This is a discussion on My first CCW within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I got my S&W642 a couple of months back. It is my first firearm and CCW. The people in this forum provided me with a ...
I got my S&W642 a couple of months back. It is my first firearm and CCW. The people in this forum provided me with a great deal of guidance and advice that was invaluable in preparing me for this - I am most appreciative of you all sharing your knowledge and experiences with me. I've practiced with it at the range about once per week and have gained pretty good control and accuracy with it. I carry it most of the time outside of work and it is a very practical handgun to conceal. I use a SmartCarry, DeSantis Nemesis, and Tucker Cover Up (IWB). It is a simple revolver and I've learned a lot from carrying it and shooting it at the range. I've had a lot of people who shoot semi's at the range ask me about my 642 and they want to shoot it (I warn them that it may have a more stout kick than their semi does).
I recently put a Glock 26 on layaway and plan to have it with me by the end of March. It seems to fit me just as the 642 does.
Glock 26, Ruger LCR, Glock 19
Non curo. Si metrum non habet, non est poema. "I don't care. If it doesn't rhyme, it isn't a poem."
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“The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.”.... Albert Einstein
My first semiauto was a G26 as well (moved from a Taurus .38 snubbie). Carried for a while, then went up to a G19 for more capacity and it just felt better in my hand. Very little size difference, and with a good holster, it hides just as well.
Congrats on the G26!
Congrats on the 642. That is one beautiful gun and Smith is one heck of a company. I have a 686 and it is probably the best weapon I own but way too heavy for ccw. I'd like to have a 642 in hammerless. Someday.
The 642 is a very versatile gun, and it can be easily hidden in several different ways. I carry mine in a pocket holster or a suede IWB belt holster. It is one of the hardest handguns to shoot accurately at any distance, however. You have to consider it a close quarters or backup gun.
Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the Peoples' Liberty's Teeth." - George Washington
great choice for carry.
I regret trading my 637.
Very nice... and the Glock 26 is a excellent addition to anyone's collection as well... it's always good to have options.
Be Observant and Be Safe.
Current: DW V-Bob 1911, S&W 442, Springfield XD9sc, XDm9,
and Glock G26, G19, G23C, and SIG P226-40 TT, and Ruger GP-100, and Beretta 92FS
Former: Taurus 92SS, SIG P220 TT, S&W 360, SIG P239-40, Ruger 22/45 MKII
They are the gold standard. Congrats on your first gun!
Someday, I'd like to send mine to a gunsmith for a complete action job. I believe it would make it sooo much better to shoot!
Congrats!! My wife is getting her CC permit and I am looking for a 649 for her. You will love your tupperwear as well, for a great holster for it check out the Bianchi Carryloc series. I have carried a G23 for 13+ years and it is the best I have found. Also stoke both of them up with the new Federal HST's!!
When Seconds Count, The Cops Are Just Minutes Away!!
Saaaweeeet! And no lock!
Good first two choices. My first two were similar: a reliable auto and a revolver. That's what I carry every day.
That's one gun you'll probably never part with!
ALWAYS carry! - NEVER tell!
"A superior Operator is best defined as someone who uses his superior
judgement to keep himself out of situations that would require a display of his
congrats. you will like the Glock 26.
Congratulations on your decision to buy a Glock 26. I recently bought a Glock 26. This was the first firearm I had purchased in a few years. This Glock will NOT be my last one either! I see adding one or two more in the future to my collection. I'm looking to purchasing the larger 9mm guns as well. All in all, in my opinion a Glock is always an excellent choice of firearm.