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    A Tale of Two Snubbies

    I made an impulse buy about two months ago of a nice engraved S&W 640-1, which I actually needed to replace an early engraved Model 60 that i’d sold a bit over a year ago.

    I figured that I’d use it primarily as a “walk the dog” gun; but it turned out to be so quick and easy to throw in my pocket in a Mitch Rosen pocket holster, that I found myself carrying it quite often. So I decided that if I was going to keep pocket carrying; I ought to look for something a bit lighter.

    I headed out to my favorite LGS last Thursday to see what Mike had, and the pickin’s were slim.

    I looked at a new Airweight, and a new Bodyguard; both with CT Laser grips. I also looked at a new LCR-X. I didn’t want one with an exposed hammer (the LCR-X), and I damn sure didn't want one with a cat toy on it (both the Smiths), but was almost resigning myself to getting the Airweight, and selling the onboard cat toy for whatever I could get for it.

    I bitched one last time about that, and the guy picked up something off the back shelf, asking Mike; “can we sell this one?”

    “This one” was a stainless Airweight that’d just come in on trade, and Mike said “yes, but it hadn’t been cleaned yet.” I looked it over, and for a dirty gun it was pretty clean; as in less than a cylinder full of rounds fired clean, with absolutely no finish wear anywhere. Best of all; it was a few hundred less than either of the new “cat toy equipped“ ones!

    I had to put a new starter on the airboat this PM, so I haven’t messed with the Airweight any. No pics to show yet; but I did order an Apex kit for it a few minutes ago, the same as the one I put in the 640-1. As a matter of fact; the counter guy at the shop is an older, long time revolver guy (he had a Ruger LCR in his pocket, which he thought was the bees knees). I asked if he’d like to check out the trigger work on my 640-1. He was familiar with the gun, as I’d bought it from him there. He was blown away when he pulled the trigger, and about crapped his pants when I told him the parts only cost 26 bucks.

    I’m heading up to camp in the airboat with the older son and grandson with the tide late tomorrow PM, so I may get a chance for a quick cleaning and a pic or two of the “almost new” Airweight tomorrow.

    Here they are:

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    Last edited by Rick McC.; 11-25-2020 at 07:49 PM.
    "Sights are for the unenlightened."

    Rick

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    IDPA Certified Safety Officer

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    that is very nice
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