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642 Club Part Three

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

  1. Anmut

    Anmut Member

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    Joezilla - I have a Galco King Tuk IWB holster that carries my 642 beautifully. I can wear it and not even notice the gun's on my hip.
     
  2. DAdams

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    Thanksgiving

    May you and your family have a bountiful Thanksgiving.

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  3. Jframenewbee

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    Anmut,

    I bought a Galco TUC 158 and love it. Carries my 442 / 642 perfect in the appendix position. Was at an indoor range yesterday and did a lot of draw & two round shots at 25 & 50yds. Good fun with Crimson Trace on both guns.

    J
     
  4. fiVe

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    Merry CHRISTmas!

    My last post was too long ago, but I wanted to wish everyone here at the 642 Club a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous, Happy New Year.

    I continue to carry my 642 in a Mika Round cut. The durability/quality of Robert Mika's work is unparalleled. This configuration is still perfect for me, and I highly recommend it.

    Revolvers rule!

    R/fiVe
     
  5. 308win

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    Merry Christmas! Best wishes for a happy new year.
    I mostly carry my 642 to church in a molded leather belt holster I got from Shannon Caldwell. I still occasionally use one of my three Mika holsters but I don't pocket carry much these days.
     
  6. fxstchewy

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    New No-lock!

    Just picked it up last week!
     

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  7. sixgunner455

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    Merry Christmas! Coming up on ten years with the 642, and I'm still loving it.
     
  8. Camjr

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    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to one and all!

    For years I carried my 642 in either a Nemesis or Mika Round Cut depending on the cut of the pocket (usually the Mika). Several months ago, I decided to give OWB a try and picked up a leather pancake holster from The Masters Holsters. For those of that think pocket carry is comfortable and discreet, you should give OWB a try in a pancake. It simply disappears under a t-shirt or polo, and is VERY comfortable.

    Cheers!
     
  9. YJake

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    Another year past and I have carried the 442 several hundred more miles while jogging and countless more throughout my daily ventures. I was worried that the constant exposure to sweat would cause wear on the finish and blued components but it has had no visible impact on the firearms finish. A quick wipe down with a gun cloth seems to be all the preventative maintenance necessary.

    I took the gun to the range for the first time in several months and I still shoot tight groups at 7 yards. The gun just feels at home in my hand and carries very well with Hogue Bantam grips.

    I apologize for the rant/rave, but it has been several years and I am still thoroughly satisfied with the little J-frame's performance. :D

    -Jake
     
  10. msnden

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    Tony, I really like those grips, have you had a chance to shoot with them? if so what is your opinion? Thanks msn

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  11. WalterSobchak

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    Great to see all the 642 love. I started cc'ing many years ago and have come full circle back to the first gun I bought the little lady. Learned a hard lesson about buying a firearm for a woman, or any accessory for that matter.

    Well now I have been carrying one of my two 642's for the better part of a year and loving it. These ones sans the lock and CT grips the originals wore.

    Also just installed some checkered VZ grips and very pleased with the traction and clearance for speed loaders.

    Carry on.
     
  12. marv

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    My M642 got its first blood. Had to sedate a very large German Shepherd that had 20' of hoist chain wrapped around my patio roof post. I carry it with WWB 125 JHP +P. Very effective.
     
  13. Hometeached1

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    Bought a Galco Pocket protecter for my 642 three weeks ago and it's holding up well. I really like it for pants with larger pockets over the Blackhawk #3, the #3 will still see some use, but only with the pants with smaller pockets.
     
  14. Tony_the_tiger

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    Sorry for the late reply!

    Those are a pair of Altamont silver/blacks with crocback checkering and the S&W lasermark, made of Dymondwood. I got them as a gift from S&W after my ejector rod unscrewed itself from recoil and locked up the gun past my ability to fix it.

    I really like them because they are the best grips I have found that allow me to get an appropriate grip on them when I carry in my pocket, and they draw easy out of the pocket (no snagging).

    For shooting, I have found them to be relatively similar to other wood style grips on J frames - brutal! That said I do like the way my hand feels around them and the crocback checkering isn't too aggressive.

    For all practical purposes, the benefits of being able to draw well and with a good grip outweight any perceived or real benefit I might get from synthetic stocks on the 442. Plus they look pretty cool, so they are growing on me despite my skepticism about Dymondwood. Very functional IMHO.
     
  15. benzy2

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    I just joined the club this week. I grabbed a 642 Talo edition. Put on some crimson trace grips. It is a keeper. I'm not sure how the trigger feels on others, or the ones that didn't go through the PC but this one is staying with me for good. I liked the grips that came with it and swapped them to a 3" m36 that needed some update. Range report and pictures tomorrow.
     
  16. Lightsped

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    I have the current S&W catalog and in the catalog is lists the 442/642 as weighing 15oz. On the next page over it lists the 642 LadySmith as weighing in at 14.5oz. Why the difference? Both are DAO. Both are aluminum framed with stainless cylinders.....
     
  17. sixgunner455

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    Lightsped - the 642 has synthetic, or rubber, grips. They are made of a synthetic rubber with metal internal reinforcements. The 642LS, the Ladysmith, has wood grips. The wood grips are actually lighter than the synthetic in most cases I have seen in the S&W line. In this case, evidently, they are half an ounce lighter.
     
  18. sixgunner455

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    Congratulations, and welcome to the club, benzy2! It's a great, über reliable little pocket rocket.
     
  19. xds9fan

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    I listen to Philip Marlowe, sam spade, Johnny Dollar and of course the awesome Richard Diamond on my iphone. Many a snub nose 38's in those old radio shows.......I just smile and think of my 642!!!:cool:

    Im having thoughts of getting a 442.......(dumb question coming) Anybody have more than one x42 series gun?
     
  20. Hometeached1

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    XDS9fan,
    Welcome to THR! To answer your question, yes and no. No I do not, yes I would if I was not just starting to build up my arsenal (cough)... I mean my collection.
     
  21. fiVe

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    Just wanted to wish the club a Happy 9th Birthday!

    The 642 in a Mika round-cut is still the best configuration for me.
     
  22. DAdams

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    KiNg FiVe, good to see you around these parts. Hard to believe it has been 9 years!
    Many handguns later my 642 is yet in the fold. I checked a couple days ago and it's in a small safe in the master bath linen closet with some bear spray and a flashlight. Still loaded with standard pressure buffalo bore and currently wearing the larger Crimson Trace Grips.
    Best Regards to all J Frame Centennial lovers.
    MSA
    Relax, smoke if you gottem, even if they are electronic.
     
  23. OhiaBoy

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    I hate to admit that after having my 642 laying for ...."a while"..... I finally got a chance to shoot it. Way more enjoyable to shoot than I expected!
     
  24. 308win

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    Where in Ohio? I am in the Columbus area.
     
  25. OhiaBoy

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    I'm in Lima
     

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