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Posted: 12/14/2005 7:52:43 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 1:54:04 PM EDT
Several advantages on the hammerless design.

1) No snag draw out of a pocket.
2) Should you need to, you could fire from inside your coat pocket. (Not recommended for pants pockets. )
3) No crud to get between the hammer & firing pin.

No real disadvantages other than possibly a longer trigger pull from a SA shot. The Bodyguard offers a bobbed hammer, the best of both worlds, IMO. This is not available as an alloy frame though.

My J-Frame is a Model 460, the Custom Shop version of the Model 442. Perfect carry gun for lightweight clothing dress days or a backup to my 1911.

My .o2
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 8:48:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BobCole:
Several advantages on the hammerless design.

1) No snag draw out of a pocket.
2) Should you need to, you could fire from inside your coat pocket. (Not recommended for pants pockets. )
3) No crud to get between the hammer & firing pin.

No real disadvantages other than possibly a longer trigger pull from a SA shot. The Bodyguard offers a bobbed hammer, the best of both worlds, IMO. This is not available as an alloy frame though.

My J-Frame is a Model 460, the Custom Shop version of the Model 442. Perfect carry gun for lightweight clothing dress days or a backup to my 1911.

My .o2

The Bodyguard has a concealed hammer, and was available as an Airweight model 638, and it truly is the best of both worlds!
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 4:22:09 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 5:10:14 PM EDT
I have the 340PD and it's a great little gun. Get the 357 cal and you can practice at the range with 38 cal rounds and load up for carry with 357. It has a potent kick especially with 357 rounds but lightweight pocket or waist carry benefits win out.
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 11:41:47 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/24/2005 3:41:06 PM EDT by TonyF]
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 11:49:15 AM EDT
The reasons listed are all correct. I have a 638 and I love it.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 4:46:09 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 7:43:30 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 8:37:14 PM EDT
Ive carried a hammerless J-Frame on my ankle through 9 years as a cop and 4 prior working in a gun store. Ive changed models as things developed ie: Airwieght, Scandium... but they are great, convieniant, and reliable guns... practice with it and you'll be pleased.. I must admit I'd have a hard time carrying one as my primary but as a B.U.G. there is no better choice....
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 8:49:02 PM EDT
I had a 940 I sold a while back, dumbest thing I did in the 90s. The trigger pull is DA only, but a good gunsmith did a sweet trigger job that made it smooth all of the way through. Nice gun, wish I had it back.
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 2:05:20 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 9:50:23 AM EDT
I agree... NO LIGHT TRIGGERS... You compromise reliable ignition in these guns.. Also test your carry ammo since the ultra light guns can unseat the bullet in the unfired chambers and stop the cylinder from rotating.. Speer 135gr+p and Corbon 125+p have both tested reliably in my scandium J-Frames if you want a place to start... ( NO LEAD BULLETS THOUGH )....
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