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Help, New 642 shoots to the right

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by flinchy, Oct 26, 2004.

  1. flinchy

    flinchy Member

    It shoots 4" to the right at 25 yards. This translates to 2" to the right at 12 yards. I shot it with both right and left hand, so i know it's the gun, not me. ( for background, I shoot equally well/bad with both right and left hand). Is this acceptable with this gun? Should send it back to s&w?
  2. dfariswheel

    dfariswheel Well-Known Member

    Back to the factory, along with a letter and a target showing the groups.
  3. Paul "Fitz" Jones

    Paul "Fitz" Jones Moderator - Emeritus

    Another idea

    Some extra substantiation could help by having a friend fire some targets at the same ranges to send along with yours.

  4. Majic

    Majic Well-Known Member

    Just questioning, but do you normally shoot small revolvers DA? It could be just that it doesn't fit your hand and you are using the wrong placement of you finger.
    I would have someone else shoot it first before sending it back to the factory.
    I would also try an assortment of ammo from different makers.
  5. R.H. Lee

    R.H. Lee Well-Known Member

    I'd have a couple other people shoot it before I sent it back.
  6. flinchy

    flinchy Member

    Thanks for your input. 4" @25 yards is just a little too much for me even for a snubby.

    Majic, I do have a 649 bodyguard and shoot it few times a year, it doesn't have this problem. Besides I shot the 642 both left and right handly to make sure it's the gun not me. If it's the shooter then it should shoot to the left when I shoot left handly, no? But I'll take your advice and have someone shoot it before I sent it back.

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