How to grind J frame cyl release?


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klover
September 11, 2005, 11:00 PM
Cut up my hand some. I'm planning to keep the J frames. Could you please post pictures of how to dremel the cylinder release so it wouldn't cut me with full house loads?

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BluesBear
September 12, 2005, 05:56 AM
Hmmm, I never had any problem with the release even touching my hand.

Just where exactly is it hurting you?

If you're using a high thumb hold on it, I'd advise modifying your grip.
Pushing forward on the cylinder release during firing could be embarassing if the cylinder pops open and your rounds self eject.

HSMITH
September 12, 2005, 08:01 AM
I just break the bottom and rear edges with a sanding drum, then polish lightly with a Cratex bit. I don't notice it so much on the J's but K's with heavy magnums were 'enlightening' as to where all the sharp spots were.....

I do use a high hand and high thumb hold, and I am unwilling to change my grip. Grinding the sharp edges off did the trick for me, and in many many tens of thousands of rounds I have never released the cylinder accidentally even when a chunk of hide is removed.

It may take a day or two but I will try to get a pic up of the grind.

mete
September 12, 2005, 08:16 AM
Mostly it's just rounding off the sharp corners. I've never accidently opened the cylinder either even with my M 29. I also trimmed the checkering on the target hammer ,they were very sharp.

MICHAEL T
September 12, 2005, 02:32 PM
Being a lefty has its advanage now and then. :D

tomkatz
September 12, 2005, 02:48 PM
Guess I'm lucky that my grip works perfectly with every S&W I've tried, never had so much as a scratch......if I did I think I'd have to either modify my grip or find another gun, but I guess it shows ya how good the smith product is when folks are willing to bleed to shoot em :what: :D ......tom

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