My 638 Airweight Bodyguard came in early!


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Kentucky Rifle
January 3, 2003, 05:01 PM
I cleaned it up a little, put a little Militec here & there, and inserted some "A-Zooms" and snapped away at the TV for a while. It's on my hip now and I don't feel (yet) much difference from the 331 .32 mag that is now in an ankle holster. I think I'm gonna like this one.:p
Oh, I immediately took the Uncle Mike's off and installed Hogue's.

KR

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sm
January 3, 2003, 05:07 PM
:cool:
now go out and have fun getting it dirty...report expected

Kentucky Rifle
January 3, 2003, 06:01 PM
You can bet on that! However, these old joints need some dry weather. It's been raining in Kentucky for nearly a week!

Hey! re1973. How can you have so many posts already? (Incidentally 1973 was a REALLY good year for me. Won several trophies until I went off a cliff during a hill-climb. Hit so hard it broke the handlebars and cracked my helmet in half. Oh, and also my shoulder.)

For the Louisville people: Today I heard from three people that Ray is going to open a new store and indoor range on Fern Valley Road. I was told it was going to be next to McD's close to I65. I didn't hear this from Ray or Julie, but from three different people at three different places.

KR

sm
January 3, 2003, 06:08 PM
'73 good for me too, I got out of HS !

Central part of AR been wet too, cleared up and gonna be warm for a bit. OF course I'm still stupid and shoot outside in rain and cold...my knees feel it, double surgery in '93.

Dry fire that 638 and flex those joints. I figure knee knocking cold is flexing my knees on the range. Makes sense to me.

Kentucky Rifle
January 3, 2003, 07:08 PM
Oh, I'm dryfiring alright. That's why I bought the A-Zooms! I think I've lucked out. Both the 638 and the 331 Ti have fairly light double action triggers.:p

KR

tomkatz
January 3, 2003, 08:24 PM
hey kentucky, I have an airweight bodyguard too, I love those humpy guns, I know what ya mean about the rain we've been getting our share...
re 1973...that was my HS grad year also....tom

Pendragon
January 3, 2003, 08:57 PM
Oooo!

I pick mine up on Thursday and I cant wait.

Lets see... 1973...

I think I learned how to use the potty :D

Catbird
January 3, 2003, 09:23 PM
Nice gun!
I almost bought a 638 Airweight, but ended up ordering a 340PD today, instead; hopefully, I should have it tomorrow. I'll probably carry .38spl +Ps in it. I imagine that the full power .357 ammo is pretty brutal. Any recommendations? I already have a 640-1 .357, but it's pretty heavy by today's standards.

http://www.smith-wesson.com/Products/Firearms/airlitesc/images/m340pdreg.jpg
S&W 340PD

Kahr carrier
January 3, 2003, 09:58 PM
Gotta love those J frames:D

Kentucky Rifle
January 4, 2003, 02:28 PM
RBCD Ammunition is loaded to NON +P pressure. Light bullet too. I think RBCD .357 might be tolerable in a light .357.

>.357 stats: muzzle velocity= 1975 FPS
muzzle energy= 520 Ft Lbs

>.38 Special stats: muzzle vel= 1705 FPS
muzzle energy= 385 Ft Lbs

I'm going to carry the RBCD .38 special in my new Airweight Bodygard because, even though it's no .357, the .38 special stats are not too shabby.

KR
P.S. RBCD is in all my pocket pistols too, except for the P-32. Being the same OAL as a Silvertip or Gold Dot, I'm afraid the rim-lock problem would show up at the absolute worst time possible. The P-32 gets Fiocchi FMJ's.

Catbird
January 4, 2003, 04:02 PM
Kentucky Rifle commented:

RBCD is in all my pocket pistols too, except for the P-32. Being the same OAL as a Silvertip or Gold Dot, I'm afraid the rim-lock problem would show up at the absolute worst time possible. The P-32 gets Fiocchi FMJ's.

Okay, thanks. I think I'll go over to www.ammolab.com and see what stats they have on the RBCD ammo.

I also use the Fiocchi FMJs in my P-32.

;)

sm
January 4, 2003, 04:18 PM
Enough of the dry fire...gone to the range yet;)
I haven't tried that ammo, something to consider.
.......
Pendragon:Lets see... 1973...

I think I learned how to use the potty
.........

:D my favorite shotgun was born in '74...let me hobble over here and get the paper to swat the whippersnappers;)

tbeb
January 4, 2003, 04:37 PM
Super choice! "If" I wanted to spend that kind of money, I too would get a 638, or possibly a 442 or 642. I still say single action capability has it's virtues, even in a belly gun.

Kentucky Rifle
January 5, 2003, 04:07 PM
Shooter's Supply in Lyndon has a LNIB 638 Airweight Bodyguard right now for $401.95.

KR

concerned citizen
January 6, 2003, 10:06 AM
KR.... I am picking up a nib mod. 642 tomorrow (tuesday) It is the new series with the lock, A fellow bought it put 20rds throught it and tradded it back to the gun shop, He must have took a hellava hit because i got it for $375.00.. :what:

Definatly one of my better finds...:D

stephen_g22
January 6, 2003, 10:52 AM
KR: Go shoot your 638!!!

I finally got a digital camera, so here is a photo of my 638!

Kentucky Rifle
January 6, 2003, 02:04 PM
Stephen: Nice picture! As Tamara quotes:
"Somewhere in Deuteronomy it states that grips should be made of wood". :) )

Pocketman: I believe you. There's a guy who frequent's my regular gun shop who buys a new revolver or auto...then comes back in 3 or 4 weeks and trades the barely used gun in on something else. I think THIS is his hobby. My gun shop owner is ALWAYS happy to see the guy's car pull up. Hey, it's OK! Whatever makes him happy. At least he's not an "anti"! Maybe he's going for some kind of record. "Most guns bought and traded" or something. :)

KR

ruger357
January 9, 2003, 02:42 PM
Just bought the stainless version of it.

Kentucky Rifle
January 9, 2003, 07:28 PM
Pendragon: Did you pick up your new 638 today? :)

Ruger357: Can you post a picture of that beauty?

KR

Greybeard
January 9, 2003, 10:10 PM
Stephen - You put purdy new britches on my little pregnant tadpole! :D

Pendragon
January 10, 2003, 12:29 AM
yep - got mine :)

made me a thread even:

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?s=&threadid=3155

I simply cannot wait to shoot it - going to try and scam some range time this weekend even though I dont have time :uhoh:

ruger357
January 10, 2003, 07:39 AM
Sorry Kentucky I don't have a camera.

Kentucky Rifle
January 10, 2003, 12:53 PM
No need to be sorry Ruger...I don't have the capability to post a picture either.
Besides, someone else already did. (Maybe Tamara?) I'll try to find that one.

KR

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