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  • Very compact and lightweight
  • Reliable
  • Enclosed hammer and short barrel results in poor accuracy
  • Not great for longer range shots (over 10 yards)
Editor’s Note:

Great as a backup gun or for deep concealment.

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Product Details

Action
Double Action Only
Barrel Length
1.8in / 1.9in
Magazine Capacity
5-Round
Magazine Included
Cylinder
Magazine Type
Fixed
Caliber
38 Special +P
Finish
Grey / Stainless
Front Sight
NA
Rear Sight
NA
Overall Length
6.3in
Muzzle
Plain
Stock Material
Synthetic
Weight
0.94 lbs
Frame
Aluminum Alloy
Price
$599.00

Product Features

Lightweight alloy frame
Continuous +P Use

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By The Numbers

Accuracy
-
Reliability
-
Customization
-
Ergonomics
-
Price
$599.00

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final verdict

The S&W Model 642 is great as a pocket pistol for a backup gun or deep concealment.  Due to its short barrel, you’ll likely have a hard time keeping on target and aiming.  We rated it 3/5 on accuracy as a result.

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