Anyone own a "bodyguard" style S&W?

Anyone own a "bodyguard" style S&W?

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    Anyone own a "bodyguard" style S&W?

    I thinking about picking up an S&W snub nose - probably a model 442 .38. I've owned snubbys before and I think they make great carry guns.

    This will be a pocket gun so I know I don't want a exposed hammer, but I'm thinking about the "shrouded" boydguard style. Anyone have one? Is it hard to cock it to single action?


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    Cool

    I have the 442 in original Nickel but it has the fully enclosed hammer, Centennial model, I believe. Didn't want any exposed hammer in case my wife wanted to put it in her purse.

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    I have a new Airweight 442 and love it. I think you'll find the 442/642 very well represented on Defensive Carry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mass-Diver View Post
    I thinking about picking up an S&W snub nose - probably a model 442 .38. I've owned snubbys before and I think they make great carry guns.

    This will be a pocket gun so I know I don't want a exposed hammer, but I'm thinking about the "shrouded" boydguard style. Anyone have one? Is it hard to cock it to single action?
    Please don't rule out the Taurus version of the fine S&W. My Taurus "J frame" is very accurate and the DA trigger pull, after 300 rds and some Gun Butter, is very smooth.

    The Taurus version is not difficult to cock SA, but if there's an actionable event, never mind SA, just pull the trigger and be done with it.

    Try to handle both the S&W and the Taurus before you decide.

    Good luck with your choice!

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    I have a 642 and its awesomeness++.

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    If you see one and you like then buy it.
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    Im quite pleased with my S&W 638, Shrouded hammer , uses 38+ps
    rides in my pocket well.all in all a good choiceIMHO.
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    I have the 442 and it's hard to beat for concealment and it's very low maintance.

    Budget some ammo money since it was hard to learn to shoot effectively ( for me atleast )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mass-Diver View Post
    I thinking about picking up an S&W snub nose - probably a model 442 .38. I've owned snubbys before and I think they make great carry guns.

    This will be a pocket gun so I know I don't want a exposed hammer, but I'm thinking about the "shrouded" boydguard style. Anyone have one? Is it hard to cock it to single action?
    To answer your question: No, it is not hard to cock for single action.
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    I have a 642 and I really like it. What's best about it is that you can carry it in your pocket, but, I wanted a little more power so I switched to the Ruger sp-101 as my carry.


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    I have a model 38 that is my everyday/always carry gun. I bought it before the Centennials were re-introduced. Very easy to cock, but check for lint if you pocket carry. An added plus for me is the name "Bodyguard." It harkens back to the pre-tactical days!!

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    love my bodyguard 638, i've never met anything that could come close to taking its place. it's ALWAYS on me! very easy to carry!

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    I carried the blued 49 from 1975 to 1995. In 1995 I got the 649 and have carried it since. That's everyday carry as my backup/second, undercover, and off duty weapon. Primary carry is an ankle rig but I've carried them every place on the body you can imagine. I've carried and drug them in every kind of weather condition you can imagine too, snow, slush, crud, dirt, mud, etc. Now that I'm retired I still carry my 649 more than any other gun. I had a nickle 38 for a few months until another guy decided he just had to have it and he came up with the money. Really hate now that I parted with it. Love those ugly humpbacks.


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    Have a 649 which is great, but a centennial design is probably the best for pocket carry. My prefered carry is either a 340 or 642, in that order.

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    I have a blued 442 that has become my EDC. I really wanted the shrouded hammer, but then I kinda thought it out, and doesn't make as much sense. The enclosed hammer version(442/642) has a nice dip where the hammer hids to put my thumb on for "belly" shooting it. The shrouded version also has an area that can "pick-up" stuff from your pocket/whatever and get dirty or possibly block the hammer. A dime could get jammed in there or something. Also for SD, do I really need SA? I would probally be to tempted to SA shoot the thing at the range and not learn its true trigger pull.

    I personally am more accurate with my 442 .38, than a compact semi-auto. I dry fired mine alot before its first range trip, and to me the trigger is close to perfect. At five-seven yards I can easily blow the ten ring out, rapid fire takes alot more practice though. On top of it all, the gun is soooo easy to carry. I can conceal it in any outfit, I don't have to dress to conceal. Buy one, you won't regret it, and if you don't like it, they seem to hold their value.

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