Smith & Wesson 642-2

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by therhino, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. therhino

    therhino New Member

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    I brough tthe wife to the gun shop this weekend and set her loose to choose her first handgun. I gave her general info, but wanted her to choose largely for herself.
    After handling several revolvers, and a Ruger LCP, she decided she liked revolvers better than semis, as she really had trouble dealing with the mechanics of the Ruger. The slide also kicked her butt.
    She ended up with a Smith and Wesson 642-2, with Crimson Trace grips.

    In the little research I did when we got home, it seemed to garner very positive reviews. The one thing I haven't found yet is a good, open carry holster for this model.
    Does anyone one one of these, and have any recommendations for an open carry holster or any general tips or info? I'm not a revolver guy, so I don't know jack about them.
     
  2. JD1969

    JD1969 New Member

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    I have a 642 that I pocket carry and am very happy with it. I'm not sure about an open carry rig for it. It's a nice revolver and she should be happy with it. It did take me quite a bit of practice to get good with it, but now that I am used to it, I shoot it fine.
     

  3. Bootsdeal

    Bootsdeal New Member

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    I've had the 642-2 for awhile. It's a great gun and will never let you down. Go the Smith & Wesson home page and look for holsters for that specific gun. They have several to choose from.
     
  4. therhino

    therhino New Member

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    We brought it out today for her to break it in. Man, that is one sweet little revolver. It was a little snappy for her at first and the first shut stung. It's a nice, light gun though. I wasn't terribl good with it, but I did like the simple dump-out of expended brass over chasing the 9mm Mak casings from my CZ82 all over the place. ;)
     
  5. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Get her a couple boxes of target wadcuitter ammo. Low recoil, and it will allow her to get familar with the gun before getting kicked by defense ammo.
     
  6. therhino

    therhino New Member

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    Thanks, will do. She was firing basic Federal American Eagle that particular day.
     
  7. Brian P

    Brian P New Member

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  8. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Whis i cud remember the holster i had for mine :(
    Anyway she picked a gud one!
     
  9. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    This is the shooter my wife picked, sans laser. Your wife done good. ;)
     
  10. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Forgot to add mine had CT grips too & the holster was a Ross :)