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Old 03-29-2017, 04:30 PM
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Thank you Steelslaver, appreciate the info. I was just wondering if it was feasible. Don't shoot many 357s anyway.as my arthritic hands won't allow it! I have an awful aversion to pain. lol
You haven't fired 9x19 from a J-frame, I take it? I had a 940, and shot at least 2500 rounds through it: the recoil I perceived was a lot closer to a .357 than it is a .38 Spl +P.
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Old 03-30-2017, 04:38 PM
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Took mine apart, cleaned the insides and decided to go with a 14lb Wolff rebound spring but kept the stock trigger spring. Did a little polishing, added a set of older Pachmayr Compac Professional grips, and took her to the range today for the first time. Went through about 100 130gr .38's and she's a fantastic shooter. Had to try a few cylinders of 158gr .357 and wow. Don't think I'll make a habit of that. That's what the 686 is for. Need to get some +P's to try.
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Old 03-30-2017, 10:28 PM
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Beautiful gun!!!!!!
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Old 03-30-2017, 11:10 PM
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You haven't fired 9x19 from a J-frame, I take it? I had a 940, and shot at least 2500 rounds through it: the recoil I perceived was a lot closer to a .357 than it is a .38 Spl +P.
Thanks, That is good info to know. I have not fired a 9mm from a j frame. I'm toying with the idea for one of my 640-1s. It feels a little heavier than my Mod 60-7.
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Old 03-30-2017, 11:20 PM
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The above is interesting that the 9mm in a J frame is closer to shooting a 357 than a +P.
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Old 03-31-2017, 12:57 PM
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... I got the verrry last one. My second in about 3 weeks. Gonna be tough explaining to the wife why I've bought yet another gun. Me...'***ney, some deals are just too good to pass up.'' She...''Like the deal I might get on a new husband?"
Give her one of 'em, & a bag of 158 grain LSWC light target loads. Guaranteed to change her tune...
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Old 04-04-2017, 04:02 PM
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Very nice!!!!!!!
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Old 04-11-2017, 06:44 PM
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I can't believe I'm just now posting mine.
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Old 04-18-2017, 09:07 AM
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YEEowza!!!! Very nice!
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Old 04-18-2017, 09:38 AM
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My second 640 from Centerfire, all gussied up with Altamont grips. This is my wife's gun...it replaces her 642-2. She loves it.

I put a similar set of Altamonts on my Model 36. I really like having all three fingers on, much more stable.
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Old 04-18-2017, 12:24 PM
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Finally got a CT JG350G green laser grip for one of the 640-1's. like all the CT grips I've got it just needed the minimal of tweaking to get it pie plate size on target at 20 yards. And yes the green is easier to see than the red ones. And I used the CT rebate!!
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Old 04-20-2017, 07:28 AM
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So my Centerfire 640 came back from S&W where even they couldn't remove the front sight. I had to buy a new barrel (old one for sale) and while it was there it got new springs and firing pin. It was a decent trigger when it left, now it's incredible!
Added some pearl grips and a Tyler T and it's ready to go out with its brother.
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Old 04-20-2017, 08:39 AM
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So my Centerfire 640 came back from S&W where even they couldn't remove the front sight. I had to buy a new barrel (old one for sale) and while it was there it got new springs and firing pin. It was a decent trigger when it left, now it's incredible!
Added some pearl grips and a Tyler T and it's ready to go out with its brother.
Nice looking pair. Love the pearls and T grip. Was there something wrong with the sight or did you just want to change it?
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Old 04-20-2017, 09:10 AM
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No, nothing wrong with it. I just wanted the 640 to have the same set up as the 340 M&P I usually carry. surprisingly the pearls and Tyler feel about the same as the Hogue G10 grips, just prettier!
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Old 04-21-2017, 11:12 AM
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No, nothing wrong with it. I just wanted the 640 to have the same set up as the 340 M&P I usually carry. surprisingly the pearls and Tyler feel about the same as the Hogue G10 grips, just prettier!
I've never been a fan of the newer G10 grips on revolvers, but this is the first time I've seen them from Hogue.

Gotta' say, they look pretty good. How do they handle?

Also, have you noticed any surface abrasion, on the frame beneath? I've heard that sometimes happens w/ composite grips.

I've currently got a Hogue Bantam (which I like) on my M&P340. How would you say they compare?

Oh yeah, I guess the 640 is "OK" too... ;=)
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You made me take them off to check the frame.....and it's perfect! They fit so snug I had to thread the screw in from the wrong side and pull to remove the one.
As for feel, they are similar to the bantam grip, maybe a slight bit wider in the hand. I don't care for rubber grips with a pocket/ankle gun, which mine is. They have a slight feel of texture on them so it grabs your sweaty hand, but is not abrasive. Plus they look cool....
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Old 04-22-2017, 04:12 AM
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Still out of stock AND no word from Publisher's Clearing House.
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Old 04-23-2017, 12:11 PM
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OK, and this is mine, thanks Centerfire!
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Old 04-23-2017, 03:53 PM
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Wow!!! These are g-r-e-a-t guns for the money!
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Old 06-22-2017, 03:37 AM
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So I need some help sourcing a part for mine. Long story short, I lost the firing pin. I looked at the Apex kit but read about reliability issues.

Is the extra length firing pin from Brownells/Midway good to go? I can't seem to find a factory replacement.

I also thought about just sending it to Smith and Wesson. I really want to start carrying and shooting this again because it's such a nice shooter.


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So my Centerfire 640 came back from S&W where even they couldn't remove the front sight. I had to buy a new barrel (old one for sale) and while it was there it got new springs and firing pin. It was a decent trigger when it left, now it's incredible!
Added some pearl grips and a Tyler T and it's ready to go out with its brother.
Care to share how much it cost, minus the new barrel. I'm seriously considering sending it mine off to get it fixed.

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Old 06-22-2017, 05:32 AM
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Reading this thread is somewhat of a bummer… when our state changed over to Glocks for primary and back-up guns approximately two years ago, we had an opportunity to buy our S&W .38/.357 back-ups and SIg P226/P229 .40 DAKs (vast majority of us where happy to ditch the DAK SIGs, especially since most were spoiled by the perviously issued DA/SA guns). I had seen a few interesting variations in the field, especially carried by some of the old school troopers, who carried the same compact .38 for 30+ years (some were in beautiful condition).

We had the option of buying only our issued gun, and could not buy another Trooper's gun. The distributor who processed our turn-ins were located in another state (Indiana). If we wanted the gun, our name would be taken down with serial number and purchaser's credit card information. The guns went to the distributor in IN to be "processed. Then the purchased gun would shipped back to a MI based FFL for transfer a couple months later (yeah…stupid). I recall the cost was around $350 for the gun + shipping to FFL back into MI + FFL transfer fees. If you were lucky enough to carry one of the older generation guns (don't know the model #, it was a .48 with shrouded visible hammer and smaller diameter grip) the cost was $450. My 640 was well worn (though refurbished and reliable) when issued five years prior, so I passed. I might have kept it, but the BS extra expense and twisted my drawers. It was tough seeing some beautiful guns getting turned in and not having a shot at them.

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Old 06-22-2017, 08:12 PM
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[QUOTE=schaffer;139638979]So I need some help sourcing a part for mine. Long story short, I lost the firing pin. I looked at the Apex kit but read about reliability issues.



FWIW, I've got the Apex firing pin and spring kit in two of my jframes. I've had no problems with either. I hope this helps!
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Old 06-23-2017, 03:23 PM
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Here's mine. Lots of dried sludge on the outside. Luckily, all the lube inside is still liquid.
Cased hammer and trigger too.

Also, on the bottom of the right grip frame is a 5 digit laser etched number. MSP rack number?






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