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    Question Somebody stop me!

    Damn, now I want a snubnose really bad... the question is, Taurus or S&W? I have my eye on a S&W 442 that is $400 (I can probably get it for that out the door), or a S&W 637 for $370. I have also seen some Taurus 85 ultralites ranging from $280 to $300.

    So what would you go with? Pay the extra for the S&W or chance it with the Taurus?

    Added a nice little poll to help out :)
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    Hmm, not a tough call here. If you needed a new car, would you buy a Honda Civic 18k, or a raffle ticket for a chance to win one for 10k?

    Go with an S&W.
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    I have a Taurus 85, it's good enough for me.
    Light enough that I don't get any hang when I pocket carry.

    You could spend the difference in price on a fair amount of ammo.

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    Get the Smith. You will not regret it. If you get the other, you most likely will like it, but you'll always wonder.....

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    I am happy with my Taurus's. I carry a 650 every day.

    I would recommend them as being the best value. A lot of poeple like the name S&W and don't like anything else.

    S&W's fit and finish is generaly better than Taurus's but to me it is not that noticable and not thatimportant in a firearm.
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    Buy the best; go S&W.
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    both are good but the S&W was my choice.

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    You will probably like either one. Buy the Taurus and get a good holster. You'll be happy. If money is no object, then buy 'em both!!

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    S&W 642 .38spl +p

    The 642 is an airweight 5 shot .38spl with a +p rating -with an enclosed hammer. I was very impresssed with it's accuracy at 10+ yards. This is a very nice pocket revolver, it draws extremely smooth from the pocket holster!

    I changed to hogue grip for the fact the handle was too small for my hand.

    Good luck on you choice!

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    Go with the Smith and Wesson. You won't be sorry. I sold my model 19 and i regret it.

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    plus one...........

    ...on the Smith.
    Your life is worth buying the best.

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    My votes with the Smith & Wesson. I have the 642 with Crimson Trace Laser Grips. Great for pocket carry.

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    +1 on Smith


    IMO Smith makes the best revolver out there. Now there auto's.... that's another story.... But I'm a big fan of their revolvers.


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    Honda or Daihatsu?

    Smith, of course.
    Whatever doesn't kill you postpones the inevitable.

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    The new Taurus are supposed to be very good. I wouldn't know, though. I carry S&W J-frame, the one ALL snubbies are compared against.

    Seriously, they both good, but you really won't spend that much more for a S&W & it'll be worth more if you had to unload it.
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