Gear: Smith & Wesson 640


Smith & Wesson 640

Smith & Wesson
Category: Firearms, Tasers & Accessories
Subcategory: Handguns
Price: $675
Average Rating:
(9 Votes)

When the first all-steel small frame (J) revolver was introduced in 1950, it became an instant success. Originally named the Chiefs Special by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, it has become the first choice for those who insist on an allsteel, small frame revolver with greater recoil control and proven performance. This classic revolver is available in three hammer designs - the "Chiefs Special" with exposed hammer, the "Centennial" frame with fully enclosed hammer and the "Bodyguard" frame shrouded hammer. Model: 640 Caliber: .357MAG/.38+P Capacity: 5 Rounds Barrel Length: 2 1/8" Front Sight: Black Blade Front Rear Sight: Fixed Grip: Rubber Grips Frame: Small - Centennial Style Finish: Satin Stainless Overall Length: 6 5/8" Material: Stainless Steel Weight Empty: 23 oz.

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    backtojail, Tue, 29 May 2007 01:43:47 UTC.
    1st review

    I have carried this as my back up for years. I am always surprised at how accurate this little 2" is. For better control I use oversized Packmyer grips but I can easily qualify with the stock grips. Great gun, easy to conceal and accurate.

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    masiemens, Thu, 06 Sep 2007 06:22:52 UTC.

    Makes a nice backup weapon!
    Fits nice on the ankle.

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    msp1728, Mon, 26 Nov 2007 09:36:25 UTC.

    With 357 fires like a cannon! Carry as a back up weapon on my ankle or pocket............don't notice it at all.

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    ke4ktz, Thu, 28 Feb 2008 12:43:16 UTC.

    Great for off-duty/backup use. Not recommended for primary use.

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    Anonymous, Sun, 29 Jun 2008 09:02:02 UTC.

    You'd be surprised with it's accuracy, and a good grip, I also changed the grips. Very concealble, and when in the 'hammerless' mode, you could put it places that wouldn't be afforded to you before, because of the hammer getting caught somewhere on your clothing. Excellent back-up gun..

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    RK116, Mon, 05 Jan 2009 17:28:08 UTC.

    Great for those times when you need a small handgun to conceal and the temperature is not conducive to wearing big bore guns on a belt. I purchased one and I am very pleased with its performance and reliability so far. Great combination with a laser sight grip.

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    7thDistrict, Sat, 28 Mar 2009 05:12:28 UTC.

    I can't say enough good things about my 640. For a snubbie it is very accurate (@ 15 yards or less), 100% reliable, and I enjoy shooting it as much, if not more so then my Sig 40.

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    Kotalu13, Tue, 31 Mar 2009 19:46:00 UTC.

    I love this lil snubby. Easily concealed, accurate and very reliable.

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    Anonymous, Mon, 18 Jul 2011 16:55:57 UTC.

    This is a perfect backup or concealed carry handgun. While I also like the subcompact Glock 26 and M&P Compact there's just something I like about the dependability of S&W Revolvers. I carry my 640 in an inside the waist Galco holster and it's completely concealed even with a t shirt in the summer. The 640 holds up to sweat, abuse and repeat firing of .357 rounds. I also have the 642 Airweight model for pocket carry but I prefer the all steel model as it absorbs recoil better than the 642. I carry this 640 with me everyday. Its easy to load, unload, clean and it fires every time. Overall an excellent Concealed carry handgun.

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