Whos dumped a 642/442 for an LCP???

This is a discussion on Whos dumped a 642/442 for an LCP??? within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; I bought the 642 first. Then bought the LCP. I still own both and believe both have their place. I do carry the LCp more. ...

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    I bought the 642 first. Then bought the LCP. I still own both and believe both have their place. I do carry the LCp more.

    I also shoot LCp better. Less felt recoil in the LCp also.

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    I would never part with my LCP,, Just sayin. It's just to darn handy to drop in the old front pocket.
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    I had a P3AT that I traded for 642. I decided I missed the P3AT and ended up with an LCP- that I never carried. When the normal gun wouldn't work I still carried the 642. I traded the LCP for a PF9, and now that gets the bulk of the pocket carry work, though there are times when the 642 is still the right answer. For a backup weapon on duty the 642 has been on my ankle since the day I got it. Before it I carried a K-frame snub on my ankle. I don't know why but I just feel like there should be a revolver there when I'm on duty.
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    My wife carries a 642 with the large CT grip. This makes it too large and sticky to pocket carry...plus IMHO it's about twice the size of the LCP, If I'm going to carry a pistol that large I'd pick out one of the single stack 9's (938, shield, nano).

    The beauty of the LCP is it works, it's accurate, and it's small.

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    I could never trade a LW .38 revolver for a small .380. I prefer a Colt Agent or Cobra but there is nothing wrong with Smith's 642, 442, 638 or 438.

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    No more Sig 380 here. Traded on a 40..... But the 638 is nearly always with me. I've got a ton of 380 ammo that my wife will eventually shoot up in her little Bersa. A kydex pocket holster for the snubbie and out the door. I found that the 638 in pocket and a 40 Shield IWB is a nice combo. But I struggle getting the extra mag for the 40 to feed in the 638.
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    I got rid of a 642 in favor of the Taurus TCP. Had both, saw no point in keeping the 642.

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    I dumped my J frame for a Ruger LCR. But as a BUG I use a KelTec P3AT.
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    No way am I trading a 38 airweight j frame for anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glockman10mm View Post
    No way am I trading a 38 airweight j frame for anything.
    Maybe for a nice Colt Cobra or an Agent?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TWO GUNS View Post
    I dumped my J frame for a Ruger LCR. But as a BUG I use a KelTec P3AT.
    I also dumped my Smith and Wesson 642 for a Ruger LCR. The Ruger has better sights, a much better trigger, better grips (Hogues) and is lighter. It's mostly that Ruger trigger that won me over and in a small revolver the trigger action is Very important.

    As a side note.....I gave up on trying to find a reliable 380acp pistol a LONG time ago. Many are unreliable, the ammuniton is expensive, and the ballistics of the round are below that of a 38+p round. I'd go with a 9mm (Glock 26) or the Ruger LCR.

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    I already had a 642 (2008 no-lock model), and then picked up an LCP in 2011.

    I like and carry both, and have even carried both at the same time with the 642 riding OWB and the LCP holstered in a coat breast pocket.

    Each has its place, but I do carry the 642 a LOT more.

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    I wouldn't say I dumped my 442 for an LCP, but it has replaced it as my small carry gun. One reason is that if I can carry something the size and weight of my 442, then I just opt for my G26 instead. I also shoot the LCP much better than my 442 with the stock grips, the trigger reach on it is just too short for me with an uncovered backstrap and while I can shoot it fine with larger grips they make it even bigger and heavier.

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    I carried a friend's 638 J-frame for 4 months while looking for a good deal on a 442. It took a while because 442's are scarce around here. In the end I decided I'd rather have a Bodyguard 380 even though a 442 showed up at my LGS. So I guess you could say I dumped a 442 for a Bodyguard 380. The 380 is smaller, lighter, easier to shoot with less recoil and better sights, and more accurate (in my hands anyway). Since my main carry is a Shield, the Bodyguard has the added benefit of having the same layout and operation, which could be a very important factor if ever faced with a BG. I prefer the Bodyguard 380 over the LCP because it has better sights and a laser is included, which I find helpful for checking my aim while pulling the trigger.

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    Love my 442. Would not get rid of it unless I absolutely had to.
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