Just picked up a S&W 642 need some pics

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    Just picked up a S&W 642 need some pics

    I need to see picks of your grips....Looking to pimp my snub. Also let me know what IWB holsters you use..

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    Sorry no pics, I have the stock grips on mine. I usually carry it in a pocket in a nemesis holster but sometimes IWB with a comp-tac 2oclock.

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    I've played around with quite a few and I prefer my 442 stock grips for best overall control and comfort.
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    Have you seen the Exotic Wood grips on Lightning Arms Sports yet?
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    Man O Doggies are they super nice.

    I'm probably going to get rid of my ancient decrepit black rubber grips and buy a pair of those.

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    S&W Mod 36 with Hogue rubber Bantam grips

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    No pics, but I have the Model 405 Crimson Trace Laser grips. They make pocket carry a bit easier because they seem to be smaller then the stock grips. I use a Mika pocket holster.

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    I'm not a big fan of rubber since I wear it on my ankle alot and rubber tends to stick the pant leg...I really like the stock wood with a t-grips...



    but I bought these stags and now they are my favorite since they are basically the same size as the stock wood but are a bit thicker for a perfect grip....clothes don't stick to them but the scarring makes for a nice non-slip grip...My clip holster is a Del Fatti ISP-DD...when shopping for a clip-on, it's a good idea to look for an offset clip to reduce bulk...this one is in horsehide...nice and rigid but thin...






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    A good addition to a very difficult gun to master.


    Lasermax grips! I have another new set for sale.PM me.

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    These Safariland grips were cut down by
    King's Gunworks in Glendale, CA.
    I have 3 (2 in black & 1 in brown)
    Black on 640 (38) & Nickel 442.
    Brown on 340 PD.
    That way they all feel the same in my hand,
    regardless of which one I choose.

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    The little guy on the bottom is a 640, but close enough. The grips are grey laminate wood, very comfy in the hands with the grooves.



    I use an Ace Case bellyband holster.
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    I have 642 and have played around with some different grips and in the end stuck with the stock grips. They are small, and have enough grip on them to pull them out of my pocket. Happy hunting.

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    I believe the little snubs are a little different ... you may adapt to them but it is more effective (IMHO) to adapt to to them.

    So I used racketball grip tape to achieve a custom fit to my hand ... not pretty.

    BUT for me, unlike some other people often report, snubs are point shooting machines out to about 30'.
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    Crimson Trace Laser Grips and my normal pocket holster.

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    Upper right is super thin (and I mean 'thin') rough out leather with an offset belt clip. Reholstering is a two-handed affair, but it flat disappears IWB. I found it on feebay to use while waiting for a real holster, but I ended up liking this wimpy little thing so much that I canceled my order.

    I'm partial to the Tyler T-grip adapter, and the stags offer a good grip surface. They were fine as purchased, but I did take 600grit to them to remove the polish.

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