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Smith & Wesson M638 5RD 38SP +P 1.87"

   50 Reviews| 4 Questions & Answers
Model: 163070
Condition: Factory New
Bud's Item Number: 26311
UPC: 022188630701

Smith & Wesson M638 5RD 38SP +P 1.87\
Smith & Wesson M638 5RD 38SP +P 1.87\

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The Smith & Wesson J-Frame has become the most popular small frame personal defense revolver on the market. With decades of reliable performance to its credit, the J-frame line offers models capable of firing .22 LR, .22 Magnum, .38 S&W Special and the more powerful .357 Magnum loads.  Smith & Wesson offers these revolvers from our production, M&P, Pro Series, and Classics lines in three diverse hammer designs; internal, exposed and shrouded.


  • Weight: 15oz
  • Overall Length: 6.31"
  • Additional Info: Small Bodyguard Frame
  • Additional Info: Airweight
Product Information
Finish Silver
Type Revolver
Action Single/Double
Caliber 38 Special
Barrel Length 1.87"
Capacity 5
Safety Internal Lock
Grips Black
Sights Fixed
Product Information
Finish Cyan Polymer
Type Single Shot
Action Break Open
Caliber 38 Special
Barrel Length 8.3"
Capacity 73
Safety Checkered G-10
Grips Stainless Grips and Frame
Sights Tru-Glo TFX Pro Day/Night Sights
Product Information
Finish Low-Glare Stainless
Type Red Dot Optic
Action Gas Operation
Caliber 7.63x25mm Mauser
Barrel Length 2.06"
Capacity 10+1/14+1
Safety Hammer Block/Transfer Bar
Grips Hogue Extreme G10
Sights Suppressor Contrast
Product Information
Finish Camo Gray and Black
Type Pistol Frame
Action Double Action
Caliber .50-140 Sharps
Barrel Length 3.07"
Capacity 13+1/19+1
Safety Striker, Trigger, Decocker
Grips Simulated Ivory
Sights Crimson Trace 4 MOA Red Dot
Product Information
Finish Fandango
Type Kit
Caliber 357MAG/.38 P
Barrel Length 4.875
Capacity 12
Safety Ambidextrous Thumb/Grip
Grips POW/MIA grip
Sights Adjustable White Bar

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50 Reviews. Average Rating:    4.7 of 5 Stars!
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Reviewed By: on 08/10/2020
Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!

Very nice 5 shot revolver (my first) from S&W. Shipped very quickly from Buds to my local FFL. I really like having the shrouded hammer as I use this gun for pocket carry. The trigger is very heavy, so I would highly recommend you get a Wilson Combat Spring Kit. It's like $10 and install videos are on YouTube. Upon installation I had a much smoother trigger pull which thus increased my accuracy at the range. It's a beauty to shoot now! I run +P hollowpoints in this and carry a speed loader for backup rounds. Very nice gun from S&W! You'll love the 638 just get the spring kit for the smoother trigger pull 👍😎🤠

Reviewed By: on 03/24/2020
Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!

Initially is was wondering about the quality of the alloy concerns were set aside when I took the gun to the range......The smith and wesson quality is present in this less expensive and finish are very nice and the action of the revolver was smooth right from the factory....after shooting it a few times I removed the side plate and did some minor polishing on parts, I also installed some crimson trace grips. The 638 is great gun for its size and weight. Taking time to be proficient with it is the fun part.

Reviewed By: on 11/07/2019
Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!

Bud's came through again! This is my 2nd gun purchase thru Bud's and everything with the ordering process went fine. I had been considering either the 638 or the Ruger LCRX for awhile and finally decided on the 638. The good price helped me to decide. I have had it to the range once so far. I am used to heavier guns so have to adjust for the recoil and the heavier trigger pull. It will take some time to adjust to it, but I look forward to shooting it more.

Reviewed By: on 10/24/2019
Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!

This is a great little revolver I love it. The lightweight aluminum frame makes it very comfortable to carry. In single I hit 5 cans in 5 shots at 20 yards the double action is a little heavier than my s&w66 but it’s sill smooth I missed a lot more shooting double as expected but was still hitting cans at 20 yards. This is a great gun I’d have no problem with carrying. Buds was excellent as usual fast shipping good communication during the process I’d absolutely recommended this if you are at all interested

Reviewed By: on 10/22/2019
Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!

First, let me say the price was great as was Bud's service. Now the gun. I have read a lot about S&W quality deteriorating. Well...this gun is perfect. As in flawless. It really is. Nothing is off, it is tight, it has no blemishes. It is great with standard pressure .38-and o.k. with +p. Everything is all good and It is now my EDC. Sometimes with a second J-frame. Snubby revolvers are greatly underestimated as civilian carry guns.But they are the best thing to cope with what civilians encounter. Remember the "rule of threes"; under 3 yards, under 3 seconds, 3 rounds or less. That describes almost anything you may find yourself in. And remember the snubby is the hardest gun to take from you. buy it, carry it....

Reviewed By: on 10/02/2019
Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!

It was an awesome experience buy from buds. I saved about $100 buying from them and they delivered on time. Everything was as smooth as silk. It was so easy my wife is now worried about our bank account!! Lol.....

Reviewed By: on 09/17/2019
Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!

Awesome little revolver. Good fit and finish. Sometimes the grip stops a shell from ejecting completely so practice opening it all the way before hitting the ejection rod. Shoots straight. Use a lighter bullet under 145 grains.

Reviewed By: on 09/03/2019
Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!

I recieved this S&W 38 special in a few days and it was in new condition and I am very pleased with it. I have done business with Bud's Gun Shop for a while now and they have great selection of guns at really good prices. I would recommend Bud's to anyone looking for a good deal and good service. Look forward to doing business with them again.

Reviewed By: on 09/03/2019
Rating:     1 of 5 Stars!

Bud\'s service and speed of delivery was as always exceptional. Great people to do business with. The 638 S & W has a terrible trigger, heavy and gritty. Previous S & W\'s and Taurus\' revolvers I have owned are much better. 125 grain, 185 grain and 160 grain all shoot 8\" high at 15 yards. I bought this primarily to shoot shot snake loads and may keep the gun for that purpose. As a defensive gun, I feel it is useless.

Reviewed By: on 05/27/2019
Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!

This is the ultimate ankle BUG. I have three of them, stuffed with Federal HST. Need I say more?

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    • Answered
    Well ...yes and no. This has an aluminum alloy frame with a stainless steel cylinder and stainless barrel. I own one... a great little carry gun.
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    • Answered
    James, unloaded Weight is 14.6 Ounces Sir. ---- ((Complete Specifications & Features)): - Smith & Wesson Model 638 Airweight Revolver 163070 - Double Action/Single Action - Shrouded Hammer - .38 Special +P - 5 Rounds - 1.875" barrel - Small J-Frame - Aluminum Alloy - Overall Length 6.3" - Weight 14.6 Ounces - Serrated Ramp Front Sight - Fixed Notch Rear Sight - Black Synthetic Grips - Matte Silver Finish.
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    • Answered
    If I recall correctly Tim, that is an allen screw, that takes an allen, or hex, wrench. If you look closely it would resemble a ';honeycomb' shape inside the screw hole. Just make sure you have the correct size that fits snugly into the head of the screw to avoid stripping out the shoulders on the inside of the screw head. Wallie World has some Stanley Allen wrench sets that I have bought to carry in my range bag - they're inexpensive and of fairly good quality, fold up compactly and are 'attached' to the handle so they're easy to keep up with - fold up and close sort f like a picket knife. I think that would solve your situation. . If the screw is not a hex/allen head screw then it would be a torx type - resembles a star inside the screw head. Photo of the two different types here - hex/allen screw on top. Again, Wally World has torx wrench sets as well Photo here:
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