Addition To The Family

Not to be outdone by BC, we decided it was time for an addition to the family of our own.

mrsmith

Say hello to Mr. Smith. He’s a S&W Model 642 Airweight, and brings five rounds of .38+P goodiness to the party.  Just the ticket for those hot summer shorts and tee-shirt days, or when you’re just  running to the corner market and don’t want to take the time to strap on a holster!

He’ll get his cherry popped at RottFest Texas ’09!

38 comments

  1. 1
    bruce says:

    i have one of those in titanium great for concealed carry and they don’t rust.

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    LC Gunsniper says:

    Just the ticket for those hot summer shorts and tee-shirt days, or when you’re just running to the corner market and don’t want to take the time to strap on a holster!

    It would be dandy in an ankle holster “Popeye” Doyle style as well.

    Beautiful piece btw. :em93:

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    I like those low front blades, they don’t notch your forehead as bad! :em93:

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    hephaestus says:

    Greetings to all my old Rotti L.C. friends. I’m sorry that it has been so long since my last comment but in January, I was called to active duty and have been fighting for my life ever since. Just after Christmas, I got very sick with flu-like symptoms. By mid-January, I was yellow as a lemon drop. After a series of blood tests ruled out any form of hepatitis, the big guns were brought in. A cat-scan found and a sono-gram confirmed a 2.6×2.7 cm tumor just below the bile duct in the head of my pancreas. After a series of endoscopic biopsies finally got enough tissue to test, the words you never want to hear came from the surgeons lips, “I’m sorry to say that you have an anaplastic adenocarcinoma”. It is a very rare, but very aggressive cancer that the oncologist termed as “a very angry looking fellow.”. I was immediately refered to a gastro-enterologist surgeon named Dr. Mike Kendrick at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. We met twice and he was convinced that it was an operable case. The day after the second appointment, I was on the table cracking smart to Dr. Mike that I hoped he had gotten a good night sleep and “lay off the coffee for a while”. The surgery went well and I left the hospital five days later without my gall bladder, duodenum, head of the pancrease, and several pounds of assorted lymph material that all went to the cytology lab for biopsy. No signs of metastisis! It is now two months since the surgery and I just finished my second dose of chemo. It will be a long summer, but I’m fighting this bastard with all I have got left. I would appreciate it if any of you knuckle-heads would mind giving the Good Lord’s hem line a tug on my behalf. So, while I have enough strenth to whip my weight in dust bunnies, I will close with the immortal words of John Fogarty, “Put me in coach. I’m ready to play”.

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    Hold it right and it doesn’t notch your forehead at all. :em93:
    Ver’ nas! Been thinking I need me one of something along that line!

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    hephaestus sez:

    I would appreciate it if any of you knuckle-heads would mind giving the Good Lord’s hem line a tug on my behalf. So, while I have enough strenth to whip my weight in dust bunnies, I will close with the immortal words of John Fogarty, “Put me in coach. I’m ready to play”.

    You can bet you’re going on MY prayer list, Hep. Keep fighting the good fight!

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    hephaestus sez:

    I would appreciate it if any of you knuckle-heads would mind giving the Good Lord’s hem line a tug on my behalf.

    Done and done my friend. Glad to know you are still kicking and screaming. :em04: :em69:

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    LC akornzombie says:

    would appreciate it if any of you knuckle-heads would mind giving the Good Lord’s hem line a tug on my behalf. So, while I have enough strenth to whip my weight in dust bunnies, I will close with the immortal words of John Fogarty, “Put me in coach. I’m ready to play”.

    Done and done, Hep.

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    Lc ORWN says:

    hephaestus sez:

    I would appreciate it if any of you knuckle-heads would mind giving the Good Lord’s hem line a tug on my behalf.

    Done! and continued prayers going out on your behalf.

    Whip my weight in dust bunnies :em01: :em01: that’s some funny shite right there

    Back on topic: M you and the missus must be very proud

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    My prayers included Hep. Kick those dust bunnies asses now, but be careful, they’re sneaky bastards.

    Back on topic, M, that’s such a cute lil thing. What’s it gonna be when it grows up? :em01:

    Nah, in all seriousness, nice lil belly gun there. Load her up with the right ammo and it will keep ya alive long enough for Mrs. M to pull Miss Priss and do the job proper. :em99:

    OK, sorry, seriously, I need to look as something like that for myself. I’m getting too old to be toting around a full sized 92F or 1911 during August south Florida.

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    LC 0311 crunchie I.M.H. sez:

    OK, sorry, seriously, I need to look as something like that for myself. I’m getting too old to be toting around a full sized 92F or 1911 during August south Florida.

    We’re lucky enough to be in Cheaper Than Dirt‘s home town. Along with the .38, we picked up 500 rounds of Lake City .223, so anyone who feels the urge at RottFest Texas to do the male equivalent of snapping beans can feel free to sit around the table and put rounds on stripper clips.

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    so anyone who feels the urge at RottFest Texas to do the male equivalent of snapping beans can feel free to sit around the table and put rounds on stripper clips.

    Did someone say strippers??!?!! :em95: Oh, stripper clips. Well that’s cool too. I love a good stripper party either way, clip or otherwise. Will there be beer? Wait, what the fuck am I saying? :em98: :em03:

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    LC Rurik says:

    hephaestus @:

    And I will be saying a few words to Him in your bahalf also. In fact, due to the urgency, I sent up the first request before posting this response.

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    LC hilljohnny says:

    hot summer shorts

    if you want to pack more in your shorts than nature intended…

    check out Thunderwear

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    Hep-

    Done my friend, always a good reason to stay on the knees longer. Try Blow-Job-In-A-Can™ on those dust bunnies. It may not get rid of them, but it’s sure handy to shoot ’em into a place you can’t see.

    Crunchie-

    Didja really think that helium filled beach ball would hang?

    I’m getting too old to be toting around a full sized 92F or 1911 during August south Florida.

    It doesn’t really matter, you can’t hit a bull in the butt with the 92, we gots pictures to prove it. :em41:

    I love a good stripper party either way

    Yeah, Mope is all set to entrance you with his fan dance. And BTW? is 1911 your birth date?

    Back on topic, M, that’s such a cute lil thing. What’s it gonna be when it grows up?

    Miss Puss’s bitch. You know you’re gay when a 9mm dry-humps you. :em95:

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    Imperial Librarian Azygos says:

    Good choice, I got one of those last month.

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    LC TerribleTroy, Imperial Centurion says:

    Imperial Librarian Azygos @:

    Got what? A blow-job-in-a-can?

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    Imperial Librarian Azygos says:

    I’m married. What is this blow job you speak of?

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    Ogrrre says:

    M, I have one of those myself. Been looking for an ankle holster for that model. One of these days I will send a pic of the family: Thunder (Rem. model 700 in 30-06){Thunder is my EBG :em93: }, Storm (Ruger 10-22), Del Toro (Taurus PT 24/7), and Sissy (the S&W)

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    LC HJ Caveman82952 says:

    hephaestus , you have my heartfelt prayers.

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    Ogrrre says:

    Hephaestus, for all the good it will do, I’ll talk to Him. My mom had pancreatic cancer, and by the time the docs figured it out, it was too late. She died 3 months after she was diagnosed. I’ll pray you do better.

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    Radical Redneck says:

    Saying my best to HIM for you Hep! :em69:

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    LC Wil, S.C.E. says:

    hephaestus sez:

    No signs of metastisis!

    YAY!

    I would appreciate it if any of you knuckle-heads would mind giving the Good Lord’s hem line a tug on my behalf.

    Done and Done. And, I just got off the telephone with proof that sincere prayers are answered.

    Now, listen to the Doctors, and maintain a positive attitude. The right determination is well over half the battle.

    —————————–

    LCJackboot IC/A sez:

    Try Blow-Job-In-A-Can™

    Selling a product with a name like that has gotta be like printing it in the basement . . .

    —————————–

    M, I got one of the stainless versions of that when they first came out (the 640 New Centurion). It’s my favorite little handful of nasty. Mine likes the CorBon 125 +P+, but I don’t think the aluminum frame is rated for short magnums. Try the Winchester 158 LSWCHP +P. They have a great reputation.

    If you run reloads through it, use a heavy crimp.

    Purty!

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    Krondax says:

    ok, now im really getting jealous. all i have to carry around is an m4. and half the time i cant use that with what im doing. i have to carry an x26 stun gun….. without the cartridge… only the dry stun.

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    At least you get an M-4. I’m stuck with an M-9. As for the Taser, we get the cartridge.
    And hep, prayers are constant. We must be strong and blessed in our struggle ahead, and we need all of us in it.

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    Delftsman3 says:

    Let me join my best wishes/prayers to the rest above,HEP. As CM says, we’re gonna need every one of us on the line for the coming battles ahead.

    I have one of those as a backup to my regular carry S&W mod 69, M.. It’s a great piece, and with 158 grain +P rounds, it’s not a bad goblin persueder for those casual mugger moments.
    At the least, it will distract them until Mrs M and Miss Priss take care of business. :em96:

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    Z09SS says:

    Awwwwww, it’s so cute. Like a 640 but smaller.

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    AF Blue vet says:

    hephaestus @:

    Consider that done, bro. Would it be excessive if I grabbed the Almighty by the lapels of his robe, shook Him gently and asked Him to give my brother who I’ve never met some help?

    I HATE this cancer shit; I’ve lost too many brothers and sisters to it not to have my “worthy of being on the Supreme Court” empathy rev straight to redline.

    We’ll pray hard, man.

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    hephaestus sez:

    I would appreciate it if any of you knuckle-heads would mind giving the Good Lord’s hem line a tug on my behalf.

    this here knucklehead has you on his prayer list Hep, get well brudda.

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    mindy1 says:

    Enjoy her, and may your aim be true :em96:

  31. 31
    mindy1 says:

    hephaestus @:Good luck, and fight the good fight

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    JB @ 15, Brudda, you are not only back, but you’re back in full force. Good to see.

    It doesn’t really matter, you can’t hit a bull in the butt with the 92, we gots pictures to prove it. :em41:

    I can always hit the butt, ask Bangie. :em01: And those pictures were pre-new barrel lug. She’s as tight as a prom date now, and I have the bullseye’s and Pistol Master rating pin to prove it.

    I love a good stripper party either way

    Yeah, Mope is all set to entrance you with his fan dance.

    Would that be a Pratt Whitney turbo fan? Only fan I know that will come close to covering that. His ass, not the nematode thing. A Hoyle playing card can handle that.

    And BTW? is 1911 your birth date?

    Nope, that was the year I met your mom. :em99:

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    AF Blue vet says:

    Hi, Mr. Smith!

    Just the ticket for those hot summer shorts and tee-shirt days, or when you’re just running to the corner market and don’t want to take the time to strap on a holster!

    Neat little carry piece, that is. I’m thinking of a similar gun, and came across this one: Two ounces lighter, +P rated and perhaps worth the novelty value of owning…a “plastic” revolver?

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    ‘Wonder how how hard, or good, it would be to drill a couple of compensation vents on either side of the front blade.
    ‘Reckon it would have already been done if it were feasible.

    (Starts rummaging for junk revolvers, bits n clamps.)

    update: maybe I’ll let someone else find out if there’s any problems..

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    LC Wil, S.C.E. says:

    Oh, it’s been done, Cheapshot.

    Mag-na-port has a package for small revolvers. IIRC, cost 2 – 2 1/2 bills, and takes about three weeks (the operation takes 10 minute, the wait on line takes forever). I’m sure someone else offers similar services.

    The issue I had was that it costs about 100 – 150 fps on the velocity, and wee little short .38 revolvers have enough of a challenge in that department out of the starting gate.

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    graywarrior6 says:

    SW 642 are not fun to shoot. Any hotter round is punishing over 15 shots, even with a “convulsive, combat grip” Even for small handed people. the ejector will bite the thumb and might do better with some -re-work polishing after grinding down. For its purpose, close range and last-chance self-defense, it points and shoots very well. On range days, have some others to shoot, too. Probably not the first shots fired for a nervous novice or hesitant woman. Get safety, sight picture, breathing and squeeze first with a 22 semi. Then watch out.

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    graywarrior6 says:

    More tolerable for shooting and possibly more versatile are Glock 27 in 40SW. 10 rounds of self-defense or hot better than 5. Aims well and accurate out to 15 yards in adrenaline dump. No safety for one in the pipe requires attention and practice if carrying concealed. Pocket holsters are very functional in coats. No pocket holster and in pocket – the whole planet will spot you with any handgun. Safari vest = gunman. Front sight – press.

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