Do you carry a wheel gun ?


May 5, 2007, 11:23 PM
If you carry a wheel gun , please state the manufacturer , model and caliber. thank you. :)

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The Real Wyatt
May 5, 2007, 11:28 PM
Taurus M85 .38 Special +P all steel snubbie.

Nomad, 2nd
May 5, 2007, 11:37 PM
Kimber Pro Carry (1911 in .45ACP)
And S&W Bodyguard in .357

May 5, 2007, 11:42 PM
I carry an AR pistol in a custom made briefcase, the carry handle doubles as the briefase handle. It is a must have for the Mall Ninjas of American Convention. :neener: Couln't help myself you made it an option.

May 5, 2007, 11:45 PM
My EDC is a Ruger SP101 .357 mag.

May 5, 2007, 11:45 PM
S&W 340PD and a Glock 21

May 5, 2007, 11:45 PM
Sometimes I do, when I do:

Most often :
-K frame , Model 64, 3" HB, RB , a dedicated .38spl with 158 gr "FBI load" LSWC-HP loads.

-Model 36, J frame, dedicated .38spl with 158 gr, standard pressure , LSWC (not hollowpoint)

-NAA Mini-revolver , .22 lr only, 1 1/8" bbl

-Also known to:

-1926 Colt Detective Special with the same loadings above for Model 36.
-Model 36 3" .38spl
-Model 10, 3" .38spl
-Model 13, 3" , full house 158 gr .357 LSWC, or LSWC-HP
-Model 65 3" Lady Smith with above loads.
-Model 66, in both Snub Nose and 4" , full house .357 loads
-Model 19 in both Snub Nose and 4" , full house .357 loads
-Model 29, 4" with full house .44 mag loads of LSWC or LSWC_HP

This is when I am not carrying a Semi, in 9mm, 9x23, or 45ACP

May 5, 2007, 11:47 PM
For several years I carried a Colt Diamondback. When I turned fifty I got a .45 semi auto...I've carried the semi for seven years. I've thought about going back to revolver, (I do like revolvers), but for now I'll stick with the semi.

May 5, 2007, 11:49 PM
-S&W 642 snubby, .38 Special +P, Buffalo Bore, Gold Dot, whatever ammo. Prefer 158gr, but I'm not really picky. Buffalo Bore +P stuff is too stout for the gun. This gun is my always gun.

-S&W 629 Classic, .44 Magnum. Yes, I CCW this. Federal 240 grain Hydra-Shock personal defense loads usually. Good stuff and is downloaded to be easy to control.

I almost never carry my Colt Gov't Model, which is the only autopistol I own.

May 5, 2007, 11:52 PM
S&W 442 38+p Taurus 605 .357 mag Taurus 905 9mm

May 6, 2007, 12:12 AM
66-1, 2 1/2 inch barrel.

May 6, 2007, 12:17 AM
sp101 3" in 357mag... but this one is soon going away. going to a .45.

Bob M.
May 6, 2007, 12:22 AM
S&W Model 629 44 Mag. 4" Bbl.

May 6, 2007, 12:40 AM
Taurus 85 SSUL

May 6, 2007, 12:45 AM
642, 638 when I feel the need to swap. 158 grain SWC reloads.

May 6, 2007, 12:50 AM
Yes I carry both a S&W 642 & 442 and a Glock 26 CCW, pocket carry or IWB.
I also open carry S&W 686 & Glock 19.

May 6, 2007, 01:28 AM
Taurus 85 Multi-Alloy .38 Spl

May 6, 2007, 01:35 AM
There's a 642 in my pocket now. Sometimes I carry a Taurus 905, a 9mm snubbie. In the cold weather I occasionally carry either my CZ75B or my 1911, but mostly it's a snubnose wheeler.

May 6, 2007, 01:44 AM
I typically carry either a S&W Airweight 637 or a S&W 36 - both .38

I rotate them with a Kimber Ultra CDP II .45 for daily carry

Pine Cone
May 6, 2007, 03:59 AM
S&W 65 3" or 638 snubbie

May 6, 2007, 04:55 AM
When I feel the need to carry, a S&W Model 638, .38 +p Gold Dots.

May 6, 2007, 05:36 AM
Very interesting poll.
So far, the results are surprising.

642 on my right side.
In town, at the studio,
it's my only carry.

In the woods,
686 in .357M.

May 6, 2007, 06:55 AM
Smith & Wesson 342PD .38, which I had sold to a friend but got back by trading an S&W 360, which I had just long enough to become disillusioned with the exposed hammer and single-action option.

Richard Simmons
May 6, 2007, 06:56 AM
S&W Model 38 Bodyguard Airweight, S&W Model 49 Bodyguard, 3" S&W Model 36 Chiefs Special. Any of these three and all are .38 Special.

May 6, 2007, 07:33 AM
S&W 642 1 7/8" 38 special.

A 1911 and a S&W K Frame or Ruger Security/Service/Speed Six will be joining it in the coming years. :)

Ala Dan
May 6, 2007, 09:05 AM
On some occassions I rotate carry with a semi-auto; with the semi-
auto seeing 'bout 90% of "duty time"~! ;) :D

May 6, 2007, 09:15 AM
I voted for rotate between wheel gun and semi.
I carry a S&W 642 most of the time and either a Sig P239 or P229 the other times. If I'm carrying a Sig, the 642 is my BUG in an ankle rig.

Tiny in Ohio
May 6, 2007, 09:20 AM
I carry a Kimber Pro Carry II and rotate to an SP101 2.25" stainless when clothing dictates.

May 6, 2007, 09:36 AM
357 Mag. DAO Ruger SP101 IWB or pocket.

May 6, 2007, 10:16 AM
I am a CZ man...everyone who's been on this board knows that!:cool: But the recent inheritance I receieved has me looking for a holster, speedloaders, and some of that super elusive 158gr LHP/LSWCHP, (Can't find ANY down here!), and I will alternate this fine revolver as a carry peice. I can't miss with it!
Here are both my sidearms.

May 6, 2007, 10:21 AM
I carry a Taurus 450 (45 LC) on my left ankle. Warm weather loads are Win. 225gr Silvertips and cold weather/woods load is a 260 gr LSWC handload.
Once in a while I carry a NY reload in the form of a .380 or .38 snubbie.


May 6, 2007, 10:23 AM
Current CCW guns:

S&W M642 (.38SPL) RUGER SP101 (.357MAG)

Thinking about changing up a little though - too many calibers to stock...& I have my first 9MM on the way.....:banghead:

May 6, 2007, 10:27 AM
S&W 642 .38 Special+P with Crimson Trace LG-405

May 6, 2007, 10:30 AM
I've carried an S&W 3" 66 for years. Occasionally I'll drop a 2" S&W 60 into a pocket. I'm thinking of trying one of my CZ 75's for carry, but revolvers' slim barrels seem to wear more comfortably for me.

Koos Custodiet
May 6, 2007, 10:33 AM
Taurus Mod 66 357

Sometimes (like when I'm going to the range to shoot it) I'll carry the Astra 357.

May 6, 2007, 10:52 AM
99.9% of the time:Smith 642 in front pocket...135gr. 38+p Gold speedloader for reload(2 if I'm wearing a jacket.)
Once in a great while:Rossi 461 w/ the same load.Or Taurus pt111 w/ Golden Sabre 9mm.No reload.(ok actually I only carried the 111 once....I'm a revolver carrier)

May 6, 2007, 01:13 PM
I prefer pocket carry...but at the rate I'm loosing weight due to a recent bought with food poisoning, I may be able to IWB without purchasing new pants. :rolleyes:

I feel comfortable in most enviorinments with a 642&CT405s in a DeSantis Nemesis. +Ps of some ilk. Sometimes I swap out to a Kahr PM9. Fits in the same holster.

If I'm headed for the great outdoors, I break out the 686 3 inch and carry the 642 as a bug. I have a nice "man bag" for the .357 and other necessary outdoor gear.

I am completely happy with this setup other than a truck gun BERSA BT380 with 10 rounds of CORBON DPX it is hard to justify purchasing anymore handguns.....but then again I have two more in mind.

May 6, 2007, 01:23 PM
One of these:


May 6, 2007, 01:35 PM
I tried a 340, it bruised my hand and I could not hit the target 60% of the time at 25'. It's on consignment at the local range shop. Nice gun, just not for me. PM9 and USPc9 are my carry choices, and a M&P9 full size for night stand and truck.

May 6, 2007, 01:38 PM
I carry a S&W PC 681, a S&W 60, a Ruger GP100 3", and a Ruger Speed Six, but not all at the same time.

May 6, 2007, 02:16 PM
When I choose to carry small and light, it's my no-dash 442 with my own standard pressure 158-gr SWCs. If you look close you can see the pocket lint I didn't get off. ;)

It's not my daily carry, but I really like this little revolver!

May 6, 2007, 02:43 PM
642-2, Dpx - 24/7.

May 6, 2007, 03:25 PM
CC: S&W 637 38 spl. snub (I don't like to advertise when I'm this near unarmed :uhoh: )

CC & OC: 4" GP100 .357 or 5" S&W 625 .45ACP

Brian Williams
May 6, 2007, 04:00 PM
Mostly a S&W 642 but a S&W 60, 13 and 65 have been often in my holster.

May 6, 2007, 04:10 PM
I switch around alot:

a) GLOCK 21 in .45 acp
b) S&W 686 in .357
d) Charter arms undercover .38 spl.
e) Walther P22

I have other revolvers that I don't normally use as a carry, but they get alot of trigger time at the range:

Ruger Bisley SS in 45 Long Colt and a Ruger New BlackHawk in .357. These two guys get shot alot, 200 - 500 rounds per month.

May 6, 2007, 10:32 PM
I voted revolver - only because I'm carrying my 642 full time now and as of yet, have no plans to rotate. I had been carrying autos for many years - most recently a ParaOrdinance Carry 6.45 LDA. I thought when I bought the Para, I had found my perfect carry gun...I thought wrong...I am a new, but huge fan of the Smith and Wesson 642CT....

May 6, 2007, 10:54 PM
+1 S&W 642 in .38 Special

May 6, 2007, 11:27 PM
Taurus 651, w/CT laser grips.
I run at least 50 rounds thru it twice a month while at the range practicing with others guns.

May 6, 2007, 11:30 PM
Ruger GP-100 6" stainless as a working gun in the bush

May 7, 2007, 12:52 AM
Glock 19 and S&W 642.

May 7, 2007, 01:01 AM
I rotate with these.

Ruger Alaskan 2 1/2" .44 magnum
S&W 460 Model 4" .454 casull
Glock 20 10mm

Nomad, 2nd
May 7, 2007, 01:06 AM
Very interesting poll.
So far, the results are surprising.

Keep in mind... this is the revolver forum... you're gonna get a different result than if the poll was in the general handgun forum.;)

May 7, 2007, 03:24 AM
S&W 60 2" 357MAG, but carry with 38SPL+P rounds.

May 7, 2007, 04:13 AM
3" M66 with 125 grain loads.

It's the three in one weapon: perforate your opponent with the bullet, deafen them with the blast, and blind them with the flash.

I guarantee that if I ever have to cut loose with that thing in public, there will be no bystanders reporting that they at first mistook the gunfire for firecrackers.;)

May 7, 2007, 04:42 AM
Taurus 605 .357 loading .38+P Gold Dots, with at least one speed strip of Hornady 125gr XTPs.

When I have room, I carry a PT-99 as primary. Otherwise, it's just the 605.

May 7, 2007, 05:20 AM
S&W 3" 65-3 loaded with 145gr silvertips
carried in a desantis OWB holster.Once in
awhile i'll carry my 3" Charter arms bulldog
loaded with 200gr silvertips

I also carry a Kel tec P-11 as a BUG or as my
only gun while i'am at work and have a S&W
3914 Ladysmith that i might carry later on.

May 7, 2007, 07:16 AM
Taurus model 905 - 9mm 5 shot with full moon clips. The gun is blue.

May 7, 2007, 07:54 AM
Taurus 605 gets the most carry, but I will try to carry a 9mm MilPro when my holster gets here. If not, I will rotate between it and the 605.

May 7, 2007, 08:32 AM
...and half of them are revolvers. I will not ever again own a handgun that I can't put in a holster and CCW. I switch between the 3" K-frame magnums, 4" N-frame magnum, 1911, HiPower, Makarov, 637, etc.

May 7, 2007, 10:09 AM
Ruger SP101
Ruger GP100 (4 inch barrel) both in .357

S&W 6906 9mm
Kel-tec p-32
Kimber 1911 .45

The .45 is my favorite but the SP101 gets the most use.

May 7, 2007, 10:13 AM
Yes. Model 60 (.357 no lock) loaded with Speer. 38 +Ps.

May 7, 2007, 10:35 AM
I pocket carry a Smith & Wesson 642 in a Robert Mika round-cut.

May 7, 2007, 11:14 AM
Taurus PT100 ,snubby Rossi .38SPL

May 7, 2007, 11:20 AM
S&W M66-2 357 with TAP ammo.
Bersa Full Size 9mm with 147gr. ammo.
Taurus MILPRO PT145 with 230gr. ammo.

May 7, 2007, 11:43 AM
Ruger SP101, DAO, 357.

May 7, 2007, 12:54 PM
Colt Agent .38 Special with Remington 158 grain +P LHPs.
Occasionally, S&W M64-5 DAO with the same LHP load.


May 7, 2007, 01:08 PM
Ruger GP100, Security Six, Taurus Tracker, and Ruger Super Blackhawk.
all in .357 Mag except the .44 Mag SBH. I carried the latter when I lived in NM. Open carry western state, ya know... :)

May 7, 2007, 01:11 PM

S&W M29 3" Lew Horton.

Load: 200 gr Silver Tips HP .44 Spl

Camping/Open Carry in bear country Load: Win 240 gr JSP

May 7, 2007, 01:15 PM
Ruger SP101 .357 Magnum, 3" barrel
Colt Detective Special .38, 3" barrel

May 7, 2007, 01:28 PM
S&W 19-4 loaded with .357 hydrashoks.


May 7, 2007, 04:03 PM
CCW-Ruger 2.5 Target Gray SP 101.357. Winchester 145 ST

In the woods-Ruger GP 100 4.0 Stainless. .357 Buffalo Bore 180 HC

God Bless,


May 7, 2007, 04:31 PM

Smith Mdl 13 3"
Smith Mdl 66 2.5"
Ruger SP101 2.5"
All with whatever flavor of 125 JHP I have on hand.

Front Pocket Carry:
Various Smith J-frames, but usually a 642 or dehoned nickle 37. These are stoked with 135+P Gold Dots or 158+P LSWC.

May 7, 2007, 05:23 PM
You can always find a S&W 642 in my pocket. It usually serves as a back-up for my Ruger SP-101.

Both are great guns.


May 7, 2007, 05:34 PM
S&W 642 .38 spl
Taurus 650 .357
Taurus 85 .38 spl

Black Knight
May 7, 2007, 06:20 PM
Right now I carry a 4" Colt Python. In the past I have carried a 4" S&W Mod. 10HB, 4" S&W Mod. 28, 3" S&W Mod. 65, 2 1/2" S&W Mod. 66. I have also carried several different semi-autos. I have carried all of them open and concealed when necessary.

The Canuck
May 7, 2007, 06:49 PM
We don't have CCW up here, yet. But when we get it, my wife has already said she will carry a S&W 586 6"bbl:what:. I recommended she think about the 586L-Comp.

Doug Add
May 7, 2007, 09:44 PM
I occasionally carry a 4" S&W 586 while walking the dog, but my usual rotation is between these two:

2.25" Ruger SP101 .357
SIG P228 9mm

May 7, 2007, 10:28 PM
Smith 642 in my pocket holster an average of 5 days a week.

May 7, 2007, 10:52 PM
S&W 37-2, CT grips, .38 spl +P.

texas bulldog
May 7, 2007, 10:52 PM
We don't have CCW up here, yet. But when we get it, my wife has already said she will carry a S&W 586 6"bbl

wow. do you live in the wilderness? i have one of these, and i can't imagine carrying it, especially concealed. of course, i'm in a very hot climate. i plan soon to carry a 2" ruger SP101.

May 8, 2007, 12:11 AM
I usually carry my Glock 20, however my S&W Model 60 J Frame is a real pleasure to carry. Especially in warm weather!

The Canuck
May 8, 2007, 12:19 AM
wow. do you live in the wilderness? i have one of these, and i can't imagine carrying it, especially concealed. of course, i'm in a very hot climate. i plan soon to carry a 2" ruger SP101.

Almost. Canada is pretty far and gone from you!:neener:

The size of any revolver with a 6"bbl makes it impractical for anything but open carry or home defence in my opinion. That's why I suggested to her the L-comp version. Of course, I would pack good 'ole slabsides, myself.

May 8, 2007, 12:28 AM
SW 642 38 spl.

May 8, 2007, 12:29 AM
Ruger sp101 in .357

Pat Cannon
May 8, 2007, 03:04 PM
Another 2.25" Ruger SP101 .357 here. Every day, except occasionally my new-to-me 3" GP100, which I got mostly for IDPA. The SP with a Clipdraw, the GP in a Blade-Tech paddle.

May 8, 2007, 03:15 PM
We don't have CCW up here, yet.

No offense to you personally dude, but you probably never will.

May 8, 2007, 03:18 PM
Looks like I need to work on my reading comprehension skills. I marked "Yes," but actually the answer is "I rotate between wheelgun and semi-auto."

Anyway, it's a Taurus M85 in .38Spl

May 8, 2007, 03:50 PM
S&W 340sc with federal hydro-shock .357 or .38+. Leather is (OWB) Bob Mernickle or Wild Bill's holster and belt. Pocket carry gets the el-cheapo Uncle Mike's holster. I love my snub!

May 8, 2007, 03:57 PM
Smith 629

May 8, 2007, 04:01 PM
When pocket carrying, a S&W 340pd w/Hi-viz fiber optic sights in Desantis Nemesis Pocket holster, with 158 gr. LSWCHP .38+p's.

When belt carrying, a S&W 66, 2 1/2" barrel in a Biachi pancake holster or a Don Hume JIT slide holster w/125 gr. XTP HP's going about 1200fps.

May 8, 2007, 04:09 PM
For concealed carry I carry a Ruger 3" SP-101, .357mag, IWB, but that will soon be replaced by a 3" GP-100 DAO.

For farm/woods carry I carry my stainless Ruger Redhawk in .41mag shortened to 4".


May 8, 2007, 04:38 PM
I carry a revolver most of the time but on occasion will carry a semi auto. ;)


May 8, 2007, 08:46 PM
I carry a 2 1/2" Tracker in .44 Mag- Kramer IWB. Silvertips in 44 Mag, 200 grain GoldDots from Georgia Arms in 44 Special.

Revolver Justice
May 8, 2007, 09:00 PM
When I carry a revolver, it is either a S&W M64 with a 4 inch barrel, a S&W M10 with a 2 inch barrel, or a S&W M60 with a 2 inch barrel. All are .38 Specials of course. When I carry a semi-auto it is a Glock 19 in 9mm.

May 8, 2007, 09:12 PM
Colt Cobra, loaded with BuffaloBore's new 150 gr hardcast wadcutter.:evil:

May 8, 2007, 09:15 PM
I'm working on carrying an S&W N-frame.

May 9, 2007, 11:25 AM
S&W 642 in the pocket on most days. every now and then the G 23 gets the nod.

May 9, 2007, 01:41 PM
Now that I moved to the retardoland called Illinois, I donm't get the option to carry. But I used to carry a Taurus 66 .357 revolver, and a Ruger KP944 DC semi.

May 9, 2007, 03:17 PM
8 3/8" S&W Model 500 w/crimson trace grips in my back pocket holster.

May 9, 2007, 03:17 PM
Smith & Wesson Model 642 with Crimson Trace Laser sights. Carried in a Mika Pocket Holster.

May 9, 2007, 03:50 PM
Taurus 85 with 3" barrel. Stainless steel and pre-internal lock!

I carried this revolver in my home state, but am in limbo now waiting for my GA cc permit.


May 9, 2007, 04:13 PM
A big thank you to everyone who contributed to this thread. I will not update this thread anymore due to the number of entries. :)

the purpose of this thread is to find out what other calibers of wheel guns are use for ccw/BUG and oc , other than .357 Mag and .38 Special.

for some of the entires I had added the caliber for those who had forgotten to indicate and for some wheel guns it's just impossible for me to do it due to the fact than it may have more than 1 caliber chambered for it.

You are still welcome to contribute to this thread. :)

Name Caliber Total
Taurus Model 85 .38 Special +P 3
S&W Bodyguard .357 Magnum 1
Ruger SP101 .357 Magnum 2
S&W Model 340PD .357 Magnum 2
S&W Model 64 3" HB .38 Special 1
S&W Model 36 .38 Special 2
NAA Mini-revolver .22 LR 1
Colt Detective Special .38 Special 2
S&W Model 36 3" .38 Special 1
S&W Model 10 3" .38 Special 1
S&W Model 13, 3" .357 Magnum 2
S&W Model 65 3" Lady Smith .357 Magnum 1
S&W Model 66 2" .357 Magnum 3
S&W Model 66 4" .357 Magnum 1
S&W Model 19 2" .357 Magnum 1
S&W Model 19 4" .357 Magnum 1
S&W Model 29 4" .44 Magnum 1
Colt Diamondback 1
S&W Model 642/642-2 .38 Special +P 22
S&W 629 Classic .44 Magnum 1
S&W Model 442 .38 Special +P 3
Taurus Model 605 .357 Magnum 3
Taurus Model 905 9mm Para. 3
S&W Model 66/66-1 2.5" .357 Magnum 3
Ruger SP101 3" .357 Magnum 3
S&W Model 629 4" .44 Magnum 1
Taurus Model 85 SSUL .38 Special +P 1
S&W Model 638 .38 Special +P 3
S&W Model 686 .357 Magnum 4
Taurus Model 85 Multi-Alloy .38 Special +P 1
S&W Model 637 .38 Special +P 3
S&W Model 65/65-3 3" .357 Magnum 3
S&W Model 340PD .38 Special +P 1
S&W Model 38 Bodyguard Airweight .38 Special 1
S&W Model 49 Bodyguard .38 Special 1
S&W Model 36 Chiefs Special .38 Special 1
Ruger SP101 2.25" 3
Ruger SP101 2.25" .357 Magnum 7
Taurus Model 450 .45 Colt 1
S&W Model 66 3" .357 Magnum 2
S&W Model 60 2" .357 Magnum 7
Taurus Model 66 .357 Magnum 2
Astra .357 Magnum 1
Rossi Model 461 .357 Magnum 1
S&W P.C. 681 1
Ruger GP100/GP100 DAO 3" 3
Ruger Speed Six 1
Ruger GP100 4" .357 Magnum 3
S&W Model 625 .45 Auto 1
S&W Model 13, 2" .357 Magnum 1
S&W Model 65 2" .357 Magnum 1
Charter arms undercover .38 Special 1
Taurus Model 651, w/CT laser grips .357 Magnum 1
Ruger Alaskan .44 Magnum 1
S&W Model 460 4" .454 casull 1
Charter arms bulldog 3" 44 Special 1
Colt Agent .38 Special 1
S&W M64-5 DAO .38 Special +P 1
Ruger GP100 .357 Magnum 1
Ruger Security Six .357 Magnum 1
Taurus Tracker .357 Magnum 1
Ruger Super Blackhawk .44 Magnum 1
S&W M29 3" Lew Horton Custom .44 Magnum 1
S&W Model 19-4 .357 Magnum 1
S&W Model 37 Custom (dehoned nickel ) .38 Special +P 1
Taurus Model 650 .357 Magnum 1
Colt Python .357 Magnum 1
S&W Model 10 HB 4" .38 Special 1
S&W Model 28 4" .357 Magnum 1
S&W 586 4" .357 Magnum 1
S&W Model 37-2 .38 Special +P 1
S&W 340sc .357 Magnum 1
S&W Model 629 1
Ruger Redhawk Custom 4" .41 Magnum 1
Taurus Tracker 2.5" .44 Magnum 1
S&W Model 64 4" .38 Special 1
S&W Model 10 2" .38 Special 1
Colt Cobra .38 Special 1
S&W Model 642 w Crimson Trace Laser sights .38 Special +P 1

May 9, 2007, 04:23 PM
smith and wesson model 38 .38 special. When I need magnum capabilities it's a sp101. I also have on loan from a friend a naa mini revolver.

May 14, 2007, 02:07 PM
Ruger .357; SP101, GP100, and Speed Six. The SP101 snubbies are everyday guns, the 4" GP100s almost daily, and the Speed Six more than once a week.

The Canuck
May 14, 2007, 06:37 PM
No offense to you personally dude, but you probably never will.

Didn't somebody say the same thing about a good chunk of the US a few decades ago?

Saying never means never. I'm saying sooner rather than later. Besides, how cool would it be for us to finally give some reciprocity to our Southern neighbors after all this time?

May 14, 2007, 09:23 PM
Smith and Wesson, 340PD, .357 Magnum.

May 14, 2007, 09:48 PM
S&W 432 Airweight .32H&R Mag

Light, easy to conceal, benefit of 6 rounds.

May 15, 2007, 02:57 AM
66-2 4"

May 15, 2007, 09:32 AM
I haven't read the posts here, but I'm guessing a majority who respond Yes are carrying S&W J-frames. I alternate between ~ 3, a Stainless Centennial in 9mmP, a BodyGuard in .38, and an Airweight Centennial in .38. (a 940, a 649, and a 442)

May 15, 2007, 09:48 AM
Glock 23/ taurus 85

May 15, 2007, 10:29 AM
Ruger SP101 .357 mag everyday
Ruger GP100 .357 mag occassionally

May 15, 2007, 10:37 AM
I carry a S&W Model 65 and a 642-2 for back-up and for each gun,I carry 2 speed loaders Rich Ziemies,Omaha,Ne.:) :) :) :)

May 17, 2007, 12:11 AM
S&W 638 Airweight- 1 7/8" - Shrowded Hammer - Galco Ankle Glove when wearing pants/jeans - .38spl+p Speer GoldDot 125grn.
kel-tek P3AT in pocket holster when wearing shorts (ankle holster + shorts looks kinda funny).

God made man, Sam Colt made them equal.

May 17, 2007, 09:54 AM
Depends on what I wear and what hides better. Usually Kahr PM40, but second most is a S&W SC360 with CTC Lasergrips.


May 17, 2007, 11:19 AM
Either a S&W 640 .38 Special or S&W 432PD .32H&R Magnum


Whitewolf 508
May 17, 2007, 01:19 PM
Colt DS with full shroud Pachmyer grips 135 Gr Federal HPs:evil:

May 17, 2007, 11:09 PM
I carry my 637 just about everyday and every where. I admit i am in auto guy, but for everyday carry ( pocket carry) i love the 637!

May 17, 2007, 11:35 PM
I've been carrying my 3" GP-100 quite a bit lately. Just ordered a fist holster for it, so it'll probably get carried more than my hi-power or P9.

May 18, 2007, 12:03 AM
Sometimes a Rossi .32 cal. Not a work of art, but I like it anyway and it always works.

May 18, 2007, 12:36 AM
S&W 340PD and a Glock 19.


December 13, 2008, 11:11 PM
yes, a 642 airweight in my coat pocket or in a holster when hiking in the woods. I used emery cloth and a Dremmel tool buffing wheel and took off that ugly grey coating that came on it new... It's all just polished aluminum alloy now,,,pretty!

But I just got my first semi, a Browning BDA 380 and been playing with it an awful lot lately!

December 15, 2008, 02:06 PM
S&W 19-3 2.5" .357

I'm looking for a no lock 442


December 15, 2008, 02:07 PM
Mr. Natural, do you have any pics of the shiny 642?


December 15, 2008, 07:38 PM
I carry 2 or 3 Snubs at ALL times. These are rotated 617 DAO Taurus, 605 Taurus, SP101 DAO Ruger, 971 Rossi, 642 S&W and a Bobbed Mdl. 37 S&W. Once in a while I will add a 4" 357 or a Glock 26.

December 15, 2008, 10:00 PM
I carry a S&W a 642-2, with CTC 405 7/17 (7 days @ week for 17 hours @ day)

December 15, 2008, 10:17 PM
Update on my carry:

S&W Model 625 in 45 ACP.
S&W Model 35 in 38 Special
Ruger SP101 in 357 Magnum (2.25" barrel)
S&W Model 27 Registered Magnum from Lew Horton (357 Magnum)

December 17, 2008, 07:04 AM
S&W 642 off duty
NAA 22lr when working in the yard
Sig Pro .357 sig on duty
Beretta 92fs when ever i feel a bigger weapon is called for off duty.

Be Safe

Low Budget Shooter
December 17, 2008, 03:17 PM
Yes, I have tried different semi-autos over the years, and for one reason or another none satisfied.

But I really enjoy my model 36 snubbie. It carries very easily in a belt holster OWB. When that is not convenient, I take it in a Mika front pocket holster, which works okay, but not great.

I'm presently trying my 4" model 14 on the hip, seeing if it is too bulky. The verdict is not in yet on that.

December 17, 2008, 04:39 PM
Always everyday on my strong side owb S&W M&P .40c

BUG is my S&W 642 .38+p with CT grips carried in inside weak side jacket pocket. (winter months) Inside vest pocket in summer.

Just for fun at plinkin' time it's the Stoeger Cougar 8000 in 9mm and the Ruger single six .22lr

While in the woods, I carry the S&W k-frame model 19-5 in .357mag

bill boucher
December 17, 2008, 05:00 PM
S&w model 340 357 mag guardian gold 125 gr jhp

December 17, 2008, 08:57 PM
Mod 36 chief with the 3-inch heavy barrel. Typically with R-P 158 LSWCHP +P...

December 17, 2008, 09:16 PM
charter arms .357 mag pug

Dollar An Hour
December 17, 2008, 09:29 PM
My most frequent carry is a S&W M&P 340 stoked with Remington Golden Sabre 125gr JHP's.

Next most often is a Glock 19 with 124 gr Gold Dots.

Last resort is a Kel-Tec P32 with Fiocchi FMJ.

December 20, 2008, 02:52 AM
Always a pocket carry M37 .38 special, plus other various S&W revolvers depending on weather/season, strong side in a holster:

M36 nickleplated .38 spl.
M19-5 nickle 2 1/2" barrel .357
M65-3 3" .357
M25-2, barrel chopped to 3 1/4" in .45ACP

lance daugherty
December 20, 2008, 05:09 PM
9mm taurus with a 25 strap to my ankle

December 20, 2008, 09:17 PM
HK P7 in the winter
Seecamp LWS32 in the summer

December 22, 2008, 06:54 PM
I have honestly carried a revolver more than an auto, usually open carry as well--since my usually woods gun is a 7.5 inch Ruger Vaquero in 44 magnum. (And after seeing a CCW rig for a 5.5 inch one... that's just cool)

But my Colt Magnum Carry still travels with me a lot. ( I didn't see it on your list.)

December 23, 2008, 11:27 AM
I carry a S&W 37-2 DAO Airweight .38 Special as a BUG on and off-duty. I recently acquired a Ruger SP101 2 1/4" DAO .357 Magnum that I plan to carry from time to time as a primary.

December 23, 2008, 02:42 PM
Yes, I do. A S&W M49.

December 23, 2008, 02:54 PM
Yes ,I carry a 2" Taurus 605 357 mag. with 125 JHP +P 38spec.,or Win 125JHP 38 spec. +P Can't let myself shoot mags. in such a well made gun. Still think it's a bad idea in a J-frame sized gun.

March 8, 2010, 11:44 AM
Taurus titanium alloy, 11.5 ozs, +p's, depending on how I have to dress. Otherwise a 45.

March 8, 2010, 01:18 PM
S&W Model 64. 4" barrel, .38 Special Buffalo Bore 158 gr LSWCHP-GC +P.


March 8, 2010, 06:29 PM
S&W 686+, 2.5" with S&W banana grips in Galco FLETCH OWB.

S&W 649 for pocket carry (occasionaly ankle carry this one too)

S&W 625 .45 acp Mountain Gun, 4", in Bianchi X15 shoulder rig during the colder months.

I like bigger guns. What can I say? :)


March 8, 2010, 06:44 PM
Stainless Taurus 856 with CTC grips.

March 8, 2010, 07:03 PM


March 8, 2010, 07:41 PM
North American Arms .22lr Mini Revolver. CCI Velocitor.

March 8, 2010, 09:50 PM
Ruger SP101 .358 2 1/2 inch barrel with 110 grain Winchester silvertips or
Speer Gold Dot 135 grain +P if the area im going to is bad area of town.
Glovebox Bersa 380 loaded with 8 102 grain Remington Golden Sabre HP
or another glovebox is Taurus PT917 17 rounds 124 grain of Winchester silvertips if the hood is bad.

March 10, 2010, 10:21 PM
I carry a Smith & Wesson 442 38 special +P. My carry ammo is Buffalo bore 158 grain LSWCHP +p.

March 10, 2010, 10:28 PM
Ruger SBH 45 lc cause my horse's dont like Glocks.

March 11, 2010, 05:08 AM
S&W Model 37 .38 Special carried in my pocket whenever I have pants on!
Glock 19 carried IWB if I can wear a covering garment.
S&W Model 36 .38 Special 3" on the ankle to back up the 37 when no cover garment is possible.

March 11, 2010, 06:01 AM
Woods carry is a Ruger Super Blackhawk in .44 Mag.

I had a Taurus .357 Protector (I think) that made a good BUG (pocket carry.)

March 11, 2010, 01:08 PM
I carry an old Smith and Wesson pre-Model 37 from 1956-57 in a pocket holster. i get a kick out of carrying a gun that was made in the same year I was, lol. Sometimes I back it up with a 3 inch Model 36 on the ankle, sometimes its a Glock 19 carried IWB. But, the Airweight is always with me.

Low Budget Shooter
March 11, 2010, 03:06 PM
1964 Colt Cobra; OWB when possible; pocket when necessary

July 4, 2010, 08:46 PM
Ruger LCR, smooth trigger.

Marvin KNox
July 4, 2010, 08:52 PM
2 J-frames

640 and 340 M&P

Both loaded with 125 grain .357 DPX's

July 4, 2010, 08:53 PM
Ruger Blackhawk .357

July 4, 2010, 09:04 PM
LCR or a Glock 26. Depends on my mood.

Old Shooter
July 4, 2010, 10:24 PM
Most of the time either a Colt Commander 45 or a Kel-Tec P-11 but on occasion I carry a S&W model 36 with 158 gr LSWCHP. (Mayby 10% of the time that I carry)

Depends on wether or not I want to let the 36 out of the box for a while that day.

July 4, 2010, 10:59 PM
S&W M642 or M60 or M37 when carry J frame

S&W M686 3-inch when carry larger

Concealed Carry revolvers about 95% of the time

July 5, 2010, 01:04 AM
I alternate depending on where I am going. However, my .45ACP S&W 325pd (4 inch barrel) carries well with an IWB holster. I can wear it under a heavy polo shirt and it tucks up well. The fact that it is 28oz loaded helps as well. The full moon clips give a quick reload...a little harder to carry than a clip...but not much.

July 5, 2010, 09:25 AM
Ruger SP101 .357 mag

July 5, 2010, 08:57 PM
Taurua Judge, 3 inch staimless

July 6, 2010, 03:04 PM
Colt Agent .38 spl with hammer shroud and tyler t grip

July 6, 2010, 10:32 PM
When I am not carrying my G26 I carry:

A) a 3-inch Ruger SP101 with a trijicon sight


B) a S&W 638 Airweight Bodyguard

BUG is a NAA Mini-Revolver with .22 Magnums.

November 2, 2010, 01:00 AM
I've tried a number of guns, but I always go with my 340pd (Scandium) Smith revolver. It's hard to beat carrying 11 ounces of .357Mag power!! Ocassionally, if I'm heading over to the "other side of the tracks", I will pack the 329PD with full load .44mag. It's actually amazingly easy to carry.
I don't feel the need to carry a SA with 13-15 rounds....if I can't get it done in 5 or 6 (or get to a safe area), I'm in trouble anyway.

November 2, 2010, 03:30 PM
"Wheel guns" are towed behind vehicles; too big to carry. ;)

I carry and otherwise use several revolvers, so the singular nature of your post puzzles me.

Ruger SP101: I have several of these; the most-often carried has a 2.25" barrel, is chambered in .357 Magnum, and it is presently loaded with 145-grain Silvertip Hollowpoints, a magnum load. This is a back-up gun at work, and can be a back-up or "primary" when on my own time.

S&W Model Model 19: 4" barrel, loaded with the same Silvertips at the moment, but I need to shop for fresh magnum ammo soon, and will see what it likes. This is a new sixgun, and largely untested.

Ruger GP100: I have several of these, mostly 4", but also 3", 5", and 6". The one that I have owned the longest, since 1990 or 1991, has usually been loaded with Federal 125-grain JHPs. As that load seems impossible to find nowadays, I am going to try Gold Dots in various bullet weights.

For the last several years, I have mostly carried the same SIG P229 pistols on my own time that I use at work, on duty. The SIG factory sights have been working well with my aging eyes, until this year, causing me to default back to my revolvers, with which I point shoot better than autopistols. (I did NOT say "hip" shoot; I said "point" shoot; there is a difference!) Getting old is not fun. Of course, I kept carrying my SP101 snubbies through it all, for well over a decade now, regardless of what else I was carrying.

Edited to add: Ah, just realized I had replied to a necro-post.

November 3, 2010, 10:37 AM
I carry a 431 Taurus in 44 Special STRONG SIDE. bOOT GUN IS A tAURUS 85 IN 38 sPECIAL.

November 3, 2010, 10:57 AM
Yes. I have several revolvers,..both SA and DA,...and I carry whichever ones meets the need,...or suites the mood.

I also have semi autos that I carry. For instance, go everywhere carry every day is a Keltec P3AT,..or on occasion,.. it's big brother,..the P-11. Sometimes I carry a Firestorm Mini Thunder in .45 ACP,...again,..depends on the need,... or the mood I happen to be in.

Sniper X
November 3, 2010, 12:04 PM
Yes, either a 10-8 4in or a Security Six in 4in. Soon it'll be a 2.5in Dan Wesson 14 service with a 15-2 barrel on it.

harmon rabb
November 3, 2010, 01:22 PM
I sometimes carry my SP101 with a 3" barrel and chambered in .357mag.

November 3, 2010, 07:43 PM
In the woods I carry my S&W® 686 No Dash 4" barrel 357 Mag loaded with Buffalo Bore® Heavy 357 Magnum Ammo - 180gr LFNGC (
My EDCG is a Taurus® Mdl 605SS2 2" barrel 357 Mag with Buffalo Bore® Heavy .38 Special +P Ammo - 158gr LSWCHPGC. (
My BUG is a Taurus® Mdl 85SS2UL 2" barrel 38 Special carries Buffalo Bore® Standard Pressure Short Barrel Low Flash Heavy .38 Special Ammo - 158 gr. Soft Lead SWC-HC. (

November 3, 2010, 08:31 PM
Glock 23C
S&W 325pd, .45 ACP, 4 inch barrel

November 26, 2010, 12:25 AM
i carry a ruger GP100 4 inch stainless chambered in .357 mag. it has tru glo fiber optic sights, crimson trace grips, and i carry it in a simply rugged leather pancake holster IWB. I like the extra weight and heft of the gun, I'm a pretty big guy so I dont have any problem hiding it, even in t shirt weather. I have found low hanging hawaian style t shirts work perfectly in the summer.

November 26, 2010, 12:30 AM
yes I carry a Rossi 38 special blue snub .

November 26, 2010, 09:03 AM
I have carried a couple different J Frames (36, 49, 640) and a Colt DS in pocket holsters all with 38 special. I have also carried open a Colt Python (357), Dan Wesson 15-2 (357), S&W M10 S&W (38 Spl), M63 (22lr), Ruger Security Six (357) and S&W 327 Night Guard (357).

357 Terms
November 26, 2010, 11:14 AM
2.25 DAO sp101 357 mag. Trijicon night site, crimson trace grip. Appendix IWB leather holster. Loaded with Barnes XPB 125 grain with n110 and small rifle primed

November 26, 2010, 12:49 PM
My ultimate revolver carry piece. Shown with a .45ACP round for comparison. I have a Sparks HSR holster that isn't exactly the best for CCW, as it is a crossdraw, but it will work with baggy jackets, winter coats, or under a loose, unbuttoned BDU shirt.

November 26, 2010, 01:52 PM
I carry a Single Action Ruger Super Blackhawk 4 5/8 .44 mag , in a simply rugged pancake high ride holster, it conceals well.

November 26, 2010, 05:29 PM
S&W M64 in a Galco strong-side OWB holster. S&W 64 in a pocket holster or a Don Hume IWB holster. Also sometimes OWB weak-side.

November 30, 2010, 08:22 AM
I carry two everyday. Taurus 431 in 44 special, and a Ruger Speed Six in 357 magnum. I dont think you can get two better calibers for self defense. And these guns are awesome as a ccw weapon.
I do my part, I know they would do theres if a fire fight happened.

November 30, 2010, 08:58 AM

S&W M29 .44 mag, "Lew Horton Special".

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