Favorite short barreled revolvers?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Uglyducky, Jul 17, 2015.

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  1. Cornhusker77

    Cornhusker77 Member

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    I think I've posted this one before
    Not fancy, but a good shooter
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  2. mdauben

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    I really love shooting my 2.5 in S&W 386 Night Guard. Lots of fun burning thru a box of .357 ammo. :-D
     
  3. JC111

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    S&W Model 19-4 w/ 2.5". My favorite. Took me many years to get one of these. They've gotten very hard to find.

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  4. mope540

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    no favorite, i like 'em all.

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  5. ApacheCoTodd

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    I so wish I owned yours too. What a pair they'd make:

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  6. Bullseye

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    My Sunday goin' to church snubbie. Ruger .357 SP101

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    a Rossi M877 .38 spl and thumbnail is a Taurus 431 .44 spl

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  7. Jellicle

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    My one and only. A S&W Model 49 I bought new 30 some'odd years ago. I went looking for a Chief's Special, and no one had any. But a shop in Yucca Valley California has this lil' fella, and I thought it was just so ugly it was cute.

    We've traveled far and grown old together.

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  8. Devilfrog

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    Ruger LCR in .38 Special
     
  9. aarondhgraham

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    I call her Libby,,,

    I call her Libby,,,
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    When I first bought her,,,
    She looked rode hard and put up wet.

    3" S&W Model 36,,,
    I can actually hit something with it.

    I also have a standard 1 7/8" Model 36,,,
    I've practiced enough with it that I do alright at 7 yards.

    But with Libby's longer barrel (sight radius),,,
    I can keep them all in an 8" paper plate at 25 yards.

    Aarond

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  10. Rio Laxas

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    I don't currently own any revolvers with barrel less than 4" and find myself preferring a 5.5" to 6.5" barrel these days, but I once owned a 3" Ruger Speed Six (former USPS issue) that had been slicked up by Mag-Na-Port that was a dream to carry and shoot. The only reason I got rid of it was that I developed a dislike for porting.
     
  11. weisse52

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    I have really been liking my new 3" GP100. Now I have to locate a 3" 686+ to round out the collection.
     
  12. gamestalker

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    I carry an M66 almost every day, either a 2.5" or a 3".

    Heavy, bulky, recoil and muzzle blast is brutal, and they're not easy to CC. But I'm far more accurate with those snubs, and I adapted to the comfort thing, or the lack of, a long time ago.

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  13. Manny

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    A KLCR w/ CT grip is my ideal carry gun, and the one I carry far more than all others. Maybe not pretty like some others in this thread, it has it's own deadly beauty.
     
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    S&w 442:)
     
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    Ruger LCR 38
     
  16. weblance

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    Since I posted the pic in post #122, I have added a Rossi 462, a 6 shot, small frame 357, in high polish stainless. Its amazing how nice the new Rossi revolvers are for the price. This one was under $300 new, and shoots like a dream

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  17. Vern Humphrey

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    ApacheCoTodd -- that Smith of yours has been in a fight. It was not uncommon to use a snubbie like a club or set of brass knucks, and the bent trigger guard is a give-away that this gun has been so used.
     
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    Ruger SP101, 2.5"
     
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    Favorite would have to be these 2. Great carry guns

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    S&W 586L comp. 7 rounds of fun.

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    Don't know what it is about the Pre 1960s Detective Spl front sight that is so cool, but oooh-ee! I love that thumbnail profile so much more than the later ramped front sight... not necessarily a "grail gun" for me, but it comes close :D

    All these great photos and mentions of FBI style model 19s has me rethinking my collecting priorities :)
     
  22. DAdams

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    19 & 66

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    686 no dash CS-1 3 inch

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    M&P 340 I carry this a great deal.

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  23. Old judge creek

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    My S&W 642 ... and wuddja believe its the same size as my G30 SF??? My oh my oh my. Hmmm 5 rounds of 38 Special vs 10 of 45 ACP? Believe it or not, I think the 642 is the all time perfection of the "pocket pistol" concept.


    But my all time, all around, all purpose, favorite DA snub is my 629 Trail Boss. After a lot of years now and the Good Lord only knows how many expeditions, it's still my #1 packin' iron in the bush.

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    My all time favorite Single Action "snubby" is my 3" Uberti made Cimarron Thunderer Colt 45

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  24. weblance

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    Doesnt look the same size to me. Thats the beauty of a revolver for CC. It doesnt have that huge knob sticking up at the back. You know, that big chunk that sticks out under your shirt, or from your armpit... It may have the same measurements, but its certainly NOT the same size.
     
  25. Old judge creek

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    Pard,

    I was indeed hoping for some kind of reply but the truth is I really wasn't trying to rile anyone up. You're mighty right that any Glock ever made is uglier than a bucket of rusty lizards.

    My wheel guns do indeed have adventures they would share if only they could.

    Thanks for your reply :)
     
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