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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 03-29-2017, 08:10 PM
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The folks at Centerfire had another batch of these 640's today. 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?"
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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 04-03-2017, 02:31 PM
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Picked this up just today. My second 640 within a month from Centerfire. Appears to be in somewhat better cosmetic shape than the first one. $378 including shipping, FFL, etc. Needed some oil. Will probably sell those banana grips and pick up a pr of Altamont wood grips. Very pleased with the folks at Centerfire! Another solid addition.
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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, 03:34 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.
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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 04-19-2017, 12:58 AM
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I put a similar set of Altamonts on my Model 36. I really like having all three fingers on, much more stable.
Nice, John. I have a flat latch Chief from 1957, recently reblued, which I'm thinking of putting Altamonts on....I love the original wood grips, and will certainly keep em on file....but as you stated, having a place for all three fingers is optimal for stability related to recoil. Altamont makes GREAT grips for what usually are very decent prices.
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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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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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