I’m OCD when it comes to cleaning guns. I love to take them apart and clean them, making sure they’re shiny and free of gunk or carbon. I clean them after I shoot them. I just can’t stand to have a dirty gun just lying there. Some folks might argue that I shouldn’t but it has worked for me. Keeps my gun running great and my sanity in check.
But for those who like to keep their guns dirty, I think you have to clean your gun if it’s internals look anything like this :
Don’t you agree?
I’ve been using the Hogue Wooden grips for the past two matches and while the size is just right, the slipperiness of it especially during cold/wet days it a little hard to deal with. The Hogue rubber grips that originally game with the gun is just nice but the grooves were a little out of place for me.
It’s designed for someone with slightly larger fingers. When I use it stock, my grip is not high enough. The only way is to modify the rubber grip by cutting off the tangs and smoothen it out.
Here’s how it looks like after cutting and filing it down.
And how it looks on the gun :
Now it’s perfect!
I’ve also changed the trigger weight to 8lbs (average)
Hope all those light strikes will go away now.
Saw this video on Youtube posted by Brandon about the default trigger pull weight of a Gen4 versus a Gen3. He also talks about the possibility that this “could” be the cause of issues with the Gen4. What do you think?
Grant Cunningham is a revolver-smith extraordinaire. His passion is revolvers and all things wheelgun. The past few months, he looked at the new Chiappa Rhino in detail and posted a series of blog posts that exposes the complex mechanics of the Rhino.
Who would have thought that this revolver is so complicated!
Checkout his blog series here : http://grantcunningham.com/blog_files/tag-rhino.revolver.html
Credit for this goes to Steve, Gail and Massad Ayoob of the ProArms Podcast. They tuned me to his site and his work.
Got this in the mail yesterday and have been watching this for the past two days, what an excellent series. Lenny Magill makes the corniest but most informative collection of shooting videos I’ve seen. Definitely not Magpul Dynamics quality, but just good ol’ info.
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I was swapping my grips when I detected some wear along side the trigger and hammer. Also spotted a slight chip in the hammer itself. I wonder what the cause is and whether this is normal or not?
**UPDATE** I heard from peeps from the Brian Enos forums that this is a normal thing with S&W revolvers. That said, a good gunsmith can fix this and smoothen the action out. I might have to get that done one day.
Here’s the wear on the trigger :
The wear on the side of the hammer :
and the hammer face :
also, the alignment of the entire trigger assembly looks suspiciously off to the left. Could that be the main cause of the wear? How do I fix this?
Don’t you get frustrated sometimes that you can’t get your groups really tight? ever wonder why bullets don’t fly straight even though you’re sure that you had your sights aligned perfectly?
Everything depends on what you do with your hands when the gun goes off, you could be pulling on the trigger which will cause the gun to tilt to the right, or you might be anticipating recoil and shots landing top left. here’s a great chart and a guide to how you can identify these problems and then attempt to fix them with dry-fire drills.