I think the only real answer is the LCRx 3". The steel J-frames are too heavy, while the alloy J-frames at 12-oz may be too light to shoot well....
I have a S&W Model 17-3 and couldn't be happier. They really do not make 'em like this anymore. Beautiful and very accurate. The trigger feels...
3" 650 7-shot stainless J-frame .22 WMR
4" 651 7-shot stainless J-frame .22 WMR
And I would like to see a full range of .32 caliber...
Past a certain age it becomes simpler - just go fanny packs front and rear, carry anything you want.
jaruwan.p is the man to see for hardwood grips. Excellent work and reasonable prices.
jaruwan.p is the eBay seller with the Thai grips.
Another vote for the 3" Model 60. I have one with the full underlug and it performs well.
Carry whatever you like, for whatever REASON you like.
If you feel more secure carrying Dad's old J-frame, go for it.
The main thing is to carry.
4" K-frame, then
Now let's do lever rifles one-handed:
Model 36. Simple, safe and powerful.
Lever actions are fun to shoot and simple to operate. They make a good all-around home defense rifle. .357 out of a 16" barrel is nothing to...
I've carried the 2" NAA Black Widow for many years. I have a case of Speer Gold Dot and a bunch of other .22WMR ammo, so ammo availability isn't...
I have a beautiful 14-3 with the long barrel. It is muzzle heavy but a great shooter. Still, I would trade it straight up for a 6" Model 14 in...
I carry a 5-shot .22 and some yard tools. No reloads required on the yard tools.
I always wanted one of the single-shot S&W pistols.
Paco Kelly used to carry one of these working undercover:
"At one time when this Nations Federal drug control agency was the Bureau of Narcotics...
I got the S&W Model 63-5, 8-shot 3" barrel. It's a keeper.
I think a Model 27 will still be the pinnacle of craftsmanship in 100 years.
S&W Model 28 - unbreakable classic .357
Rossi 720 3" .44 Special cult classic
S&W Model 15-3 (4") or 14-3 (6"), whichever feels better...
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