yes it is safe.
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    This was my favorite J frame holster: 55L *Lightnin'

    I prefer IWB, but this is really nice...and fast.

    Edit to add: as noted: you have a transfer bar safety, so yes, all five loaded, hammer down carry is safe and appropriate.

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