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Smith & Wesson 442 PRO 38 SPECIAL 1.87" 5RD Synthetic GRIP MOON CLIP B

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Model: 178041
 
Condition: Factory New
 
Bud's Item Number: 61695
 
UPC: 022188780413
 
MFG: Smith & Wesson

Smith & Wesson 442 PRO 38 SPECIAL 1.87\
Smith & Wesson 442 PRO 38 SPECIAL 1.87\

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  • FAMILY:442 Series
  •  MODEL:442
  •  TYPE:Revolver
  •  ACTION:Double Action Only
  •  FINISH:Blue
  •  STOCK/FRAME:Alloy Frame
  •  STOCK/GRIPS:Rubber Grips
  •  CALIBER/GAUGE:38 Special
  •  CAPACITY:5
  •  BARREL:1.87"
  •  OVERALL LENGTH:6.31"
  •  SIGHTS:Fixed
  •  ADDL INFO:Pro-Series
  •  ADDL INFO:No Key Lock
  •  ADDL INFO:Cylinder Cut for Moon Clips
SPECIFICATIONS
Metal Finish Sand/Black
Type Pistol Frame
Action Top break
Caliber 5.56X45 mm
Barrel Length 2.3"
Capacity .40S
Safety Extended Thumb, Beavertail Grip, Firing Pin
Grips WALNUT
Sights Novak Cary with Dots
SPECIFICATIONS
Metal Finish NIB ONE Battleworn
Type Not Listed
Action Single/Double
Caliber 357 MAG / 9mm
Barrel Length 4.46"
Capacity 11 + 1
Safety Internal Lock
Grips Stainless Grips and Frame
Sights X-RAY™ Day/Night Sights
SPECIFICATIONS
Metal Finish Black
Type Revolver
Action Double Action Only
Caliber 38 Special
Barrel Length 1.87"
Capacity 5
Safety No Manual Safety
Grips Black
Sights Fixed

$448.0000
$461.44
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12 Reviews. Average Rating:    4.8 of 5 Stars!
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Reviewed By: on 06/04/2018
Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!

I have shot this gun twice and once you get in the groove you're in the 10 ring(, close up that is.) Moonclips are complicated and the blue steel moonclips that hold Federal, Remington and Starline brass are my favorite. The Length is an issue, the Remington 158 Gr LRN rounds you have to wrestle into the chambers. So I am in search of the perfect ammo. I like this Revolver as hot weather carry. Buy this gun from Bud'd.

Reviewed By: on 12/02/2017
Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!

Very nice, easy delivery, great price. Gun shoots great, boot grips nicer than expected. Action okay out of box I guess, polished internals and added Wolff reduced power hammer spring - now great. Front blade needs white paint or something. Good accuracy, 9 and 10 rings all day out to 10 yds so far shooting Winchester wad cutters, longer range soon to follow. I like the finish, contrasts nicely with the cylinder. Great weight for carry. It's a Smith J Frame, what can you really say? Recommend.

Reviewed By: on 11/08/2017
Rating:     4 of 5 Stars!

I like this little handgun. It does exactly what I wanted it to do. It is light, snag free, easy to conceal. Remember, shooting a featherweight, short-barrel revolver requires a significant about of practice to attain proficiency. Buy this firearm if you are willing to invest in ammunition and range time. I also suggest a trigger job by a competent, licensed, gunsmith. Properly stoning the appropriate hammer and trigger services will improve accuracy. The gun is well made and absolutely reliable: pull the trigger, it goes \"bang\", period. Bonus: with the 442, you don\'t have to practice the semi-auto jam / stovepipe / failure to eject / failure to feed drills; you don\'t need to remember to release the safety when you are under the extreme stress of an \"encounter\", and you can feed it any ammo you want from low-power wadcutters, to Plus-P personal defense rounds. (I would give it a 5 star rating if S&W would polish those hammer/trigger surfaces before it leaves the factory.)

Reviewed By: on 06/06/2017
Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!

Perfect BUG (back -up-gun)! If your gun must absolutely, positively fire and continue to do so until empty, then this gun is for you. 97.99% reliable, (Failure to Feed, Failure to Fire and Failure to Eject does not apply here). You can even fire this gun while still inside your jacket pocket, no external hammer. Yes, it does shoot double action only. This gun is made for close quarter self defense, shooting within 5 feet. As such, you will not have time to cock the hammer before shooting anyway. Yes, the trigger can initially be a little hard to pull. Solution...... pull the trigger 50 times with each hand every day for 10 days, you should be doing that anyway. After 1000 dry fires, the trigger should feel fine. This is the \"Pro\" model, it has a stainless steel cylinder and it is cut for moon clips. If moon clips are not for you, dont use them. Moon clips are not required.

Reviewed By: on 02/28/2017
Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!

Great purchase, this is my go to off duty carry. Fits in pocket without a bulge.

Reviewed By: on 12/16/2016
Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!

This is my second purchase from Bud’s. The transaction, as always, was flawless. I can definitely state that I will purchase from them again, and again, and again. Regarding the S&W-442, awesome little revolver. Small enough in size to conceal it just about anywhere on your body; I am doing ankle-carry. This revolver is so light that I honestly forget I am carrying it at all. Keep in mind that this is a CQB firearm, it is not made to shoot the bad guy who is a block away. This revolver is for that close quarters shootout in defense of your family, your property, and/or yourself. By the way, this is my second S&W, my other pistol is an M&P 9c that I purchased through Bud’s as well.

Reviewed By: on 11/26/2014
Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!

The Mdl 442 is an excellent small revolver. This model allows use of five-round moon clips, which provide a faster manner of reloading but require a little testing and perfecting of the clip/bullet combination to ensure proper function. Moon clips frankly work better with the shorter .45 ACP rounds in the full-size Mdl 625 than they do in the smallish Mdl 442 -- based on size, dynamics, and the greater strength of the clips that hold the .45 rounds compared to the thinner clips that hold the .38 Special rounds. The 442 with moon clips is a viable combination, though; it just requires a little more attention. To be honest, every round you carry for self-protection, whether in a set of five attached to a moon clip, or carried separately, should be tested in your cylinder to make sure it fits properly! If you don't want or like moonclips, buy the regular Mdl 442 or the Mdl 642 and enjoy the savings (both are available with the no-lock feature). Overall, though, this is a wonderful revolver, and I will be using it with a moon clip. The Bud's price and service was excellent and increased my enjoyment of this purchase.

Reviewed By: on 09/19/2014
Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!

Nice little gun. Really can't go wrong with these for the price. No brainer to get the PRO version over the regular version for the cost differential.

Reviewed By: on 09/20/2012
Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!

Nice little J-frame. It is exactly what I was expecting.

Reviewed By: on 06/26/2012
Rating:     4 of 5 Stars!

Pros: very comfortable grip, light, easy to conceal, and 100% reliable. Cons: heavy trigger and sharp recoil with +P. This is my first personal revolver. I have shot others, but not regularly. My biggest concern was my poor accuracy. I own and shot P238, P290, G26, and P22 same day. I am no sharp shooter, but I shot much better groups with All the semi's listed above. I attribute to my lack of revolver experience and a heavy trigger. Gun felt awesome in my hand and had good sight line. Heavy trigger somewhat necessary for CC, but my poor accuracy gives me pause.

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Questions & Answers
 
    • Answered
    Ortis, no Sir. The Pro Series completes the line between main production and the Performance Center Series of Pistols (In between). Smith & Wesson Pro Series represents the next step from standard models. These firearms are offered with a variety of enhancements yet still remain true to "stock." Bringing competition specifications and features to factory models, the Pro Series offer that ready-to-go package while still maintaining production line integrity.
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    • Answered
    Yes it is see ****** The Smith & Wesson 178041 442 Pro Series Revolver .*******38 SPL +P 1.875in 5rd Blued Full Moon Clip Smith & Wesson 442 Revolver Double Action Only Small 38 Special 1.875" Stainless Blue Rubber 5Rd Full Moon Clip Fired Case Fixed Sights 178041 Action - Revolver Barrel Length - 1.875" Capacity - 5Rd Description - Full Moon Clip Firing casing - Fired Case Finish/Color - Blue Frame/Material - Stainless Caliber - 38 Special Grips/Stock - Rubber Manufacturer - Smith & Wesson Manufacturer part # - 178041 Model - 442 Sights - Fixed Sights Size - Small Type - Double Action Only
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    • Answered
    The cylinder for this particular model is cut for moon clips for speed of load/unload but the pistol will fire with out them. (The newest 442 is equipped with a cylinder designed to use moon clips for increased speed and efficiency in loading. The use of moon clips requires additional machining on the face of the cylinder to accommodate the width of the metal clips. While this is an attractive feature for those shooters who prefer moon clips, the modifications do not affect the ability to load the revolver in more traditional ways—like using dump pouches, speed strips, single round load, or speed loaders).
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