Should I trade my glock 26 for a S&W 642?

Should I trade my glock 26 for a S&W 642?

This is a discussion on Should I trade my glock 26 for a S&W 642? within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I love my Glock 26. Its my first handgun and I shoot it fine. But I really want a snub nosed revolver. A fellow offered ...

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    Should I trade my glock 26 for a S&W 642?

    I love my Glock 26. Its my first handgun and I shoot it fine. But I really want a snub nosed revolver. A fellow offered to trade his S&W 642 snub for my Glock. Both guns are used but mine much more than his. Im the 3rd owner. I like the reliability of the snub but at the same time I like the larger capacity of the Glock. Im torn. Help guys!
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    Hell no. Save up and buy one if you really want one. G26 is too versatile.

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    I carry an Airweight more than my G26 but IMO its nice to own both
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    Depends ! Would you rather marry the fat lady at the county fair or the prom queen ? Both are great cooks !

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    I'd make that trade in a New York minute but, I'm not you. Go with your gut.
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    Yes.
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    I'm going to go with No. They are both great little guns though
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    Both are classic CCW's and either will do the job. You know eventually you are going to have both. You just have to decide the time table.
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    This is coming from a die hard revolver guy. Keep the 26. Save your buck$ and buy a 442/642 when you can. Keep the 26 even if you put it away and don't shoot it . I only carry and shoot my Snubs but, if the ballon goes up and I need a lot of firepower, it's available.
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    I don't like Glocks at all but I have to agree with the others - keep the G26, save up and buy a 642 if you want one. The G26 is an all around great little gun and it's always good to have a spare concealed carry piece around.
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    What's the value of a used G26 v. a used 642? A used 642 is about 350-ish, give or take.
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    Keep the Glock and save for th 642.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PEF View Post
    What's the value of a used G26 v. a used 642? A used 642 is about 350-ish, give or take.
    They are similarly-priced on Gunbroker.
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    You mention that you like the reliability of the revolver. Has the Glock been unreliable? If so, then I'd probably make the trade. If not, then you're gaining nothing because a firearm that has functioned reliably is no less reliable than any other firearm, especially one that you don't know anything about. A few too many Hollywood movie cylinder closings can negatively affect a revolver, so don't think that they are bulletproof.

    Personally, I wouldn't make the trade, but I have no interest in EDCing a revolver.
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    OP, being as the prices are about the same (I don't trade to lose value in case I don't like the newly acquired gun), I'd ask myself how "reliable" your G26 has been. Has your 26 jammed, failed to fire, etc.? If not, I'd say it's just as reliable as the 642. And revolvers being 100% reliable is a myth. I've had the strain screw on one of my 686's loosen and cause a light strike, and I acquired a 640 that was so bone dry and dirty that it had light strikes. Easy fixes, but proof that you should not be swayed by the bromide "every time you pull the trigger on a revolver it goes bang."
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