GUN Traded my H&K P2000SK for a S&W 642

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  1. johnson

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    Now researching practice and carry ammo as well as holsters. :wavey:
     
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    Good choice, personally I use 148gr full wadcutters in the cylinder and carry a couple 135gr +p speer in speed strips.

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    Straight up?
     
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    Not straight up.

    BTW, It's the no internal lock version.
     
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    Good call on no straight up trade... :rofl:


    Wouldn't you want an internal lock? :o As in, it won't fire unless the trigger is pulled? :dunno: :o
     
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    No internal lock meaning less parts inside of the gun. There have been reports of larger guns locking up when being dropped.

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    sarcasm nigga do you speak it
     
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    Guns are serious business. :o
     
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    I like how the 148 gr wadcutters shoot (more than the jhps) but the wadcutters are seated flush with the case. Guiding a jhp into the cylinder from a speed strip is much easier than a wadcutter round.
     
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    Im gonna get Remington 158gr LSWCHP +P loads aka FBI load aka Chicago load.
     
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    The HK is a lot more fun to shoot! I prefer having a positive safety on my pocket guns.
     
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    That was what I started with too but look for the gel tests with it out of a 2" barrel. Of a 4" barrel they do tend to expand, out of a 2" barrel they usually don't expand through fabric. I figured I might as well get less recoil and the sharp edge of a full wadcutter if it wasn't going to expand. If you're ordering online consider adding a box of winchester super-x 148gr wadcutters, X38SMRP so you can at least shoot them back to back and compare how well you can hit with both.

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    No its more about the tissue crushed. Tissue is elastic and will stretch and flow around round nosed bullets. A fmj or semi wadcutter might leave an actual physical hole only 60-70% as wide as the bullets diameter. The full wadcutter will crush tissue about 100% as wide as the bullet. Given the very poor expansion of the 158gr fbi load out of a 2" you not only wind up with a load that has more recoil and quite possibly won't expand, but it might leave a smaller wound than the round that wouldn't have expanded to start with.

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    If you ordered direct from Mika, expect a 2 month wait, that is how long it took to get mine.
     
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    I just read about the wait. Ill probably pick up a Don Hume or DeSantis Nemesis or Uncle Mike's in the mean time.

    This was posted in March on THR.
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    Yeah I try to include the link but also copy and paste the relevant bits of info for that reason. I asked the admin's to change but they felt it was a step that would help prevent people from taking their intellectual work without giving them credit and I believe they said even save them a little bandwidth (I'd have to look for the old PM's to be sure). I still disagree with the decision heh.
     
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    Shot 30 something rounds through it today. I wasnt consistant with it but I got decent groups. Was using Independance 130gr FMJ. Also picked up a pack of Bianchi speed strips. Next up is a CTC LG-405 laser grip.
     
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    How does Doc measure the Gold Dot 135gr +P Short Barrel?
     
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    And I can understand why, the FBI load just isn't pleasant in the 642.

    My carry load is taken from the doc too
    The speer gets the ok stamp too of course
     
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    Any specific wadcutter he/you use? Brand and part number. I'm gonna have my shop order me the GD 135gr on Tuesday.

    btw, the short barrel gold dot number is 23921.

    edit, I did some more reading and ive read that the 53921 is the exact same cartridge but sold in 50rd boxes.
     
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