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Old November 7, 2022, 01:38 PM   #1
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Will these chips in the barrel shroud affect the functioning of the gun?

I was handling the firearm at home and accidentally hit my wooden table.

M&P Bodyguard 38 revolver: https://imgur.com/a/D3hdnhY

Also, are these chips in the actual metal? Or just the paint?
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Old November 7, 2022, 04:16 PM   #2
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No. Zero issue.

Metal moves different by metal type. However, finish is still there, so it likely moved, not chipped.

Consider your "chips" vs the lettering S&W did at the factory. What are deeper?
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Old November 8, 2022, 08:45 AM   #3
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Consider your "chips" vs the lettering S&W did at the factory. What are deeper?
The lettering is considerably deeper. I can definitely feel the lettering, whereas I can only barely feel the "chips".
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Old November 8, 2022, 10:04 AM   #4
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No. Not at all.

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Old November 8, 2022, 09:35 PM   #5
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Your wooden table chipped the finish on your gun?
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Old November 8, 2022, 11:56 PM   #6
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No those little dings won't hurt a thing. How many gun forums are you gonna post this on?
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Old November 9, 2022, 10:38 AM   #7
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The family jewelry store back ground has to answer the "your wooden table did that"?

Metal types does several things on a hit. Nothing at all, moves the metal but stays on the object (platinum), light surface scratches or shatters (titanium/tungsten), or flakes off the item when scratched and loses the weight (gold).

On a "hit," any hard object can surface damage metal. Diamonds can shatter too with simple hits.

Strong, yes. Indestructible? no. Surface damage? of course.

When I mentioned the lettering, I'm saying that look how deep they are next to your nicks. So no worries.

Shrouded barrel. Don't worry unless it's the barrel that marred.
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