Got myself a Lyman digital trigger gauge on Amazon over the weekend, and I tested my pistols this morning:
CZ Shadow 2 OR Single Action 2 lb 11.4 oz Double Action 8 lb 7.5 oz
CZ Shadow 2 Single Action 2 lb 12.5 oz Double Action 8 lb 10 oz
HK P7M8 Single Action 3 lb 6.5 oz
Once the whole SARS-COV2 situation is finaly resolved, I will try a lower weight main spring in my S2OR, a fellow competitor did, and he said the difference for the DA trigger pull is really worth it. Just need to make sure I do not get light primer strikes, and that my DA pull remains above 5 lbs to stay legal in IPSC Production.
Good news is that my P7M8 would also be legal in production (above 3 lbs for all shots)
My neighbor is offering me a .357 Smith and Wesson. It's a model 19-3 and the serial is 7K89---, nickle finish (not really my flavor, I prefer blued guns), adjustable sights, 4" barrel and original S&W wood grips. There's some minor scuffing on the grips and a minor scrape on the cylinder.
He's asking $300 for it, and I'm kind of tempted.
Positioned to show the ugly side of the grips and the scrape on the cylinder.
I'm thinking about buying a set of these grips in black for the .357. I will hang on to the OEM grips, of course, but I like the look of black on stainless. This will probably end up being my woods/camping pistol so a holster will happen for it at some point as well as a matching lever action - most likely a Marlin 1895 .45-70 Dark Edition.
The Dark is significantly cheaper and has a threaded barrel. It was down to the Dark, the Scout (pictured above), the Henry All Weather, and the Henry Model X.
If the All Weather had a loading gate, I would go with that - but both the Henry rifles are over 4" longer than the Marlin offerings and I want something as compact as possible. Somehow the Marlins are heavier, but I'd rather have the shorter overall length. Who knows, if I get a deal on the Marlin in stainless I might go that route. I think the Henry has better fit and finish than Marlin, but I won't feel as bad about treating the Marlin like a tool gun.