Recoil LCP & S&W 642

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    Recoil LCP & S&W 642

    How does the recoil on the LCP compare
    to the recoil on a S & W 642
    I have been using my wife's S & W 642
    since I got her a Beretta 22Lr that she
    could handle after her stroke. But the recoil
    is to much for these old hands of mine.

    Thanks Jim

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    I just put Pachmayr grips on my 637, the hammered version in the Airweight, and it makes a great difference. Much more pleasant to shoot and I am more accurate as well.

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    LCP is lighter than a snub nose 38.
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    I have a 642 and I agree, with the stock grips, it is not much fun to shoot. I put the Hogue slip on grips and they absorb the recoil much better and give an extra half an inch or so of finger room. They transformed the gun from a "let's get rid of this" gun to a keeper.
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    I have a 638 with Crimson Trace LaserGrip. It tames the recoil a fair amount. I also own the LCP. I would still rate the S&W J-frame as having more recoil.

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    I own both the LCP and the SW642. I find the felt recoil to be worse with the LCP than the 642. The square-edged, hard plastic grip of the LCP is not as comfortable as the 642's grip, despite the ammo difference. The 642 may also be heavier than the LCP ... I don't know. I can shoot the 642 all day long; but the LCP? ... no thanks.

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    Thanks for your help, I guess I will try to find something else

    Thanks Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldage View Post
    How does the recoil on the LCP compare
    to the recoil on a S & W 642 I have been using my wife's S & W 642
    since I got her a Beretta 22Lr that she could handle after her stroke. But the recoil
    is to much for these old hands of mine. Thanks Jim
    You could sell or trade it for a STEEL J Frame like the model 60 ( weighs about 5 more ounces ) - and use 125gr loads - that would greatly reduce the recoil

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    Could perhaps look at a Ruger SP 101 and shoot 38s out of it. I don't find that too bad. A somewhat larger 380 might work as well if it's only the recall you have issues with. I've got a Ruger LCP and if you shoot it very much it can quickly get old. I know a gentleman who is older than myself, he has some trouble with artritis in his hands, he's recoil sensitive and has trouble from time to time with the slide on a semi. He picked up a Beretta 86 with a tip up barrel in 380. He's happy with it, I've fired it myself and honestly I wouldn't mind having one.
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