Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Fiv3r, Jan 18, 2020.
I had no problem carrying a 2 1/2" Python IWB. Or a Cobra. Should never have sold both.
LOL. Yea they are.
And good shooters to boot!
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.
Edc perfection, in the days dinosaurs roamed. Geeez. Nice.
I've posted it before, but here's my Enfield No.2 Mk.I* snub. Caliber is .380IIZ and .38S&W
My only chunky snub is my DAO SP101 2.25" 357. Not a large frame but a chubby snub.
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.
One of my favorites, a .45.
Here's one from my dad's collection. Lew Horton 44 special
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.
Love the stag grips and Tyler T-Grip on your Service Six snubbie! Very stylish as well as being very practical!
CA 45 colt. My son carries my 44 special bulldog
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.
2. 3/8 inch Python
The Supermodel is Lizzy, an 8 foot Coastal Carpet Python
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 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.
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.
Another chunky snub
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.
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.
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.
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.
My favorite chunky.
That looks to fire honest to gawd real slugs.
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.
Those are snazzy looking speedloaders there dickeydalton.
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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