Snubbie!!!!

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    Snubbie!!!!

    Today was a sad but good day, I said good bye to my bersa .45, sold it for what was paid for it. So I got my moneys worth. Had a nice breakfast with my nephew and two of his friends and then me and mom journeyed to the gunshop. Then it sprang out of the jungle of the glass cases at me. A Smith and Wesson 642 airweight jumped out of the counter and right into my pocket, a whistle sounded and a DeSantis Nemesis holster appeared out of nowhere around it. I now have the revolver sitting comfortable on my table as I type this narrative and I am really excited because it came with a set of really nice gator grips stock.

    This is a picture of a stock 642


    and now for a picture of mine with the gator grips.
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    "The value you put on the lost will be determined by the sacrifice you are willing to make to seek them until they are found."

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    I think you made a serious upgrade in firearms in my honest opinion. Enjoy it!
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    Yep, snubbie alright.

    Can't remember if you have ever mentioned owning a snub before.

    The Model 642 trigger smooths out quite nicely with use. My Model 642 has always had a better trigger than my Chief's Special when fired double action.

    If you like a small DAO revolver you'll love the Model 642. The trigger isn't half bad from the start and does improve with use. I prefer it over all other brands of DAO revolvers. Recoil is stiff but manageable with +P self defense loadings. The little revolvers seem sturdy over the long haul.

    Weird bit of trivia of dubious value. The Model 642, or at least my 1998 Model 642-1 has a hammer with a single action sear. With the side plate removed it is possible to manipulate the action to cock the internal hammer to give a normal single action function (don't try this at home kiddies). Obviously the hammers are produced with single action sear formed prior to making hammer modifications to fit the enclosed Centennial frame.
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    I agree, only cost me 60 bucks more than my bersa cost me and i sold it for, not to mention ive been wanting one for pocket carry as well
    "The value you put on the lost will be determined by the sacrifice you are willing to make to seek them until they are found."

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    Nice "trade" everyone needs a good snub.

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    I have the 442 airweight and all I can tell you is that 50 rounds at the range is PLENTY and you are ready to quit. Great gun!

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    Nice snub, did you manage to grab one without the lock?

    Everyone who is serious about carrying should have a snub, sometimes its just what the occasion calls for.
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    You'll love the snub. Don't ever let it go.
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    You'll like it. I've been carrying my snub almost exclusively the past month or so.

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    Yes, with summer time approaching the snubby gets a lot of carry. Mine, Ruger LCR. Also looking at that Smitty as an alternate.
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    I LOVE my M&P 340. I will never not have a snub in my collection. Nice pickup. I def think you traded up.
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    Congrats!!! You have just purchased the most versatile carry piece you can get. Easily carried in pants pocket, jacket pocket (can fire through the jacket pocket), lounge pants/shorts pocket around the house, IWB, OWB, SOB, ankle, etc. Commit to a few hundred rounds of practice and you'll be amazed at the accuracy you can attain with it. Snubs are different and take a little bit of practice, but once you have the hang of it you'll absolutely love it. Pick up a couple speed loaders and/or apeed strips and practice re-loads using both. I've gotten my speed loader re-load with a revolver down to less than one second more than re-loads with a semi-auto. With a good S&W Airweight snub in your stable, there's no reason to ever go unarmed.

    PS. I must warn you. You can't own just ONE snub...they tend to multiply.
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    Very good deal. Learn to use speed strips or speed loaders. Always carry a reload for your crry weapon.

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    Bugdude, how right you are, Mom got her first snub and is now eyeing a 442 with pink grips, i think that i might be getting her that gun for christmas if she dosent snag it first. I also am eyeing a Ruger SP101 next, I want one soo bad. I am considering moon clips, anyone have expirience with those?
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    Chris,

    Moon clips are mostly for revolvers that take rimless rounds, like those chambered in .45ACP. AFAIK, j-frames would need to be modified to accept them, and I am not even sure that is possible. Speed strips, and speed loaders, are the way to go with your j-frame. Loaders are faster, but strips are a lot easier to conceal.
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