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Well, I decided on the new .38 Special!

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Kentucky Rifle, Dec 24, 2002.

  1. Kentucky Rifle

    Kentucky Rifle Member In Memoriam

    I caught my regular gun shop owner just as he was closing up his shop today and put a deposit down on one of the new 638 Airweights that will be in next week. I put a lot of thought into it, went back and forth, but ended up with the 638. It doesn't look like any other .38 Special snub in my safe. I'm one happy, lucky, grateful guy this Christmas Eve. It is nice to be here telling you.:cool:

    Kentucky Rifle
  2. Stephen A. Camp

    Stephen A. Camp Moderator In Memoriam

    Hello. Thanks for posting; let us know how it shoots.

  3. Greybeard

    Greybeard Well-Known Member

    Hey KR - Good to see ya here. BTW, I forgot to mention over on TFL post that my perception of the little 638 that you are buyin' is that it's just about the most butt-ugly j-frame made! :D I think tho, it was what they used on Charlie's Angels. Doe that make ya feel better? ;) That cockable hammer for single action shots can be a nice option ... You will give us a range report, won't ya?
  4. Blackhawk

    Blackhawk Member In Memoriam

    I'm looking forward to a range report to, KR! :D
  5. GeorgeH

    GeorgeH Well-Known Member

    I'll wait for the first range report too.
  6. BigG

    BigG Well-Known Member

    Rico Tubbs used a blue model similar to that on Miami Vice. Let us know how it shoots! :)
  7. NJ3

    NJ3 Well-Known Member

    A 638, good choice.

    Good to see some familiar names.
  8. Erich

    Erich Well-Known Member

    Hard to go wrong with a lightweight j-frame in .38!
  9. Kentucky Rifle

    Kentucky Rifle Member In Memoriam

    Ah, Greybeard...

    In 1998, that was what people called my Glock 27! Butt-ugly is in the eye of the beholder. I admit, my safe contains "prettier" J-frames, however for me, the 638 had a certain appeal that finally won me over. If I had to reach in my safe in the dark, I wouldn't have any trouble telling which J was the 638!

    Greybeard??? Mine has gone directly from dark brown to bright white. Grey/gray was skipped entirely!:)
  10. Tamara

    Tamara Senior Member

    Bodyguard Airweight... schweet!

    You have excellent taste in wheelguns, KR. :)
  11. Kentucky Rifle

    Kentucky Rifle Member In Memoriam

    Coming from you Tam,

    That is quite a compliment indeed!

  12. BigG

    BigG Well-Known Member

    Kinda cute, if you go for the pregnant guppy look... :D
  13. 10-Ring

    10-Ring Well-Known Member

    Good choice! ;)
  14. eap

    eap Well-Known Member

    i have a 642 airweight and love it! it's perfect in a pocket holster, so comfortable and lightweight i forget i have it.

    congrats! j-frames are sweet, the only problem i had to fix right away was a trigger job. stock is awwwwwwful.
  15. Pendragon

    Pendragon Well-Known Member

    cool beans man!

    I am trading my 1965 Model 14 for a 638 next week!

    I can't wait!

    Are all 638s "Airweight" ?
  16. Tamara

    Tamara Senior Member

    Yup. Remember that the "6" signifies stainless in Smithspeak.
    The Model 49 was the Bodyguard, and the Model 38 was the Bodyguard Airweight.
  17. Texas Bob

    Texas Bob Well-Known Member

    Sweet choice, it can be used as a belt or pocket or shoulder holster gun depending on the size grips you use, which is why I have two. :D
  18. Jeff OTMG

    Jeff OTMG Well-Known Member

    Excellent choice, KR, but then you already knew that didn't you? ;)
  19. Maddock

    Maddock Well-Known Member

    I'll join the chorus - excellent choice.
    My all-the-time is an Airweight Centennial. Not a single problem in almost eight years. I’m considering it’s backup/replacement, and the stainless Airweight J frames look really good.
  20. chaim

    chaim Well-Known Member

    I'm starting to think about a lightweight J-frame (or equivelent) .38, and hey they'll all still be available here (since only S&W and Taurus makes them). I'm looking foward to your range report and pictures to help me decide.

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