Trade Ruger LCP for S&W 642?

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    Gotcha :o

    I still think it boils down to how often the OP pocket carries.

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    new 642 $75-100 more than new LCP right? I guess the scale of the economics isn't that great but it's not an expensive decision to reverse if you don't like the 642.

    I'm not a fan of a stainless finish though. I'd rather a no lock 442.

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    If you don't need a SMALL PISTOL EVER, then trade for the 642. If you will use the LCP keep it. If you feel the need for a small revolver later,save your money and buy a Ruger LCR. The center fire LCR's have great dao triggers..

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    look at the advantages and disadvantages of both-


    the lcp holds 2 more rounds,faster reloads,more comfortable to carry,weighs less,reliable..

    the 642,has more power,reliable,holds less rounds/slow reloads

    *keep the lcp and save towards a 642 if you really want one..

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    Quote Originally Posted by atctimmy View Post
    Trade for the 642, sell it and then buy a new LCP and keep the extra $100.
    It would be $76 difference, and that's without any fees.
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    I would never trade the LCP but then again I'm not a fan of revolvers. If you really want a 642 I would just save up the $360 and buy a new one. I think if you get rid of the LCP you would miss it :/
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    How badly do you want the trade? That is the only real question on the table.

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    I would absolutely trade

    I'd trade my LCP for a J-frame in the blink of an eye
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    Quote Originally Posted by Inspector71 View Post
    I would have made the trade and been out the door before he changed his mind!


    ^^^^^^YEP^^^^^^^^^^^^


    As has been said, the LCP is close to $100 less in the store, or more.

    Trade, and in a short while, if you miss it, go buy a new one.

    You probably won't miss it though.
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    Use to have one of each, but my wife confiscated my 642. I voted for the LCP, only because I can have it with me at all times,it's a tad more concealable than the 642. When I can carry a larger gun, I take my G19 with Ranger T 147 gr.

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    In a heart beat,,,, I would,,,,, of course I would never have had
    the Ruger LCP in the 1st place,,,,, I just do not like them.

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    Go with the 642. I have had my fill of trying to find a reliable pocket autoloader. Most pocket autoloaders are DAO anyway, so stepping into a DAO revolver shouldn't be a big change.

    The smaller an autoloader is made, the more it relies on the conditions of its springs for action timing to insure proper function. A larger autoloader with more mass to its slide doesn't rely on spring conditions near as much in order to function reliably.
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    I have a pair of J frames (S&W) and an LCP. I wouldn't get rid of any of them. Just save for the J frame. You'll miss the pocketability of the LCP. You really forget it's there in the summer heat wearing a pair of shorts.

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    If I were you, I wouldn't trade an LCP for anything. If you really want a revolver, save up the money and buy it or buy it on layaway. That's how I bought my LCP and my
    KLCR-357. Fixing to add a P-11 to the mix as well, but as I'm only paying $225, I'll buy it outright. After that, I think I'll be okay on handguns for awhile, since I'll own four
    (Glock 26, Kel-Tec P-11, Ruger LCP, Ruger KLCR-357).

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    All things being equal, I would swap a LCP for a 642 any day of the week and twice on Sundays. I own both the LCP and 642 FWIW.
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    Regarding reliability of the LCP, I can only speak to my experience. I had one issue in the very first magazine that I fired in it. I honestly can't remember if it was a jam, stovepipe, or what. Put a couple of boxs of fmj through it without any more problems, nor have I had any problems since with flat tip fmj, Hydrashock, Winchester T, XTP, Critical Defense, or Gold Dot. Slow fire, rapid double taps, whatever. I'm chalking up that one initial blip to being a brand new semi-auto, and needed breaking in. That's always the conventional wisdom with semis, regardless of size or price - break them in before relying on them. As I said, this is just my experience, others may have different results.

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