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CCW Revolver -- Hypothetical

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by lawboy, Dec 28, 2006.

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  1. lawboy

    lawboy Member

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    Okay. here is my question, in the spirit of Conderate's series of brain teasers.

    Your state CCW law allows you to get a permit easily to carry just about anywhere BUT you can only carry a single or double action revolver no smaller than .32 caliber and no larger than .45 caliber. YOU CAN ONLY HAVE ONE GUN REGISTERED AS YOUR CCW. What would you choose and why. How would you carry it.
     
  2. aaronrkelly

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    Hmm....thats tough.

    It would have to be small enough to be concealable year around but powerful enough to do the job.....this is your ONLY gun.

    I guess it would be a 3" J frame .357 magnum.....that would be perfect for me. The .357 has enough punch.....the 3" barrel is long enough not to seriously effect accuracy but short enough to be easily concealed.

    I have this gun.....but its a Taurus....I would prefer a Smith if it was my only gun.

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  3. HiWayMan

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    I want my S&W M21-4TRS .44 spcl. It is a full size gun and it starts with a 4. I would carry OWB, IWB, crossdraw, shoulder, hip pocket, front pocket, coat pocket, just about anywhere but ankle.
     
  4. Brian Williams

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    As much as I like my S&W 13 and 65, and others, I will probably stick with my 942, a S&W 642 with a 940 cylinder. Carry in the pocket or IWB.
     
  5. ronto

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    Ruger .357 SP101 2 1/4" DAO IWB crossdraw (even if I could carry anything else I wanted).
     
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    Ruger .45 Vaquero 3.75" w/birdshead grip. If this doesnt work for ya, then at least you look good trying.;)
     
  7. azredhawk44

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    Ruger sp101 3" .357mag.

    Only thing I would change would be grips, from stock to Badger. Oh, wait! I already have!

    She's my hiking gun, my walking the dog gun, my grocery gun, my whatever gun.
     
  8. 22-rimfire

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    J Frame Smith-Model 642 or 442 (38spl). Pocket carry mostly with some other options as needs dictate. Maybe your conditions are hypothetical, but the choice is not. If you want something a bit larger, go with a 357 Smith.
     
  9. Miamitiger

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    For a CCW I don't like adjustable sights...if the gun falls they can lose the adjustment...I don't want this to happen in the middle of an emergency!!!. I like a short barrel, you don't loose that much in accuracy. After you try all the new fancy models in .357...make sure you fire enough rounds with them!!!
    I stick with the S&W Model 60!!!
     
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    S&W 642...Pocket
     
  12. SnWnMe

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    I will take a 646 or a rebored 686, cut the bbl to 3", remove the target sight and have Reeder or Bowen make a 5 shot 10mm cylinder for it.
     
  13. FastDraw

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    Under these circumstances my carry gun would be my SP101 3" (.357). :) :)
     
  14. Sistema1927

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    Only one,eh? That is going to be tough.

    I guess that in a crunch it would be either a 2.5" S&W 19 or 2.75" Ruger Speed-Six (both in .357 magnum) carried either IWB in Summer or in a paddle holster under a jacket during the winter.

    (See, I knew that I wouldn't be able to narrow it down to just one!)
     
  15. PottyDoctor

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    Ruger SP101 -- .357mag, 3" Barrel, Action Job, modded to DAO, with Badger Grips. Carried in a Simply Rugged Sourdough Pancake Holster [OWB].
     
  16. lawboy

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    Looks like the sp101 is a favorite. My own pick is a M19 2.5-inch. It is a very easy gun to live with in th constant ccw role.
     
  17. The Real Hawkeye

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    Gosh, that's a tough one. I am tempted to say a really slick S&W Model 10with a pencil barrel. Lightweight, but not so lightweight that it won't absorb recoil. Typically super slick actions on these guns. No nonsense ruggedness. Can handle hot +p loads, such as 158 gr SWC HP.

    I have one of these now, but I'm waiting on the IWB holster, so not sure exacly how comfortable it will be to carry all day that way. I suspect it will be fine, though, since currently I carry a full sized, all steel 1911 .45, and the Model 10's barrel is no longer, and considerably less bulky. The only question is the cylinder, i.e., will I feel the cylinder digging into my lower back eventually. Answer to this will have to wait till my Milt Sparks VM II gets here.
     
  18. Black Knight

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    With those conditions I would have to choose either my 2 1/2 inch S&W 66 or my 3 inch S&W 65. Both have round butts.
     
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    Well, I've EDC-CCW'ed my 3" S&W 686 before in a Kramer IWB holster, so if I were in this situation I'd probably update with a pre-lock 7-shot 686+ Mountain Gun or a 386PD. I would then install Cylinder & Slide's high-visibility fixed sights instead of the adjustable rear unit, and maybe add a set of Crimson Trace Lasergrips. I might even spring for a Trijicon or XS tritium front sight, or possibly a SDM Manufacturing gold-bead front sight. Add a couple of HKS speedloaders and a pair of single speedloader pouches from Alessi(a double-pouch unit is too bulky IMO), and call it good.
     
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    If I can only have one, it must be one of the 3 1/2" N-frame .357s. Even though the concealablility is more difficult, I prefer the larger grip as opposed to the K/L-frame size.

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    S&W Wesson N-Frame with Ahrends Tactical Revolver Stocks. It would have a three to four inch long barrel. If the gun has a 3" barrel, the size is approximately the same as a Glock 19 (except width).

    I currently have a 610 in this configuration (chambered for 10mm). However, since I'd be limited to only one revolver, there is a trade-off between capacity and power.

    The 10mm is no wimpy cartridge recoil is manageable for fast shooting (you also get access to 40 S&W). The temptation is to go with a 629 in 44 Magnum/44 Special. The 44 calibers are powerful; the 44 Special is similar to 45 ACP. With 44 Magnum, you get many options from hot 44 Special all the way up to insane 300 grain nuclear raging bear death wrist breakers.

    However, the new S&W 27 is an eight shot 357 Magnum with a cylinder cut for moonclips. This puts it on par with the 1911 and SIG P220 for capacity. Another option would be a 625 in 45 Colt or 45 ACP.

    If I could only have one, then I think I'd go with a S&W Model 27 Registered Magnum (new version) for get the capacity, fast reloads using moonclips, and the powerful 357 Magnum chambering.
     
  22. S&Wfan

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    Well . . . if my state did that my first thing would be go actively go to work to remove those lame politicians!!!;)

    Nawwww . . . the one gun CCW revolver rule ain't gonna happen, but I'll go ahead and play the game. Here's mine, a moon-clipped .45ACP sweetheart made in 1980 as a target revolver. Chopped and hot-rodded into a double action marvel, and with a trigger that has to be experienced to believe, it would be this one:

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    Just one to meet all those needs? For me it would have to be my S&W 686+ "snubby":neener:
     
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    A .357 magnum Ruger SP101 with the 3" barrel or a good K frame with the same size bbl. Small enough to carry IWB if need be, but would ride on belt most of the time.
     
  25. matthew71

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    i WOULD HAVE TO GO WITH MY 2 1/2 s&w 66-1.iT IS ACCURATE LIGHT WEIGHT AND A CLASSIC.
     
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