Anyone Besides Me Like Snubs?


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rfo1
November 12, 2004, 11:10 AM
;) Here are a few for you snub collectors to look at- can you name all four? It shouldn't be too hard if you know your S&Ws.
rfo1



http://img2.imgspot.com/u/04/316/10/Snubs.JPG

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eyz
November 12, 2004, 12:50 PM
absolutely, i've been shooting a lot snubs for about 12years of all brands. ran into my first malfunction the other day, had a burr where the plunger goes in and out. gunsmith fixed her up quick. They fit my hand better than autos, are generally more reliable, and generally more accurate. My current carry a Taurus 905 9mm snubby with gold dot 124+P. Put 100 rounds through it yesterday. Guns I've tried to replace snubs with, Glock 26,27(like carrying a block of cheese), Kahr pm9 (nice but unreliable), keltec p3at (yuk). I like 357 snubs but haven't found one stout enough at a reasonable price. Nothing like the feel and flash of a 357 out of a snub. It slaps back in your hand and the smell of gun powder. can't do that with an auto. yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

christophera
November 12, 2004, 01:29 PM
absolutely, i've been shooting a lot snubs for about 12years of all brands. ran into my first malfunction the other day, had a burr where the plunger goes in and out. gunsmith fixed her up quick. They fit my hand better than autos, are generally more reliable, and generally more accurate. My current carry a Taurus 905 9mm snubby with gold dot 124+P. Put 100 rounds through it yesterday. Guns I've tried to replace snubs with, Glock 26,27(like carrying a block of cheese), Kahr pm9 (nice but unreliable), keltec p3at (yuk). I like 357 snubs but haven't found one stout enough at a reasonable price. Nothing like the feel and flash of a 357 out of a snub. It slaps back in your hand and the smell of gun powder. can't do that with an auto. yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
I've done the same thing with Sig 226, HK USP, and Springfield 1911. Always come back to a 2 1/2 inch 686. Best revolver for my tastes. Of course I am thinking about getting another 1911. Gotta have one of each right? :cool:

BigG
November 12, 2004, 01:50 PM
The only one I feel confident of is the one at top right. A mod 27 357 Magnum. What do I win? :D

Atticus
November 12, 2004, 04:21 PM
Yes. Model 19 top left.

rbert0005
November 12, 2004, 04:46 PM
You guys are all wet. The top left is a LH Mod 24 the next is a 624 the lower right is the Mod 19 and I don't know what the one with the partridge sight is.

Bob

PI Rob
November 12, 2004, 05:56 PM
I'll take a guess. Clockwise from top left:a 29, a 624, a 686, and a 19.
If I'm right do I get to keep one? :D

Jason Demond
November 12, 2004, 06:14 PM
TR Model 19, TL Model 29, BR Model 686, BL Model 15

Black Snowman
November 12, 2004, 06:19 PM
Every time one of these starts I think of how much fun I have shooting Kamicosmos' SP-101 and start looking at snubs again. I thought maybe getting my 646 would cure me but I keep seeing the Taurus 445 Total Titanium in KY Imports catalog for $310 and thinking how much fun it looks. Then I see one in Cabela's and go "They match advertised pricing." And then I remember I still need to pay for the Jeep, motorcycle, and various guns I already have . . .

Oh the humanity! Plus these darn handguns keep cutting into my rifle projects! :cuss: :evil:

Trisha
November 12, 2004, 06:36 PM
No, I can't begin to do that - but I do enjoy the one I have. . .

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=10396

:D

rfo1
November 12, 2004, 07:53 PM
PI Rob is the closest- you have the M19 -lower right and M686 lower left reversed, but I think you knew that.-- where do I send them to ? ;)

rfo1

PI Rob
November 12, 2004, 08:05 PM
You don't have to send all of them to me. I'm not a greedy man. :rolleyes: Just send me the .357's ;)

rfo1
November 12, 2004, 09:37 PM
PI Rob,
What ? You don't want the Lew Horton M29 ? It's one of 200.

ezypikns
November 12, 2004, 11:04 PM
One of the first handguns I bought was a Taurus 605 2" .357. It hurt like hell to shoot .357's in it and .38's weren't much better. I stayed away from revolvers, UNTIL NOW.
I just bought the best weapon I think I've ever had the privilege to shoot, a 6" .357 Ruger GP100. Outstanding and fun to shoot, both .357 and .38 spl.
Now for my dumb question: Should I go back and try another snub? Is a Smith snub easier or more forgiving (recoil wise)?

PI Rob
November 12, 2004, 11:51 PM
Hey rfo1, stop tempting me. I'm a .357 man. If you gave me the 29 I'd have to buy tons of ammo, a bunch of holsters, lots of accessories, take pictures, create a shrine for it,and gaze at it lovingly all day. I have to go to work sometime. Plus I'd have to shoot it and my .357 would get jealous. Not to mention my checkbook would have a coronary. :rolleyes: I'll stick with .357's. :D

Hi ezypikns,
Yes, get a Smith! They're awesome!

http://pic4.picturetrail.com/VOL725/2563744/5509109/70810222.jpg

Magnum88C
November 13, 2004, 10:15 AM
One of the first handguns I bought was a Taurus 605 2" .357. It hurt like hell to shoot .357's in it and .38's weren't much better. I stayed away from revolvers, UNTIL NOW.
I just bought the best weapon I think I've ever had the privilege to shoot, a 6" .357 Ruger GP100. Outstanding and fun to shoot, both .357 and .38 spl.
Now for my dumb question: Should I go back and try another snub? Is a Smith snub easier or more forgiving (recoil wise)?

I get outstanding service from my SP-101. It has a smaller version of the Gp-100 grips on it, and it's wider grip profile, plus its weight make it one of the more pleasant 5-shooters out there. But, if you trigger off a magnum in it, it'll let you know it. That's just the way with snubbies. There's also a short-frame 3" GP-100 that I've been eyeing, might want to look into one of those.

rfo1
November 13, 2004, 11:31 AM
PI Rob,
Great looking gun ! M19 2.5 in nickle? It's pretty hard to beat a M19 K frame- I've got a 4 inch one that I like too.
Good shooting--
rfo1

stans
November 13, 2004, 11:57 AM
I have only one snub, S&W 640-1, 2-1/8 inch barrel, 357 magnum, my daily carry piece.

PI Rob
November 13, 2004, 12:12 PM
Actually mine's the stainless cousin of the M19. The M66. Yep, you gotta love those K frames! :D

warddc
November 13, 2004, 04:24 PM
I have a S&W mod 60 that I bought used. I down-load .357's a little to tame the recoil and I can shoot all I can make. It fits my hand great and I love the trigger. If I ever wear this one out, I'm gonna by another one new.

dave.

Mike Kerr
November 13, 2004, 05:12 PM
I love em. Don't know why, but I do. They just look like they need me to own them. I agree with Black Snowman that they do cut into other projects, but darn it I just have to buy one every so often.

Regards,

:) :) :)

Marshall
November 13, 2004, 05:33 PM
Model 60 Smith 2 1/8", love the gun!

Model 66 2 1/2" OR 65LS is next snub.

MikeB
November 13, 2004, 05:45 PM
Like snubs .. who me?

Here's a small part of my snub collection.

http://www.bowensguns.com/pics/sw649-2.JPG

http://www.bowensguns.com/pics/sw49bodyguard.JPG

http://www.bowensguns.com/pics/sw340sc1.jpg

http://www.bowensguns.com/pics/taurus41mag.JPG

PI Rob
November 13, 2004, 06:31 PM
MikeB...Very nice collection! I just bought a M49 that should be at my dealer's on Monday. I can hardly wait! Quick question, do you know if the M49's are ok for +p ammo?

MikeB
November 13, 2004, 06:57 PM
Quick question, do you know if the M49's are ok for +p ammo?

Ok? Hmmm I certainly wouldn't make it a steady diet, I have put a couple hundred rounds of +p through it. I would probably say it isn't recommended; but it will handle a number of +p rounds. I'm sure someone will come along and tell you the same or say it's not safe at all, opinions being opinions and all. To be completely honest I bought the 640 and the 340sc after I owned the 49 specifically to use .38spcl +p and/or .357 because I didn't like shooting too many +p rounds through that 49. It doesn't show any obvious extra wear because of the +p rounds I did fire through it FWIW.

PI Rob
November 13, 2004, 07:04 PM
Thanks MikeB. I was planning on throwing standard pressure rounds downrange and maybe a cylinder or three of +p's for practice and using +p's for carry. I didn't think it would hurt it, but I thought I'd ask someone who had a 49. Thanks again.

Airboss
November 14, 2004, 10:05 AM
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=14767
These things just keep following me home :D

BusMaster007
November 14, 2004, 11:05 AM
This may be the ULTIMATE SNUBNOSE REVOLVER: :what:

http://www.ruger-firearms.com/Firearms/News-11-11-2004B.html
http://www.ruger-firearms.com/Corporate/images/News-11-11-2004B.jpg

:D

Sean85746
November 14, 2004, 01:37 PM
;) Here are a few for you snub collectors to look at- can you name all four? It shouldn't be too hard if you know your S&Ws.
rfo1



http://img2.imgspot.com/u/04/316/10/Snubs.JPG

Top Left: Smith Mod 29 3" Factory "Memory Groove" grips
Top Right: Smith 624 3", Lew Horton I believe
Bottom left: 686
Bottom right: venerable Mod 19

Bless you my Smith toting friend

rfo1
November 14, 2004, 08:08 PM
Sean 85746,
Right on the money-- I see you know your Smiths. ;)
Good shooting--
Rick rfo1

Ala Dan
November 14, 2004, 08:53 PM
I guess you could say I like snubs pretty well, having owned many makes
aand models over the years. My current carry snub is a 79-80 vintage
Smith & Wesson model 60 "Chiefs Special" in .38 caliber. I owned 2X
of these around '73 or so; I sold both for a modest profit as they were
extremely hard to get.

Best Wishes,
Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member

Pylon
November 15, 2004, 04:57 AM
omg that new Ruger snubby looks extremely menacing. Now that is one heck of a back country camping/hiking gun.

I think the recoil on that would make me cry though.

Ryan in the House
November 15, 2004, 05:37 AM
I havn't bought my Bersa 380 yet, which I plan to very soon. After I get the Bersa, I'd like to look into a snub-nose.

I'm not too sure what caliber to get it in.

What are your (as in everyone reading this) thoughts on the .38 Special, in comparison to the .357?

VonFatman
November 16, 2004, 11:57 AM
A our snubies are .38 Special units...

My wife's Model 49:
http://www.gunsnet.net/album/data//500/5378S_W_49_left3.JPG

Model 36 (a gift from my former father-in-law)
http://www.gunsnet.net/album/data//500/5378S_W_36_left.JPG

Model 40 Centennial
http://www.gunsnet.net/album/data//500/5378Centennial_Right-med.JPG

Military & Police (post-war)
http://www.gunsnet.net/album/data//500/5378M_P1948L-med.JPG

Kamicosmos
November 16, 2004, 01:40 PM
I have a SP101 that I plan on utilizing for CCW. (Got my qualification done, just need to get the paperwork into the Sherriff sometime this week!)
Anyway, shooting .38s through it is great fun. And I have found that 158 grain magnums are tolerable. The lighter ones, like 125 grain mags...those are unpleasant. Just a bit too sharp on the recoil. (BTW 158 Mags do about 1000fps out of the 2 1/4 barrel, the 125s around 1100)

I'd like to get a big bore snubbie. There's a nice S&W 41 mag out at Cabela's in the gun library. And now Ruger has that new SRH Alaskan. If that comes out in .480.....maybe hard to resist!

russlate
November 16, 2004, 07:38 PM
I'm currently bailing out of the J frames ( keeping them though, of course ) and into the Colt D frames so I feel comfortable using +P. Otherwise I may as well carry a 380 as a standard pressure 38 spl. from a snub.

BTW, the J's and D's are blue steel and alloy Det Spls, Cobra's, Agents and S&W Models 36, 37, 38, and 49 Steel/Airweights. No unpinned or integral locks need apply - nor stainless steel.

omega5
November 21, 2004, 07:30 PM
My snubs

Dave Markowitz
November 21, 2004, 07:36 PM
http://www.building-tux.com/images/Model15-2.jpg

:)

sabre
November 24, 2004, 01:19 PM
I really like this one......
http://www.fototime.com/AE555279F4A818B/orig.jpg

Of course I do have a few more snubbies around here somewhere :D

Bill

Cosmoline
November 24, 2004, 04:19 PM
Here's my M-36 Square Butt and my favorite knife. I've had an '80's vintage M-36 and this one, which is considerably older. This one has a much better trigger, I must say

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=17501

R.H. Lee
November 24, 2004, 04:23 PM
I like 'em. I've got a Taurus 85 and S&W 642. They're the 'go anywhere anytime no problem to conceal' firearm. :)

DHart
December 4, 2004, 05:35 AM
Did someone say SNUBS???? Ok, I can't pass an opportunity to post pics of my new twins yet again:

http://www.legendportraits.com/Images/Guns/SW65_1283s.jpg

http://www.legendportraits.com/Images/Guns/SW13_2360.jpg

>>>>>>>>>

Sabre... that .44 of yours is magnificent!

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