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Old December 10, 2012, 02:40 PM   #22
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A S&W 642 and a makarov are both in my carry rotation. If I had to chose just one, it would be the 642 only because I need to pocket carry often.

In my backyard ballistics testing (wet phone books) the makarov had better penetration than the 642. Its been awhile, so I don't remember the ammo I used in the 642, but the makarov ammo was the cheap silver bear 95gr. Buffalo Bore offers a 115gr. hard cast flat nose for the makarov. Thats what I carry.

If I could only carry 4 rounds in my 642 and didn't need to pocket carry, I'd go with the makarov.
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