Any owners want to share their opinions/experience with the mod. 40? I'm a big fan of "hammerless" J frames. I think the steel J frames are a bit heavy for pocket carry. Perhaps a mod. 42 would be the way to go?
I have a 40 and like it OK, in spite of its having seen better days.
The grips safety proclaims you to be 'old skool' and the cool looking original high-horned grips actually work OK without a grip adapter. This is good as at least some of the original Centennials don't accept standard J frame grips without modification.
The 42 is old enough that it falls (for me anyways) into the 'no way +P' category rather than the 'maybe once in a while' group of later models.
In response to your thread about the 40: Soemtimes they can be weighty. I feel the real serious weight problems come when you get into the 640s, and such, in .357 mag. I'm sitting here with an AMT DAO in .45acp in a Mika pocket holster in my pocket and hardly know it's there by weight alone. In news from the recent SHOT Show S&W is bringing back the 40 WITH the "Lemon squeezer" grip safety in 3 finishes, including case-hardened. All mentioned handguns, especially the lightweights, are great to carry. IMHO. Thanks; Alan