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Smith & Wesson M642 .38 Spc STAINLESS

   41 Reviews| 10 Questions & Answers
Model: 163810
 
Condition: Factory New
 
Bud's Item Number: 26498
 
UPC: 022188638103
 

Smith & Wesson M642 .38 Spc STAINLESS

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• Lightweight Alloy Frame for Easy Carry
• Stainless steel barrel and cylinder
• Snag-Free Enclosed Hammer
• Rated for Continuous +P Use

Smith & Wesson J-Frame revolvers have had your back since 1950.  These small revolvers were designed to fire a full power round and are as simple and easy to use as they are reliable.  Available in various calibers and with three diverse hammer designs, it is no surprise that the Smith & Wesson J-Frame has become the most popular, small-frame, defense revolver on the market.

SKU: 163810
Model: Model 642
Caliber: 38 S&W SPECIAL +P
Capacity: 5
Barrel Length: 1.875" / 4.8 cm
Overall Length: 6.3"
Front Sight: Integral
Rear Sight: Fixed
Action: Double Action Only
Grip: Synthetic
Weight: 14.4 oz / 408.2g
Cylinder Material: Stainless Steel
Barrel Material: Stainless Steel
Frame Material: Aluminum Alloy
Frame Finish: Matte Silver
Purpose: Concealed Carry, Law Enforcement & Military, Personal Protection, State Compliance

Product Information
Finish ODG
Type Pistol
Action Striker Fire Action
Caliber 410/45 Long Colt/45ACP
Barrel Length 5.8"
Capacity 6/7/8
Safety Beavertail and Thumb
Grips Exotic Coco Bolo
Sights Bar-Dot
Product Information
Finish Matte Silver
Type Revolver
Action Double Action Only
Caliber 38 Special
Barrel Length 1.87"
Capacity 5
Safety Internal Lock
Grips synthetic
Sights Fixed
Product Information
Finish Slide-Blue, Frame-Olive Drab
Type Suppressor Height 3-Dot
Action Double Action Only
Caliber 500 S&W
Barrel Length 9.6"
Capacity 74
Safety 80 Series Firing Pin Safety System
Grips Blackwood
Sights Serrated Ramp/Fixed
Product Information
Finish Bronze Cerakote
Type AR Pistol
Action Single Action Only
Caliber 460 S&W Mag
Barrel Length 14"
Capacity 11+1/16+1
Safety Ambidextrous
Grips Ivory-style
Sights Drift Adjustable 3 Dot
Product Information
Finish ODG
Type Semi-Automatic
Action Break Open
Caliber 45 LC/ 410 GA
Barrel Length 8.86"
Capacity 33
Safety Firing Pin Block
Grips Bronze
Sights Drift Adjustable

 
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Product Reviews

41 Reviews. 5 of 5 Stars!

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Reviewed By: on 10/13/2020
Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!

I’m a first time buyer and I was expecting delays in months. I received my Smith & Wesson 642 in two weeks . The 642 was new in the box
Reviewed By: on 08/27/2020
Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!

excellent revolver. smith quality all the way.
Reviewed By: on 07/10/2020
Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!

Great pistol from excellent Team at Buds Gunshop!
Reviewed By: on 07/05/2020
Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!

The quality of this firearm is second to none. Smith & Wesson revolvers are always quality.
Reviewed By: on 06/19/2020
Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!

excellent ankle Carrie, bast shipping from buds.
Reviewed By: on 05/29/2020
Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!

S&W M642 is an awesome carry choice. Easily concealed,light weight an second to none performance and reliability.
Reviewed By: on 04/20/2020
Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!

Smith and Wesson makes a great pistol, I have purchase a few of these J Frames and really like them especially for people that may have limitations and need simplicity. this is a great CC handgun, the women folk in my family love the ease and simple operation of the pistol. Pretty much fail-safe, just point and squeeze.
Reviewed By: on 04/08/2020
Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!

This is the second firearm I purchased from Buds. I looked around and Buds had the BEST PRICES !! It arrived at my FFL, but until the pistol clerks office opens up and the judge gets the Amendment form I left in their mailbox I cannot pick up my purchase. Hopefully this Pandemic passes soon. Everyone stay safe. Thanks Buds
Reviewed By: on 03/24/2020
Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!

Thanks for the opportunity to review my new hand gun. Unfortunately I haven't had a chance to shoot the handgun. I have' however been carrying it concealed. It is small and lightweight enough that I have discontinued carrying my Bursa Thunder 380.

Reviewed By: on 03/16/2020
Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!

This is an excellent small frame firearm perfect for any conceal carry accurate too
Also thx buds team for the prompt wrk u guys do
 
Questions & Answers
 
    • Answered
    GET J-Frame Kit HERE ( midwayusa.com/product/1004070636 ). Should help with the trigger pull. I hope this helps!
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    John, the Hogue Grips will add some length to the grip for better control of the M642 and will slightly degrade ease of drawing from pocket carry. Cheers and stay safe!
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    John, you will need the slimmer Speed Beez for the 642 : https://www.amazon.com/Speed-Beez-Smith-Wesson-Loader/dp/B00HDXIB62
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    William, nothing. .38 Special has a maximum pressure of 17,000 PSI, .38 Special +P is 20,000 PSI. You can certainly fire the less powerful standard 38 Special Load in a +P rated revolver such as the M642. It will be milder shooting and is recommended for the recoil sensitive and has less muzzle blast which is beneficial in an indoor shooting/defense scenario where you might not have time for hearing protection.
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    Yes it is always better to shoot before you buy especially for new shooters please find a range that rents guns and have her shoot different ones to see what she likes
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    Dennis, 12 plus pounds has been the norm for this Double Action Only -- https://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/gun-review-smith-wesson-model-642/
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    Yes on +P, and the S&W site's pictures are more accurate, it just has Airweight engraved on the side: https://www.smith-wesson.com/firearms/model-642 The Ladysmith 642 is model number 163808
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    Hi Randy, Yes the 642 is California Compliant - https://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=2084_1153_1796&filter_id=31&caliber_id=10000566
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    Randy, yes, the S&W M642 .38 Special Stainless is on the CA Approved Roster.
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    • Answered
    It does have an internal lock and is rated for +p ammo.
 
 
 
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