This is a discussion on My Carry - S&W 642 w/ Werner Carry System within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Hi all. New here. Just thought I'd show off my carry. I carry a S&W 642. I was looking for the best way to carry ...
Hi all. New here. Just thought I'd show off my carry. I carry a S&W 642. I was looking for the best way to carry and came across the "Werner Carry System". The Werner Carry System consists of a Barami Hip grip, Tyler T-Grip with a Hogue Handall Jr wrapped around the two. I love this system. Absolutely the best way to carry J-Frame. My favorite carry is "Appendix" style up in front. Just thought I'd share!
Last edited by dawei; August 13th, 2012 at 03:10 PM. Reason: Correct Typo
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Grip the cylinder of a revolver and try to "accidently" pull the trigger. Not likely to happen. Belt and pants do the same thing.
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The main reason now that I don't appendix carry is that I find it uncomfortable. But for those that don't find it uncomfortable, I can see why they choose to do so.
I tested the trigger pull with a Lyman digital trigger pull gauge. Over 12 lbs (off the scale). Appendix carry is safe with this little revolver IMHO.
Those theories on heavy trigger pull and belt keeping cylinder tight are great, but the best way to safely carry a gun will always be with trigger covered! 12 pounds really isn't much if something were to get stuck in the trigger guard during a fall or such. When it comes to carry, I am a firm believer that a good belt AND a good holster that covers the trigger is an absolute must and carry system without those is simply incomplete.
One of my personal gun safety rules is "Don't point a gun at my junk." That's just me. I carry at 3:00 and 4:00. I've looked at the clip grips and clip add ons, but I just have engrained in me after nearly 40 years to keep the trigger covered. Old habit, hard to break. Probably never will.
I like snubs though, and it looks interesting indeed. I carry a 42 quite a bit that I installed old school Smith wooden grips on. After adding the tyler t grip and handall, seems like it would essentially be the same feel and size as the factory boot grip. The old thin wooden grips just feel right to me. Again, old habits, hard to break.
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Since I use a CrimsonTrace laser, the Werner Carry System isn't an option for me. Below is my preferred method of carry:
A quick note on muzzle awareness: Yes, you're correct, the heavy 12lb trigger pull is one of the features which makes this one of the safest firearms to carry and handle. I have two small children and neither can pull the trigger even if using both hands. However, imo it's always bad ju-ju to point the at myself, and I wouldn't carry in the front of my waist band for that reason (well...that and it's harder for me to work with something in that spot, too).
Anyway, have you given any thought to sights for your 642?
I use the barami grips also with my 642 however I have never thought abt using a t grip with it or yet a grip sleeve with it. I feel safe with the barmaid grips at 3:30 position since the double action pull is heavy but I just don't like that appendix carry pointing at a main artery with any kind of firearm. My 642 is my main SD pistol now and sometimes a PF9 auto loader...
As far as sights...what sights could you add to a 642 that would be relatively relatively snag-free?
Martensite, good photos. And a fine little revolver too. Nice job and good choice!
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That's a really neat idea. A J frame is my next planned purchase, and this set up is what I'm going to run. Thanks for a fantastic idea.
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