Bought my first S&W Revolver - Model 642

Discussion in 'Handguns' started by Wes45, Dec 31, 2008.

  1. Wes45

    Wes45 New Member

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    Picked it up at a Dallas gun shop yesterday for $399 plus I'll get a $30 rebate from S&W so I think I got a pretty good deal. After a lot of reading (in particular, Ed Lovette's The Snubby Revolver) I decided on this as a pocket carry back-up gun. I figure it will become my primary carry due to better concealment than my Kimber Pro Carry.
    Like they say, it's better to have a .38 (+P) on you than a .45 at home.

    Happy New Year Everyone.:happy0001:
     


  2. Mcoupe

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    That is a wonderful deal. I did the same and purchased 1 for my wife and myself. Very handy. What ammo are you using?
     
  3. Wes45

    Wes45 New Member

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    They recommended Speer Gold Dot short barrel .38 Special +P 135gr GDHP so I bought a box of 25. Got any better recommendations?
     
  4. Mcoupe

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    That is what I have in mine!

    I also have a box of DoubleTap 38+P and that creates a blast of fun!
     
  5. Wes45

    Wes45 New Member

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    That is some expensive ammo, paid $27 for a box of 25 rounds. I also ordered the Mika round and square cut pocket holsters, too. Robert said it would take 8 weeks or so.
    What ammo are you using for target practice? Wadcutters? I thought it would be alot cheaper than my .45 ammo but it looks about the same.
     
  6. fm2

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    Congrats!

    I like the SGDHP short bbl ammo as well.

    I am working through the WWB from china-mart for training ammo.

    I am looking forward to some snubby training with Ed Lovette next year. He has a lot of great experience to share.
     

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