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  1. Some choices are just too tough to make.

    However, after a little research here and there I was able to confirm the fact that Glock is still offering a $100 discount to LEO's, Active Reserve and Retired Military and now even adding Firefighters and EMT first responders to the list. WOW!!

    So a standard Glock 27 will run me $398 CHA CHING!!! So that will be first and since the price is right will begin searching for a used S&W 642 should be able to pick one up for around $250-$300 OH YEAH DADDY LIKE!

    So my answer to the problem is to buy both. Oh yes very happy.
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    Gunny, do some shopping around should be able to find a new 642 starting around 335, if I see one with a good price I will let you know. last time I talk to my ffl friend it was 335 that has been around 3 months ago. check cdnn.


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    Not even a real choice there for me. The 642 is a fantastic gun and very easy to carry in the pocket. It's size and weight make it a hand full to shoot but for a pocket pistol, size and weight are everything.

  5. I have a Glock26 and a Smith 442. Both are small enough to pocket carry, but I think the Smith is, by far, the easiest to carry. It hides better and weighs less loaded (Certainly due to the amount of ammo the Glock holds). The Glock is definitely easier to shoot comfortably. Since getting my Smith 442, my Glock doesn't see much use, though. Both have benefits.
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    ---Thomas Jefferson: Draft Virginia Constitution, 1776.

    They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
    ---Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Gunny View Post
    Some choices are just too tough to make.

    However, after a little research here and there I was able to confirm the fact that Glock is still offering a $100 discount to LEO's, Active Reserve and Retired Military and now even adding Firefighters and EMT first responders to the list. WOW!!

    So a standard Glock 27 will run me $398 CHA CHING!!! So that will be first and since the price is right will begin searching for a used S&W 642 should be able to pick one up for around $250-$300 OH YEAH DADDY LIKE!

    So my answer to the problem is to buy both. Oh yes very happy.

    Very cool. Congrats lucky man.
    David

    The only person available to protect you 24 hours a day is you.

  7. My wife gave me a S&W 642 for my birthday to go along with my CCW. I must admit, though I smiled gratefully for her thoughtfulness I was underwhelmed by the ugly little revolver. I have a Glock 36 that I use for self defense and love the .45.

    Having squeezed a couple hundred rounds through the 642 and dry fired another couple hundred times I LOVE IT...for the purpose. It is an awesome blend of revolver reliability, concealability, .38 +P stopping power, decent accuracy at self defense distances and lightweight carry. It does require dedicated PRACTICE however. Guys, I suggest using the first knuckle for trigger contact.

    The Glock 36 is a beautiful weapon but the few jams I've had stick in my mind when I think of an actual self defense situation. I never thought of the Glock 36 ask bulky until I carried the 642.

    CAUTION! After range practice with the long trigger pull 642, it is easy to have an early discharge when switching to an automatic or single action revolver with lighter trigger pull. After 40 years of responsible firearm handling there is a hole in the ceiling of my firing range with my name on it. The switch from the S&W 642 to my Colt 1911 required more adjustment than I gave it.

    I am a surprised admirer of the S&W 642. It is now my regular concealed carry.

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