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The S&W 642 is the worst gun for CCW...

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by albanian, Jan 2, 2006.

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  1. fiVe

    fiVe Member

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    I carry in my left pocket. I have a Bianchi Speed Strip (w/ 5 rounds) in the watch pocket on my jeans (on the right side).
     
  2. BryanP

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    Just out of curiosity, did you have the LG-305 or the LG-205model? The 305 is larger than the standard boot grips. The 205 is the same size and is what I plan to acquire to go with the 638 I currently have on layaway.

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  3. OtG

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    Another one here!

    Well, a 342, anyway. Damn nice gun. Fits nicely in a pocket or in the belt, and doesn't weigh a damn thing, especially compared to the 5906 that I used to carry.
    I wouldn't mind something even smaller though, like a Kel-Tec or Seecamp to tuck into a sock... :D
     
  4. JERRY

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    110gr. cor-bons are a real beast...........but for up close belly gun type shooting, 5 of them are very tolerable. for 21' range, just remember that they shoot about 2" low.
     
  5. Preacherman

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    BryanP, the larger LG305's are rubber-coated, and help to absorb recoil better and make the gun more controllable. Unfortunately, they also make it less concealable, particularly for pocket carry, but also for holster work, as the soft rubber "catches" on clothing and prints very easily. I use the LG205's, as their small size conceals much better. Of course, they're hard plastic, so they do nothing to help absorb recoil: but it's a question of balancing concealment against shooting comfort, and for this gun, concealment in a pocket is its primary role for me.
     
  6. jdl357

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    m37 with secert service grips.
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    Great for ccw, but hurts to shoot more than a dozen or so at the range.
     
  7. EddieCoyle

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    I had the larger ones. Size wasn't the only problem I had with them though. I found it very hard to acquire the laser dot outside during the daytime. In the end, after lots of practice I found that I shoot beter without the laser grips than with them. YMMV.
     
  8. BryanP

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    Thanks for the info Preacherman. I'm pretty sure I've read you saying the same thing in another thread. I'm not buying a 638 as a range toy. I don't expect it to fun to shoot. I'll force myself to run at least one box through it every time I go to the range though.
     
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