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4/5/2017 5:01 PM
 
There is a long standing thought by many, who belive that revolvers in general are substantially more reliable that semi autos.

This is just some food for thought.


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This is a pic of my firing pin from my 442 J Frame. The nose broker completely off.

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When it happened the FP was stuck in the forward position, not allowing the cylinder to rotate when the trigger was pulled. I was able to wiggle it back in the bushing, and rotate it, but it simply would not function as it should.

I initially assumed that maybe it was a bur, until I took it apart.


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Use anything hard enough, and it will break. I have been using this gun since 2000 and the break is not part of any faultiness on S&W's part (in my opinion), it is just wear and tear on a 17 year old gun.

Fortunately S&W was super easy to deal with and a new FP is on it's way, as of last Monday. Great customer service experience BTW.

 
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4/6/2017 12:17 PM
 
 I'm guessing the Ruger LCR will one day be regarded as the "Glock" of revolvers.  Time will tell.  Security Six's and GP100's have a far better durability record than anything S&W makes.   I did see a Redhawk that sent its barrel downrange with factory 44mag loads though.  Any gun can break, eventually.
 
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4/7/2017 5:44 AM
 

Mine, or its Airlite .22 understudy, has been in my port side front pocket near every day since '02. Both look like it! Trying to decide whether to send them in for a refurb or leave them looking like high-mileage tools.

 
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