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Old 12-24-2016, 12:18 PM   #21
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That is a nice looking 442. It looks like the grips will clip onto a belt for carry. Congrats, shoot and enjoy it.
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Old 12-24-2016, 01:15 PM   #22
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Thanks Terry. I may call on you for your 3 step front site treatment.
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Old 12-24-2016, 01:57 PM   #23
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Simple really: base coat white nail polish, 2nd coat I use florescent orange acrylic paint and the third top coat clear nail polish. It will last for years. Obviously let each coat dry before applying the next. Doesn't seem to chip or wear off in the holster.
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Old 12-24-2016, 02:24 PM   #24
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Not as cheap to shoot as 9mm or even 45 auto for factory ammo, but shop around a bit for bulk 38 Special wadcutter ammo and not too bad.
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Old 12-24-2016, 05:02 PM   #25
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Thanks to everyone for your advise in helping me buy this pistol. All of you are the best.
Merry Christmas.

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Old 12-24-2016, 08:45 PM   #26
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Enjoy the new gun. It looks like a fine pick and should serve you well.
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Old 12-25-2016, 03:30 AM   #27
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I love my 642 S&W ... I removed the internal lock on mine took 10 seconds to remover it when you do a trigger job .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVPYgohVCNM
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Old 12-25-2016, 04:51 AM   #28
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Maybe you should fire a hamerless gun before buying.
I had one. I pulled off target every time I pulled the trigger.
I decided I had made a mistake and parted with the gun.
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Old 12-25-2016, 05:29 AM   #29
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Maybe you should fire a hamerless gun before buying.
I had one. I pulled off target every time I pulled the trigger.
I decided I had made a mistake and parted with the gun.
I posted this video earlier this week .[ I think it was on this forum ] Listen to this man and he will make you a better shooter .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=li0rGtXh23I

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Old 12-25-2016, 07:38 AM   #30
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Looky....Looky....at what I found. Santa Claus is on his way.
S&W 442 (with a stainless cylinder), 38+P, polished stainless screws, polished trigger, and polished flutes on cylinder, synthetic clip grip, and NO internal lock...and Performance Center tuned action.
$ 469.99 including freight.
WOW! Merry Christmas!
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Old 12-25-2016, 07:42 AM   #31
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Simple really: base coat white nail polish, 2nd coat I use florescent orange acrylic paint and the third top coat clear nail polish. It will last for years. Obviously let each coat dry before applying the next. Doesn't seem to chip or wear off in the holster.
Did that to my GP100 years ago, sure worked slick!
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Old 12-25-2016, 08:29 AM   #32
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Nice find RidgeRunner
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Old 12-25-2016, 09:08 AM   #33
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Congratulations on your new revolver, Ridge!

I used to paint my front sights orange, but lately I've switched to white appliance touch-up paint.
White isn't quite as good during the day, but it is more visible in poor lighting.

I tried the glow in the dark paint. It worked real well, for about 45 minutes after exposure to light.
Not worth a dang for a holstered, or pocket carried, gun.

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Old 12-25-2016, 11:54 AM   #34
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I missed the whole shootin' match on this, but congrats and Merry Christmas. That black and stainless is about too purty to carry! I'd like to have that clip style grip available for LCRs.

Note to Deputy 125: Have you tried the Hogue boot grip for LCRs? It's only rubber on the front and back. The sides are smooth plastic. Smaller and not sticky to a pocket. Hogue has some nice wood LCR grips, too.
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Old 12-25-2016, 02:55 PM   #35
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That black and stainless is about too purty to carry!
BC...I made the same comment to my wife.

Here is a link to the website.
https://www.deguns.net/product-p/11516.htm
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Old 12-27-2016, 11:48 AM   #36
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I found this hickock45 review on this pistol. Interesting video, but NO mention on the trigger, which, to me, is the primary reason for buying the Performance Center pistol.
https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q...49EB&FORM=VIRE
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Old 12-31-2016, 04:23 AM   #37
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Talking

I got the 442 in three days of the order. The folks I bought it from are on top of their game when it comes to service. I let the gun store owner and his two employees pull the trigger on the gun, and we all agreed it is a very smooth trigger. There is one area of poor finish, where the barrel and the frame join....there is a very faint line without the black finish, but I don't intend to whine. Otherwise, the gun is Beautiful. I picked up some PMC 132 grain 38 specials and some Speer Gold Dot 135 grain +P for my carry load. I have shot it from seven yards at a six inch steel plate and am very pleased. The trigger is sweet, and I will definitely shoot it more when time and weather permit. In the meantime it rides in the right side pocket of my sherpa lined vest. I have travelled the last three days toting the 30S on my hip and the 442 in my pocket. I can't seem to get the smile off my face.

At NCG advice I went to Altamont grips and ordered one. I'll post more when the grip arrives. I had never been to their website and was amazed at the beautiful grips. I have the compact Pachmayr on my Model 36 and like them a lot, but first comes the Altamont.

I know it never happened without pictures, so here ya go. The grips are on order. The photo of the gun is the small link under the grip. (Why won't computers cooperate with me?)

Now I need someone to donate a jacket so I can shoot through the pocket.
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Old 12-31-2016, 06:02 AM   #38
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Looks good. Those are nice looking grips in the picture.
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Old 12-31-2016, 06:05 AM   #39
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I can't seem to get the smile off my face.
That's when you know you got the right one.........
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When you test it thru an old coat I'd pick one that seems less flammable.
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