Revolver Guy UC Part III

Happy times here at AFR!  We just returned from TACCON 2024 and are on a quick turn to Arizona.  Maintenance Monday will be pushed to tomorrow but in the mean time check out the latest in the series on the Ultimate Carry J Frame from our friend Mike at RevolverGuy



The Lipsey’s – Smith & Wesson Ultimate Carry J-Frames, Part III


  1. Mike Pipes on April 9, 2024 at 7:25 am


  2. Mark Lathem on April 20, 2024 at 4:59 pm

    I had my first hands-on experience with the 432UC and 632UC today. I was excited to see one of each in a display case in one of my local gun shops, and I was sure one of them would come home with me.

    The sights are great, the grips (which I didn’t expect to like) are excellent, and the trigger is better than any of the J-frames I have at home save one (a no-dash 640 that is magical).

    Unfortunately, the 632 seemed to have a cracked tritium vial in its XS sight, as it was all but dead. The 432 was good-to-go in this regard, so I determined it was the gun to buy. Sadly, after about 10 trigger presses the gun locked up, with the trigger to the rear and the hammer down (the protruding firing pin was clearly visible). The shop’s gunsmith was able to free everything by rapping the rear of the grips on his bench, so I feel sure all the gun needed was to have its side plate removed and its innards flushed out, but my confidence was shaken…and both guns are heading back to S&W anyway.

    I haven’t written these guns off yet; nothing made by human hands is perfect, and I’ll assume it just wasn’t my lucky day. We’ll see what the future holds.

    • BrYan on April 20, 2024 at 5:17 pm

      We’ve heard of this. Send them back asap. I am confident you’ll be happy when they get back.


  3. Mike Wood on April 21, 2024 at 3:04 pm

    Mark, we had a similar comment from another reader at RevolverGuy. Hopefully just some debris that needs to be flushed out. Please let us know how it turns out.

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