Smith & Wesson Forum

Go Back   Smith & Wesson Forum > >


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-25-2009, 07:20 AM
marlin60 marlin60 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 4
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I am mostly a semi guy, but my 686P is a beautiful piece of work.

Looking at an addition to the fold, and wondering about enclosed hammer models.

Is there any advantage besides not hanging up on clothes etc. for concealed carry?

Disadvantages (besides no SA)?

Thanks.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-25-2009, 07:20 AM
marlin60 marlin60 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 4
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I am mostly a semi guy, but my 686P is a beautiful piece of work.

Looking at an addition to the fold, and wondering about enclosed hammer models.

Is there any advantage besides not hanging up on clothes etc. for concealed carry?

Disadvantages (besides no SA)?

Thanks.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-25-2009, 07:56 AM
SmithNut SmithNut is offline
SWCA Member
Shrouded hammer Shrouded hammer Shrouded hammer Shrouded hammer Shrouded hammer  
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 1,942
Likes: 0
Liked 2,996 Times in 554 Posts
Default

Quote:
Disadvantages (besides no SA)?
marlin60,
There are two variations worthy of discussion, in the J frame line. My preference are the shrouded hammer units are the Bodyguard variations, the hammer is shrouded but still accessible (for function testing and DA shooting if necessary).
The Centennial variations have the enclosed/internal hammers making the gun DAO. Some of the model numbers for this style are M38/M638/M49/649/438.
Here's the Bodyguard style:


Some of the model numbers for the Centennial style are M40/M42/M640/M642/M340/M940 (I'm sure there are others in the newer metal series - Ti/ScTi)
Here's the Centennial style:


You ask about disadvantages, from a shooting standpoint, I don't see any for either variation. From a functional variation, I prefer the Bodyguard since you can perform a function check withou the use of the trigger.
Both are great guns. I point out both versions since the factory has recently released a new Bodyguard version, the M438.
__________________
.............SmithNut
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
649, bodyguard, centennial, concealed, j frame, m340, model 40, model 42

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
.38 Airweight Exposed Hammer or Shrouded Hammer rlight S&W Revolvers: 1980 to the Present 22 05-09-2016 12:45 AM
Shrouded hammer Scan/Ti J Frame PD + NL 329PD Outlaw2013 Smith & Wesson - The Wish List 4 11-27-2013 02:37 PM
Model 37 w/shrouded hammer eddiem S&W Revolvers: 1961 to 1980 1 10-11-2013 11:11 AM
Small, shrouded hammer .44 special? Snubgunner S&W Revolvers: 1980 to the Present 19 08-20-2012 04:42 PM
Shrouded hammer scandium J-Frame? C&R Bill S&W Revolvers: 1980 to the Present 4 03-12-2012 11:42 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
smith-wessonforum.com tested by Norton Internet Security smith-wessonforum.com tested by McAfee Internet Security

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:05 PM.


Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.42 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
S-W Forum, LLC 2000-2018
Smith-WessonForum.com is not affiliated with Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC)