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S&W 640 Pro Series

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by edmo01, Aug 25, 2014.

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  1. edmo01

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    It took five months and one trip back to the "mothership" for corrections, but it finally came and I like it.

    Below are a couple of pics... It definitely is going into the rotation.

    Edmo

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  2. UpperAtmosphere

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    How's it carry?

    I'm looking at a couple of different J frames, as there's just no chemistry between me and my Shield.

    I like the fact that the 640 Pro has real live sights. It's on the short list.
     
  3. JudgeHolden10

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    Pretty! Those are rare around these parts. I've always wanted one, though. Those aren't the original grips, are they? I thought the stock ones were black rubber.
     
  4. Haywood

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    I thought my SP101 looked good. Yours looks better, darn.
     
  5. edmo01

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    The stock grips are full length rubber and these replacements are made by Altamont. They give me a good grasp for magnum rounds, don't grab clothing like rubber, and generally look much better. One issue is the grip relief on the left side. I'm going to trim it down to reduce the interference with reloads... Not a big issues, but it could be better.

    Some features of the 640 Pro are: 357 Magnum capable, fluted 2 1/8" barrel, tritium three dot sights, and the rear of the cylinder machined down to accept 5-shot moon clips. It also will run single, loose rounds without the moon clips.

    Weight-wise, it definitely isn't an aluminum framed Airweight. The all stainless construction adds mass which is welcomed if shooting 357 rounds. I carry it in a belt holster and leave the pocket carry to my 642-1 Airweight.

    I received this gun as a replacement trade I worked for a broken 642 I sent back to S&W. They don't make many, so I had a few months of waiting. I think it was worth it.

    Edmo
     
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    That's sweet man. That's the JFrame I've always wanted. I just don't need one. Congrats
     
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    I bought a M640 a few years back that was part of a special run for AccuSport and it is my favorite J frame. It was ANIB with only 5 rounds shot by the first owner. It is scary accurate when shooting 145gr Winchester Silvertip .357 Magnum ammo! The grips came stock on the revolver and are most likely from Badger Custom. I liked the grips so much I bought a set of Badger Custom boot grips for my current carry, a M442.

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  8. pendennis

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    Mine is an older 640, chambered in .38 Special. I have a couple of holsters for it. One is an older Don Hume J.I.T. Slide, and a newer Galco Combat Master. I still like the J.I.T. a bit better. Mine sports a set of older Mustang combat stocks. They were modified to accommodate speed loader clearance. I'm still looking for a set of stocks that are "perfect". (Yeah, and I'll get the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow one day.) :D :D

    It's an easy gun to carry, but a bit heavier than the 642. Compared to a 3" K frame, it's a real featherweight.
     
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    What issue did it have to go back to the "mother shop" for?
     
  10. Flatbush Harry

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    I have used my 642 as a carry gun for several years. It is an Airweight, which is nice to carry, not so much when shooting, but carries beautifully with no printing in both IWB, OWB and Ankle carry. Dimensions are very similar to 640.

    FH
     
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    Very nice! :)

    Glad S&W made it right.

    Took you a little while to post vs on the S&W forum. ;)
     
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    I believe a mis-aligned barrel, but not positive. He posted about it on a S&W forum.
     
  13. edmo01

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    It was shipped from S&W direct to my LGS so he could do the ATF transfer. When the LGS guy handed the revolver to read the S/N, the rear sight fell OFF!!

    We also noted the front sight was damaged & pitted and the barrel was "clocked" and not straight in the frame. Also, the caliber etching on the barrel was double etched.

    Overall, not anywhere near the quality I would expect from a S&W revolver, especially a Pro Series gun. I had just waited four months for this??!!

    It is all good now, but not so when it initially arrived.

    I guess the moral to the story is to look 'em over really good before you plunk down your hard earned greenies...

    Edmo

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    Geez, looks like they scratched it on with a rock. I would have sent it back too with all the issue you describe.
     
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    It's amazing how that gun actually got out of the factory. That would be a rare mistake for any manufacturer but it obviously happens.
     
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    That is really, really common, at least among the S&W revolvers that I've handled in the past two years. The other issues, not so much.
     
  17. Lucky Derby

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    Love the fluted barrel.
     
  18. 460Shooter

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    I've been seeing it on Rugers in the last year also. I can think of two examples off hand, and both were on some flavor of SP101.
     
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    edmo01

    Your Model 640 Pro has got to be one of the sweetest J frames I have ever seen. Would love to add one to go with my Model 649 and Model 638 in my CCW rotation.
     
  20. ArchAngelCD

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    Yeah, I kinda like the looks of that fluted barrel too. That is a very nice M640, even nicer than the one I bought...
     
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    Thanks for the nice comments guys... I'm kinda partial to it also!

    It is a good looker and a good shooter.

    Edmo
     
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