Originally Posted by Gail of Maine
I am looking for a good ladies carry gun, want fairly lightweight but not so much kick that it bites. I have a Chic Lady 38 special that has a hard trigger pull (single action revolver) and it hurts my hand when I shoot. Would like reliable but lower price end. Any suggestions? Thanks.
Have you had the hammer and trigger springs changed on your 38? Many new guns come with springs that are to stiff. They use the heavy springs due to legal reasons. A new spring kit is a lot less expensive than a new gun.
My gunsmith put a new spring kit in a $200 gun he got stuck with. The darned thing shoots as good as a lot of $500 guns. It's a Rock Island knock off of the Colt Detective. Rock Island bought the patent for the detective. Just a few springs and it shoots as Colt intended it to shoot.