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642 Club Part Three

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

  1. fiVe

    fiVe Senior Member

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    What is the 642 Club? Just a place to hang a snubnose post? No. We are a testament to a very popular revolver. We are a front-line, almost real-time, almost face-to-face, first-rate reference, with a vast wealth of knowledge on grips, ammo, carry methods, etc. I am proud of this, particularly with all the new members coming on board.

    Without a doubt, this thread itself has become a vital accessory to the 642. And we are trying to positively influence the manufacture of new 642 accessories with the Hogue grips petition.

    Instead of asking “What is the 642 Club?”, we should really ask “Who is the 642 Club?”. We are a band of friendly, decent folk who have bonded (albeit maybe loosely) around a very cool snubnose revolver. This is a good thread because it is made up of good people, and together we have created a warm, decent place on the web.

    I’m thankful we have such a quality board on which to exist. The High Road is a beacon on the internet and a standard that every board should follow. Thank you, Oleg and moderators for letting us be here. I do hope we will be seen as a thread with substance and not just size. While I do have a life outside THR, I am proud of my membership here.

    When I created post #1, I never could have imagined this thread would grow to over 5000 posts and I never could have do it alone. In other words, this happened because of you--over 600 of you--not me. So....thanks. What’s next? I think we should keep doing what we’ve been doing--stay friendly, post your range reports, post your reviews on ammo, holsters, etc., help the newbies, and if you discover/experience anything new with your 642, be sure to share it.

    I hope this thread is as big a blessing to you as it is to me.
    Safe shootin’.

    Peace,
    fiVe
     
  2. Brian Williams

    Brian Williams Moderator Emeritus

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    Welcome to the second edition of the 642 Club

    Part 1 here
    http://thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=138658


    I put 50 rounds through mine today...


    EDIT to add
    Just a reminder folks this is the 642 club. It is in the revolver forum and should be on topic for the Revolver forum and the x42 series of S&W revolvers. Rambling to the other centenial frames and other light weight revolvers fit the topic of this thread and any thing else will be deleted or moved.
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  3. Brian Williams

    Brian Williams Moderator Emeritus

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  4. AStone

    AStone Senior Member

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    I'm smiling over here.

    Glad to be in on the ground floor of partie trois.

    Hey, check it out. Post #4. :D

    Brian, maybe a link at the bottom of Part Deux
    to help members find part 3 easier?

    ABE: My sig line has been updated.
    "Wheels" now points here.
     
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  5. DAdams

    DAdams Senior Member

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    Who could have Imagined

    Still crazy after all these years. I'm pleased to still be alive.:cool: who could have imagined what fiVe hath wrought. ;)

    Now I can post that series of holiday pictures all over again!

    Third times a charm, I'm in for the duration.

    At Ease, Smokem if you've Gottem.

    MSAA Reporting for Duty.

    Post FIVE.
     
  6. RetDep310

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    Been reading these posts ever since I became a member of THR. Just joined the 642 Club yesterday after buying mine a couple of weeks ago. Being part of a 3rd addition almost seems like a part of history !!!
     
  7. whitecoyote

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    Wow, 642 Club Part Deux 3,999 post, 334,023 views, & three years six days has to be a record.
    I'm in for part 3. :D
     
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  8. scottishclaymore

    scottishclaymore Member

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    Hey fellow 642er's. I think a new edition of this awesome thread calls for new photos of everybody's favorite snub. I'm away from my camera (but not my snub!) right now, but I'll try to get some up this evening when I get home.

    So everybody else... Let's see a picture of your snub and snubby gear!
     
  9. Stainz

    Stainz Senior Member

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    All is right in the world - and my 642 is back in my pocket. The 296 is hidden away - as is my old 2" 10, my wife's #1 choice - and my 4" 64. Hidden - but accessible. The 642 has yeoman-like duty - pocket peacekeeper extraordinaire. Now, off to Publix for groceries - and their 5% off 'senior discount' - if the blue-hairs left any open parking spots!

    Stainz
     
  10. MIL-DOT

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    Well I'll be danged, I just minutes ago got home with my new 642, poured me a wee beverage:D and sat down at the computer to see how my "642 lock removal" thread was going, when lo & behold, I spy nothing less than an entire thread, nay,CLUB, dedicated to this most nifty of new toys !! Imagine my joy !!
    But seriously, I had no idea this was here, and look forward to scrolling back and reading more about these pistols than I was able to Google-up this past weekend while still considering getting one.
    Amusing aside here, the girl that works at my FFL asked incredulously, "did you buy this thing NEW?" I said "yeah,why", and she said the boss was sorely pissed when he saw the price, as they couldn't have gotten this as cheap as I did !! They actually thought it must have been used !!
    Anyway, I brought along some Winny white-box +p hollow points so I could load her up immediately and give her a shorts-pocket test ride,and she was noticably less bulky and heavy than my other carry pieces, a SP101 3", and a G26 (no surprise).
    I was also happier than I expected to be with the trigger pull,seemed to be a little less length and considerably less fluctuation in resistance than seems to be common W/ double action. I was very happy with it.
    Naturally, I played with the key & lock mechanism almost immediately after returning home,and I actually came away more confident in it than I expected. I can't see how this could possibly engage itself during a 5-round firefight, maybe while out shooting a box or three, but in a realistic 5-round SD scenario, I ain't seeing it. But of course,I'd appreciate any input from anyone that may have had this happen, though.
    Oh yeah, uh, sorry....I seem to have gotten a little ahead myself............OOH,OOH,OOH, CAN I JOIN THE CLUB ???? CAN I ?? HUH,CAN I, PLEASE ?????? COME ON,GUYS,LEMME IN,LEMME IN !!!!! :D
     
  11. DAdams

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    Pictures of 642s and gear I'm all over that. I have been plotting, I need to get the camera out and the right lighting. Into the equipment cache go I. This may take awhile. Stay tuned.
     
  12. DAdams

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    Mil Dot

    Consider youself a member.
    Great write up. SP 101, G26 nice indeed but you have graduated to the X42 cadre. A fellowship of few. Thanks for your insight.
     
  13. DAdams

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    Welcome

    To the Coyote and RetDep310.
     
  14. jad0110

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    Great to see the Club still going strong, on it's 3rd edition no less. I wonder if when my boy goes to college I'll be making a similar post to The 642 Club the 14th!
     
  15. BamaUmp

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    Sure will be glad when my 642 comes in. I paid 430 out the door plus I will be getting the 50 rebate. How does that price compare to other places. I'm in East Alabama.
     
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  16. BamaUmp

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    "glad" I can type sometimes!
     
  17. 308win

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    I think I paid $329 but then that was a few years ago.:D

    Don'tcha just love a smart*ss
     
  18. BamaUmp

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    Would be worse if you said you got it that cheap yesterday 30 miles from me ;). I have a glock 22 I'm considering selling or keeping as a stay in the car gun. Any suggestions?
     
  19. DAdams

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    BamaUmp

    Keep that trash talk to yourself.....we don't need to know....;)
    :D Take it to the Autoloader Side of the House.
     
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  20. DAdams

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    Harvest Time

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  21. BamaUmp

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    My question is as a 642 owner would you keep the Glock 22? Its a 2nd gen doubt I could get enough out of it to buy another 642.
     
  22. Resto Guy

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    My little buddy after a hard day's work.:D
     

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    Another question, I know this has been talked to death but how is the of the Mika pocket holsters. I drive all over the south east for a courier service and as a college softball umpire. Any suggestions on how or where to holster a 642 while driving. As stated before I will have that dirty word gun in the car as well but at some point will start leaving it at home the more comfortable I become with my 642. How much could you expect to save from loading your own .38 special loads? Is the investment really worth it for someone that will only throw a couple of hundred rounds per month down range? Anyone ever built their own gun range outdoors......I have a family farm with approx. 80 acres. We have a pond that was dug with a rather large pile of dirt left behind that seems would be great place. Any advice and sorry about the "dirty" words earlier.
     
  24. AStone

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    There is some fine new photography popping up on page 1.

    Wish I could contribute, but ... alas, I cannot.
     
  25. AStone

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    Page 1? Why look! I'm nailing the bottom of page 1 of partie trois.

    Let's see. What can I do to justify this post as related.

    Hey, I know. How about a link to the SW page on the 642?

    Here it is.

    $616? Really.
     

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