Among the various
detritus useful tools in my range bag is the Amazing $35 Screwdriver, which is the proper size not only for SIG grip screws but also the Ruger 10/22 takedown screw and Mosin Nagant stock screws.
I also see that JG Sales got a truckload of police surplus S&W revolvers in .38spl, which I also don't need, strictly speaking, but are mighty appealing at the listed prices, especially since a decent revolver* has been on the wish list for a while.
I dumped a box through a Mod. 66 today, and can report a few salient points:
- Shooting a S&W DA revolver quickly and accurately is a snap. In fact, I seem to be able to better at speed with one. Them triggers is smooth. Furthermore, target sights with a red front sight insert work quite well.
- While I had no training cross-over issues with a Springfield Government model or a Glock 17, A DA Smith seems to lock up the trigger when not fully reset. Given that my go-to gun is a DA/SA P226, muscle memory was not working in my favor. Gnashing of teeth and cursing (under a time limit, no less) followed.
- Compared with modern Pachmayr or Uncle Mike's grips, Magnas are prettier, but frickin' cramped when shooting modern isoceles. They feel a lot more natural when shooting one handed.
* Made after the 19th century, in a caliber I can buy at Big 5, and can run hard without feeling guilty and still get parts for when something breaks.