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Airlite Ti S&W model 242 questions

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by m13s, Oct 30, 2006.

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  1. m13s

    m13s Member

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    Hi all,

    I have the above model that I use for personel potection (on my boat). Wanted a non corroding wheel gun, so I chose this model. You can see the other choices I have below, but those are not for the marine enviroment.

    Shooting the +P rounds it is a little bit of a beast. I was wondering if they make any larger grips for this model, and in searching the web for some better grips I could not find anything. Is this a more obscure model ? Are there any good recommendations for better, larger grips ? I really like the pistol, but feel a grip upgrade would help.

    Any thoughts or feedback ?

    Michael

    .22 ruger Mark IV
    .380 walther PPK
    .40 walther 99
    .357 S&W 686
    .45 colt gold cup
     
  2. Gordon

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    I love my 242. It will digest any .38spl rounds forever. They should have made it a .357! K frame grips fit if you want somethinglike Hougues or Pach grippers. I like "Boot grips" instead of the 'bantams' it came with.;) .
     
  3. Rangegod

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    First, any grip designed for a round butt K/L frame S&W will fit your 242.

    And second, be very careful with the 242 around salt water. Aluminum alloys in general are highly susceptible to salt water corrosion. Some aluminum alloys are designed for marine use but trust me, the S&W aluminum frame is not one of them and I have a 642 frame pitted like the surface of the moon to prove it.

    BTW, I am also very fond of my 242.

    JAC
     
  4. m13s

    m13s Member

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    thanks.

    thanks for the responses. it stays put and should not see any water. the titanium wheel and I thought it was an aluminum/ magnesium alloy with some type of anodizing on it. The radar arch on my vessel is an aluminum anodized and it holds up well with the atlantic. I have no intention of a dunk test with the 242.
     
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