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How many really enjoy your snubnose

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by BossHogg, Apr 3, 2011.

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  1. BossHogg

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    Do you take your snubnose to the range and really give them a workout? I really like to take my J-frames out and run a few boxes through them. Most my buddies might put 10-15 rounds down range and move on to other guns.

    I'm just wondering how many of you run a box or more on a range trip. I get tired of chasing brass and find much more enjoyment shooting my wheel guns . The 38 spl is really making a come back of sorts to me, never completely got away from it.
     
  2. gathert

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    I have a 1976 Chiefs Special Model 37 .38 special that I love to shoot, even with smaller grips on it. Its got a 3" barrel, so its no as snub as some but I'll shoot anything all day as long as I have the ammo for it.
     
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    I use to have a S&W 637 that I routinely shot 150+ plus rounds through each range trip (about once a month at that time). I have since sold it, but kinda wish I still had it.
     
  4. Smaug

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    I enjoy shooting my SP-101 in 3". I guess it is not a snub unless it is 2" or under, right? Oh well.

    I like it with light .38 Special level handloads in .357 cases, with light 110 gr. bullets.

    I just put laser grips on it. It easily doubled the enjoyment at 7-15 yds, as the sight radius was no longer a limiting factor.
     
  5. GRIZ22

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    I enjoy shooting my SP-101 in 3". I guess it is not a snub unless it is 2" or under, right? Oh well.


    The extra inch of barrel makes a world of difference whether its a Ruger, Colt, or S&W.
     
  6. 0to60

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    I bought a 2.5" SP101 for my wife for Xmas. We've only taken it to the range once, but now that I have my reloading press going again that gun will see lots of use. We both loved it, especially shooting .357 mag rounds. .38 spl is cute, but I love the blast and sound of the .357.
     
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    With the right ammo the short snubs don't bother me at the range at all. That said I bought snubs to use as specific tools for CCW, not range toys. Their "fun factor" is more of a bonus than an expectation.
     
  8. NMPOPS

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    I have a 642 and a 638 that I put 50-100 rounds thru each at a range session. Great shooters!
     
  9. coiler666

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    Lew Horton

    I bought a Lew Horton 686 S&W snub nib in i think 87, and i still shoot the snot outta it.Even with full power loads, its got enuff heft to make it fun to shoot all day long.:)
     
  10. clutch

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    I usually put 25 rounds through my 442 at a minimum. I shoot my other guns first though.

    Clutch
     
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    From 38S&W to .44spl I shoot the snot out of them. My two favorites are a 2.75" Security Six and a 2.5" 686.
     
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    When I do take my Model 649 to the range it's usually 100 rounds; 50 of the wadcutters to start off with and then 50 of the SD variety. With the right grips I have a great time shooting it.
     
  13. Sig88

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    I enjoy my J-frame. I don't go all out at the range but I put a minimum of 25 rounds plus 10 rounds of carry ammo. I think it is a pleasure to shoot not a 100+ round gun but I still enjoy it.
     
  14. Screendmon

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    I love shooting my Taurus 606 2" snub at the range. It is pretty darn accurate. I run 100 to 150 rounds a trip.
     
  15. Guillermo

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    a 2.5 inch Diamondback is a dream to shoot.

    I enjoy mine a great deal

    Such would not be the case with a super light snub :what:

    [​IMG]
     
  16. snooperman

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    I have several old Colt snubby revolvers..

    I generally shoot 50-100 rounds through them here at my farm range. Two of therm have been shot for about 50 years with my own reloads--148gr wadcutters with 3.5gr bullseye and the same with the 158 gr semi-wadcutter. They were made to be shot and carried. I like them...very reliable.
     
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    The only one I have at the present time is a Taurus M450 2" s/s .45 Colt. It's one of my alternate carry guns. It doesn't get fired often but when it does it's alot of fun. I have it loaded with Gold Dot 250gr. GDHP which are very effective.
     
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    I own a Rossi .38/.357 snub stainless steel and its accuracy at the range is quite surprising.
     
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    I enjoy shooting my S&W 442 & 642.
     
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    I own but one snub now but have owned a few in my day....every one of them was/is .38 special. The model 49 I shoot now like most snubs is not a range gun but it's a hoot to shoot. It's nickel steel and shoots dead on at 10/15 yards or less with 158 grain standard loads. With younger eyes I could shoot 8 inch groups at 25 yards. Honestly the Kel-Tec PF 9 I carry quite a bit kicks harder than that bodyguard.
     
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    I've been exclusively shooting my Speed and short barrel Security Six for awhile now. Usually about 100-150 rounds per range trip. They're tons of fun and quite accurate once you get the hang of it. My target is usually at 15 yards. I think it's essential that you shoot your carry gun a lot, and that you keep in practice with it.
     
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    SP101's don't count, not when compared to j-frames. I had a j-frame and got rid of it because it was so punishing to shoot. Replaced it with a SP101 that is pleasant to shoot. Totally different class of guns, imo.
     
  23. lg&m

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    I enjoy shooting my 642 & 442 ever chance I get. I wish I could do it every day.
     
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    I have two 3" Smith and Wesson .44 specials and a 2.5" Ruger Alaskan 454 Casull. I love shooting them. There's nothing better than getting good with a 3" revolver and knocking down steel plates at 50 yards when guys next to you are missing with 6" revovlers.

    I rarely shoot each one less than 50 rounds at an outing.
     
  25. ohio58

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    Snubnose

    I only collect snubby's, i really like my 2 Model 10-5 S & W snubs and take them both to the range every chance i get. Both by the way are pristine condition. One is blued and the other nickel. I love the .38 Special
     
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