This is a discussion on S&W 642 package within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; A about a month ago I bought a new 642-1, the day I found out they were available without the internal lock. My friend and ...
A about a month ago I bought a new 642-1, the day I found out they were available without the internal lock. My friend and I test fired it about 200 times in his backyard range with various self defense loads I bought online. My favorite I've found so far is the Buffalo bore 158 grain lead hollow point +p. The recoil actually stung my hand pretty bad so I knew it would be a perfect carry load. This I got the pocket holster and crimson trace shown in the picture. As soon as tax season's over I'll be taking the mandatory CHL class and getting my license to carry. Anyways, here's the pics, took 'em with my cell phone.
Thanks, I'm really happy about this gun and setup. I was really surprised how accurate it shot too. We were putting rounds through the same hole at 5 yards. Don't be too jealous of the outdoor range, it's freezing and there's a foot of snow on the ground, lol.
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Congrats on the new pistola, and good luck with the class!
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Congrats on the 642...Everyone needs at least one...
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Hey , I'm from Ohio. 10 miles outside of Cleveland. I all ways wanted a good Friend with an outdoor range.
Nice package,you can't beat an S&W snubnose revolver
Man, I'm a pretty big fan of snubs although I don't much care for the warmer loads, unless I'm carrying an all steel variant.
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Congrats and enjoy!
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Worst recoil I have ever encountered is from my TCP loaded with Buffalo Bore +p.
Much worse that a .357 snubbie w/magnum loads.
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Im a big fan of the .22LR for bear defense.
Just shoot the guy next to you in the knee and run like heck.
Great choice. Yup, I like it when my 'carry' rounds hurt my hand too .
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Congrats on the purchase and good luck in the class.