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S&W 642 Centennial Airweight Revolver .38 Special 1.875in 5rd

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Model: 163810
Condition: Factory New
Bud's Item Number: 26498
UPC: 022188638103
MFG: Smith & Wesson

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The ultimate backup and concealed carry handgun has arrived, bringing revolvers into the twenty first century.

The Smith & Wesson J-Frame has become the most popular small frame personal defense revolver on the market. With decades of reliable performance to its credit, the J-frame line offers models capable of firing .22 LR, .22 Magnum®, .38 S&W Special and the more powerful .357 Magnum® loads.  Smith & Wesson offers these revolvers from our production, M&P, Pro Series, and Classics lines in three diverse hammer designs; internal, exposed and shrouded. 

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Finish Nickel
Type Single Shot
Action Single
Caliber 50 Action Express
Barrel Length 4.4"
Capacity 9 + 1, 11 + 1(Grip Extension)
Safety Trigger/Firing Pin/Drop
Grips Diamond Platinum
Sights Open Rifle
Weight N/A
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Finish Bronze
Type Kit
Action Single/Double
Caliber 44 Special
Barrel Length 3.28"
Capacity Not Valid
Safety Ambidextrous Manual, Firing Pin block
Grips Orange Polymer
Sights XS Sight System
Weight N/A
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Finish Yellow
Type Single Shot
Action Double Action
Caliber 9×21mm
Barrel Length 2 3/4"
Capacity 19 + 1
Safety Manual Thumb & Grip
Grips Lasergrips
Sights Adjustable
Weight N/A
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Finish Stainless
Type Revolver
Action Double Action Only
Caliber 38 Special
Barrel Length 1.87"
Capacity 5
Safety No Manual Safety
Grips Black
Sights Fixed
Weight N/A

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Reviewed By: Robert J on 02/05/2014 Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
I've been carrying my Airweight for a year now, and can honestly say it is a great pocket carry gun. I don't feel dressed without it! It is lightweight, easy to conceal, and very accurate. I usually wear blue jeans, and this gun fits great in the pocket with a pocket holster. The quality is what one would expect from Smith and Wesson, top shelf all the way. You won't be disappointed with this gun.

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Reviewed By: Joe C on 07/06/2013 Rating: 4 of 5 Stars! [4 of 5 Stars!]
I bought this puppy so I could carry a small firearm FOR POCKET CARRY. For pocket carry, the 642 is not the ideal choice, but does work well when you have a lot of pocket space and can handle the weight of the gun. I have noticed, due to the width of the cylinder, that people can actually see the butt of the gun in my work pants, so that is a no go.

As for accuracy, I couldn't hit the broad side of a barn with this thing. After about 200 rounds of practicing, I could hit a basketball sized target from 21 feet...which is ok. You MUST practice a lot with this gun.

For dependability, I've never encountered a single malfunction with this gun.

Overall, not an ideal choice for pocket carry or precise shooting. Other than that, great gun. Quality is great, btw

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Reviewed By: Jeanna I on 11/13/2012 Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
Great accurate gun. Put crimson trace laser grips on it and surprisingly at 25 meters this thing is deadly!

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Reviewed By: James A on 10/10/2012 Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
Great product from smith and wesson. Smooth and lightweight. Great service and best prices for firearms anywhere. A+++ for Buds.

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Reviewed By: Brent W on 08/17/2012 Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
First revolver purchase, and am very happy with it. Fit and finish is top notch with the exception of the trigger which looked like it was blackened (from a heat source?) but most of it cleaned off. Mechanically the gun was perfect with absolutely no problems after feeding 200 rounds through it including half a box of +P Hornady Critical Defense. Shooting was remarkably comfortable given the light weight of the revolver and relatively small grip surface (my pinky finger hangs off). Would not recommend ever trying to reliably hit anything beyond 10-20 yards. but this is expected due to the short barrel and isn't a criticism of the gun itself.

I bought this as a backup gun or as a primary to be pocket/ankle carried with dress clothes. For that role it is perfect and would recommend some Tuff Quickstrips to allow faster reloading without carrying an egg shaped speed reloader. Third purchase from Buds with only a minor issue ( ordered Sunday night but it did not ship until Tuesday - got it Thursday though so not a complete problem). Five stars to S&W.

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