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    Just picked up a new Taurus 850 in blued, full steel. They make a light wieght version as well. Don't overlook Taurus they make a good wheel gun. At least I got a good specimen anyway.
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    I have a Taurus 605 that I EDC. If the S&W seem a little pricey you can look at Taurus they are good guns.
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    My wife has a SP101, and it is a very nice shooter for 2 1/4 barrel. It will take .357 rounds.

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    I bought a 642 as a EDC. So far, it has become my favorite to carry, due primarily to it's light weight. Drop it in front pocket, and go. My Kel-Tec P11 has not seen the light of day(or inside my pocket) since I got the 642.


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    I have the M&P 340 and am very happy with it so far. I don't plan on shooting many .357 Magnum rounds through it, but did want the option. Also the difference in the sights also helped me justify the price difference. However, I don't think you could go wrong with any of your options. You need to figure out what is important to you and make your decision based on those criteria.

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    I too chose a 442 over a Kel-Tec. I think a KT may be my next gun. I decided that I would take the money saved and find a gunsmith to put better sights on.
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    I have had a Taraus 85 for years and shot thousands of rounds through it with no ill effects and nothing but perfect performance. I carry it from time to time and love it.
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    Ron, How is your CT grips work with your Mika pocket holster? I need to change the stock grips on my 442.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zero View Post
    Ron, How is your CT grips work with your Mika pocket holster? I need to change the stock grips on my 442.
    Zero, they work great. Perfect fit. Could not ask for more. I highly recommend them.

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    My 642 is a great little gun. And very accurate. It is more accurate than I am and I got these groups at 7 yards with a two hand hold unsupported while standing. :)


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    Everyone I know shoots +p's through the 340 after a couple of rounds of .357. It is punishing.

    Pick the 442 or the 642. You can't go wrong.

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    "IF someone is able to grab the cylinder on a revolver - it won't fire, but a semi with one in the pipe will."
    Revolver or auto , if you foresee this being an issue i really suggest more both armed and unarmed training . folks should really learn to " fight in a phone booth " and then go on to accuracy , or conversly go from the 50 yard line to the " phone booth " both skills are needed , and they do blend , but you have to have both .
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    Try to find a speed six, it is about 2 lbs and recoil tame

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    Looks like I will be shopping for a 642 this summer.

    Thanks guys,

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    Try Charter Arms revos. 5 rounds of 44spl in a pocket gun. Recoil is easier on the hands than .357 and even +p .38spl. Used go for around $200 +-.
    Customer service is top notch. I sent them an old snubby w/sperated barrel shroud and a parts gun I got f$140 f/service. They took them both apart,cleaned,inspected and lubed f/$25 each. Charged me an extra $23 to correct timing issue (inlcuding new parts) on parts gun.Reset barrel shroud as part of inspection on 2nd gun. Returned them both in new plastic hard cases,return shipping was included. Took about a month. Sent postcard and emails to keep me up to date on progress.
    I own 3. I carry one and leave the other two home f/family;one upstairs and one downstairs, common manual of arms f/simple home defense & street carry. Cost around $600 f/whole scheme,
    or the price of one new brand name item.
    Let the flames begin...

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