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Old 05-27-2020, 08:38 PM
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Got this yesterday from my sonís friend, the best man at his wedding and first partner on the police force after he started. It had been his back up carry for many years, but now heís a Sergeant and Iím not even sure he carries a BUG, but it he does, Iím sure itís now a smaller framed Glock. Anyway, it certainly suffers from skin ailments, but after flushing and re-lubing the innards, it has a very crisp trigger pull and reset, Iím happy! It came with a nice Galco ankle rig, an Uncle Mikes belt clip holster, a USA pocket sleeve, two loaded HKS speed loaders and a full box of ammo. Because this gun has some history, I wonít tinker with the finish, but I did want to upgrade the stocks since I had some options on hand. The original ďUncle MikeísĒ rubber set was out and the S&W wood with a Tyler-T was a real step in the right direction, but I ended up with the smooth long stocks because I could get my pinky finger firmly into the gripping action, itís solid. Iím carrying it now with the sleeve in my front pocket and will be doing so going forward. I canít believe how light these are. My son had a .357 version and it was brutal to shoot, so I understand the recoil challenge, but Iím not planning to make this a range shooter, just a Ďhave to useí option if my screaming like a girl talent fails me!
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Old 05-27-2020, 08:52 PM
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I actually like the rubber grips better. Great carry gun either way.
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Old 05-27-2020, 08:53 PM
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Good catch BC. I'll bet that one has a lot of life left in it and just about perfect for CCW.
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I carried one on my ankle for years. Used to say it was 364 days of pure pleasure due to it's light weight. BUT, it was one day of shear pain at annual qualification. We fired a practice round, then a daylight round immediately following and later a "dim light" course, each with 50 rounds of .38+P ammo. The only thing that has ever come close is when I qualified with my 296 and left the wood grips on it.

I don't carry mine anymore, but it is one of the last I would consider getting rid of.
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Pachmayr Compac Professionals are what currently ride aboard my 640 no dash. They're good for my purposes but I'd like to try the Gripper to see how concealable they'd be.
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I have a soft spot for the J frames but have big hands so your third choice is my first choice!


The proper name for them is "J frame banana grips"
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A good treatment with Renaissance Wax will maybe help clean up the finish a bit and will protect it from sweat and etc.
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Love da bananas! I had some on my 640-1.
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