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I wanted a small light revolver for when I bicycle or take my daily power walk and I looked really really hard at the 38 Bodyguard when it was on sale at one of my favorite shops but just couldn't make myself fall in love with it. I waited and looked at it more on their site and this week the sale ended and I just figured it was for the best.

Yesterday I received my email gun porn from said LGS and this week they had this on sale!! S&W 642 $325 OTD and for some crazy reason I added a speedloader for another 7 bucks I will probably never use. Just tried the trigger some with my snap caps and man ... pretty damn sweet right out of the box! Fits my hands perfectly

Wont get to shoot it until monday but I think she is purty! I am so glad I didnt go for the bodyguard and held out. I even have a pattern for this holster!

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Now my regular 38 roll is 158 gr over 4.5gr of HP38 for range use .. is that too spicy for this guy for a regular diet. I have to do some reloading for this Monday so I can roll some lighter. Im not especially recoil sensitive but I dont want to beat the little gun up just making holes in paper.
 

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Nice! Gotta love Centennials. kfjdrfirii
 
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Looks great and at a fine price. I bought a 442 back in April when an area shop had them for $337. I use Tite Group which has a range of 3.2-3.8 grains. I load 3.5 and it makes for a load that shoots to the sights and doesn't beat me or the gun up too bad
Hey Jonesy ... I have about a 1lb of titegroup around. I sold/gave away a bunch to a friend who loves it but I kept some for 9mm. What weight bullet are you using with that?

For anyone that is interested .. I dont know how cost effective it is if they ship but

https://www.tombstonetactical.com/catalog/smith-wesson/163810-642-centennial-airweight-revolver-38sp-1.875in-5rd-stainless/?utm_source=Firearms+&+Accessories&utm_campaign=fa66108ccc-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_11_24_06_48&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_7acbf124b2-fa66108ccc-79993645&mc_cid=fa66108ccc&mc_eid=56af155469

Its a great shop but its about 40 miles from me.... still .. just an excuse for a motorcycle ride!
 

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As nice as a K/L frame is for shooting.......sometimes a light, compact, easier to conceal package is better. I bought a M-36 long ago, and a Ruger LC9s, just recently, that are much better for CCW, and pretty comfortable to carry IWB. I'm pretty happy with my choices. ;) Bob
 

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Hey Jonesy ... I have about a 1lb of titegroup around. I sold/gave away a bunch to a friend who loves it but I kept some for 9mm. What weight bullet are you using with that?

For anyone that is interested .. I dont know how cost effective it is if they ship but

https://www.tombstonetactical.com/catalog/smith-wesson/163810-642-centennial-airweight-revolver-38sp-1.875in-5rd-stainless/?utm_source=Firearms+&+Accessories&utm_campaign=fa66108ccc-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_11_24_06_48&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_7acbf124b2-fa66108ccc-79993645&mc_cid=fa66108ccc&mc_eid=56af155469

Its a great shop but its about 40 miles from me.... still .. just an excuse for a motorcycle ride!
That will work for a cast or plated 130 through 158 grain RN or SWC type bullet. Same load range for both weights
 

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Great score on a fine J frame revolver! I have a 360 and 638 and like them both. Enjoy!:cool:
 
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