Well, Sir ... another myth exploded right before my eyes! And a good thing, too, I expect! I've always thought I'd get around to doing just this kind of kitchen table abortion on an old OP I have. It's a 6" and I'd rather have a 4". But, I've had it for years so I'll just live with it! Besides, I have two nice old swivel holsters I'm fond of that fit it. Thanks for the advice - glad you posted it here. I might have missed it, otherwise.