GUN Want a small j frame next. S&W 442?

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  1. johnson

    johnson New Member

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    I never looked into these so how much do those cost on average? Any other models I should look for? 442 seems to be popular and I like black guns. Why is a 340 so much more expensive?
     
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    Just read the specs

    Model: 442
    Caliber: .38+P
    Capacity: 5 Rounds
    Barrel Length: 1 7/8"
    Front Sight: Black Blade Front
    Rear Sight: Fixed
    Grip: Rubber Grips
    Frame: Small - Centennial Style
    Finish: Blue / Black
    Overall Length: 6 3/8"
    Material: Alloy
    Weight Empty: 15 oz.

    Model: 340PD
    Caliber: .357MAG/.38+P
    Capacity: 5 Rounds
    Barrel Length: 1 7/8"
    Front Sight: Red Ramp Front
    Rear Sight: Fixed
    Grip: Rubber Grips
    Frame: Small - Centennial Style
    Finish: Blue / Black
    Overall Length: 6 3/8"
    Material: Scandium Alloy/Titanium/Stainless Steel
    Weight Empty: 12 oz.
     
  3. Dumbstixlars

    Dumbstixlars Ron Paul/AR-15/Glock/old car/Scooby/R/C croo OT Supporter

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    I got my 642 (the stainless version, they cost the same) for $400 OTD at a local show. It's not very accurate for anything past about 10 yards, but its super easy to carry in a Desantis pocket holster and a heck of a lot better then nothing.
     
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    +1 for the 642. the stainless finish won't mar with excessive pocket carry.

    ill probably pick one up when I turn 21 :o
     
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    dont bother with the 340 unless you enjoy painful recoil. hardly anyone actually runs .357 through it, might as well save some money and get the .38spl.
     
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  7. johnson

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    You guys dont put it in a holster when pocket carrying?
     
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    desantis pocket holster is the best I've found so far.
     
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    2L Bunny "It's only a Rabbit"

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    642 isn't stainless. It's a silver finish. 442/642 are both airweight aluminum frame. I carry a 442 is an Alessi ankle rig regularly, either as primary or as backup.
     
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    I'd want the one that would fire .357 mags. My friend has an airweight .357, it's hell recoil-wise, but it's a very powerful round and great for self-defense.

    A model 60 snub-nose will give you the benefits of .357 with a little jump in weight. It would be easier on you to practice with, and they are considerably cheaper than the 340 IIRC.
     
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    I have a 640. It's badass. Wouldn't mind trading it for an M&P .40c for a while.
     
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    2L Bunny "It's only a Rabbit"

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    Hell recoil wise, and great for self defense? How is it good if you can't make fast accurate follow up shots? If I was to go with a .357 J-frame it would be a M60 or something steel.
     
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    640,642,442, 638 all good
     
  14. Cannondale

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    You can make one, your hand will just hurt. I wouldn't put a box of 50 .357 rounds through it in a row though.
     
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    fixed
     
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    I wised up and decided to get a rifle next. Either build an AR15 (over the course of the year) or a nice 10/22. I already have a compact and subcompact handgun so no more pistols for a while.
     

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