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642 Club Part Three

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by fiVe, Nov 3, 2007.

  1. DAdams

    DAdams Well-Known Member

  2. flounder22

    flounder22 Well-Known Member

    Ok, I own a 642.

    What's the best rounds to carry in it that are not +p?
  3. Warp

    Warp Well-Known Member

    First: Why not +P?
  4. DAdams

    DAdams Well-Known Member

  5. Stainz

    Stainz Well-Known Member

    I like the Remington R38S12 158 gr LHPSWC round - but it is +P rated and produces a less than comfortable recoil. That makes them too much for a lot of folks, including me most of the time lately. My backup is an old friend - a milder shooting 148gr LWC - a target round! It, unlike LRN & LSWC rounds, starts out at a diameter of .357" - maximizes the wound channel (The RN & SWC rounds' wound channels tend to close up.) for more rapid exsanguination. No, it won't shatter a water buffalo's hip - may not even make it through a human chest plate. But - it should do better at taking the 'fight' out of an attacker than possibly any other non +P round from a snub-nosed .38. Just my opinion, of course... and worth no mre than it cost (free!). Last year, I lucked into a few boxes of Zero ammo reloads of that round on sale locally - $7.48/50 - a steal.


    PS flounder22 - we just got back from Gulf Shores and the Shrimp Festival -- great weather - fantastic time. My 642 in my pocket the whole time, of course.
  6. scaatylobo

    scaatylobo Well-Known Member

    442 & 360

    In both guns I carry and shoot GDHP +P 124 grainers and they are easy for me to control and get second/follow up shots.

    The 360 can take .357,but at 9 ounces I am not that young and strong.
  7. AStone

    AStone Well-Known Member

    Wait ... 9 oz?

    What? :confused:
  8. Warp

    Warp Well-Known Member

    No no no, not 9oz...

    no way
  9. Stainz

    Stainz Well-Known Member

    According to the 2012 S&W catalog, the 340 & 360 PDs, with their Al/Sc frame, SS barrel liner, and Ti cylinder, weigh in at 11.2 oz. The M&P 340, with it's SS cylinder, weighs 13.3 oz. The lightest J-frame is the 351C or 351PD, both .22 Magnums with Al 7-shot cylinders, at 10.8 oz.

    In the 'Duh...' department, some years back, I shot a "friend's" 340PD - loaded with 'hot' CorBon .357M's - the absolutely most painful handgun to shoot, IMHO - there is no mass - and nothing to hold on to. I shot over a thousand real .454's from my Ruger SRH as well as several .500 Magnums, .50AE DEII, and lots of .44 Magnums over the years. They were fun in comparison!

    9 oz? Did it have a cylinder?

  10. AStone

    AStone Well-Known Member

    Ah, that's the answer to our riddle.

    It had no cylinder.
    Subtract the cylinder mass
    from the total revolver mass = 9 oz.

    The cylinder was replaced by photons
    that kept the cartridges in place.

    (I hope you know I'm joking here ...)
  11. The Hound

    The Hound Active Member

    Started researching the 642/442 for purchase and found this thread.

    WOW! What a great resource for people looking to purchase a 442 or 642.

    I read all 8 pages straight through. Thanks to everyone.

    Next time at the gun shop, I'm looking for a 442.
  12. hwmoore

    hwmoore Active Member

    I have had mine for years so I guess I'm not new to the club and yes I sometimes carry it with the crimson grips in my pocket other times IWP
  13. Warp

    Warp Well-Known Member

    8 pages?

    I'm using the default posts per page, which is quite a few, and this is 48 pages
  14. The Hound

    The Hound Active Member

    I've got mine set to the max posts per page.

    Life's too short to turn internet pages. :)
  15. Warp

    Warp Well-Known Member

    I'd get lost
  16. AStone

    AStone Well-Known Member

    I just switched over to 100 posts per page. I think I like it. Less paging ...

    MAURICE Well-Known Member

    Finally got my 442 a few days ago. I have been dry firing like a mad man and it is smoothing out. Still heavy, but definitely better. Going to shoot it this weekend. Any thoughts on the 9 lb trigger kit?

    I cant wait to shoot this thing!
  18. RetDep310

    RetDep310 Well-Known Member

    I put the Apex Carry/Duty Spring kit in my M&P340, and love it. Don't have a pull device, but it feels around 10-11 pounds. Still heavy enough for reliable ignition. Also lightly stoned the rebound slide while it was out, and several hundred dry-fires.
  19. DAdams

    DAdams Well-Known Member

    I'm kind of in that same mood and mode these days. Not buying as many handguns but now going back through them for trigger work, sights, scopes, hosters and of course continuing to build the ammo supply.

    Good idea on the Apex, which is applicable for the X42 items and all J Frames I am assuming. Any downside to these conversions?
  20. Warp

    Warp Well-Known Member

    I never even thought of that.

    Apex makes a good trigger for the X42? Yeah?

    That is...intriguing.

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