Soon to own a 442 snubbie

Discussion in 'The Snubbie Club' started by Dalton Wayne, Dec 24, 2009.


  1. Dalton Wayne

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    I am getting a 442 snubbie can't wait until next Thursday when I can get my hands on it.
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    Congratulations on picking up a 442.

    J frame Smiths the one revolver all gun owners should have.
     

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    Love 'em. Congrats
     
  4. Berto

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    Good choice, I really enjoy mine.
     
  5. Two Guns

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    Great choice,every one should have a least one J frame.
     
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    O watch out! Those can become addicting. I made the mistake of buying two, which permitted them to multiply like rabbits. I now have 16 snub nose j-frames, one of which gets put in my pocket a lot. The 340PD. The majority of the rest of them rarely see the light of day. I'm not exactly sure why I have most of them.

    The 442 is a great choice. That was the first one I intended to purchase, it's a story, but I ended up with the 642. I only ended up with the 340PD later because it was too good a deal to pass up. I wouldn't pay full price for a 340PD, but the 442 is worth every penny. Hogue makes a grip which has the same boot profile as the stock Uncle Mikes, but the Hogue is nicer by far.
     
  7. the perfesser

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    The 442, my one and only revolver. Could not be more pleased!
     
  8. bluelineman

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    I like mine a lot. I replaced the grip with a Crimson Trace LG-405 as I didn't like the fact that the backstrap was not padded. I also liked the benefit of a laser, especially with such a short sight radius.
     
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    I am thinking about getting a set of those for my 340pd if i can find a reasonable priced lightly used pair.

    Did it take you a while to get used to the laser? Do you shoot other guns with lasers?

    I had CT grips for my g26, but I couldn't get used to them, but perhaps it was because it changed the grip profile some.
     
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    I didn't know anything different with that gun. I went to a gun show & bought the gun then took it right over to the CT dealer to get the laser grips installed. You can always turn the laser off (mine has the on/off switch on the bottom of the grip) if you don't want to use it. I don't think it changes the grip profile much on the 442. Basically a little nub that your finger presses when you grip the gun. It is very different from a CT on a Glock.

    It took a little getting used to at the range. You see how much you move around. Again, you can turn it off if needed. This is my only experience with a laser.

    On my old laptop (that died) I had a link to a good video segment on Personal Defense TV where they talked about using a laser. They shot using it too. I just tried looking for it & couldn't find anything.
     
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    How does the 442, 642, and the 340 PD handle the 158 grain LSWCHP +P? Or do you carry jacketed loads?
     
  12. Berto

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    My 442 hasn't had any issues with FBI loads from Impact/3D or the hot Buffalo Bore load, no bullet pull. Recoil is a solid whack with the BB loads, plenty manageable with the Impact stuff. Usually it's loaded with 135gr Gold Dot's though, I find them more often at shops.
     
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    Everyone should have at least one J frame. I have 4 and love them all. It is easy to conceal and will always go bang when the trigger is pulled. Good luck with the 442 and you will not be sorry.
     
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    Congrats. I have had mine for a few months and love it. It was my first j-frame and not the last for sure. Enjoy it when you get it.
     
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    I shoot 158gr lead nose target rounds a lot.

    I carry 357mag 158gr "deer stoppers" from Georgia Arms, as I recall they are Gold Dot bullets. These of course are a handful.
     
  19. I am plastic

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    I picked up a 442 on the 26th. Headed straight to the range (even though it had six inches on the ground and still snowing) and fired a bunch of reloaded .38 148gr HBWC. The first shot was a little surprising (didn't have a firm grip on it) but after that, one handed shots were a breeze.

    It's my first snubbie and I love it.

    I just have to find a few holsters for it now.
     
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    I found a like new 442 w/out the box at my local fun store for $349. Put it on layaway and will pick it up next week. Oh, and it has no lock:tongueout:

    Patrick
     
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