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Posted: 2/14/2006 2:43:49 PM EDT
Can anyone tell me the diameter of the cylinder of a S&W 642 or other j-frame?

I am comparing it to the dimensions of another handgun I am considering for back up CCW.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 4:32:07 PM EDT
I just measured a S&W Airlight at 1.330 inches diameter at the cylinder. Charles the Gunsmith.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 4:53:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/14/2006 4:55:34 PM EDT by triburst1]
Thank you very much.

I think 0.43 inches would make a big difference in pocket carry.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 7:44:40 PM EDT
I carry a 442 in my pocket at work daily. Dockers, slacks, and jeans and it still conceals well. I'm using a Hume pocket holster, it slows the draw considerably, but breaks up the outline well.
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