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    Assist needed with what a certain term for s & w revolver means >

    On a gun site they list "S&W M642 PRO 38SP+ 2" PP Stainless"

    Since they don't respond as i thought would be the case -

    Any idea what PP stands for?

    Smart comments expected :>D

    But i'd still like to know what it really means/thnx

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    Maybe PowerPort? I don't see a 642 with it on S&W's website, but there are other revolvers within the Pro series that have it.

    Is the barrel ported?
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    It's on buds with not a good picture or description AND for a 642 not 442 it is matte black finish
    ported is a good guess though i'd think that feature would be listed =s maybe a goof-up????

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    I don't know, I just did a quick look through what the "Pro" series offers, and that is one thing some of the revolvers have, and it has two P's, so I figured I would throw it out there.
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    They use to use the letters PRTD to indicate a ported barrel.

    Found the notation on S&W web page for purpose of the 642 as : Personal Protection. Maybe PP is an abbreviation used in other printed descriptions.

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    PersonalProtection =s that's a thought
    Lack of description on features that are unique &/or would draw interest to the piece has not been their m.o.s.
    i've seen a magna-ported S&W snubbie on their site advertised as such.
    Though they may not go over-board on their wording they do tell you what you're look'n at.
    For myself i don't see a worthwhile value in a ported .38 snubbie.
    With my lack of gun experience, at this point in time, i'm somewhat on the fence for having a laser on a snubbie; though i'm leaning against one.
    For close encouinters of the BG kind and thus the purpose for the snubbie logically i'd think point n shoot =s not time to use the laser
    AND does the range of a snubbie even make a laser a practical option/expense?
    i'd have no doubt a situation could show it's ugly face when a laser on that snub would be useful.
    For yours truly who chooses not to put but only the time to attain an overall sense of confidence in all or most aspects that go along with being a defensive carry person i'll only be an average shot. That being said i'll keep it simple, but open minded

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