Smith & Wesson 642 Super Tuned

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    Smith & Wesson 642 Super Tuned

    Hi guys,
    I am in the market for a S&W 642 Airweight and my FFL is getting a Super Tuned version in stock. It will cost approximately $80 more than the standard version and I was wondering,

    1. What exactly is the difference between the standard version and the Super Tuned; and

    2. Do you guys think it is worth the $80 premium.

    I intend to use the gun as my warm weather CCW and plan to keep it for life. Any insight is greatly appreciated.
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    All I could find on the internet with regard to this factory Performance Center upgrade is the following:

    "Performance Center "Super Tuned" Action Hand Stoned Trigger, Hammer Foot & Rebound Seat, Semi-Target Smooth Target Trigger & Reduce Rebound Spring."

    What in the heck does all that really mean?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SaddleSC View Post
    All I could find on the internet with regard to this factory Performance Center upgrade is the following:

    "Performance Center "Super Tuned" Action Hand Stoned Trigger, Hammer Foot & Rebound Seat, Semi-Target Smooth Target Trigger & Reduce Rebound Spring."

    What in the heck does all that really mean?
    That you're going to pay $80 more for someone to pull the trigger 500 times (dry fire)...instead of you buying the same gun cheaper and doing it yourself.
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    They are great Stock and right out of the box. A good clean & lube with approximately 1000 dry fires and it don't get no better than this. If you practice staging the trigger you will shoot it just as well as a single action gun. At least this is my experience.

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    Worth every cent.

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    IMO worth it only if it has a Performance Center logo lasered on it
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    Quote Originally Posted by SaddleSC View Post
    All I could find on the internet with regard to this factory Performance Center upgrade is the following:

    "Performance Center "Super Tuned" Action Hand Stoned Trigger, Hammer Foot & Rebound Seat, Semi-Target Smooth Target Trigger & Reduce Rebound Spring."

    What in the heck does all that really mean?
    It means that a Performance Center gunsmith hand polished all trigger & hammer contact surfaces, as well as the rebound slide (the part that contains the trigger return spring) and the frame & rebound slide contact surfaces to a mirror polish, using a succession of polishing stones, from coarsest to finest.

    Then he installed a reduced power trigger return (rebound) spring.

    Eighty bucks is a bargain for this kind of work.


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    Don't know anything about "super tuned", but I just put about 30 rounds through my 642 last evening. I really haven't shot this gun a lot, but it's already very smooth. I was impressed all over again by the well-behaved trigger in this little gun.

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    I agree with Captain Crunch.
    Honing the critical interior parts at their respective metal to metal contact points allows a lighter rebound spring to be installed and for it to function reliably.
    Since the rebound spring needs to be compressed when the trigger is pulled...a lighter weight rebound spring makes for a super nice DA pull.
    The remainder of the action needs to be slick in order to get away with a lighter weight rebound spring installation so that the trigger will return reliably.

    If all of the work described has been done then $80.00 is a real deal for that amount of hand work.


    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Crunch View Post
    It means that a Performance Center gunsmith hand polished all trigger & hammer contact surfaces, as well as the rebound slide (the part that contains the trigger return spring) and the frame & rebound slide contact surfaces to a mirror polish, using a succession of polishing stones, from coarsest to finest.

    Then he installed a reduced power trigger return (rebound) spring.

    Eighty bucks is a bargain for this kind of work.

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    Thanks for all the great info. So does the reduced power rebound spring make the trigger pull lighter? Would this be a disadvantage for CCW (pocket carry) or does it make the action much smoother while retaining the inherent safety of a nice DAO trigger pull?
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    I'd say its perfectly safe its not going to fire unless YOU intentionally pull that trigger. Also with pocket carry be sure to use a proper holster as well.

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    I recently had my gunsmith take a look at my 642, asking if he could recommend any enhancements. After a thorough look-see, he declared that my trigger / action is as smooth as any he's seen on a factory gun and there isn't anything he could do to improve it. I'm very pleased with it after removing the lawyer inspired internal lock.
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