Joined the snubby club :)

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    Joined the snubby club :)

    Sooooooo I went to the gun store/range today and couldn't hold off any longer. Picked up an S&W 642 and a box of CorBon +P 110 gr. DPX for when it counts. After putting about 50 rounds through it, a few of them the +P's, I will definitely be investing in some Hogue rap-around grips to make this thing a little more fun to shoot. The recoil wasn't painful, but my hand had a little bit of a shake to it after I was finished--not much, but enough to affect my aiming ability with my xd when I was shooting at longer distances. But I LOVE this little gun, and I've already got an RBKA pocket holster on order . Anyway, here she is...



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    Snub

    Very Nice!

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    Haha, I love how the ammo is arranged. I always forget what +P means.

    I love that gun as well and am always thinking about getting one. Will probably be my next purchase; that, or a .45 of some kind.
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    +P = High Pressure Loads...

    Nice Snubbie! Try firing .357 loads from a gun that small...makes .38 +P nice and comfy
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    Quote Originally Posted by diablo111 View Post
    +P = High Pressure Loads...

    Nice Snubbie! Try firing .357 loads from a gun that small...makes .38 +P nice and comfy
    which is why i passed on it's bigger cousin lol.

    i like to ENJOY shooting my guns lol. and with the ballistics of the DPX, the .357 would only be a minor improvement.

    And i just tracked down some hogue grips on ebay and they should be here in the next couple of days. Now to go order a couple of speed strips and figure out what i want to use to add some color to the front sight.

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    Dry Fire it a bit. The trigger will get a little smoother.
    Nice gun. Congrats. Enjoy it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    Dry Fire it a bit. The trigger will get a little smoother.
    Nice gun. Congrats. Enjoy it.
    yeah the guy at the store told me that. i have been a little bit, and will be a lot more--i'll use it as an opportunity as grip/trigger sqeeze practice and kill two birds with one stone.

    and I just ordered a 2-pack of bianchi speed strips off ebay

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    I like that lil pistol!
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    Mrhutch congrats on the snubbie, they are indeed fun. On my front sight I used some red brake caliper paint (which is a form of heat resistant ceramic coat) it works very well.

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    Congrats, nice BUG.
    I purchased a S&W .357 magnum with a three inch barrel. Now I wish I had gone the route you have.
    There is a used Sig Sauer P229 at the local sporting goods store...

    EDIT: Hogue grips are all they're cracked up to be! Also, I understand the heavier the bullet, the more the damage, love HP's.

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    NIce choice for a snubnose...great for CCW.

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    Very nice choice, congratulations!

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    Welcome to the brotherhood of snubby carriers! I pocket carry a 642 when I have to be tucked in.
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    Congratulations, you would be hard pressed to find a better .38 snubby IMHO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by firestarplus View Post
    Mrhutch congrats on the snubbie, they are indeed fun. On my front sight I used some red brake caliper paint (which is a form of heat resistant ceramic coat) it works very well.
    interesting. where would i find some of this?

    it's either that or i was thinking about using a little bottle of the automotive scratch repair paint.

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