As far as the jamming problem goes. Stay away from blazer rounds I heard those are cheaply made too. As part of this training we fired over 200 rounds in less than one hour in various self-defense drills, including single and double target, very-close combat and double-tap-plus exercises. Then the surprises really started, I continued to slowly squeeze the trigger until it was completely flush with the trigger housing and the trigger return spring was fully compressed, no hammer release, no firing pin strike, no click, and no boom! Returns are very costly for both the buyer and for us, so please ask all of your questions before bidding and please be sure you can legally purchase this item. Many people have commented on the good sights on this gun.
This article is being written in the Winter of 2011, and Smith and Wesson has made some different revisions to this gun to address issues that arose during early production. The long trigger stroke was forgotten when concentrating on getting rounds on target but I was aware the next day of the effort it took to hold onto that small grip by the ache in my hand and fingers I have some arthritis. The Model 49 is a very distinctive looking and practical revolver for concealed carry and self-defense. Hopefully mine ends up being one of the former! You should check the cylinder face and under the barrel above the ejector rod for the serial number also. My other autopistol handguns are all 1911's in.
The laser was right on, and the firearm was plenty accurate for what I intend for it's use. Years ago I purchased a blued Model 36 for my wife. The bullet hit about 3 inches right of bullseye, almost perfect elevation, the casing did eject and the next round chambered from the magazine. Look at the forward hing of the cylinder under the barrel. I am having issues with my Bodyguard 380, slide locks back half of the time and light primer strikes. Your item will be shipped within 1 week of receipt of good funds, usually the next day. The enclosed hammer help prevent snags when withdrawing from a pocket or holster, and the ambidextrous cylinder release is located on top of the frame.
It has a lot of info that might be of interest to many of you. We accept Cashiers Checks, Money Orders, Cash and Personal Checks. The sights are more pronounced and easier to see. Looking at the revolver, I immediately noticed the rubber grips come up higher on the frame, covering the portion of the frame where the web of my shooting hand normally rests. For anyone with small to medium-sized hands, the Chiefs Special was easy to grasp, point and shoot. Maybe that may seem like overkill, but the consensus of many reports and forums I've read made it seem that generally, small semi-autos can be picky concerning ammo. You'll find some great firearm info here, enjoy.
There is some dispute regarding the dates on some serial numbers and your gun may actually be a year off from what is listed. This is not a range gun; that is not it's mission. I haven't had a chance to shoot it yet, since I couldn't find ammo til yesterday, but I've been obsessively reading the forums and getting a kinda bad impression. I wasn't aiming at all by this time and had no notion concerning its accuracy at 20 feet, but just was happy that it was going bang regularly and consistently. In fact, it was the rival Colt Detective Special, specifically in its. The first gun, completed on Oct. I have a 38 bodyguard, nice gun, dead on at 10yds.
I'm happy to say that the firearm seemed to perform fine. It is our goal to resolve return issues to keep all parties satisfied with their dealings look at our feedback. For those Smith Wesson with serial numbers, see the pictures below to find where to look. Identifying features: This is where to look for the model number not used until around 1957. I listed all of my ammo brands and specs in a notebook, and took to loading mags and getting shooting. If you have any questions regarding this item, you should contact the Seller before bidding. A quality engraving job certainly increases a gun's value.
While not full length, the rod on the Bodyguard 38 is noticeably longer to provide a more sure ejection of spent cartridges. They use cheap metal and the primers dimple outward after fired. In addition, some people experienced a problem with the retaining screw for the laser backing out and being damaged by the slide and resulting in damage to the plastic frame. I assumed target shooting position and slowly pulled on the trigger for the first time. I was able to keep all rounds on the 8 inch target when emptying a 6 round magazine rapid fire at 20 feet. With the difficult activation of the laser, it was thought that powder residue was building up in the laser and fouling the switches making them more difficult to operate. It was easily capable of penetrating the automobile bodies and body armor of that era.
Every year, we receive a significant number of requests for donations, sponsorships and product support for various industry-related events, initiatives and organizations. Buyer Tip: Seller assumes all responsibility for listing this item. Guess in the long run it depends what you want to use the gun for. I can look up stuff related to them. I tried adjusting and adjusting and after each round it would be way off e. I recommend Golden Saber +P, a lot of bang for your buck, if you will pardon the pun.