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S&W 340sc BUG issues

Discussion in 'Cop Talk' started by G27Chief, Mar 28, 2010.

  1. G27Chief

    G27Chief Lifetime Member

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    I have a 340sc prefix CHM, I carry routinely as a back up and off duty while cycling and the lacquer coating has worn off on the back strap.
    The little pistol shoots accurately and carrying it is a dream. I will say full power .357's are a bit punishing to my big paw, but short barrel load CCI gold dots are manageable. Seems almost unbelievable that a weapon that costs as much as these, would have this cosmetic issue.

    Has anyone else experienced this or similar problems with the finish?
     
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    I have a S&W 342 and have had the same problem. Im pretty sure mine is from the velcro strap on my uncle mikes vest holster.
     

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    THELimey Ancient Member

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    Yep my 360..........same issue. I also have the velcro strap down as the culprit.
     
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    I have a 642 with the same problem.
     
  5. DaBigBR

    DaBigBR No Infidels!

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    The "clear coat' all over the backstrap and side (near the cylinder release) is slowing peeling off. Contacted S&W and they quoted something like $175 to get it re-finished. As long as it keeps shooting, I'm just going to let it be. For Smith's price, I would rather send it out for a "fancier" finish of some sort.
     
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    lawman800 Juris Glocktor

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    Yeah; my 642 which is on my ankle every day at work and carried A-IWB in an ancient Bianchi IWB clip holster under my muffin top all summer off duty has some finish issues. It's now going on 6 years old and looks like hell.

    Eventually, I'll send it off to get it t-coated (or whatever) flat black.

    It's tool, and it works...but I understand for the retarded cost of those superunobtainium frame ultra lites, you'd think it would hold up better...
     
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    I have 2, a 637 and a 340SC. Both have the clear coat rubbing off. No big deal, they are working guns, not safe queens. I don't care what they look like. I just need them to go bang every time and not rust or corrode.
     
  9. G27Chief

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    Wonder who offers another finish on these, I understand that the TI is a finicky material to fool with. I actually perfer a bead blasted finish on this work horse.
     
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    I rather appreciate the clapped out look my 642 is achieving; the frame edges are brightly polished from holster wear and the backstrap is as described above by others.

    But then, I also like a gun when the blueing is worn in the important spots.

    I'm wierd like that.
     
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    DaBigBR No Infidels!

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    Mine is about the same...edges getting rounded and shiny, clear coat coming off, etc. Looks "experienced."
     
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    lawman800 Juris Glocktor

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    It just keeps getting better, don't it?
    You also voted for Obama.:steamed::faint::wow::crying:

    (no, you're not living that one down for a while:whistling:)
     
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    I'm sitting in the car right now and just tried to take a cell pic but it actually looked too good to bother to post. :dunno:
     
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    It just keeps getting better, don't it?
    My stainless J frame is holding up well.
     
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    Yes I like the "worn in" look.

    It gives it some sentimental value.
     
  16. G27Chief

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    Mothers Mag Polish removed the leopard look on the back strap to a fine finish, and the rest as you all say will have character, and a well worn look all it's own.
     
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