S&W 642 first range trip.

S&W 642 first range trip.

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    S&W 642 first range trip.

    I had a chance to shoot the 642 today, some target 38's and a few SD 38 +P about 70-80 rounds total. I like it overall, the trigger will take some getting use to. That kinda surprised me because I shoot a Kahr PM9 with a double action trigger much better and more accurate.

    I am sure the 642's trigger will smooth out some after some dry-firing and 500 rounds or so.

    I have pocket carried some in a Uncle Mike's size 3, works in jeans and dockers but not in dress pants. I will carry sometimes in AIWB High Noon Hidden Alley and maybe get a belly band or smartcarry.

    Nice to have a wheelgun, variety is the spice of life.

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    The best thing I did for my 442 was ordered a shooters pack from Wolff Springs. I switched out the main hammer spring (factory 10 to 12#) with a 8# Wolff spring and switched out the hammer return spring (factory 18#) with a 14# Wolff Spring. I removed the lock flag while I was in there and smoothed out the hammer/trigger/sear contact points with some 1500 grit sand paper. It's a smooth shooter now and easy to keep on target. It still maintains firmness in the trigger, but isn't overbearing. There are some youtube videos that walk you through it step-by-step. It's easy, inexpensive, and takes about 30 minutes or less. After about 1,000 rounds it became evident to me that it wasn't going to lighten up much. I kept the original springs and the lock flag so it can easily be returned to factory spec if need be.
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    had to take my 642 to the gunsmith and have some trigger work done on it, changed the springs. my trigger just wouldnt loosen up had a really stiff point in it. the gunsmith told me that hes seeing alot of the 642 & 442 in for the same reason

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    Glad that you like it. Enjoy.
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    Congrats on the 642. Great little gun. You'll love it!
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    gotta love them snubbies
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