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Dalton Wayne
12-24-2009, 16:16
I am getting a 442 snubbie can't wait until next Thursday when I can get my hands on it.
Regards
DW

lawandorder
12-24-2009, 16:32
Congratulations on picking up a 442.

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

Nicko
12-24-2009, 17:35
Love 'em. Congrats

Berto
12-25-2009, 11:17
Good choice, I really enjoy mine.

Two Guns
12-25-2009, 11:42
Great choice,every one should have a least one J frame.

jdeere_man
12-25-2009, 18:03
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.

the perfesser
12-26-2009, 18:29
The 442, my one and only revolver. Could not be more pleased!

bluelineman
12-26-2009, 20:56
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.

jdeere_man
12-26-2009, 21:39
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.

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.

bluelineman
12-26-2009, 22:04
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.

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.

Ak.Hiker
12-26-2009, 23:35
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.

How does the 442, 642, and the 340 PD handle the 158 grain LSWCHP +P? Or do you carry jacketed loads?

Berto
12-27-2009, 09:59
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.

HexHead
12-27-2009, 10:14
Check out the Mika pocket holster for it. None better.

http://www.frontiernet.net/~akim/pocket.htm

bluelineman
12-27-2009, 10:34
Check out the Mika pocket holster for it. None better.

http://www.frontiernet.net/~akim/pocket.htm

+1 :thumbsup:

captcurly
12-27-2009, 15:14
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.

cmcinc
12-28-2009, 13:37
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.

jdeere_man
12-28-2009, 17:40
Check out the Mika pocket holster for it. None better.

http://www.frontiernet.net/~akim/pocket.htm

I have one of those and a Desantis Nemesis, but I prefer the Mika holster.

jdeere_man
12-28-2009, 17:41
How does the 442, 642, and the 340 PD handle the 158 grain LSWCHP +P? Or do you carry jacketed loads?

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.

I am plastic
01-09-2010, 06:35
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.

wazzup
01-19-2010, 16:57
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

G33
01-19-2010, 17:44
Cool beans, Big Green.
:wavey:

Lester R. Britton
01-20-2010, 12:55
I've had miine for about a year now and think it's great. When I get the urge to carry a revolver this is the one I take. Check out holsters at Galco. I have a couple for the 442 - IWB and Belt. I also replaced the factory grips with Pacmyer(sp). Great feel. Good luck.

RS2
01-20-2010, 16:25
Just got mine yesterday. For my birthday. From me.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v251/ronssmith/Guns/20100120019a.jpg

Denthead
01-20-2010, 16:38
What are those grips RS2, those are sharp.

RS2
01-20-2010, 16:40
What are those grips RS2, those are sharp.

Thanks. They're made by Craig Spegel.

pjva04
01-20-2010, 18:14
Recently traded my dad my Taurus 905, which I loved, back for my old 442. It allowed me to consolidate ammo (house gun is a S&W Model 64), and get a lighter carry gun. You cant go wrong with this puppy...loaded with 158 grain +P Nyclads...it will get the job done if you do your part.

I posted this pic in another thread, too:
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s228/pjva04/Mobile%20Uploads/th_16335828.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/albums/s228/pjva04/Mobile%20Uploads/?action=view&current=16335828.jpg)

Dalton Wayne
01-20-2010, 18:19
Recently traded my dad my Taurus 905, which I loved, back for my old 442. It allowed me to consolidate ammo (house gun is a S&W Model 64), and get a lighter carry gun. You cant go wrong with this puppy...loaded with 158 grain +P Nyclads...it will get the job done if you do your part.

I posted this pic in another thread, too:
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s228/pjva04/Mobile%20Uploads/th_16335828.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/albums/s228/pjva04/Mobile%20Uploads/?action=view&current=16335828.jpg)
Cool beans man love this little gun. :cool:
Regards
DW

DonGlock26
01-23-2010, 18:20
My 442 is my favorite pocket protector.

den888
10-13-2010, 17:14
Congrats !

G27Chief
10-15-2010, 18:16
congrats

Lt Scott 14
12-28-2010, 16:43
Mine is satin finish and been carried in the pocket, holster, fanny pack, mexican style, and once in a McDonalds bag (undercover). Always shoots, light to carry, and matched ammo with a 4 in M10 carried in a OWB holster. Changed grips a few times now wears pachmayrs or boot cut style wood or rubber. Use to carry with a Barami hip grip too.
Great choice, sold a M36 to fund the 442, and never looked back. Enjoy.

Dalton Wayne
12-28-2010, 16:46
Here she is I've owned here a year now, This is what I carry to work every day

http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu192/Daltonlwayne/Dadsstuff.jpg

dnuggett
12-31-2010, 20:46
Here she is I've owned here a year now, This is what I carry to work every day

http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu192/Daltonlwayne/Dadsstuff.jpg

Very nice! I just got in on the deal at Buds. Can't beat $315 after rebate, including shipping.

G27Chief
01-01-2011, 04:53
Great little gun, congrats