Trade Ruger LCP for S&W 642?

Trade Ruger LCP for S&W 642?

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    Question Trade Ruger LCP for S&W 642?

    Buddy made me an offer - he wants my LCP with 2 mags and holster for his 642 J-Frame, holster and speed strips.

    Round count is minimal and condition is excellent. It does NOT have a lock.

    Cant deny how just darn small the LCP is and easy to carry, but also cannot deny the power of the .38special and reliability of the 642...

    Would you dump the LCP for the 642?

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    I'd trade in a heartbeat...but I'm also partial to short barrel revolvers. Tried an LCP, and my hands are just too thick for it. Feels like an M80 going off in my hand (ask me how I know that feeling).
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    Have shot LCPs and have owned and fired about 1500 rounds through a Kel Tec P3AT, from which the LCP was patterned, since late 2005. Have had a Model 642 since 1998.

    I'd rather have the Model 642 for sure. If I was selling off guns then the small .380 automatic would be gone long before the Model 642.
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    Lock makes no difference on those, but I'd only trade if pocket carry isn't important to you.

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    Sounds like a good trade IMO. The J frame is pocketable in cargos and some lose fitting jeans, so I'd go for it. Slap a crimson trace grip on that 642 and you got yourself one heck of a good revolver. I love my J frames and would highly recommend one to anyone. Some folks don't like um and that's their prerogative, IMO they have their place in the lineup and are just as easy to conceal as any small/tiny auto. Oh' and the .38 special round is a good defense round no matter how you slice it.
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    Oh heck yeah.
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    Do you like the LCP? If so, keep it. Save and buy a 642 if you want one. If you DON'T like the LCP then it makes since to trade it.
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    even if you love your LCP, that trade looks like it makes sense.
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    Would you dump the LCP for the 642?
    In a heartbeat.
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    A new LCP can be had for less $ than a 642. Sounds like a good trade...for you.

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    If the offer to trade is still open, take it. I've got a J frame 36 S&W bobbed hammer DAO I often carry in a pocket holster in my back pocket. There are a jillion .38 spec. loads available. The 642 is an alloy gun, so I'd suggest a lighter load to begin with. My LCP is the same size as my Beretta 21a, but the Jframe 36 or 642 will handle 158 gr lead semi wad cutters.
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    I would have made the trade and been out the door before he changed his mind!
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    Trade for the 642, sell it and then buy a new LCP and keep the extra $100.
    It is surely true that you can lead a horse to water but you can't make them drink. Nor can you make them grateful for your efforts.

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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.
    If his LCP has been reliable, when risk losing that? If it hasn't been, why trade to a friend?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder71 View Post
    If his LCP has been reliable, when risk losing that? If it hasn't been, why trade to a friend?
    I was kidding. I'd keep the 642 and never look back. My post was only to illustrate the value gap in his favor.
    It is surely true that you can lead a horse to water but you can't make them drink. Nor can you make them grateful for your efforts.

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