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S&W 342 Airlite .38=P

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    S&W 342 Airlite .38=P

    I've seen many posts about 642's and 442's, but little mention of the 342. I've been carrying one as an EDC and a BUG for 10 years. I pocket carry it, I've carried it in a fanny pack and Smart Carry. It is easy to forget I am carrying it. I believe the 5 +P bullets weigh more than the empty gun. I don't think it has any more of a snap than my Kel-Tec P3AT. What I especially like is that it doesn't weigh down or sag in dress slacks pockets like my M-60-7. Even in a jacket pocket, it looks like a cell phone or car keys. I haven't read any bad stuff about the titanium cyl. cracking or the alum. frame. What do you wheel-gun guys think?

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    I think all the guns in the x42 series are great guns. That's why they've been a favorite for decades. Glad you haven't had any problems with it .
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    I've got that one, and love it.

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    I have a 342PD - ligthest .38 I have.
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