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Lemon Squeezer anyone?



It looks like S&W is going to be bringing out new versions of the old lemon squeezer design.



Shot Show photo: http://www.rifleshootermag.com/gun_accesso...207/index4.html



It seems like it was just a couple months ago, though it was actually a couple years back, that I was complaining to Smith & Wesson that they needed to bring back traditional high polish blued handguns to their line. For a while there it seemed S&W was only interested in building stainless steel handguns. I like stainless steel for some applications but still prefer blued steel on most of my handguns. You can imagine how pleased I was to see S&W not only is making some blued versions but bringing back some classic designs. The Model 40 “Lemon Squeezer” is a Chiefs Special hammerless variation with a grip safety and is not only available in blue but also in blue with a color case hardened frame and in nickel. Another classic, the Model 22 .45 ACP, was also introduced at the SHOT Show this year.
 

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I don't know about anyone else but everytime I pull the 15 pound trigger on my J-frames I think to myself, "Man I wish this had a grip safety." :roll:


That is easily fixed, I've had great luck with the Wilson spring kits.
 

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Color case hardening is beautiful!
 

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Regarding this re-issue of the Model 40, it doesn't have the internal key lock at the cylinder latch so does anyone know if S&W has actually deleted it (internally) from this specific model because it has the old style "grip safety" or does the "lemon squeezer" activate the new style internal lock?
 
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