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    New S&W 19 classic for $14!

    Ok thatís fake news, but getting a much better S&W model 19 classic for $14 is absolutely true.

    A while back I bought a new S&W model 19-9 classic, beautiful gun even with the Hillary hole. S&W new lock up is the real deal, locks that cylinder tight. Gun shot great, have 750 rounds fired with it combination of .357 mag and .38 special. But and a big but, it had the heaviest trigger pull of any S&W I currently own or owned in the past. Single Action pull of around 6lbs and a double action pull so high my Lyman trigger gauge couldnít even read it(over 12 lbs).

    Bought a S&W trigger spring kit from Wilson Combat for you guessed it $14. Easy install, biggest concern was not scratching the blue side plate. The kit comes with a new hammer spring and three new trigger return springs in 12, 13 and 14 lbs. I first tried the 12 lb but the trigger did not return as hard as I like so replaced with the 13, perfect.

    The new numbers blew me away, I expected better but not this much of a difference. Single Action took five readings and got an average of 3.0 lbs, Double Action five more readings with an average of 7.5 lbs.

    My first though was, yeah I hope itís not so light that I get light primer strikes out of it. So I loaded two shell casings with just live primers in them and shot one in DA and one in SA, both fired with deep primer strikes. Iím thinking itís good to go, but will take it out next week and shoot around 100 rounds through it to make sure.

    But man really really happy with this WC product.


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    Had to laugh at the Hillary Hole comment. Never heard it called that before and I had a 442 with it.

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    Yeah it’s an eye sore really wish S&W would just phase it out, it’s so unnecessary. We’ve called it that ever since it first came to be because of the Clinton administration and S&W bending the knee, really wish gun makers would stop that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crusader View Post
    Yeah it’s an eye sore really wish S&W would just phase it out, it’s so unnecessary. We’ve called it that ever since it first came to be because of the Clinton administration and S&W bending the knee, really wish gun makers would stop that.
    I haven't looked at revolvers in a while, but last time I did you could get then either way. At least some models anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kodiak View Post
    I haven't looked at revolvers in a while, but last time I did you could get then either way. At least some models anyway.
    Yeah a few models are sold both ways, mostly small J frames. But the vast majority are only available with the Hillary hole.

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    Now the S&W is moving it's manufacturing out of Mass maybe the crazy lock work will go. I understand their newest revolvers are as good as ever or even better except for that crazy lock.

    I had a early Model 19 that was one of love/hate relationships. Because of my small hands I could fire the revolver in single action just fine but in double action it was tough. I traded the revolver off for a single action Ruger in .44 mag for hunting living in Montana. Could of wish I hade kept the revolver while at the same time I'm glad I traded the revolver off. I've always wondered if I should have traded the revolver off for a Model 19 combat master instead of just trading it off. Oh well you all know how this goes.
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    Thought about looking around for one of the new Colt Python's with a 3" barrel.

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    Yeah if I only had half of the guns I sold off or traded, if we only knew then what we know now right.

    Three inch Colt would be nice, I’ve got a three inch Smith great carry gun size.

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    I bought a model 19 2/12 inch new for 54.00 in 68 or 69 as an off duty gun...I thought the chief was too small but I should have bought it, the 19 was heavy and bulky even with short barrel
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    Quote Originally Posted by Common View Post
    I bought a model 19 2/12 inch new for 54.00 in 68 or 69 as an off duty gun...I thought the chief was too small but I should have bought it, the 19 was heavy and bulky even with short barrel
    Yeah it’s too large for a back gun, more a duty size gun. But I wouldn’t have a problem carrying one off duty, I have a nice inside the waistband holster for my 3” 19 carry comp. I also have a compact grip it works well for carry.

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