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Smith & Wesson Model 642 Hammerless Handgun

Item # GM443428
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Key Features

  • Most popular small frame revolver

  • Lightweight, yet accurate and reliable

  • 5-shot revolver


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Product Description
smithwesson The Smith & Wesson J-Frame has become the most popular small frame personal defense revolver on the market. This aluminum-framed 5-shot revolver weighs a mere 15 ounces, yet proves to be extremely accurate and reliable. The 642 is calibered for .38 Special rounds, the most trusted revolver ammunition available. Double action only. Durable synthetic grip. Matte silver finish.
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Specifications
Model Model 642 Hammerless
Type Handgun
Action Revolver
Action Type Double Action Only
Caliber .38 S&W Special +P
Barrel Length 1.875"
Weight 15 oz.
Sights Ramped Front/Grooved Rear
Finish Matte Stainless Steel
Grips Synthetic
Capacity 5
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Smith & Wesson Model 642 Hammerless Handgun

Smith & Wesson Model 642 Hammerless Handgun

Item # GM443428

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 $449.99

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Smith & WessonSmith & Wesson® Model 642 Hammerless Handgun
 
4.6

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (10)
  • Easy maintenance (10)
  • Accuracy (9)
  • Easy to use (9)
  • Lightweight (9)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home protection (9)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Homeowner (7), Enthusiast (4), Beginner (3), Hunter / fisherman (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (11)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Still going strong after 6 years

    The S&W 642 was my first carry gun. It has been everywhere with me. It has been carried and fired a lot. It has been dropped, frozen, rained on,...Read complete review

    The S&W 642 was my first carry gun. It has been everywhere with me. It has been carried and fired a lot. It has been dropped, frozen, rained on, baked in the sun, it still goes bang every time I pull the trigger. I like the light weight and compact size. Everybody makes a holster for the J-frame Smith also. My only complaint, the finish on the frame wore off from hand sweat. This is probably one of the best guns S&W makes.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    stay away...better value

    less than 500 rounds fired and hand on trigger broke. while s&w honored warranty, i informed them that i believed gun had manufacturing defect. they would not replace. i am only...Read complete review

    less than 500 rounds fired and hand on trigger broke. while s&w honored warranty, i informed them that i believed gun had manufacturing defect. they would not replace. i am only thankful gun failed on range and not situation where mine or my family's life was dependant on it. no excuse, revolver malfunction after 3 years is unacceptable. last s&w product i will purchase

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    5.0

    QUALITY YOU CAN COUNT ON!

    By PA Country Girl

    from Newville, PA

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accuracy
    • Compact Design
    • Durable
    • Easy Maintenance
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Protection
      • Shooting Ranges

      Comments about Smith & Wesson Smith & Wesson® Model 642 Hammerless Handgun:

      This gun is a great buy for anyone looking for a lightweight, reliable weapon for home protection and to carry for personal protection (with a permit of course). Smith and Wesson is a tried and true brand and the quality shows in the workmanship on this gun. The only negative I can think of about this weapon is that I had to purchase a set of rubber grips to cover the metal backstrap to lessen the shock of the weapon against my hand when firing it because the stock grips left the backstrap on the gun exposed. Other than that, I would recommend this lightweight, accurate and reliable gun to anyone. Thank you Smith and Wesson for maintaining a long history of quality you can always count on!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      S&W Model 642 Airweight

      By Brandy

      from Palestine, TX

      About Me Collector, Enthusiast, Homeowner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accuracy
      • Compact Design
      • Durable
      • Easy Maintenance
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Smith & Wesson Smith & Wesson® Model 642 Hammerless Handgun:

          I needed a lighter concealed carry firearm to replace a Walther PPK/s. The S&W Model fit the bill to a tee!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Just right for personal defense.

          By RallyPac

          from Parker, CO

          About Me Enthusiast, Homeowner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accuracy
          • Compact Design
          • Durable
          • Easy Maintenance
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Protection

            Comments about Smith & Wesson Smith & Wesson® Model 642 Hammerless Handgun:

            Purchased for home defense. Looks like something that would calm down a bad guy as he can actually see the bullets in the cylinder and barrel. Good fit in my wife's hand. Being a double action only, the trigger pull is pretty long. I consider it a decent trade off for not having to fumble with a safety. In a self defence situation I don't want my wife to have to remember steps A-B-C. Just point and pull the trigger.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Ideal CCW Handgun

            By New CCW

            from Madison, WI

            About Me Beginner, Homeowner

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Accuracy
            • Comfortable
            • Compact Design
            • Durable
            • Easy Maintenance
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concealed Carry
              • Home Protection

              Comments about Smith & Wesson Smith & Wesson® Model 642 Hammerless Handgun:

              I fully admit that I am novice when it comes to handguns. This is my 2nd handgun purchase, my 1st is the Smith & Wesson M&P Compact 9MM which is my overall home defense, range gun, and depending on the situation a concealed carry weapon and a GREAT handgun. I selected and purchased the Smith & Wesson 642 as a concealed carry weapon for situations where it is difficult to conceal my other handgun and I wanted to learn the difference between a semi-automatic pistol and a revolver.

              The Smith & Wesson 642 is amazing light, so it lives up to its "Airweight" billing. Also, for a smaller handgun, it is very comfortable to hold with a very good grip. I do admit there is a more noticeable recoil with the 642 compared to the M&P Compact 9MM; however, that is completely expected from a smaller and considerable lighter handgun. Overall, the recoil is very reasonable and the 642 shoots very accurately. The trigger is amazingly smooth. The 642 is a pleasure to shoot.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Great Carry Gun

              By Sam

              from Michigan

              About Me Hunter

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Accuracy
              • Compact Design
              • Durable
              • Easy Maintenance
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Protection
                • Personal Protection
                • Shooting Ranges

                Comments about Smith & Wesson Smith & Wesson® Model 642 Hammerless Handgun:

                The S&W 642 is a great gun. Fits right into my pocket and is easily concealed. + P rounds are fine for personal protection and will deliver enough punch. Easy to clean and easy to shoot, this gun is a great addition to any collection.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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