S&w 637

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    S&w 637

    I have a S&W 637 snubbie in 38. I like everything about the gun except the exposed hammer. I now realize I should have bought a different model. What are my options as far as removing/replacing the exposed hammer?

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    There are aftermarket hammers out there, I'd look in Brownells

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    get the s&w bobbed hammer. they drop in, not hard to replace. i done it for several j-frames. the hardest part is finding one these day.
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    I have the same gun. But in my case, I wanted a hammer. A good macine shop can bob your existing hammer which is simply milling and then dressing. Oc cource you will have to remove the hammer yourself.

    Or, like said above, order a hammer. If you have your OEM hammer bobed, you can order a replacement and put it back on the gun should you choose to do so in the future.

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    If you have a gun dealer you work with you may be able to trade it in on a S&W Model 638, same gun with a shroud over the hammer. The 638 can be shot double or single action, which can't be done with a S&W 642 (enclosed hammer) and wouldn't (or extremely difficult) be able to be done with a bobbed hammer.

    Both the 637 and 638 cost the same usually, so you may trade gun for gun for a used one, or pay a little boot for a new one, but by the time you have custom work on your gun, or order a replacement hammer and install (or have it installed) you might come out money ahead, or the same with a new gun.

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    Having a hammer is a beautiful thing imho. It sounds like you're looking for a 642, in which case, why not trade/sell-for/purchase one?
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    Don't cut the hammer, you may want it back some day...buy another bobbed hammer for a replacement and keep the old one.
    I have the 637 and simple muscle memory developed to cover the hammer with your thumb will solve the problem.IMHO
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    Quote Originally Posted by WHEC724 View Post
    Having a hammer is a beautiful thing imho. It sounds like you're looking for a 642, in which case, why not trade/sell-for/purchase one?
    Yep, Love my hammer on my 637. I dont see how they can hinder concealment, but I also dont pocket carry. Always IWB.
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    Thanks for the info and welcomes! I've been reading on here a while and the information given is extremely valuable!

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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    Don't cut the hammer, you may want it back some day...buy another bobbed hammer for a replacement and keep the old one.
    I have the 637 and simple muscle memory developed to cover the hammer with your thumb will solve the problem.IMHO
    Good advice, I practice drawing and it becomes second nature. I like the look of the hammer also.
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