Model 42 ??

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    Model 42 ??

    As you know from some previous posts..I'm itching for a new J-Frame. The "Colonel"(my wife)says I have to save up, or sell something(nothing to sell..my handgun collection is 4 guns!)in order to pay for it. I would like a NO-Lock 442 or 642, but figure they might be gone as brand new guns by the time I have the cash. My "fall-back" gun is a Model 42, because of the lack of lock due to the grip safety. What do you think?? Sound logic? I'm big-time against the ILS so choices are slim,especially when it comes to NEW guns. Thoughts????
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    I'd love a model 42. What's not to like? Enough weight to firepower ratio to make accurate, fast follow up shots very do-able, yet light enough to ride comfortably in a pocket or ankle rig, +p rated, so a wide variety of ammo can be fired thru it, enough gun to be a primary, compact enough to be a secondary or hide out gun.
    And, it has a very classy and 'classical' S&W jframe look.
    So again, what's NOT to like?

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    That's why I bought my M42, no dang ugly lock on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by old grunt View Post
    As you know from some previous posts..I'm itching for a new J-Frame. The "Colonel"(my wife)says I have to save up, or sell something(nothing to sell..my handgun collection is 4 guns!)in order to pay for it. I would like a NO-Lock 442 or 642, but figure they might be gone as brand new guns by the time I have the cash. My "fall-back" gun is a Model 42, because of the lack of lock due to the grip safety. What do you think?? Sound logic? I'm big-time against the ILS so choices are slim,especially when it comes to NEW guns. Thoughts????
    Is your concern with the lock mainly aesthetics or reliability? If you are worried about the lock malfunctions that have been reported, it's easy enough to disable the thing on a S&W and make it a non issue. This doesn't do anything for the unsightly hole however if that is your concern. I just don't trust the lock and have disabled mine for peace of mind.

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    Both..but reliability is the main concern. An answer looking for a question in my opinion. If it comes down to it, I'd buy an older J-Frame in excellent condition and send to Smith for a once over. My preference though is for a new gun.
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    The new model 42 is a great gun. How did the Colonel find out about the other three guns? Never tell about more than one. You are just test firing/cleaning the others for a friend.

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    The two 1911's are P.W.(Pre-Wife)..the Glocks are from the old job,which was after I was married. The Colonel is NOT anti-gun, she just thinks I have enough! Foolish girl!!
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    4 guns is bare minimum...

    Quote Originally Posted by old grunt View Post
    The "Colonel"(my wife)says I have to save up, or sell something (nothing to sell..my handgun collection is 4 guns!) in order to pay for it.
    Four guns is not enough! You need more than that to have a good selection.

    Regarding the airweight J frame you want without a lock - you should keep your eyes open for a good used one. You will eventually find one if you are patient. I wouldn't wait for S&W to make you a new one without the lock, because you might have a long wait.
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    Thats why ya marry a girl who is pro gun as I you are...like I am. As long as there is money after bills she has no problems with buying all the guns we can.
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    I'd get a no lock 642 off Gunbroker. They'll be around.

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    Wife and I agree, that, new guns require new diamonds. Of course the reverse is true. Gosh, I am so poor.

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