The Ultimate Concealed Weapon | Smith And Wesson Model 642

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Curious about the Smith and Wesson Model 642? Read up and see if it really is the ultimate concealed carry weapon for you.

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The Small Gun Hype

People all over the country are looking for small guns whether it's semi-automatic pistols or revolvers for CCW purposes. If you look at any gun shop, there are definitely so many options and one of the most popular is the Smith & Wesson 642.

People who know about guns are no stranger to this gorgeously made little firearm. Let's see if it lives up to the hype.

Smith and Wesson Model 642 Review

The Smith and Wesson Model 642 is a double-action-only revolver made from aluminum alloy. It's small and lightweight but has enough firepower to match guns bigger than its size.

This beautiful handgun is made for concealed carry enough to fit inside a pocket holster.

Concealed Hammer Feature

A unique feature of the Smith and Wesson Model 642 performance center is it has a concealed hammer. It does have a hammer but you don't see it as it's hidden inside the frame.

This 5-round capacity J-frame revolver weighs only 15 oz unloaded with a barrel length of 1.87 inches. The grip is made of synthetic rubber that gives you that good firm feel on your hand.

For personal defense, this gun is going to arm you with 5 shots powerful enough to scare away a potential attacker. It's a comfortable all-day carry gun that will surely serve its purpose.

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J-Frame Airweight Handgun

The Smith & Wesson Model 642 weighs only 15 oz unloaded. Its overall length is 6.38 inches small enough to fit inside your pocket you'll forget you have a gun in there.

Concealed Hammer

The hidden hammer inside the frame is a unique feature of this gun. This makes the handgun work double action only.

Rubber Grip

A few other grips are available for this gun model if you opt to change it. The grip that comes out of the box is a rubber type that feels good on your hands.

Watch this video review of the Smith & Wesson Model 642 from Funnin Gunnin

So what do you think of the Smith and Wesson Model 642? Although there are some disadvantages of guns that are too lightweight as they take the recoil away from the gun, this model is actually made and ideal for defense purposes.

There are handguns built for long-range shooting yet this one is more suitable for close quarters.

What do you think of the Smith and Wesson Model 642? Do you think this is the best gun for you? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!


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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on January 25, 2017, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.

10 Responses to :
The Ultimate Concealed Weapon | Smith And Wesson Model 642

  1. playsoftball says:

    No caliber mentioned nor what they are available in. Guessing .357 and or .38.

  2. Elmer Scott Nichols says:

    Is it a 357/38 or what ??

  3. cosmo007 says:

    Hard to cock. Single action guy.

  4. Timothy Adkins says:

    Elmer , I was thinking the same thing. What the hell cal. is it ? Damn nice gun though.

  5. Jackson says:

    It is a .38 spl and list for $469.00 on Smith and Wesson internet site.

  6. Strat says:

    But is it lightweight?

  7. james croft says:


  8. TCMrick says:

    It’s a .38 spl, I’m not sure about +P.. is anyone?

  9. TCMrick says:

    Ok, it’s DA only .38 Spl +P 15 ozs unloaded..

  10. carpkiller says:


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