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A good buddy offered to trade me his 642 for my 340PD. I stoke the 340PD with Winchester 158 grain +P's not .357 mags rounds. Both guns are in mint condition and although I paid a couple hundo's more for the 340PD I'm considering the trade for a few of reasons:

The S&W 642.....

1. Has no ILS.

2. Is stainless for lower maintenance against moisture, perspiration.

3. A couple ounces heavier to soften recoil but still light enough for carry comfort (ankle and pocket).

4. loads what I'm carrying - 38 +p's. I've run about 40 rounds of .357 through the 340PD but I found it cheaper to just whack the web area of my hand with a brass mallet.

The 340PD is a pleasure to carry, especially with the CT LG-405 grips (bought separately) and the HiViz sights are great during the day but that 642 is calling my name. Oh, my buddy's gonna throw in a few bucks too (?). What do you all think?
 

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I have the 340 M&P with the steel cylinder. I wouldn't trade it for many things.

But if I had the PD model and wasn't using .357 ammo and wasn't likely to start - I'd trade the PD for the 642 in a heartbeat - especially considering there is a little cash thrown in with it.

Steel cylinder and no lock are a very big deal IMO.

I hope you aren't throwing in the CT405's though. Then I wouldn't - unless the 642 also had them.
 

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Not worth it. I have a 340. Keep yours. Dont be a sucker. LOL
 

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scgunlover1 - I would not trade either unless I needed the cash really badly. JMO its your call.

SIXTO - Many many is a few? (bucks that is)

We're talking a $50-$75 stimulus plan. He's my buddy so I'm not looking to make any money off the deal.

Marvin Knox - I hope you aren't throwing in the CT405's though. Then I wouldn't - unless the 642 also had them

CT's not included with the 340PD.
 

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I wouldn't trade a 340PD for a 642 its not worth it. I say this as
I own a 340 M&P and love its three times the gun the 642 is and its worth more as well. My 340 M&P costs me $650 and the titanium cylinder version you have runs a couple to a few hundred dollars more then the M&P version. Think about it you would be trading a $900+ gun for a $450 gun,not a good trade off in my book just my opinion of course hope it helps you out in your decision.
 

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If the lock bothers you, disable it. No reason for you to lose money over something that is easily 'fixed'.
 
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