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Well, after not having a 1 7/8" J-frame for about a year (thinking that my Kahr P9 Covert could replace it for pocket carry), I bought another of the RSR DAO 37-2s from a friend.



This one is used, of course, and came with the Spegel stocks. A friend from handgunplace.com is graciously hooking me up with some factory S&W wood stocks (I've decided that I actually prefer them), but these will do for the meantime.



The gun is pictured with my customized 36-1 (serrations removed from trigger face, chambers chamfered, action job, partial hammer-bob, gold bead in front sight), another fine carry gun.



I'm carrying them both right now with my version of the FBI Load (those are 147-gr +P+ Hydra-Shoks in the 'loaders and strips): a Hornady 158-gr LSWC over Unique. It's good for about 920 fps out of the 3" - I'll have to see how it does in the 1 7/8" gun (now that Chrony has sent me my repaired chronograph - it went Tango-Uniform for no reason about three weeks ago).
 

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Hello, Erich. Looks like "Ya done good", as we say in Texas. For many years I toted a bobbed Model 37 as a BUG in police service and I believe that the RSR Model 37's are good little snubs and personally prefer them to new S&W's as they do not have the lock. I have but one and it has functioned perfectly. If anyone is interested in a lightweight J-frame and happens to run across one of these, I'd suggest buying it. "Get while the gettin' is good" so to speak.

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A fine looking pair Erich for sure. Just testing them over your cronograph would have to be a good day in any shooters book. Good luck with them both.

Best Baldy..
 

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Thank you, gents! :)

I will endeavor to have the good sense to hand on to this one! ;) (Though the Spegel stocks, pretty as they are, are going to go . . . .)
 
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Erich,

If you want to part with those Spegel stocks, I may be interested. I have some Eagle SS stocks that I may want to offer in trade if you are interested.
 

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Thanks to a friend on handgunplace forums, I've now got some nice factory wood stocks to replace the Spegels. Fits a lot better in my hand. (Thanks anyway, norfdet. :) )







 

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A friend of mine's kid got one of those 37s, but he let go of it in a trade before offering it to me. :)

I love the way yours looks with the S&W stocks. That's a seriously serious looking little wheelgun.
 

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Thanks! :) I appreciate the sentiment all the more since it's coming from you!

It's light as a feather, too!
 

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Mr Erich I am with you on the stocks. I carried a M-37 for about 10yrs and saw no reason to change the stocks as they fit me perfect. That is one revolver I wished I never traded. Good luck.

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Nice J-frame. I'm curious: RSR M-37? Please explain "RSR"?
Does it tote easier in certain trouser pockets than the Kahr?

My third Uncle Mike's pocket holster started to abrade/degrade but I replaced it with one of the Robt. Mika holsters recommended by Leland Ray and others on this forum. I'm very happy with the upgrade: works even better that the former holster with no tendency to sort of flop over inside the pocket toward the butt end. Just the thing for my 638 bodyguard airweight.

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Thanks, Baldy (I may be challenging you for the title here soon!
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Dave, my Mika holster has shipped and should be here tomorrow. I can't wait. ;) "RSR" is a distributor (like Lew Horton) which appears to have commissioned a special run of no-lock 37s that were DAO back in 2005. :)
 

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Mr. Erich,

Another nice find sir. We are looking forward to your range report when you get the chance to "dance with your lovely lady".

Enjoy it sir.

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Very nice Erich, appreciate the post and especially the photo's, you done real good my friend. Please give us a range report.

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Here you go, amigo!


Well, it turns out that those little stocks are not nearly as comfortable as the big ones shooting the FBI Load!
They're good for carry, though.

I took the gun out today, and ran it over my (newly fixed) chronograph. (Range was at 63
 

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My gunsmith friend is dubious about the fixability, and thinks they might just issue me a gun-with-a-lock. S&W's guy says, "We'll take care of it," and is issuing me a return label. :-/
 

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Mr. Erich,

Sorry sir. Hopefully they will be able to fix the problem for you as is. I know you and I and others, feel the same about our pre-locks.


Please let us know how things are resolved for you. Good luck, and I am keeping my fingers crossed for you sir.

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I just saw this. Very nice revolvers!
I was not aware of the RSR 37s until now (thanks, I think).
I had one of the 3" HB M36s for a while too. Mine was a SB. That was one nice shooting gun.
 

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Hello Erich,

My dear friend, did you get your revolver off to S&W? I am anxious to hear what the outcome of there work is and it's been about a week and a couple of days.

When I sent mine back (M-65), I was like an expectant father waiting for it to come back.

Chris
 

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Hi Chris,

I got it back this week (they apparently whacked the barrel with a lead hammer until it shot straight) and just got back from the range. It works great.

I ran some of my custom DEWC defensive load through it, and . . . well, I know what I'll be carrying:

(Albuquerque city range, 5950 feet above sea level, c. 70
 
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