Gun Report

Smith & Wesson Model 637-2 163050 38 Special +P

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The 637 had all the right quality and features in a concealable revolver: consistent trigger pull, DA or SA trigger mode, recoil absorbing grip, and lightweight.

Smith & Wesson Model 637-2 163050 38 Special +P

Gun Details

Model Name
Model Number
Home Defense
Concealed Carry
Weight Unloaded
Overall Length
Barrel Length
Front Strap Height
Back Strap Height
Maximum Width
Grip Thickness Max
Grip Circumference Max
Frame Material
Barrel Material
Grip Material
Trigger Pull Single
Trigger Pull Double
Trigger Span Single
Trigger Span Double

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The crane-to-frame lock up on the 637-2 was tight. Note the under-barrel lug holds a ball detent (arrow) that locks the front of the cylinder.
The ejector started empties out of the chamber, but it took gravity to completely remove them. Crane and frame mating was tight. The cylinder rotated counter clockwise.
In hand, the 637-2 offers a good grip. We needed to curl a finger under the butt for most comfort.

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