S&W 642

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Buckeye63, Nov 8, 2020.

  1. ThomasT

    ThomasT Member

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    One thing I did notice on the sr9c is that it weighs 9oz more than the 642. Thats a heavy pocket gun.
     
  2. Buckeye63

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    Now a 642 compared to a S&W Shield is a bit closer in size

    I own a Shield 9mm.... I really like it ..But its not a pocket BUG ....

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  3. Buckeye63

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    They appear to be close .. unloaded .. 26 weighs
    7 oz more
    I have a 27 . Love that gun ....IWB or OWB ..
    180gr HST ...yep

    But my 642 is going to be a pocket carry BUG
    ( Back up Gun) .. secondary carry .. to whatever .. I happen to be carrying primary ...

    My 27 never goes to the safe ..... always out ...always loaded .. I have 5 handguns that stays out ...
     
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  4. sixgunner455

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    I have a 642, 60-9, and 2xG42s. All have their purposes: the G42 with regular sights is my wife’s, and is the only centerfire pistol she will shoot a whole box through on her 2x per year range trip, and is the only gun she will occasionally carry. The G42 with the Big Dot front sight is mine, and it became a thing for me when I found myself swiping hers for running or going to the gym.

    My G42 is great, but neither of them run on flat-nosed Winchester ball. That’s okay because we feed them FTX and round nose ball.

    The 642 is the gun I carry most, and has been for years. I can’t carry at work, but can have an unloaded gun secured in my vehicle in our isolated, monitored and locked up parking lot for before and after work. The G42 gives me bullet setback if a round is repeatedly cycled through the action. The 642 doesn’t care how many times I load and unload a round. It gets fed on softball handloads no more powerful than a .380 (a .38 can be less powerful than a .380 up to knocking on a .357 light load - versatility is a thing). It is carried loaded with wadcutters. The reload is Hornady 110gr Critical Defense because they don’t kick hard and have a tapered nose for smooth reloads.

    When hiking in snake country, the first two chambers of the 642 are loaded with snake shot.

    The 642 is shot several times per year. Usually a couple of cylinders worth. It gets dry-fired weekly. It is carried so much, it has nearly no finish left.

    The 60-9 is for actually practicing shooting a jframe without damaging myself. It gets shot usually at least one box per month.

    The G42 gets shot whenever I have ammo to spare. That gun is fun to shoot, and easy to carry. But like I said, doesn’t fit my daily use case due to specific issues. If I could carry at work, it would be my EDC.

    After work, when working from home, and on days when not working, my G26 usually gets carried. 2x the ammo, better sights, easy to shoot fast and well.
     
  5. Buckeye63

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    Main reason I like a revolver as a BUG ... is if the threat is close quarter , roll and tumble ... a revolver can be fired muzzle on threat and semi can’t cycle on a muzzle contact shot & no worries with limp wristing
    A BUG will not be used unless everything goes to pot ... ..
     
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