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Help, New 642 shoots to the right

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by flinchy, Oct 26, 2004.

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  1. flinchy

    flinchy Member

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    It shoots 4" to the right at 25 yards. This translates to 2" to the right at 12 yards. I shot it with both right and left hand, so i know it's the gun, not me. ( for background, I shoot equally well/bad with both right and left hand). Is this acceptable with this gun? Should send it back to s&w?
     
  2. dfariswheel

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    Back to the factory, along with a letter and a target showing the groups.
     
  3. Paul "Fitz" Jones

    Paul "Fitz" Jones Moderator - Emeritus

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    Another idea

    Some extra substantiation could help by having a friend fire some targets at the same ranges to send along with yours.

    Fitz
     
  4. Majic

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    Just questioning, but do you normally shoot small revolvers DA? It could be just that it doesn't fit your hand and you are using the wrong placement of you finger.
    I would have someone else shoot it first before sending it back to the factory.
    I would also try an assortment of ammo from different makers.
     
  5. R.H. Lee

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    I'd have a couple other people shoot it before I sent it back.
     
  6. flinchy

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    Thanks for your input. 4" @25 yards is just a little too much for me even for a snubby.

    Majic, I do have a 649 bodyguard and shoot it few times a year, it doesn't have this problem. Besides I shot the 642 both left and right handly to make sure it's the gun not me. If it's the shooter then it should shoot to the left when I shoot left handly, no? But I'll take your advice and have someone shoot it before I sent it back.
     
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