TALO Exclusive S&W 642

Richard Johnson
by Richard Johnson

The Smith & Wesson J-frame revolver has been one of the more popular concealed carry and backup guns for many decades. Of them, the model 642 specifically has been chosen by many, including myself, as the go-to pocket and ankle gun.

A Performance Center special edition version of the 642 is now available through TALO Distributors. Although I would not want to wear this over a duty boot in an ankle rig, I would happily carry this to the next social function or BBQ.


The .38 Special revolver has a tuned action, chrome plated trigger and polished cylinder flutes. The sideplate screws have also been polished. The standard synthetic grip has been replaced by a more elegant synthetic grip with polished wood inserts.

Richard Johnson
Richard Johnson

An advocate of gun proliferation zones, Richard is a long time shooter, former cop and internet entrepreneur. Among the many places he calls home is http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/.

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  • Maodeedee Maodeedee on Aug 08, 2015

    I don't care for the grips. I'd rather have solid wood but with some nice grain figure to it. Also, is it available without the dumbass safety lock? I'd pay xtra for that.

  • Rick A Rick A on Aug 11, 2015

    I love my J frames. You can't stop at one. It's not my cup of tea. My actions are tuned by shooting them. Crazy how that works.