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Posted: 2/15/2006 2:10:46 PM EDT
I am buying a 642 tomorrow and plan to let my wife shoot and carry it. She has no problems with my GLOCK 19, but I know the little lightweight .38s can be pretty snappy with some ammo. I would like to use the lightest kicking factory load available until she can build some confidence with the weapon. Any suggestions?
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 2:46:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By triburst1:
I am buying a 642 tomorrow and plan to let my wife shoot and carry it. She has no problems with my GLOCK 19, but I know the little lightweight .38s can be pretty snappy with some ammo. I would like to use the lightest kicking factory load available until she can build some confidence with the weapon. Any suggestions?




Wadcutter loads are usually the lightest. They don't work so well if you're trying to get in practice with the speedloader too.

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Link Posted: 2/15/2006 5:56:37 PM EDT
38spls thru a S&W 64x is pretty light recoil. I have shot factory 38spls thru my S&W 640, it is not that bad. But then, I have a S&W 342PD 38spl with Ti cylinder, the recoil is pretty snappy even with factory wadcutters. For extended shooting for the 342PD, I had to hand load the ammo, otherwise....
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 6:02:42 PM EDT
I immediatly stuck a Hogue grip on mine. The stubby grip that comes on it is horrible.
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 6:03:10 PM EDT
look for "cowboy loads".
they are usualy lead or semi jacketed and downloaded for cowboy action shooters.
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 6:10:10 AM EDT

Originally Posted By twonami:
I immediatly stuck a Hogue grip on mine. The stubby grip that comes on it is horrible.



Didi you get a Hogue that covers the backstrap? It seems like they would seriously compromise concealability.
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 6:40:05 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/16/2006 6:41:17 AM EDT by twonami]

Originally Posted By triburst1:

Originally Posted By twonami:
I immediatly stuck a Hogue grip on mine. The stubby grip that comes on it is horrible.



Didi you get a Hogue that covers the backstrap? It seems like they would seriously compromise concealability.


I use it as a BUG 99% of the time on a ankle holster.
The original little grip was really awkward for me.

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