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Old February 15, 2011, 06:15 PM   #501
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Robert Mika.
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Old February 15, 2011, 06:17 PM   #502
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Know the 442 will be worth it
It will be worth it.

I want one very much.

The 442 doesn't shine in moon light.
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Old February 15, 2011, 06:33 PM   #503
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It will be worth it.

I want one very much.

The 442 doesn't shine in moon light.
I don't want to look down a silver colored sighting channel. Having a lock system that could lock up my safety is a non starter also.

Once you go black, you never go back is true with firearms

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Old February 15, 2011, 06:37 PM   #504
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Old February 15, 2011, 08:57 PM   #505
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I saw that my local Walmart now carrys a few Blackhawk (I think) holsters.

They have a Small pocket holster that says it fits 2" 5 shot revolvers for $10. I was thinking of buying one but I already have a Mika.

Anyone have one?

It was a size 3 in one of these

http://www.blackhawk.com/product/Poc...ster,82,34.htm
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Old February 16, 2011, 06:18 AM   #506
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joepa150, i have the Blackhawk size 3 and actually like it alot. it is slimmer than the Mika, which i also have, and is another great option for pocket carry. the Blackhawk actually works better for me with most of my jeans. the Mika is excellent for a looser pocket like relaxed fit jeans.
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Old February 16, 2011, 07:10 AM   #507
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Thanks for the help motorcyclecharlie. I probably shouldl pick one up since it is only $10. Slimmer is usually better for as far as pocket carry.
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Old February 16, 2011, 11:47 AM   #508
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I have both shapes of the Mika holster, but I still use my old Uncle Mike's pocket holster sometimes for similar reasons.

The Mika's bigger size makes it a better holster to draw from and more comfortable, BUT it can be a little bulky for smaller pockets.

The most comfortable, concealable, and tactically sound combination I've found is the square-cut Mika in some work pants I have with big, deep pockets. The pocket is big enough to hold the holster just right (and allow a smooth, secure draw) and deep enough that I never have to worry about the butt of the gun getting near the pocket opening.

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Old February 16, 2011, 10:49 PM   #509
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Good to know about the Black Hawk pocket holster. I have a Mika round cut on order, but I figure it's good to have multiple holsters for different clothes. I'll have to pick one up.
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Old February 17, 2011, 01:09 PM   #510
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On my 642, when I am trying to eject spent rounds from the cylinder, I push the ejector rod, with the muzzle facing upwards, and the rounds are only ejected about half way. I have to pull the cases out of the cylinder.

I have very limited experience with revolvers, but shouldn't the cases freely fall from the cylinder when the ejector rod is press is?
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Old February 17, 2011, 01:20 PM   #511
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41 - the ejector rod on a 642, or any other short-barreled j-frame, is quite short. If you practice punching that rod with some force, you will get the feel it requires to kick those cases completely out the first time.

Because the cases swell to seal the chamber when they are fired, it is not likely that they will just fall out freely. Especially if you've been shooting a bunch, and your chambers are dirty, there is going to be a bit of effort required to get them out.
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Old February 17, 2011, 01:49 PM   #512
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41, sixgunner455 has it right. you need to punch the rod with authority. sometimes times twice.. you still may even have to pick one out by hand. this is one of the things that takes practice to do it efficiently. you might even have a case jam into your grip if the cylinder isnt all the way out. just keep practicing. its true what they say. if you are going to carry one of these small snubs, you have to practice on a regular basis. not just shooting but unloading spent cases, efficient reloads and drawing from concealment. practice often and enjoy it. its a great gun. good luck.
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Old February 17, 2011, 03:47 PM   #513
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Thanks guys. I was hoping that it wouldn't have to make a trip back to the factory.

Hopefully I'll be able to shoot this weekend, so I can practice pushing the ejector rod harder.
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Old February 17, 2011, 06:09 PM   #514
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I heard or read somewhere that hitting the ejector rod should be like "smacking the baby" when babies are born. Give it a slap.
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Old February 17, 2011, 11:50 PM   #515
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There's a dent/chip inside my barrel. I've put 110 rounds through her since I got her a couple weeks ago. I'm not sure if its new or it was there when I purchased it. Its at about 12:15 and about a half inch from the ends of the barrel. Yesterday I put 50 rounds of some cheap arss blazer ammo through it. Then when I cleaned it, I couldn't get it clean cuz of the layer of what I was told was lead from the cheap cast rounds. So, I was told to use chore boy copper cleaning pads, which I did. Half way through cleaning I noticed the dent. Is this something covered in the warranty? I am nervous this dent could form a weak spot. I bought the gun 2/1/11... any help?
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Old February 18, 2011, 01:08 AM   #516
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seethesvt, that gun is under warranty. If there is something like that wrong with the barrel, you should call S&W and get it taken care of.

Did the lead come out?
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Old February 18, 2011, 02:08 AM   #517
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It took some time, but the lead is out... I learned 3 things from this deal... 1) they call it lead fouling. 2) they call it pitting. 3) don't use that shoty blazer ammo anymore.
Imma call s&w tomorrow.
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Old February 18, 2011, 05:16 PM   #518
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Sending it back to s&w.
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Old February 19, 2011, 05:15 PM   #519
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Greetings to all. Here is my brand new S&W Model 642-1 (no lock). Also using Speer Gold Dot "Short Barrel" 38 SPL +P 135 grain GDHP. This is a beautiful combination for Personal Defense.
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Old February 19, 2011, 06:40 PM   #520
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Welcome and you have got it down! Nice lockless wonder and blade too.
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Old February 19, 2011, 07:00 PM   #521
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Nice pic, Carnea.
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Old February 19, 2011, 07:48 PM   #522
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Smile Officially a new guy today

Picked up my 642 this AM
Rain and snow all the way up and back, but I got it home!
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Old February 19, 2011, 07:56 PM   #523
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Nice going JPF. A man who risks life and limb for an X42. Congrats.
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Old February 19, 2011, 07:59 PM   #524
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A USPS motto (in an age of FedX),
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Old February 19, 2011, 10:28 PM   #525
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Just got Ed Lovette's Snubbie Revolver book from Amazon. Real world stuff. This book will keep me off the internet for awhile. You can't put it down.
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