Proud owner of a NEW S&W 637 Airweight Chief's Special


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spiroxlii
July 23, 2008, 12:04 AM
I walked into the gun shop today thinking, "I'm either going to leave here with a snubnose revolver, a 1911, a 12-gauge shotgun, or an AK."

I just bought a Remington 870 last week, so I couldn't justify buying another shotgun, and I didn't find the AK I was looking for (I want a Yugo). The choice ultimately came down to either a 1911 or a snubnose revolver. I saw two RIA 1911 pistols that I could've happily walked away with, but then I spotted a NEW S&W 637 Airweight for $400. Now she's mine!

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skoro
July 23, 2008, 01:31 AM
Yes sir, that little 637 is a better July choice than a 1911.

Do you plan to carry it?

spiroxlii
July 23, 2008, 01:37 AM
I bought an IWB holster for it when I purchased the gun. :) I also need a good pocket holster.

barnett
July 23, 2008, 11:13 AM
i also have a 637. great gun to carry. not so much fun to shoot, as it becomes painful after a while with +p loads. i carry in pocket, OWB, and fanny pack depending on my dress and other conditions. been thinking about trying CLIPDRAW. enjoy your 637. it will serve you well.

spiroxlii
July 23, 2008, 11:38 AM
I'm carrying Hornady JHP/XTP standard pressure ammo. I know nothing will make this gun exactly "fun" to shoot, but the standard pressure ammo I'm using in it seems to get muzzle velocity and penetration comparable to other brands' +P loads. On average, it doesn't expand as big as some +P JHP loads, but it expands consistently on both clothed and bare gelatin, which is something that is more important to me than getting HUGE expansion sometimes.

http://www.handgunsmag.com/ammunition/pocket_dynomite/

Rugerlvr
July 23, 2008, 01:03 PM
I have one. I've just filed my papers for my CFP, and I should be getting it in about 60 days. I've been thinking about getting a crossbreed supertuck for it, and making it my main carry gun. I like mine a lot. The SA trigger pull is LIGHT!

http://www.xmission.com/~jdjonsson/images/637.jpg

Frizzman
July 23, 2008, 01:09 PM
Good choice! Nice revolver for constant carry this time of year..

jaydubya
July 23, 2008, 10:46 PM
Bought mine five years ago -- for $300. Just thought I'd rub it in. As someone above stated, it is a brute to shoot many rounds from, but YOU MUST DO IT. "Carried lots and shot little" is an invitation to trouble.

Cordially, Jack

spiroxlii
July 23, 2008, 10:55 PM
Ok... I have large hands with long fingers, and the distance between the back of the grip and the trigger seems uncomfortably short to me during dry firing.

The length and difficulty of the DA trigger pull doesn't bother me, since I have a couple of DA/SA autoloaders that I'm fine with. It's just that by the time I have the trigger pulled all the way, my trigger finger is way closer to my palm than it is with any of my other handguns.

Does that make ANY sense? lol. I'm assuming they make some kind of grips with a fatter back, perhaps something that covers the rear part of the grip/frame.

Rugerlvr
July 24, 2008, 01:51 AM
I'm assuming they make some kind of grips with a fatter back, perhaps something that covers the rear part of the grip/frame.

Uh, take a look at the pachmayr "gripper" grips in my photo above. Very comfy for my big hands.

spiroxlii
July 24, 2008, 01:54 AM
Ruverlvr, I see that those grips provide more room for 3 fingers instead of 2 on the grip, but are they also larger from front-to-back? I mean, do they increase the distance from the back side of the grip to the trigger over a stock grip? In your pic, I can't see if those grips cover the rear of the grip frame.

Rugerlvr
July 24, 2008, 01:58 AM
They do. They cover the backstrap as well as the front. It's definitely a larger grip. Big enough that it might make the gun unsuitable for pocket carry. However when I get my permit in September, God willing... I'm gonna probably get a crossbreed supertuck, and it shouldn't matter.

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