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Old 12-29-2017, 05:06 PM
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637 Airweight anyone?

Been shopping for a snubby for a while.

Anyone have one of these? Came across a deal at $245 after rebate. Never fired one but ha w shot the Taurus 85, and SP101 and a Ruger LCR.
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Old 12-29-2017, 05:26 PM
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I had a 638 and an LCR both in .38.
The recoil on the LCR felt much better to me.
Sold the 638.
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Old 12-29-2017, 05:34 PM
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Same but different

I have a M&P 340 same but different, out of all my handguns itís the only I carry everyday, I prefer the hammerless feature as I carry in my front pocket. Second on my carry list is my SIG P938.
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Old 12-29-2017, 06:47 PM
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My 637 winds up in my pocket more than any other handgun. I bobbed my hammer so it sits flush with the frame. These little snubbies are nothing particularly special so no worries if it gets some wear marks. At the price you are showing I would buy another. Also recoil is fine in these with 38+p.
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Old 12-29-2017, 07:11 PM
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Rented one tonight. Felt great!
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Old 12-29-2017, 07:25 PM
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I have a 638 dash 3. It shots a bit snappy with 125+p but 5 of those should do the trick. I practice with 38 special I reload. Pocket carry it when I cant carry my S&W 40c. Good guns and should do what you ask of them
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Old 12-29-2017, 07:32 PM
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I have and really like the 637. I choose to carry my Cobra just for the extra round.
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Old 12-30-2017, 07:45 AM
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Great carry gun if you want a small revolver. I bobbed the hammer on mine. Great for pocket carry and when carrying IWB it's virtually weightless.
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Old 12-31-2017, 11:49 AM
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I love my 642 air weight and it is the most carried CCW I have. Is there better guns? Yep! But the little gun just slip's into my pocket. If I come across a 638 at a deal I will have to have it.
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Old 12-31-2017, 03:54 PM
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Just shot my brand new 637 yesterday with factory silvertips. No issues
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Old 12-31-2017, 05:04 PM
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I often carry my 80's Mod.37 , loaded with Nyclad 125gr HP+P
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Old 12-31-2017, 09:11 PM
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The 637 was the first gun I carried after getting my CCL. Carried it in a Galco Speed Master holster (OWB pancake-style). Lightweight and reliable. I've gone more to autos, but would not hesitate in carrying the 637 now.
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Old 01-01-2018, 07:38 PM
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The airweight snubbies are a bit much with hot loads and are challenging to shoot well but they aren't intended for extended range sessions and they excel at what they were intended for-concealed carry!
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Old 01-01-2018, 09:06 PM
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A 637 is all I carry anymore. I holster carry it in a Bianchi OWB 57 Remedy. with a two speed loader pouch by HKS. I am spoiled on the weight of it. They can be a pain to shoot with the stock boot grips, but install some Pachmayr Compact grips and it is quite nice to shoot. It is not painful at all with these grips. As long as you put a pair of grips on that has a layer of rubber between the rear grip frame and you.
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Old 01-01-2018, 10:16 PM
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I have a 638. I like it. It does kick but with some practice it is not a problem. Its light and easy to carry with or without a holster. I use a Uncle Mikes pocket holster.
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Old 01-02-2018, 04:16 PM
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Had my S&W 342ti in my pocket today.
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Old 01-02-2018, 06:51 PM
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Although not the same Model 637 the OP mentioned, Iíve owned at least one 642 Airweight for years now. Here are my PROs & CONs of the Airweight models...

PRO
- At less than a pound and small in size, the Airweights are light & easy to carry. Mine generally rides in a pocket holster.
- Revolvers are about as close to 100% reliable as you can get.
- The 38 Special is a proven defensive round, even more so with +P ammo.

CON
- Heavy double action trigger pulls, short minimalist sights, and snappy recoil make the Airweights a tough handgun to shoot well. Because of this, some call the J-frame an ďexpertísĒ handgun. They definitely require practice to stay proficient.
- Low capacity (5) and finicky reloads when compared to a similar sized semi auto.

There are small semi automatic guns (for me - GLOCK 43) which are a challenge to the Airweights in size, weight, capacity, recoil, ease of carry, speed of reload, price, and effectiveness of caliber.

However, I am smitten with these little wheel guns!

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Old 01-03-2018, 10:17 PM
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I have a Talo 637. I do not think that you will be disappointed with that
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Old 01-04-2018, 05:19 AM
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I'm not all that enamored with J-frame size revolvers, but I've got a 642 Lady Smith that's as good as any of the others I've tried. I've got a Don Hume J.I.T. holster for it when I want to carry it. I carry a speed strip in the watch pocket of my jeans.
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Old 01-04-2018, 06:17 AM
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I have a 442 airweight, a bit different than the one mentioned in OP but close, it is a heck of a carry gun. I basically carry it 100% of the time with speed strip in right front pocket. If I lost it someway I would immediately replace it the same day. Great carry revolver.
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Old 01-04-2018, 08:15 AM
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My son's 442 (I think) without an internal lock. Purchased for his wife to carry and for home defense. I think the biggest difference from the 637 is the hammer not being exposed. They also changed the grip to this funky looking Ergogrip, but it points well and she says the felt recoil is less with it.

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Old 01-04-2018, 08:15 AM
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I've had one for a decade. It's a great "oh I don't need a gun there but lemme just take this one anyway" to throw in the pocket. I have been known to keep it in the console safe in my truck so I can CC anywhere legal.

like others have said, they are hard to shoot well at distance, but that's not what they are designed for.

Now that I have a son and live more urban, I carry an auto loader in 9 or 45. just my preference to be able to shoot farther and reload if needed. But I wouldn't hesitate to carry a 38 like this guy, especially at that price.
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Old 06-24-2018, 06:54 PM
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I have a 637-2 Airweight with titanium .38/.357 cylinder and extra titanium 9mm cylinder. Very convenient for pocket carry. 9mm is my preference..
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Old 07-01-2018, 03:25 PM
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I’m looking at my 638 (hog back) Bodyguard and might cut that butt ugly hump down to 637 size. I like the option of having a hammer so with a concave area up to the hammer with soft radius I might achieve the best of both designs. Why hasn’t S&W done this in the past? If I decide to cut into my Airweight I’ll post a pic series.
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Old 07-01-2018, 06:20 PM
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I loved my chiefs special and carried it in an ankle holster for years. I upgraded to the 637 and carry that at times. Great dependable little revolver. I have CT laser grips on it.

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