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Old April 10, 2007, 12:51 PM   #1
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How many here own a S&W Model 642? Chime in...any and all J frame owners are welcome.
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Old April 10, 2007, 04:30 PM   #2
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Does wanting one count for anything?
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Old April 10, 2007, 04:45 PM   #3
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Old April 10, 2007, 04:47 PM   #4
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My 642...

...is on my hip as I write this. I have become quite fond of it. It took some getting used to the hammerless design but now I actually prefer it over my 637.



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Old April 10, 2007, 05:02 PM   #5
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Another 637 owner here.Hammerless probably would have been more practical for a carry snub,but just couldn't bear to part with the hammer.
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Old April 10, 2007, 05:05 PM   #6
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As always....

....exceptional photography Playboy...Ken Lunde should be worried. BTW, We have DHart, formerly of the 1911 forums, whose photography skills are also first rate.
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Old April 10, 2007, 06:07 PM   #7
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Have a 442 and a 642. They always work and in my opinion are the best "pocket" gun you can have. I also have a "bodyguard" model, but find that I carry the others more. That is a change from a year or so ago when I always carried a 638. Now I use the 442/642 more. I like the better trigger.
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Old April 10, 2007, 06:12 PM   #8
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Smith and Wesson 637. What can I say, I prefer a hammer. Great guns though and my 637 is my constant carry weapon. Dressed in faux pearl grips just because I like 'em.
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Old April 10, 2007, 06:26 PM   #9
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You won't kick me out of your club because I have a 442 will you? No lock, a little honest holster wear and all love You'll have to forgive my bad picture though....I just whipped it out, snapped a pic and put it back in my pants

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Old April 10, 2007, 06:34 PM   #10
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Is it just me or does that sound very, very dir-r-r-r-ty?
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Old April 10, 2007, 06:39 PM   #11
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431PD here.

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Old April 10, 2007, 06:48 PM   #12
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642-1 in my pocket as I type.
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PLEASE BE THE GUN! PLEASE BE THE GUN HE'S TALKING ABOUT!
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Old April 10, 2007, 08:19 PM   #14
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Of all the J-frames I've owned my 642 is my favorite.tom.
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Old April 10, 2007, 08:32 PM   #15
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Holsters....holsters...

....what holsters do you all like? I prefer my Don Hume pocket holster.
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Old April 10, 2007, 08:37 PM   #16
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Favorite Holsters...

Galco Speed Scabbard for on the belt,Alessi pocket holster or Galco Escort fanny pack.YMMV.tom.
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Old April 10, 2007, 09:11 PM   #17
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I will be picking up my first J-frame (642) off lay-away next week...I can't wait!
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Old April 10, 2007, 10:10 PM   #18
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Best carry gun I've found.

I have one and want two.
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Old April 10, 2007, 10:20 PM   #19
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642, 342 and a 317 here...
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Old April 10, 2007, 10:20 PM   #20
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I am sure you will love it. When I first saw them I cannot say it was love at first sight. The two tone finsh of the stainless and alloy threw me at first but I really grew to like both the look and the reduced weight.
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Old April 10, 2007, 10:22 PM   #21
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....what holsters do you all like?
I personall prefer the Don Hume OWB belt slide holster. It holds the gun very securely and close to my body.
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Old April 11, 2007, 01:39 AM   #22
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I have a 442 and it's a great BUG.

I'll probably buy a 642 next year just because I can. This year has been accounted for as far as firearms go. I've bought four so far, and plan on three more.

One of the three will be the new/old model 40 "Lemon Squeezer" that S&W is reintroducing.

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Old April 11, 2007, 08:47 AM   #24
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Nothing fancy...High Noon Bare Asset for IWB and a leather pocket holster ( that I bought from a member here ) called the Pocket Protector. I love the Bare Asset and haven't really formed an opinion about the Pocket Protector yet. I also have a DeSantis ankle holster on the way but that hasn't even arrived yet
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Old April 11, 2007, 10:01 AM   #25
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Does anyone have any experience with the 638? It doesn't have the full hammer, but has the kind of slide hammer. From the side it looks hammerless but it really isn't.
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