Chunky Snubbies: Fish nor Fowl or Sliced Bread?

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  1. entropy

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    I had no problem carrying a 2 1/2" Python IWB. Or a Cobra. Should never have sold both.
     
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  3. Tallball

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    My 2" Model 10 is easily my most accurate snubbie. The extra size and weight help. It's from 1961, IIRC, and the trigger is excellent. I have carried it OWB on occasion.
     
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    Edc perfection, in the days dinosaurs roamed. Geeez. Nice.
     
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    I've posted it before, but here's my Enfield No.2 Mk.I* snub. Caliber is .380IIZ and .38S&W
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  6. stonebuster

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    My only chunky snub is my DAO SP101 2.25" 357. Not a large frame but a chubby snub. IMG_0673.JPG
     
  7. AK103K

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    Id love to come across one of the Enfield snubbies. They, and the unmolested full sized guns as well, are about as rare as hens teeth around here.

    38/200 is a fun and accurate round to load and shoot.
     
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    One of my favorites, a .45. photo (1).JPG
     
  9. DrFunk001

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    Here's one from my dad's collection. Lew Horton 44 special IMG_0494.jpeg
     
  10. jcs266

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    My two are both Rugers...

    My favorite is the .44 Spl GP100 3” with compact Ruger grips that’s carried in a SimplyRugged pancake holster.

    When I’m not carrying the .44 above, it’s my 2.25” SP101 in 357. I love the heft and beefy construction of the SP101. It rides in my right front pocket in a DeSantis pocket holster.
     
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    Love the stag grips and Tyler T-Grip on your Service Six snubbie! Very stylish as well as being very practical!
     
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  12. the Black Spot

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    CA 45 colt. My son carries my 44 special bulldog
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  13. Fiv3r

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    That .45 colt Bulldog is gorgeous. Once I get my feet back under me from buying the 688+ I wasn't planning on getting, the .45 BD is way up on my list.
     
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    2. 3/8 inch Python

    The Supermodel is Lizzy, an 8 foot Coastal Carpet Python

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  15. Fiv3r

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    I just took my 686+ for her first spin and got her all dirty:) The bummer is that the Pachmayr grips I ordered weren't up to the quality I have come to expect from them. Lots of molding flash and the screw over penetrated. They are going back.

    Now the stock grips are plenty comfy if a bit chunky for concealment. I've got some wood grips coming to swap out in a couple of days.

    How did she perform? Better than I did;) I shot mostly single action at 7-10 yards only using the sights as a guide and shooting more instinctively by looking at the spot I wanted to hit. Semiautos tend to behave better shooting this way for me, but from combat distances the 2.5" barrel was no slouch keeping the group sub-fist sized. I was really just working on rough close up work as this is a close up defensive weapon.

    Hornady XTP 125gr .38 was a very accurate powderpuff. I think this load would be great for inside work since it's not earsplitting and actually proved to be the most accurate due to being both a high quality premium ammo and very easy to control.

    XTP 125gr .357...that was more...kinetic:D Very accurate despite belching a fireball that completely blotted out my field of vision. It hit hard too. As a matter of fact, it ripped one corner of the target off the hanger at 7 yards.

    Monarch ammo (Academy brand) continues to perplex me. I get that it is cheap range ammo, but I had two boxes of 158gr .38 special jshp that patterned completely different. I tried one part of the target, accurate enough. I tried another and they shot 2" lower. The scientist in me wondered if it was the target placement throwing off my shot so I mixed 2 rounds in of the less accurate stuff with 5 of the others. I had no idea which was which. 5 hit fine, 2 low.

    Anyway, I burned through about 200 rounds of ammo and have kinda fell in love with the wheelgun again. I need to scrub her up and get her back on my belt.
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    Sooty and needing a bath. I shot her until the barrel was too hot to handle. Something about a bucking firebreather that makes me smile.
     

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    I have never really cared for a snub nose revolver, but I ran across this one, a 1968 Colt Detective Special, in one of the local gun shops I frequent. For some reason it just caught my attention. I would say it would grade 95%, if not better. It just had a look to that I like and it feels good in the hand. After I bought it and started looking on gunbroker and other sights, it seems like they are selling a good bit higher than what I paid for this one. It is just an old classic, in really great condition. One thing is for sure, they will never be built and finished like this again.

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  18. 94045

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    Chunky Snubs... Was just watching "Faster" with the Ruger Alaskan 2.5" in .454 Casull.

    It looked a little chunky.

    I think I would go with the .480 Ruger though.
     
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  19. Fiv3r

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    That was the first gun that came to mind when I started this thread. I dont remember much about the movie, but it certainly fit Dwayne Johnson's character.
     
  20. Bert W.

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    I'm a big fan of "chunky snubs" but not the prices they bring. So I got out in the garage and made my own. The Astra Terminator started out a 6" barrel, square butt, stainless (inox) 44 magnum revolver. I bought a short barrel from ebay and did a barrel swap. I used a set of S&W N frame round butt grips as a template to make it a round butt frame. I did a similar process on the S&W model 19-6. It started out as a square butt 4" barrel .357. Both are great shooters and I love'em. Plus they were fun projects.
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  21. NMachine

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    E7ECD19B-CEC5-46F3-A09B-EE05A65F68E7.jpeg My favorite chunky.
     
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  22. chicharrones

    chicharrones needs more ammo

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    That looks to fire honest to gawd real slugs. :eek:
     
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  23. Shak3s1977

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    Well this is the wife's chunky snubbie. 7 shot 357 magnum GP100. Compared to my Alaskan it doesn't seem so chunky. Another fun gun. 20181006_113304.jpg 20200121_222004.jpg
     
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  25. magyars4

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    Just aquired a CA 45 Colt bulldog.
    I was greatly surprised by the smooth trigger, both double and single action.
    So far, I have only put 25 rounds of 255 SWC personal reload thru it.
    She shoots about 4" low and 3" to the right.
    I like it.....
     
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