Yesterday, I dropped my 625 off at the gunsmith to have some minor tune-ups done. Because it’s the model with the pinned front sight, I decided it would be a better idea to let a professional install the new HiViz fiber-optic. While it’s there, I’m also having the charge holes chamfered to aid in reloading.
It’s currently wearing a set of Pachmayr stocks designed for L-frame guns, the effect being a small stock with an exposed backstrap and easily reached trigger. Later on, I’m going to have the single action notch taken off the hammer and convert the gun to DA/only. Once I get it back with the new sights, it will be all set up as the perfect gun for IDPA Enhanced Revolver Division.
As for the 646, I’ve ordered a set of Pachmayr stocks for that as well, and as soon as my ammo shows up I’m going to actually shoot the thing. It is a little weird in that the trigger is heavier on the Performance Center 646 than it is on the “stock” 625, which is apparently because N-frames have better triggers in general.
After my bought with the gunspaz yesterday, I’ve come to my senses and will not be buying a 686. What I would like to get would be either another 625, or a 610 to add some redundant back-up systems to my arsenal. Plus, I really like the way the 5 inch 625s handle.