.38 snub part 2??????

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    .38 snub part 2??????

    OK here we go again. After I posted my last question (thanks for all the input) I went to my local gun dealer to look at some snubs you guys mentioned. He had different brands including the S&W 642. But of all the models, he recommended a Charter Arms over the S&W because (in his own words) of the trigger pull. He says the Charter Arms is much smoother/lighter trigger pull. He says the C.A.s is his top pick in snubbies.
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    Pull the trigger of each in the store (with permission, of course, and some snap caps if they have them) and you'll know for sure which you like best. I have no experience with CA triggers.
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    I'd suggest the S&W. Better resale value if you ever decide to sell it.

    Regarding the trigger pull. I've never shot a CA to compare to my S&W 442. But remember, either one is likely an up close and personal gun. Essentially if you ever have to use it for self defense it will be a point and shoot (practice point shooting with either one). In that situation I'm not certain how important the trigger pull will mean.

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    The Carter arms is a good reliable low price point revolver but its not a S&W.

    The only thing the Charter arms has over the S&W is price.
    Its a little less than a than a Taurus M85 (I think the Taurus is a better gun). If you have the cash for the S&W get it and you'll never look back.

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    The guy is trying to sell you what he's got the most of in stock, period... The 442/642 are the gold standard in snubs...
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    That is strange; the biggest drawback I have read about the CA pistols is poor trigger. In my experience gun shops are like any other business, many times they try to sell what needs to move rather than what is best for the customers needs.

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    I love my Smith & Wesson's, all of them. The triggers are slightly different from gun to gun. Try both, and see what you like best.
    Choose the one that fits you best, the feel of it in your hand it much more important that what anyone else thinks. Feel the weight, the balance, the trigger pull and then decide.
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    I looked at Charter Arms and the trigger isn't as good as my 640-1 and mdl 10.

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    IMO I have never seen something that compairs to a smith and wesson revolver trigger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by razor02097 View Post
    IMO I have never seen something that compairs to a smith and wesson revolver trigger.
    100% agree
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    Quote Originally Posted by TX-JB View Post
    The guy is trying to sell you what he's got the most of in stock, period... The 442/642 are the gold standard in snubs...
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    Quote Originally Posted by aric View Post
    The Carter arms is a good reliable low price point revolver but its not a S&W.

    The only thing the Charter arms has over the S&W is price.
    Its a little less than a than a Taurus M85 (I think the Taurus is a better gun). If you have the cash for the S&W get it and you'll never look back.
    here you go. s&w, colt, ruger, then all others. that is how it falls in the small wheel guns game.
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    I would recommend the S&W for the reasons mentioned above. I have a 637 that I dearly love and find the trigger action quiet good.

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    My 642 had bad trigger pull, I had a wilson combat trigger installed and it is SOOOOO nice now.

    You can always fix a trigger..
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    First, find a new dealer. Your best interests are not his goal.

    Second, stick with a well known, reputable manufacture. Smith Colt and Ruger are the top dogs, in that order.

    Charter's are OK if you are on a budget. But there is no way a Charter is a better buy over the Smith.
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