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New 442

Discussion in 'The Snubbie Club' started by happyguy, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. happyguy

    happyguy Man, I'm Pretty

    I haven't owned a snubbie since I traded off my M36 about 15 years ago.

    I picked up a 442 today at the LGS, took it to the range and put 100 rounds of WWB through it, loaded it up with PDX1 130 grain +P, and can't wipe the smile off my face. It is in my jeans pocket as I type this and will go to work with me tomorrow as my backup.:supergrin:

    ReallyHappyguy :)

  2. 2740dmx


    Mar 9, 2009
    Good one!

    I just picked up some PDX 38+P for my new 340 M&P no lock, and am anxious to see how they feel.

    Gonna try the .357 Gold Dot short barrel too...they felt fine in my Ruger SP101, but that was alot heavier than this 340!

    I need a 442 as well...carry both the 340 and the need for a reload!
  3. Providence


    Feb 5, 2011
    Woodstock, GA
    Got my 442 a couple of weeks ago, and I'm very happy to have it. My wife is right now out, and she is carrying it.
  4. happyguy

    happyguy Man, I'm Pretty

    What is the difference between a 442-1 no lock and a 442-2 no lock?

    Happyguy :)
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2011
  5. the perfesser

    the perfesser

    Jun 24, 2007
    The 442-2 is rated for +P ammo.
  6. happyguy

    happyguy Man, I'm Pretty

    My new 442-1 says +P on the barrel and has a fired casing from September of this year. :headscratch: :dunno:

    Happyguy :)
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2011
  7. the perfesser

    the perfesser

    Jun 24, 2007
    That is very interesting -- I guess I was operating under hearsay! Can we assume that all 442-2s are rated for +P?

    In any event -- your question is not yet answered.
  8. pizza_pablo

    pizza_pablo USN Retired

    Oct 23, 2009
    I have been researching the snot out of snubs, lately.
    LCR or S&W??? :dunno::faint:

    Anyways...from reading other forums, it seems that the -2 was supposed to be the lock model, but S&W is not particular about frame numbering. Some report having a -2 with the 'L' and arrow, but no lock hole. Others report having a -2 with the 'L' and arrow, and 'silk screen' for the lock hole, but no actual hole, while still others report having a -2 with no signs of a lock. :wavey:
  9. I have a 442-2 and it does not have the dreaded frame lock.

    FWIW, I've found that the Crimson Tace lg-405 lasergrip (in addition to improving accuracy) greatly reduces felt recoil without compromising concealment.
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2012
  10. eazyrhino


    Oct 29, 2006
    Louisville, KY
    I have a new 442 -1 pro series no lock and moon clips. The barrel and cylinder are stainless but is all black finished and it's sweeeeet!
  11. wjv


    Jan 17, 2002
    Pacific NW
    Same here. . .
  12. Lt Scott 14

    Lt Scott 14

    Mar 14, 2006
    N.W. Indiana
    I have had mine for 12 yrs. No issues, and carried EDC. Usually pocket, but sometimes in a Don Hume IWB.
  13. im413


    Mar 11, 2007
    Las Vegas
    Outdoor Hub mobile, the outdoor information engine
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2012
  14. My 442 (with the lock) is my most carried/shot firearm, it's never failed me.

    Try some Buffalo Bore Heavy 158gr. LSWHP, it'll impress you!
  15. Hunter8


    Aug 12, 2012
    DubfromGA what grips are those? I just got my 442 on saturday!!!
  16. rv4driver


    May 8, 2010
    Ft. Collins, Co.
    I thought I was losing it, and the 442 was a performance Oldsmobile!
    So, I checked, and I was right!

    Not saying the "442" y'all are talking about isn't special, but check out olds 442 on google!