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Revolver for edc.

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Sneakshot92, Mar 25, 2020.

  1. boom boom
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    I like and have carried a 1 7/8" barrel Snubbie old Model 60 and its newer siblings. The major issue with the ultra short barrels is that you MUST practice ejecting spent rounds as the short rod on a short barrel snubbie is not forgiving of sloppy technique--basically you have to punch them out--it is also wise to practice reloading with a speedloader of some time. I use HKS because I am familiar with it but it does take one more step versus a Safari land. Speed strips, I've found are a bit harder to use on a Smith snubbies than service size revolvers.

    Longer barrels allow a full ejection stroke.
     
  2. Tallball

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    Another one I carry sometimes is this old 2" Model 10 (medium frame S&W). It was a police trade-in, made around 1960, and I paid around $260 for it.

    It does not look pretty, but the the trigger and "action" are incredibly smooth. It is steel and heavy. If I carry it, it's OWB under a cover shirt or vest.

    I can shoot this thing all day long, NP. It has decent sights (for fixed sights) and shoots to POA. It is more accurate for me than any small-framed 2" revolver, and at least as good as the small-framed 3" ones.

    Forgive the bad cell phone picture. The finish is definitely worn, but not as much as it looks here.
     
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    If you're planning on carrying a revolver IWB you are going to have to face the issue of the revolver taking up about 1.5" in your waistline.

    I carry an airweight in the 4 o'clock position. It's surprisingly comfortable , but it does change the way some of my pants fit.
     
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  4. Sneakshot92

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    I started a new job a few weeks ago and have been busting my a** and hopefully can lose a few pounds so room in the waistline shouldn't be much of an issue.
     
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    I absolutely love my charter arms undercover. Shoots like a Pussycat with 38 special FMJ loads. I paid 260.00 to my door. I can not speak more highly of it or the company. Btw I’m 5’9 275lbs and this thing disappears on me at 4 o’clock.
     

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  6. WisBorn

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    With the title of the thread; Revolver for EDC. The first guns to come to mind are the J frame Smith's, lcr's, and similar revolvers. By adding weight to increase your shooting the short barrel k frame and sp101 are great choices. In addition Charter Arms and Taurus have great options.

    My favorite shooter is my 686+ my favorite carry is my 442.
     
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  7. 400Grayne

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    I have a smith and wesson model 60 J-frame 2" barrel, and love it.
     
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  8. 400Grayne

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    The ruger GP 100 would be a good option though. I would not carry a really expensive gun since it might get taken from you if you had to use it
     
  9. TonyAngel

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    How big of a person are you? What can you comfortably conceal? If I had the size for it, I'd go for a 3-4" smith in .357. I don't have the size for it, so when I was carrying a revolver, it was an SP101. A bit heavy, but a nice size in dimensions for the power it can pack. I'm not really a revolver guy, but I've had the Ruger for many years. It's the only revolver that I still have that isn't a single action.
     
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    I'm taking a serious look at the Taurus 605 and the Charter Mag Pug. The LCRx is kinda one of those gray areas for me. Yes it would be easy to carry but would it be pleasant to shoot full house loads not really.
     
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    They Mag Pug in the 3" version with adjustable sights looks good too! I had called their company a few months ago and spoke to their president, Nick Ecker. I asked if that same 3" adj sight version could be a six shot 38. He said they could make it for me for a little charge. Just a thought...
     
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    I haven't shot any .357 loads but have shot some pretty spicy +P loads with my 3" LCRx Theand that was with the smaller Hogue Tamer grips. The 21 oz. weight helps mitigate the recoil.
     
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  13. Sneakshot92

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    Hmm. Very tempting.
     
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    You have a winner.

    Actually good picture and that Smith has only honest wear from carry, not abuse. Smith K Frames are a weakness of mine as I learned to shoot on them and they fit my hand like a glove so I shoot them well.

    I would love to find an affordable Model 10 carry length from 2-3 inch barrels (or its siblings) and have even been tempted enough to have my lgs check the price on ufixum from Century International. Never see them in stores around here.
     
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    I'm actually sorta looking for a 2-3" k frame. I think they would make a great carry revolver.
     
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    I got the 2" Model 10 from Gulf State Distributors on Gunbroker a couple of years ago.

    They sell police trade-ins sometimes, and I think guns that police departments seized and kept.

    If you can find one with a trigger as sweet as mine, buy it!

    Maybe it's because I'm older and grew up with revolvers, but I feel more confident with my Model 10 OWB than I do with my Glock 43 or 26. I shoot the Glocks okay and they hold more ammo, but I can shoot the Model 10 better and I feel more comfortable with it.

    In cold weather (which we didn't have much of this year) I like to carry my Charter Arms Bulldog in my coat pocket. It's 44 special. Those big fat bullets make me feel all warm and fuzzy. But what if you can't find 44 special ammo? Well, it's a darn good thing that they make the Pit Bull in 45acp! :)

    Yet another poor-quality photo that I should replace. I really like the shrouded hammer. You can cock it if you want to, but it's snag-proof.

    My friend at the LGS had this used. When he offered me a pretty good deal I just couldn't resist. It has clever little spring thingies in the cylinders so you don't have to use moon clips.
     
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    This CA Bulldog .44 usually wins out for EDC.

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    I like them...Herrett's Shooting Ace grips. I've got several sets on Charter Arms, S&W J-frames, and one set on a Colt D-frame. Fit the my hand well and nto too thick. Herrett's no longer makes these but some on Ebay at times.

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  20. shoebox1.1

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    C&L .... I like your style bro... just sayin’ :)
     
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    "C&L... I like your style bro... just sayin’ :)"

    Me too! That's a fine-looking Bulldog, and I really like the rig, also.
     
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    :thumbup: Thanks!

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    More Herrett's Shooting Ace grips on a CA Undercover. One thing I like about them on my smaller carry revolvers is same size & consistent feel in my hand from gun-to-gun.

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    Ruger's LCR .327 Fed Mag gives you six shots in any of the calibers you choose to load, and is not bigger than the other 5 shooters listed here.
     
  25. Thomas Traddles

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    I bought a Charter Bulldog and then a Mag Pug. I carry one or the other almost daily. The weight of the Mag Pug and Pachmayr compact grips make handling recoil in the Pug easy. I also have an LCR in 38. I like its light weight, but +P loads are a challenge to control. I carry handloads that are loaded near the top of the standard pressure range with 158-160 grain bullete (rnfp, swc, wc) in the LCR.
     
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