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Old August 2, 2014, 11:10 PM   #1426
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Request permission to join the club, please. Picked up a new 642 a week ago today.

I basically wanted something that would be very close to the full hammered, all steel .38 snub I have carried for years and want to semi-retire. I also wanted something that was lighter and more pocketable, yet just as reliable.


This is perfect. Only shot a cylinder's worth through it, but it appears that all is well. I put a little bit of black electrical tape over the last half inch of the butt to "personalize" it and help cover the exposed gray-colored back strap and bottom. I actually like the look of the 442 better, and very nearly got that instead. Anyway, happy camper here and now my very first gun can get a much-needed break.
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Old August 3, 2014, 06:18 PM   #1427
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Welcome to the club!

What steel J did you used to carry?
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Old August 3, 2014, 06:32 PM   #1428
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Thank you!

Didn't actually carry a true J before-hand. I have a Taurus 85, made in 1994 according to the Taurus website.


I will still use the Taurus at the range and even for the occasional bit of carry. I think the 642 will be a very worthy replacement, as would any of the other true Js. Used to think Bodyguard (humpback) frames were ugly, but they've actually grown on me over time. Been meaning to get an Airweight of some sort or something similar for a long time. Finally did it...
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Old August 3, 2014, 10:19 PM   #1429
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I may as well beg in as well, just snagged a no lock specimen. I kept my Uncle Mikes combat grip knowing I'd be back sooner than later.

Please let me in, please
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Old August 4, 2014, 10:19 AM   #1430
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tubeshooter, nothing wrong with taurus as long as you have made sure it works. (I do prefer a S&W though!)

Bikemutt, welcome to the club as well! Thought you were already a member, with your very nice collection of S&Ws.
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Old August 4, 2014, 05:41 PM   #1431
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Cool

Thank you! Yeah, the old Taurus has performed flawlessly, and has rode with me for many a mile. After 20 years of service, I have decided that it has too much sentimental value to me for regular EDC.

So that's why I'm just now getting the 642. Only took me almost 9 years and about 419 pages across all three "642 Club" threads... but better late than never!


I appreciate the welcome!
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Old August 4, 2014, 06:54 PM   #1432
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After many years of trying every option and caliber known to modern man, I have been carrying 642's almost exclusively for the past year or so.

Just such a great machine. Weight, recoil, natural point ability.

Really dig VZ grips on them as well.

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Old August 5, 2014, 06:03 AM   #1433
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A couple of pics...

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Old August 5, 2014, 08:18 AM   #1434
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Well, I am once again, not the owner of a 642. My love is the K Frame revolver, and I found a great 3" Model 10, so I traded my 642. The good news is that I'll be getting a Pro Series for my next one.
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Old August 5, 2014, 01:47 PM   #1435
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Great pics and gotta love spydercos and J frames. My EDC is just like yours.

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Old August 12, 2014, 07:13 PM   #1436
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OK, sign me up to the club. Ran up on a 642, guy had had it almost a year, fired a couple of cylinders through it, said $300 and it's yours. Paid a little more than I would have liked, and it's got a lock, but I guess nothing is perfect, and I've been jonesing for one of these things for a few months. Looks new, clean as a whistle, he still had the box, receipt, everything. It's lying on the bar in the kitchen, I guess I'm gonna go out and shoot some of this cheap ammo I've got lying around. If I like this thing as much as I think I'm going to it may hang around a while.
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Old August 12, 2014, 08:10 PM   #1437
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PowerG, welcome to the club!

There good guns, but not for everybody. Hope you like yours.
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Old August 12, 2014, 10:00 PM   #1438
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Shot five cylinders through it, sweet. I had a tendency to shoot high at first, but it didn't take long to get that under control. All things considered (nothing carries like a snubby IMO) this is a keeper.
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Old August 13, 2014, 12:06 AM   #1439
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Many new members I see. Welcome to all.
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Old August 13, 2014, 05:05 PM   #1440
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Cool

Thank you, sir! Much obliged!
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Old August 28, 2014, 02:39 PM   #1441
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after 3 yrs, im back again. my buddy has a college freshman going to TCU. i helped him out with his 442. (undisclosed $). anybody have the ergo sure grip on their gun? if so how do you like it? I haven't shot it yet. But it sure rides great in my left front pocket as I type this.
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Old September 1, 2014, 10:29 PM   #1442
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I was able to run 50 rounds thru her with the ergo grip today. Hated it. Felt like the gun would fall off my hand. Shooters fault not the gun. Here she is in her original boot. Happy labor day Y'all!
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