The grips – Yes I know – actually stocks – are actually called ERGO DELTA GRIP(S) and are available through the manufacturer or a variety of retailers – Midway – Brownells – and Amazon come to mind off the top of my head – a search will give you a bunch of hits for them – pick your favorite retailer and get a set – they make shooting a J Frame with stout loads almost pleasant to shoot – and standard pressure loads are actually FUN to shoot – my normal load in the 642’s are 148 grain standard pressure wadcutters – first shot and follow up shots are very easy on you – 5 shots in 5 seconds go where they should – no pain – no strain – no sweat . . .
I keep a 637 in factory configuration in case a non snubby person wants to shoot it – folks shoot one of the 642’s with 158 grain LSWHP + p loads – the old FBI load – they are stout! – they never shoot more than one round out of the 637 – if they are shooting a snubby of their own I let them crank out 5 from one of the 642’s – then let them load their snubby – lo and behold – they generally never make it past the first round!
Between the ERGO DELTA GRIP(S) and the Wilson Combat spring kit from Brownells the 642’s really work great – I’m sure the spring kit is available at other retailers – I’ve only purchased it from Brownells – I don’t “spring kit” the 637 simply so folks can feel the difference – the Wilson kit takes the J Frame double action trigger pull from somewhere between 12 lbs and WTF is THIS! down to a nice – smoooth 9.5 lbs – a real nice trigger for a J Frame . . .
I actually went through this with a previous post <<< HERE >>> . . .
A pic of my 637 all pristine – fresh out of the box – had it quite a while now and I think it has 6 or 7 rounds total through it – LMAO!
Had a friend ask me if I shot as much as I claim to – them guns don’t look like they ever been shot! – I broke weak and did not explain that I don’t own any “guns” – just firearms – I sent him to a post I put up a while back on cleaning my little wheel guns <<<HERE>>> – again I will say – if I shoot one round or 100 out of a firearm – they are meticulously cleaned – If an OH FUCK!!! “thing” happens – I am betting my life on them to function. correctly. – every. pull. on. the. trigger. . .
Here’s a video from Brownells on the ERGO DELTA GRIP(S) . . .
And one from Into the Fray . . .
And here is one from Mr Guns “n” Gear showing the “spring kit” install . . .
The grips?? – Oh Hell Yes! – if they are available for your particular snubby – I urge you to try a set . . . The “spring kit” ?? It vastly improves the trigger pull – which in turn vastly improves your ability to place rounds where you intend for them to go . . .
If you have never had the side plate off of a J Frame I really don’t recommend diving head first into that – find someone who has had a S&W apart before – or find a gunsmith to do it – and please fire a box of your normal carry ammo through it to make sure it will still pop the primer – the only thing louder than a gun that goes bang when it shouldn’t?? One that goes click when your life depends on it going bang!!
And the plastic bag trick? – it works good – I have taken a cardboard box and taped the inner flaps down – so nothing can hide under them – cut 2 holes for my arms – and taped plastic wrap over the top – if something comes launching out – it’s still in the box – and that works for just about anything you can think of – not just pistols or revolvers!
Folks – one more nugget of truth for you – there is no such thing as the perfect firearm – Snubbys come close for some purposes – little automatics fit into the puzzle for some purposes – buy them – try them – set up for YOUR needs and then PRACTICE with the platform – and I know ammo is hard to find – but you need to be able to rely on your set up – practicing presentation and dry firing does not require ammo – and the are several systems – Mantis is one such system – that utilize a laser system to help with your practice . . .
Have Fun! – Run the Gun! – and remember – Fish Heads are Cheap!!