642 Club Part Three

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

  1. Stormin.40

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    My 642 with lock is still going strong. I estimate well over 1000 stout (reloads) 158gr SWC downrange with no issues. My most carried firearm.
     
  2. exdetsgt

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    Shot the 442 this morning. I don't know what the trigger pull is stock, but it's too much. Is it complicated to do a trigger job, or should I take it to a gunsmith?
     
  3. Hometeached1

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    I'd try an Apex kit. Not to hard to install and only $25.
     
  4. exdetsgt

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    Hometeached1,

    Thanks for the tip. If I might ask, what does the Apex Kit consist of?
     
  5. marcclarke

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    http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Apex+kit+j-frame
     
  6. BLU

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    I went to Wolff gun springs, (http://www.gunsprings.com/Revolvers/SMITH%20%26%20WESSON/J%20FRAME/cID3/mID58/dID263), and bought a set to 'play' with and I'm very satisfied with the results. An inexpensive investment. I love my 642-Pro.... much more than I thought I would, to be honest. It gets a lot of carry time.

    I did just purchase a 9 mm LCR, (see the thread in the Revolver section). I cannot dispute the power of the 9 mm round but compared to a revolver's reliability, I couldn't convince myself to buy a 9 mike mike semi-auto. The LCR may infringe on the 'pocket-time' my 642 has been getting this year, but, it cannot diminish the fondness that has grown for that J-frame piece! I was fortunate enough to stumble onto a No-Lock model last Spring and pounced on it!:)
     
  7. DAdams

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    Welcome to all the new members of the Club, and regards to all.

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    Happy Holidays
     
  8. exdetsgt

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    My 442 in current dress.
     

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  9. Camjr

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    It's been a while since I stopped by the Club. Glad to see it still continues to add members. I've started carrying the 642 more and more in an OWB leather pancake that in my pocket. I've also added a Ruger SR1911 CMD to the stable that will be carried as well. The nice thing is that the 642 will always be there in a Mika or Nemesis if the 1911 is out and about.

    Cheers!
     
  10. Hometeached1

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    A lighter rebound and main spring with a longer firing pin.

    Oops, marcclarke beat me to it.
     
  11. King Ludd

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    Anybody have a shoulder holster they would recommend? I've never used one but I could see it working great this time of year.
     
  12. exdetsgt

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    When I was in the business I carried a Model 36 in an upside down shoulder holster. There was a tension screw to keep it from falling out. Worked fine, but I worried some that in a panic draw I might shoot myself in the armpit. Can't recall who made it. Possibly Nevada Gun Leather?
     
  13. YJake

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    Galco Executive works well this time of year if you like shoulder holsters. I wear my 442 in one when I travel long distances in a vehicle or while at events that require formal attire.

    -Jake
     
  14. kawaliga

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    I guess I'm the newest member of the 642 Club if I am permitted to join. I bought one for my wife to carry when she goes to the farm to work in her flowers. She seems to have changed her mind, so unless she changes it back, I now have a 642. I have fallen in love with it, and it goes into my right hand pocket when I leave the house. A Glock 36 was my carry sidearm, but no more. I sure like this little honey.
     
  15. Anmut

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    I hate to say that my 642 has given up it's spot in my EDC holster, to be replaced by a s&w 640 .357.

    Still the best DA in my safe though.
     
  16. angel1216

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    i finally got the best front pocket holster and the perfect carry option. i don't leave home without it.
     

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  17. Tony_the_tiger

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    Thought I would drop in and see how the club is going!

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    I'm still mostly carrying this with a Mika pocket holster. However, I've also started using a Renegade Cozy Partner ankle holster with great success.

    Featured in the picture is a Foursevens Quark Tactical flashlight, a Fiddleback Forge Hiking Buddy fixed blade knife in CPM 154 with micarta bolsters and curly oak, an HKS speedloader, Buffalo Bore 150 grain standard pressure hard cast wadcutters, and Altamont Crocback Silverblack boot grips.
     
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  18. exdetsgt

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    Tony, is that a 442?

    Regardless, a beautiful photograph.
     
  19. horsemen61

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    Awesome pic tony
     
  20. Tony_the_tiger

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    Thank you. It is a 442-1 with no lock.
     
  21. exdetsgt

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    Same as mine, 442-1 no lock. Lovely grips. How are they when shooting?
     
  22. Upstater

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    I carry 642 with no lock. I must say Tony those grips would be a most excellent addition to a satin finish, are they available from a retailer or did you make them?
     
  23. Tony_the_tiger

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    They aren't uncomfortable to shoot if you have small to medium size hands. I can get my pinky around them. True to form with Dymondwood, the texture is hard and they do not absorb much. For me, the benefit of the Altamont boot grip is the draw. I find that rubber grips tend to be a bit sticky on certain fabrics. These slide right out of the pocket when I ask them to and increase my response time on the draw. This particular pair was a gift from the S&W factory, but you can buy similar sets (the process by which Dymondwood is made creates dynamic patterns) directly from Altamont under "J frame round".

    As much as I tried to get some fancy wood on the firearm, I kept coming back to these for fit and function. They even beat out the crimson trace set I had on there for a couple of years.

    http://www.altamontco.com/experimental/products/pistol/smith_and_wesson/#Smith_and_Wesson_jframe.php

    For comparison, here is a pair of Altamont silverblacks with a smooth finish on a S&W 640 pro. My preference is for the crocback checkering and the logo but you have some choices :)

    There is a marked variation in color and grain between the two sets.

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  24. BLU

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    King Ludd... Many years ago I fell in love with the Miami Vice Classic from Galco. It has served me many years. They aren't cheap, but, I've never regretted the investment. There's a reason they're popular! Comfort. I easily carried my Chiefs Special, (steel-20 oz. empty) in it for 10 hours at a time. With the 642, (15 oz. empty), I have to check to see if it's still in the holster! Seriously. It comes with a cartridge case that holds extra rounds too. Should you decide on a different weapon, you can change out the holsters, as I did when I bought the 642, (no hammer to secure the gun in the current holster). Hope this info helps.
     

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  25. King Ludd

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    Thanks, that looks like a nice option!
     
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