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New 442!

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by honkeoki, Sep 26, 2005.

  1. honkeoki

    honkeoki Well-Known Member

    My first pistol was a S&W 9mm. I never thought I'd turn out to be a revolver man, but after tracking down a beat-up Security Six, I learned that I really like wheelguns.

    So at the gun show this weekend, there was a blued S&W 442 sitting sad and lonely on a dealer's table. The bluing showed lots of wear from carry, but the gun locked up tight. Looked like it'd been carried a lot, shot only a little. And the price? $225 :what:

    I had my wallet out so fast I think I sprained my shoulder. Unfortunately, the dealer saw how excited I was and completely refused to haggle. I couldn't do much, because I was pretty sure if I walked away from the table the snubbie would be gone before I got back. I came home grinning and my fiancee rolled her eyes.

    This little guy drops right into my pocket. It points naturally. Staging the trigger is easy. The weight is unnoticeable and the outline is a lot less obvious than the Kahr PM9 I had for about 12 weeks... So now I've joined the ranks of those who carry Airweights for CCW and I couldn't be happier.

    Thanks, gentlemen and ladies, for all the great advice generiously offered on this board.
  2. ruger357

    ruger357 Well-Known Member

    Nice gun at a nice price. Enjoy.
  3. Bronco45

    Bronco45 Well-Known Member

    I've seen a few 442s out here but they are hard to find. I owned a 642 and liked it a lot.

    What exactly does the 442 designation mean?Anodized Aluminum frame and blued steel cyl and barrel?
  4. ruger357

    ruger357 Well-Known Member

    That's the one Bronco45.
  5. Dienekes

    Dienekes Well-Known Member

    Good little guns. I bought one circa 1996 and it is a daily companion. It is up to about 900 rounds through it and have never had cause to pull the sideplate for any reason at all. It and my Toyota 4x4 pickup have a lot in common--small, handy, reliable. That about covers it...

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