NEW GUN DAY! S&W 442 NO LOCK!!

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  1. Joshhtn

    Joshhtn The eBay Guy

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    Well, technically this is my wife's, but I'm pretty excited about it too!

    Ordered this thing back around May from Gunbuyer.com and a couple days later they emailed me letting me know that it was out of stock and had no idea when it would be back in (given all the craziness that was just beginning). They asked if I wanted to keep the order and I said yes, mainly because I got it for $349.99!

    Well, about a week ago they emailed me to let me know they're sending one my way! Thankfully, after I initially ordered months ago, I also went and bought a ton of range ammo and a good bit of gold dots for it. So, she's all set.

    We haven't had a j-frame in the house for a few years, so it's nice to have one back in the stable.

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  2. mmcbeat

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    Excellent choice.
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  3. arkdweller22

    arkdweller22 Cuhootnified Roamer

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    Nice Roscoe and at a very nice price. Good job!
    Enjoy it in the best of health brother. :cheers:
     
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  4. gamecocks

    gamecocks

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    Nice! I bought the same gun back in April or May. Love it. Carrying it in a Mika's pocket holster currently, but waiting on some leather from Milt Sparks.
     
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  5. fasteddie565

    fasteddie565 Combat Diver

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    Great price. I paid too much for mine.
     
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  6. Cap’n Flamingo

    Cap’n Flamingo

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    Excellent choice,I do concur. [​IMG]
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  7. rover2

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    Congrats! What a great little revolver. Not sure how you can keep house without at least one of those.
     
  8. Out West

    Out West Just lack finishing up

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    Nice pistols! Congrats
     
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  9. kahrcarrier

    kahrcarrier FAHRENHEIT

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    Very nice purchase!

    I have a j frame Smith in my pocket a lot of the time, even if I am carrying a belt gun.
     
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  10. larry_minn

    larry_minn Silver Member Millennium Member

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    Nice. I passed on a lock version. Now I wish I had bought it.
     
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  11. Colt38SuperDude

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    Nice!!! No lock is good lock.
     
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  12. redneck ron

    redneck ron Displaced Hillbilly

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  13. Berto

    Berto woo woo

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    Nice choice, great pocket guns.
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    FullClip Native Mainiac CLM

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    Nice that S&W at least doesn't put the lock on everything.

    Bottom is a 40-1 (top is 17-8) I picked up a few years ago. Now I know why some people used to pin the grip safety on the older Lemon Squeezers...ya' gotta' be holding it just right. But it is a jun gun to shoot with mild wacutters. Hot stuff whacks the knuckle on my "salute" finger. SW 17-8 40-1.jpg
     
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    Congratulations! I like the 442 and have two of them myself.
     
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    Tyler "T Grip" adapter should help with that. I've always wanted one of those (Model 40)
     
  17. Borg Warner

    Borg Warner Free Full Clip!

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    A Tyler T-grip adapter would help with the recoil on that lemon squeezer and it would be "Period Correct".

    Smith and Wesson doesn't require locks on their hammerless pistols and maybe that's why they don't require them on their striker-fired semi-autos.

    But I think the real reason is because if safety locks were absolutely required on their semi-autos with no option available that it would hurt sales and the fact is that they sell a lot more semi-autos than they do revolvers and they figure if the revolver buyers don't like it, that's just too bad for them.

    I think that's a ****ty attitude and that they should give people the option of whether they want a dumbass lock on their guns or not. They have the ability to make the guns either way.
     
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    Couldn’t agree more. Thing is a company called saf-t-hammer (or something close) saved S&W from bankruptcy. Kind of hard for them to back down on the lock thing. However, I think it’s just a matter of time before they will see the light and offer all guns without the dreaded lock. Then, and only then, will S&W return to being a much desired and respected gun manufacturer.
     
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    Nice!

    And it does everything my $800+ 340PD does at a much better price.

    If I had a do over, I wouldn't worry about saving the 3 ozs. and instead buy what you have and save the extra money.
     
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    A nice gun. That is a good price as well