Revolvers II

While not many things are legal in MA/CT, revolvers are good to go. Be nice to have one these up our way

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I just ordered a 442 as my second revolver, and first snub. Also got some VZ Grips for it and a Safariland #25 pocket holster off Amazon Prime for $21 after reading all the recommendations in this thread and choosing with my wallet:

http://www.lightfighter.net/to...olster-for-smith-340

 

I'm excited to get it, a buddy loaned me his 642 to try out and I was going to go either way but the 442 was in stock at one of my distributors and the 642 wasn't. These fucking things are addicting...

 

 

 

 

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Malpaso posted:

While not many things are legal in MA/CT, revolvers are good to go. Be nice to have one these up our way

Sorry....no Pat Roger's favorite BBQ place.  You have to come to the Republic....��

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Had a Safariland 25. Didnt like it for pocket carry in pants. A UM or Mika is more comfy and less "hard" outline. 

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Dagga Boy posted:
Malpaso posted:

While not many things are legal in MA/CT, revolvers are good to go. Be nice to have one these up our way

Sorry....no Pat Roger's favorite BBQ place.  You have to come to the Republic....��

Fat chance on that. He hasn't even made it to a CBS. 

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Doug Mitchell posted:
Dagga Boy posted:
Malpaso posted:

While not many things are legal in MA/CT, revolvers are good to go. Be nice to have one these up our way

Sorry....no Pat Roger's favorite BBQ place.  You have to come to the Republic....��

Fat chance on that. He hasn't even made it to a CBS. 

Confused, you are...

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It's gone now, I wish you could've seen it"
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LobsterClaw207 posted:

I just ordered a 442 as my second revolver, and first snub. Also got some VZ Grips for it and a Safariland #25 pocket holster off Amazon Prime for $21 after reading all the recommendations in this thread and choosing with my wallet:

http://www.lightfighter.net/to...olster-for-smith-340

 

I'm excited to get it, a buddy loaned me his 642 to try out and I was going to go either way but the 442 was in stock at one of my distributors and the 642 wasn't. These fucking things are addicting...

My girlfriend is new to the always armed lifestyle.  We came up with a system for her using a #25 pocket holster that fits perfect in her purse and keeps the 442 secure and properly oriented yet allows a clean draw.  The 442 was equipped with a clip attached to the frame. She can take the gun from her purse leaving he 25 inside and simply clip the 442 into her pants front AIWB.  For her it is working really well.  

"If I had a Grandpa, he would look like Delbert Belton"

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I think Doug was in a rush to heckle me and accidentally picked on Malpaso! 

The Mika is my backup choice if I don't like the Safariland, as it was also priced correctly for me. Only thing I couldn't find was a lead time so the Primability of the #25 won. 

Can we talk revolver grip (not gripS necessarily). I'm new to shooting revolvers and finding my "usual" pistol grip doesn't feel great or feel like I'm doing it correctly. Especially on the j-frame.

 

I just picked up the 442 from FedEx. The trigger is sorta heavy, can I dry fire this thing empty to my hearts content? 

 

 

 

 

 

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LobsterClaw207 posted:

...Can we talk revolver grip (not gripS necessarily). I'm new to shooting revolvers and finding my "usual" pistol grip doesn't feel great or feel like I'm doing it correctly. Especially on the j-frame. 

Cannot wait to see the better revolver shooters here show up and say their tricks (or say I am doing it 100% wrong), but one thing I do not see addressed out loud enough for auto-first folks is keeping the web of your hand in contact with the frame/stocks. 

AFAIK, everyone does it, but not many say it and that means I have seen a lot of folks who cannot hit anything, and say the revolver hurts because it flies back/up to fill that space on firing. Anyway, that means that keeping your wrist locked will point the muzzle up at about 30°. Get your hand on the gun, then break the wrist until it's at an angle that puts the sights on the target. 

As long as it doesn't get tangled in the action, hit the cylinder latch, or get forward enough to get zapped by the cylinder gap, I tend to say use the rest of your auto grip, re: thumb position, etc. at least for starters and see how it goes.  

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Lobster 

Hopefully I don’t upset anyone here by my suggestion. Look at the Apex Tactical J frame duty/carry spring kit. It’s listed under the S&W revolver parts. It’s also fairly inexpensive and easy to install. 

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lpd5408 posted:

Lobster 

Hopefully I don’t upset anyone here by my suggestion. Look at the Apex Tactical J frame duty/carry spring kit. It’s listed under the S&W revolver parts. It’s also fairly inexpensive and easy to install. 

I m not upset, I use them in several of my guns.

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Let those who love the LORD hate evil. The one who guards the lives of his godly ones will rescue them from the power of wicked people. Psalms 97:10 Trooper Troy Duncan-EOW 5-19-84 Deputy Erik Jon Telen-EOW 8-21-2001

My PD has been pushing the cultural sensitivities training hard recently. Basically I have learned that everything I do and say, basically ME is offensive to someone. ��

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lpd5408 posted:

Lobster 

Hopefully I don’t upset anyone here by my suggestion. Look at the Apex Tactical J frame duty/carry spring kit. It’s listed under the S&W revolver parts. It’s also fairly inexpensive and easy to install. 

 

I use them in both my J-frames as well.  Along with CT Lasergrips.

 

 

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exSquid posted:

Check out Jerry Miculek's thoughts at http://www.shootingusa.com/PRO...CULEK2/miculek2.html.  Personally, I found with J-frames a thumbs forward style grip both interferes with cylinder rotation and leads to a burnt support hand thumb (luckily I was wearing gloves).

x/S

Yes be very careful where you place the support hand thumb. Thumb over grip usually works depending on the size of the grips.   grip with strong hand as high on the backstrap you can get w/o interfering with the rearward travel of the hammer. I'm  old school and use a modified for lack of a better word cup and saucer.

exSquid posted:

Check out Jerry Miculek's thoughts at http://www.shootingusa.com/PRO...CULEK2/miculek2.html.  Personally, I found with J-frames a thumbs forward style grip both interferes with cylinder rotation and leads to a burnt support hand thumb (luckily I was wearing gloves).

x/S

I can't make the link work, it has ... in the middle.

 

 

 

 

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LobsterClaw207 posted:
exSquid posted:

Check out Jerry Miculek's thoughts at http://www.shootingusa.com/PRO...CULEK2/miculek2.html.  Personally, I found with J-frames a thumbs forward style grip both interferes with cylinder rotation and leads to a burnt support hand thumb (luckily I was wearing gloves).

x/S

I can't make the link work, it has ... in the middle.

Go here - and choose revolver grip - http://www.shootingusa.com/PRO...K/jerry_miculek.html

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The .45-70 is the only government I trust

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It's gone now, I wish you could've seen it"
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