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Hello to all from the mountains of east Tennessee. New to S&W but not new to revolvers, bought my first one in 1959, yes I am a old coot, it was a cap & ball Colt 1860 Army reproduction, still have it and still enjoy shooting it. Spent a good part of the 60's working for Uncle Sam carrying a 1911, after that got married and got into other hobbies. Have bought a few semi autos over the years, but never had the love that I have for revolvers. Opportunity came up to buy a police trade in 642 J-Frame at a great price, well I bought it and I am very impressed. First it looks like it not been shot more that five or six times, no scratches or holster marks, trigger is smooth but HEAVY, am going to get a trigger spring kit to reduce the pull. I look forward to becoming a regular member and being able to learn about S&W revolvers from all of the knowledge the members have.
 

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Hey 42,

Welcome to S&W.

Later, Mark
 
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Welcome from Texas!

Love those triggers on Smith revolvers. Got my first taste on a nickel 586, and there has been no going back!
 
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Welcome to the forum. Congratulations on your S&W 642 revolver. As they say, better late than never...

I believe that the gun is designed intentionally with the trigger you have. It's different than the Colt double action pull that you may be used to.

On a very small self defense revolver like this one (not a target gun, by any means) it's important to have that level of trigger pull for safety reasons.

That said, I have seen experienced S&W revolver gunsmiths from the factory give this gun a "trigger job" by trimming a coil off the trigger rebound spring.

I think you can have more impact by simply carefully flat polishing the rebound spring cage's surfaces and where they contact the frame and side plate.

If it's an older gun, it will probably benefit from a good cleaning and proper lubrication as well.

Marc
 
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