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Anyone carry 2 snubs?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Alex45ACP, Sep 4, 2007.

  1. Alex45ACP

    Alex45ACP Well-Known Member

    I have a S&W 642 and was thinking about getting another one to carry two at once. Is this a bad idea?
  2. Ghost Tracker

    Ghost Tracker Well-Known Member

    The Sheriff's Deputy who taught my CCW Permit Class was a proponent of carrying two S&W 642 stubbies while off-duty. In his opinion, the ONLY possible objection ANYONE could legitimately make about j-frame carry was the 5-round capacity. He said that both his loaded pistols together weighed less than most 10 round capacity autoloaders. And, not only did he have the advantage of a "New York Reload", but his BUG handled EXACTLY like his Primary. It made sense, I just prefer autoloaders.
  3. Rexster

    Rexster Well-Known Member

    All the time, unless I am carrying one snub and one full-sized handgun. Or perhaps three snubbies. Of course it's a good idea! Well-known instructor Michael Debethancourt carries two snubbies.
  4. gggman

    gggman Well-Known Member

    My standard every day carry outfit consists of an SP101 on the waist, and a S&W 342PD on the ankle. Two 5 shot snubs.
  5. samtechlan

    samtechlan Well-Known Member

    My primary is a 642 in a kramer pocket holster and I sometimes also carry a 637 in a Renegade ankle holter. I have also tried the 637 in the left front pocket in a Mika. I think carrying two snubbys is a great idea.
  6. jt1

    jt1 Well-Known Member

    See my signature line:
  7. mavracer

    mavracer Well-Known Member

    yes S&W 442 and tauri 605
  8. sm

    sm member

    I have and do still from time to time.

    Besides the Rebel Reload, one can be a Southern Gentleman and the Southern Belle in little Black Dress can access a J Frame, no matter which arm she is holding as you escort her.

    Scoundrels get thrown for a loop if they "just know" your strong side, having cased you, and you draw from weak side.

    Scoundrels figure wrong a Southern Belle is going to impede a Southern Gentleman in drawing...especially when they both draw down on him!

    How raised -what you do.
  9. Elm Creek Smith

    Elm Creek Smith Well-Known Member

    I carry a 3 inch M13 S&W. Before I got stupid and swapped it off, I also had a Taurus M85 Ultralite. And, yes, I carried them both sometimes. The Speed Strip I carried in my watch pocket (I carry a pocket watch there, now.) had five .38 +P rounds, and my speed loaders for the M13 carried .357 Mag ammo. I gotta get another short revolver.

  10. Gordon

    Gordon Well-Known Member

    Um an S&W 242 and a S&W296 OR a Diamond back .38 2.5 and a Colt Agent (the 'always' gun).
  11. DAdams

    DAdams Well-Known Member


    No one has ever snubbed me for carrying two Js.

    If it's worth doing it's worth over doing.

    642 and a M&P 340.
  12. Moonclip

    Moonclip Well-Known Member

    In a business wearing casual clothes, I sometimes used to carry a S&W mod 649 as well as a Colr Agent. Sometimes I'd also carry a Ruger Speed Six 2 3/4" 9mm instead of one of the others but that was pushing the size limits of a true snub at least to me.
  13. ArchAngelCD

    ArchAngelCD Well-Known Member

    Nothing wrong with carrying a J frame for each hand. If you feel you need a BUG then but a second J frame since you are already comfortable with a snub nose.

    I own and carry a M638 and have a Kel-Tec P-32 that I would carry if I felt the need to carry a BUG. I usually carry only one and I will carry either with confidence.
  14. glockman19

    glockman19 Well-Known Member

    I carry a 642 & 442 but have never at the same time.
  15. perpster

    perpster Well-Known Member

    Why not??
  16. 2ndamd

    2ndamd Well-Known Member

    Like someone else posted, I carry a SP101 .357 and a S&W 642.
  17. tackleberi

    tackleberi Well-Known Member

    A slight modification on the theme, I ALWAYS carry my Seecamp and carry the snub Model 10 everywhere I can. So, often, I am carrying one snub and one sub-snub (the Seecamp).

    If I didn't have a Seecamp, I'd probably pocket carry a scandium-framed J-Frame. In most cases, I find a second gun easier to carry than a speedloader, and much easier to manipulate than a last-chance speedstrip.
  18. wcwhitey

    wcwhitey Well-Known Member

    Before switching to the 9mm my duty wear was a 3" Model 64 and a 640 as BU or off duty. Two guns are part of my normal duty dress, sometimes off duty as well. A real New York Reload for sure. Now the Sig 226 is backed up by the same 640. Feels like alot of armament, I would prefer two J frames if it were up to me. Bill
  19. ACP230

    ACP230 Well-Known Member

    The last time I carried two revolvers was a week or two ago.
    I had a four-inch Smith M28 with Cor-Bon 180 grain .357 loads on my belt and a .38 Special 649 in my left front pocket. I was trout fishing where bears show up from time to time.

    In winter, I often carry one of my brace of 649s in my right front pocket and an M38 in my coat pocket. I like having a gun available to either hand. It's easier for me to manage in cold weather, however.
  20. BikerRN

    BikerRN member

    I carry two guns off-duty, but prefer one to be a full size gun.

    If I had to carry just the J-Frame I see nothing wrong with two snubbies. In fact I may pick up another snubbie and start doing that at times. My preference is a 3"-4" tube for the "Primary". Of course my preference is also for Revolvers, so I love the NY Reload.

    Having been in an "Armed Encounter" or two, I can truthfully say that one never has too big of a gun or too many bullets when the fecal matter hits the rotating thingie. I find the bigger "Duty Size" weapon easier to shoot than the J-Frame and I want every advantage I can get when I need it.

    The nice thing about two J-Frames is, each hand can have access to a weapon. :D


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