GUN Thoughts on S&W Model 642?

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  1. houseofdon

    houseofdon Simplify Moderator

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    I'm in the market for a convenient carry piece and there's a local seller selling a lightly used 642 for a good price. I like the small revolver platform and already have a good stockpile of .38 +p, so I'm thinking this might be a good option.

    Anyone have any experiences with it?
     
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    Make sure it's not one of the older ones. The older ones don't have the +p capability. I think this coincides with the switch to the key lock, but I'm not sure. I'd do some research on that.

    I will probably buy one next week.

    What type of price?
     
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    They're of course great, although +P in the light weight gun can still be a little more recoil than most people like. No shame in dropping down to standard pressure rounds.
     
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    +P in a 642 is quite.....snappy
     
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    I checked the link last night and it worked. Must be in my cache.

    www.thehighroad.org > revolver forum > search 642
     
  8. It worked last night, but now it's not working.
     
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    It's not working now, but it worked last night.
     
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    2L Bunny "It's only a Rabbit"

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    Great gun, but definetly not a beginers gun. They're very convenient carry guns, but rather difficult to shoot well.

    642 = not +P
    642-1 & 642-2(w/ lock) = +P Safe
     
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    Have one and love it. Can't beat it iwb or pocket with a speed strip for those low risk summer days.
     
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    VB is weird about that. OT won't link searches either. :hsd:
     

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