GUN why are those airlite hammerless revolvers so expensive!

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  1. s2k

    s2k OT Supporter

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    i wouldn't mind owning one in .357mag :hs:

    anyone here own one? pics? how is it compared in size/weight to, say, a glock 26?
     
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    Model: 640
    Caliber: .357MAG/.38+P
    Capacity: 5 Rounds
    Barrel Length: 2 1/8"
    Front Sight: Black Blade Front
    Rear Sight: Fixed
    Grip: Rubber Grips
    Frame: Small - Centennial Style
    Finish: Satin Stainless
    Overall Length: 6 5/8"
    Material: Stainless Steel
    Weight Empty: 23 oz.

    [​IMG] CALIBER
    9x19
    SYSTEM
    Safe Action
    [​IMG] WEIGHT
    560 g / 19.75 oz.
    LOADED (~)
    740 g / 26.10 oz. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] LENGTH
    160 mm / 6.29 in.
    HEIGHT
    106 mm / 4.17 in. [​IMG] MAG. CAPACITY
    Standard: 10
    OPTIONAL
    12/15/17/19/33 [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] WIDTH
    30 mm / 1.18 in.
    BARREL HEIGHT
    32 mm / 1.26 in. [​IMG] TRIGGER PULL
    2.5 kg / 5.5 lbs.
    TRIGGER TRAVEL
    12.5 mm / 0.5 in. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] LINE OF SIGHT
    144 mm / 5.67 in.
    BARREL LENGTH
    88 mm / 3.46 in. [​IMG] BARREL RIFLING
    right hand, hexagonal
    LENGTH OF TWIST
    250 mm / 9.84 in.
     
  3. UnaBomber

    UnaBomber Closed-minded pig-headed racist xenophobe OT Supporter

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    my dad just bought one of the hammerless J frame smith and wessons .38/357s its a really nice
     
  4. Nosolace001

    Nosolace001 New Member

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    They aren't any fun to shoot though. Firing them is like catching a baseball without a glove. Because of that most people dont practice with them as much as they should.

    Good back-up gun, more of a close combat weapon than an engaging zombies from across the room type of deal.
     
  5. s2k

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    the 442 is similar, 38special only which is fine, $2-400 cheaper, but 3oz heavier :hs:
     
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    I just got a 642 last week, haven't gotten to shoot yet. Going to the range on Saturday.
     
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    not a .357 but i love my 642, it's not a great range gun obviously with less than a 2" barrel but it's light, reliable, and i wouldn't feel at all under gunned if i had to use it as an up close and personal defense weapon anything past 10 yards and i sure wouldn't want to be firing with many innocent people around, the groups i have with it aren't near what i do with my G26 and of course anyone is gonna shoot worse in a defense situation than at the range.

    i'd rather have my G26 on me if i had to use a gun but the 642 is smaller, and more comfy to carry so depending on what i'm wearing and what activity i'm doing i prefer the 642 to carry, if it's just a run to the store wearing jeans it's the G26.

    if i could only have 1 i'd go with the 642 just because it makes life easier to carry 100% of the time, having a few carry options is obviously nice though
     

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