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This is a discussion on Opinion Please within the Gun Talk forums, part of the Gunner Forum category; Originally Posted by Terry_P When you test it thru an old coat I'd pick one that seems less flammable. Good Advice Terry!!! I never thought ...


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Old 12-31-2016, 06:42 AM   #41
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When you test it thru an old coat I'd pick one that seems less flammable.
Good Advice Terry!!! I never thought about that.
Maybe I'll try it when it's raining

I'll be painting my sights soon.
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Old 01-03-2017, 06:38 AM   #42
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Have you shot it yet?
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Old 01-03-2017, 09:37 AM   #43
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It's only been a week and a half. Maybe he's not finished drooling.....
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Old 01-03-2017, 10:55 AM   #44
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See post #37....I shot it the day I got it. Since then we have had four inches of rain, hail, a bad wall switch to the bathroom light, and the washing machine belt went bad. The bath switch is replaced, the washer is tore apart waiting on the belt, I cleaned up the yard and driveway from the mess made by the storm and I am thinking of trying the new pistol with a shot to my head......hahaha.

The trigger is smooth. l will paint the front sight, but haven't gotten to it yet. I am very pleased with my new toy. Still waiting on a donor jacket. My wife said she will stand by with a fire extinguisher. She is such an understanding lady. I best be sure she isn't mad at me that day.....she just might let me burn.
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Old 01-03-2017, 04:03 PM   #45
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I got an email from Altamont saying the grips I chose were backordered, so I canceled the order and went with the Compact Pach's I already had. I like the grip, slightly fuller in the palm and backstrap, without crowding my pocket, and not grippy on clothing, but secure grip in hand. I will run with these for awhile. These grips are 32 years old.
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Old 01-04-2017, 06:24 AM   #46
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I love the look and feel of this grip and is the main reason why I got the TALO and the DA was super too . In double action only guns the guns grip and trigger is 99% of shooting it . Yes the trigger lock has been removed and disabled from day one , left the key lock in frame .

I hate the look of the retread , but the do shoot and feel good too .
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Old 01-05-2017, 03:23 PM   #47
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tx....I like your description of the Pachmayr grip as "retread." The description and the grip are growing on me. Thanks for the chuckle, and teaching me another gun term.
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Old 01-16-2017, 10:30 AM   #48
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The last three days have been spent washing and detailing our three vehicles. Now that that's done, they are predicting rain. That figures.

So, today I finally played with the S&W 442.
Before painting the front sight, I was all over the place. I kept losing the black front post against the black target. Some shots were intentionally fired to the white plate, so I could see the front site. I finally quit and painted the front post. The five shots you see touching the 9 ring are the five shots (+P) after painting the post. I was holding the point of aim mostly left and low until the paint job. All shots were from the seven yard line. I need a lot more practice, but I like this pistol a lot.
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Old 01-16-2017, 10:55 AM   #49
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At 21 feet? Doesn't look like you need any practice at all.

I leave my sights alone, and modify the target. I use the 1 inch orange bullseye stickers from Birchwood Casey to lighten up my aimpoint.

I figure with my luck, if I painted the sight red, the bad guy would have a red jacket....

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Good for you, Ridge. That is entirely acceptable accuracy at that distance for the hits in the white, anyway. The hits in the 9 are excellent. It's a self-defense gun, not a range gun.

Yeah, those standard J frame sights have always been an issue for me, but they do make versions with a fiber optic front and even a combo white dot/night sight, but those versions are very pricey. In an actual shooting situation, you'd likely be point shooting, anyway.

Anyway, glad you got out with the little gun. Always good to know that something you carry is up to the task.
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Old 01-16-2017, 12:36 PM   #51
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My suggestion is practice point shooting and get so you can hit the target without the sights and then shoot with just the front sight. Start close and after you get consistent move back. If you can still hit the target at 7 yards then you are ready for the coat pocket.
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Old 01-16-2017, 03:23 PM   #52
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My suggestion is practice point shooting and get so you can hit the target without the sights and then shoot with just the front sight. Start close and after you get consistent move back. If you can still hit the target at 7 yards then you are ready for the coat pocket.
You read my mind Terry. I have some silhouette targets and thought I would use them for point shooting. Thanks for the suggestion.
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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.
There ya go! Perfect!
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I just spent a few fun filled minutes in my back yard. I built a 6X6X6 box and filled it with sand a few years ago. I have replaced the wood several times, and as you can see, it is time again.
I started at three yards firing 5 shots rapid without aiming to see what I would do. You will see the shots around the left shoulder. I fired a total of 25 rounds from three yards, firing double taps or triples, and focused on the front sight. All shots from the three and seven were drawing the pistol from my back pocket and making rapid shots. There was no attempt at slow or careful aim other than finding the front sight quickly.
The second target was from the seven yard line. Double taps or triples, rapid fire, drawing from my back pocket. Some times I was walking away from the target and drew, turned and fired.
All total I shot 50 rounds in a very short time.
I think this would be even more difficult under a stressful situation. More practice is needed, but I am getting more familiar and confident with this little gun. It was less than a month ago I started thinking of buying a gun like this. Time has gone by fast, and I am very happy with my purchase.
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Always nice when a plan comes together the way you hoped it would. From those results, I think you and your Smith make a nice team. Carjackers, beware!
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Great job. Looks like the 442 points naturally for you. Any one of those hits has to leave a mark.
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That orta work!
All shots were minute of bad guy.
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I use styrofoam plates at 25 feet as my snub targets. I bet it would be hard to get the bad guy to hold one up for me.........
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I use styrofoam plates at 25 feet as my snub targets. I bet it would be hard to get the bad guy to hold one up for me.........
Styrofoam plates is a tight group. Good work!
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Styrofoam plates is a tight group. Good work!
9 inches at 25 feet? Well, at least they're more in center than the edges...
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