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Old 03-16-2012, 08:27 AM   #1
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Pocket rockets...

I have a good friend who once created a S&W "pocket rocket" from a stainless J frame. He cut the frame down, added an enhanced coil spring action and chambered the cylinder for .357mag. I have wanted to find one for years and decided i may never. Yesterday I was in the toy store "just looking" and spotted a 640-3. I already have a 642-2 and enjoy the airweight in a pocket holster or a belly band. Even though the 640 is heavier I carried it in a Mika pocket holster last night and loved it. I might never find an original Pocket Rocket but this is close.
 
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Old 03-16-2012, 03:27 PM   #2
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Congrats, Al, Those 640s are sweet. I'll be interested to hear to hear what your impressions are in a comparison of shooting .38 Spl+P out of the Airweight 642 vs shooting .357 Mag out of the heavier stainless 640. From what I read the .327 Mag is supposed to have close to the performance of .357 Mag but close to the recoil and blast of the .38 Spl+P--a good alternative combining the best features of both. I don't care for the looks of the S&Ws that are chambered in .327 Mag, however, or the MSRP ......

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Old 03-16-2012, 04:42 PM   #3
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I agree, Joe. I have an old M58 Smith that was Mag Na Ported when I bought it and I have decided to have this 640 ported soon too. I know a gunsmith who swears that the ports don't work and he knows more than I ever will about guns but the .41mag sure enough works. The worst I have ever encountered is a Smith Centennial with a Scandium frame. I put some pearl grips on it and picked up some PMC 66gr ammo when I went to the range with it...The first round I fired shattered the grips and cut my hand and made a true believer out of me. Those little rubber grips Smith puts on those work if you leave them on. I like the idea of carrying a .357 in my pocket in these modern "times". If I see trouble coming I don't intend to be victimized or see anyone else done so. I have some Cor Bon 125gr PDX solid copper rounds in it and 2 5 Star speedloaders in my jacket pocket.
 
 
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Sounds like you are VERY well prepared for whatever might come your way. I'm lookin' foward to a range report after you get some trigger time, Al.......
 
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