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    Default Need a trigger job done on a 642

    Hello Friends,

    I just acquired a new-to-me S&W 642, an Airweight .38 Spl J-frame. Airweight refers to the gun's weight, not the trigger pull! I would like to investigate the possibility of getting this trigger to work a little easier with a lighter pull, something a little less than the team of oxen required now!

    Any suggestions or pointers would be appreciated. Thanks.
    -gonzo, SoCenPA. "Before all else, be armed." --Niccolo Machiavelli
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    Default Re: Need a trigger job done on a 642

    BCM and Glock...for a bigger pile of 'cold dead hands' brass.

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    Default Re: Need a trigger job done on a 642

    Quote Originally Posted by 300WM View Post
    Thanks. I watched it and am convinced I am not ready to try it myself. Can anyone recommend a S&W-savvy gunsmith within a reasonable radius of Harrisburg?
    -gonzo, SoCenPA. "Before all else, be armed." --Niccolo Machiavelli
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    Default Re: Need a trigger job done on a 642

    Great video, thanks for the link 300WM.

    Nice meeting you today, Lee. I meant to ask if you were here on PAFOA.

    Yeah, it has a pretty hefty trigger pull. It only has 55 rounds through it, so I expect it will smooth out a bit as you shoot it more, but third-party springs will definitely help reduce the weight.

    Cheers,
    Tom

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    Default Re: Need a trigger job done on a 642

    Dry fire the snot out of it.




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    Default Re: Need a trigger job done on a 642

    Quote Originally Posted by GonzoGeezer View Post
    Thanks. I watched it and am convinced I am not ready to try it myself. Can anyone recommend a S&W-savvy gunsmith within a reasonable radius of Harrisburg?
    I thought the same thing when I was contemplating doing my 1911. Now, it is just as easy as cleaning a gun. Still, if you don't feel comfortable, don't let a hacker work on your trigger. There are so called gun smiths that will make you have to send your gun to a real trigger guy, anyway, so maybe best to do that in the first place. If you can find someone like that in your area, cool, but to send a gun by ground to a competent smith is well worth the few extra $$ you spend sending it.
    BCM and Glock...for a bigger pile of 'cold dead hands' brass.

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    Default Re: Need a trigger job done on a 642

    Apex duty/carry kit. $20 and 20 minutes...you wont believe the change.

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    Default Re: Need a trigger job done on a 642

    Quote Originally Posted by ar15jules View Post
    Apex duty/carry kit. $20 and 20 minutes...you wont believe the change.
    Easy to install?
    BCM and Glock...for a bigger pile of 'cold dead hands' brass.

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    Default Re: Need a trigger job done on a 642

    Quote Originally Posted by RLS View Post
    Dry fire the snot out of it.
    Quote Originally Posted by ar15jules View Post
    Apex duty/carry kit. $20 and 20 minutes...you wont believe the change.
    Both of these. Upgrade the gun and the shooter.
    Jeff Cooper was a huge supporter of gun games, when he was winning them at least...

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    Default Re: Need a trigger job done on a 642

    Quote Originally Posted by 300WM View Post
    Easy to install?
    Im on my phone now with poor service. I followed along with a youtube video by apex. Search apex j-frame or something similar. The rebound slide spring compression was the hardest part. You can buy a tool for it but it is not required. When I did mine it was the first time I cracked the case on a revolver and was a bit intimidated. Dont be, it was not that bad. I will post the link to my post and the video when I can get on computer.

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