P/U a S&W 442 today

P/U a S&W 442 today

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    P/U a S&W 442 today

    I finally got a J-frame. It is going on my permit because there is a need here for low-profile carry: An always gun. The G17 is great, but there are too many times when I leave home without it because of its size. I am not a revolver guy, but I went with the S&W 442 because it is light, compact, and I can get a good grip on it. The latter is something I cannot do with the small autos.

    According to the envelope that contains the fired shell casing, Richard V tested mine at the factory on 9-18-07. Yes, it is one with the built-in lock and the internal firing pin. I prefer the older system, without lock and the firing pin on the hammer, but I wanted something with a "new car" look and smell. The revolver has also a dark well-applied bluing that helps keep it low-profile. It will be stoked with +P 125 JHP rounds.

    Any suggestions on IWB holsters?


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    Nice pistol.
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    Stay away from the bianchi 100. I bought one because I didn't want the wait and it is the worst IWB holster I have ever used. With my belt from beltman the clip barely goes over it and if I don't clip the belt it always pulls when presenting the pistol.
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    I pipe my 442 with 135 grain Gold Dot Short Barrels. They are probably the most common .38 carried in a J frame. I think you should try pocket carry since the gun is so light. I use a Kramer pocket holster with great results.

    For IWB, and after a lot of research, I chose a Andrews Leather MacDaniel II. Great price, adjustable for cant and quality craftsmanship.

    Great choice on the revo, good luck.
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    Cool

    Quote Originally Posted by Hume View Post
    I finally got a J-frame.
    Yes, it is one with the built-in lock and the internal firing pin. I prefer the older system, without lock and the firing pin on the hammer, but I wanted something with a "new car" look and smell.
    I have an old Nickel 442. Really nice revolver.
    What is this built in lock?
    Mine no longer has that "new car smell." Mine smells either like burnt gun powder or EEZOX.
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    Quote Originally Posted by P7fanatic View Post
    What is this built in lock?
    Would someone else like to elaborate? I still get too pissy when trying to explain it.

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    Clinton lock

    Quote Originally Posted by Hume View Post
    Would someone else like to elaborate? I still get too pissy when trying to explain it.
    All new S&W revolvers made in the last few years have a Clinton mandated lock in the frame that renders the gun inoperable when turned with a special key.

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    Congrats...

    on the new 'addition' to the family...

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    There's so much to like about them...everyone should have one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hayley View Post
    There's so much to like about them...everyone should have one!
    Yep. I got mine a week ago today and took it to the range Monday. I wasn't expecting much accuracy from a "belly gun", but it was quite adequate at 7 and 10 yds.
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    As far as an IWB holster, for me, the FIST Model 1A is the best. I have 4 so far for different pistols including my J-Frame 638, with a fifth on order for my new Glock 30. Mine are all hybrid models, kydex interior with a leather exterior. Check them out...

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    Congrats on the new piece...ya done good!

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    I recently picked up a slightly used but not abused S&W 442 to
    keep my S&W 642 company. But, it has a coolness factor to it,
    cuz the alphabetical S/N prefix is my first name: DAN~!

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