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Old February 8, 2019, 10:53 AM   #1
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S&W 642

S&W Performance Center has a 642 with Enhanced trigger. They say 20% smoother trigger pull. Did not say trigger pull weight was reduced. Also said it can be loaded with or without use of moon clips.
Anyone have any experience with one of these.
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Old February 9, 2019, 08:40 AM   #2
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S&W Performance Center has a 642 with Enhanced trigger. They say 20% smoother trigger pull. Did not say trigger pull weight was reduced. Also said it can be loaded with or without use of moon clips.
Anyone have any experience with one of these.
smoother does not mean lighter.
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Old February 9, 2019, 11:03 AM   #3
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S&W Performance Center has a 642 with Enhanced trigger. They say 20% smoother trigger pull. Did not say trigger pull weight was reduced. Also said it can be loaded with or without use of moon clips.
Anyone have any experience with one of these.
I had one..not very much fun to shoot..BUT 642 was .38Special..moonclips not required, yes? But nice handgun...
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Old February 9, 2019, 12:28 PM   #4
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I'd say buy the standard 642 and get a professional trigger job.
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Old February 9, 2019, 04:29 PM   #5
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Thanks for the reply,s. I'm going to look into a standard 642 and trigger jobs.
I miss my model 36 from 49 yrs ago. I would have liked to put some rubber grips on it and see if it didn't beat the web of my hand so bad. Waa, Whine, Whine, LOL. Thanks again guys.
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Old February 9, 2019, 07:05 PM   #6
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My 642 smoothed up considerably by itself. How? Dry fire practice. Empty gun and a night of watching television gives one plenty of dry fire practice. A week or 2 should do the trick. A couple thousand shots later and it's like glass, very slick! No gunsmith required, just
Solid practice, which we all need anyhow. Won't hurt your gun, but if you have concerns, buy snap caps.
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Old February 12, 2019, 10:38 PM   #7
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I bought one of these several years ago - it was a dealer exclusive through Davidson's. I have never really liked J-frames that much (had a Model 60 back in 1982 or so) but the 642 with the factory tuning is a great little gun. I'm glad I paid the extra for the tuned model.

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Old February 20, 2019, 03:26 PM   #8
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Get a Apex trigger kit. They are cheap, quick and easy to install and took the trigger pull from maxing out my gauge to an 8lb trigger pull....night and day difference. I still dont enjoy the diminutive, light weight gun....it wreaks havoc on my trigger finger but the trigger is good to go now.
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Here's a link to the Apex spring kit

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/10...38-640-642-649

It should bring the pull down to about 9 pounds.
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I myself just love a 642 cut for moonclips. Predominantly that is what I carry.
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