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Revolver Selection Help

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by JCook5003, Dec 12, 2007.

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  1. JCook5003

    JCook5003 Member

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    While investigating options on a gun to carry when my 1911 wont work or I feel like something different......

    I am looking at an SP101 or a mid frame Smith in .357 mag or 44 special to be carried IWB under just a t-shirt.......

    What do you guys carry, how much are they, what holster and grips do you use, and how well does it conceal?

    Thanks
    Josh
     
  2. JCook5003

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    Also of consideration is what ammo you use and how it recoils and some ballistic information.
     
  3. ronto

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    I carry the 357 DAO SP101 in my front jeans pocket in a Mika pocket holster daily. When driving, in a concealed holster set-up in my truck. In winter, in my coat pocket, no holster.
     
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    Also of interest to me is the S&W Model 60 and 640 with Hogue Monogrips, also the SP101 with 3" barrel
     
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    I have a Ruger SP-101 3" 357 mag. The original grips were too small for me so I went with the Hogues but they are quite a bit longer and grabbed my clothing, then changed to Pach's, they are longer than OEM but shorter than Hogues and fill my hand better. They are grippier than OEM but not as grippy as Hogues.
     
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    As much as I like S&W N-Frames...they're just difficult to conceal. The cylinder isn't much of a problem; it's the overall height combined with the angle of the grip in relation to the rest of the gun. The L-Frame with 3" barrel may be the way to go. The K and J-Frames with short barrels carry really well.
     
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    Also I have shot a 3" and 2" SP101 which I liked very much, how well will these conceal IWB under just a t shirt?
     
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    I carry either a S&W 686 or a Ruger SP101 2 1/4". The SP101 is easy to make disappear.
     
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    One sweet carry with a hellva punch!

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    The 3" .357 SP101 was my first firearm purchase...and would be the last gun I ever sold! It's that good. I've replaced the stock grips and front sight and find it conceals nicely in an AKJ IWB holster.

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    That being said...since you already carry a 1911, have you considered a revolver in .45 ACP? S&W offers a couple with 3" barrels, though the frame size is a bit larger than the Ruger SP101...you could share ammo. Current thread here. :evil:

    Good luck.
     
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    Loved my SP101 till I got a S&W 340PD. Ruger now sits in a safe, the S&W in a ankle holster.
     
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    One of the all time classic snubbies: the S&W model 649.
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    The bore axis seems high on the SW-649.

    As for the 340PD, how much practice can you endure using .357 Magnum carry ammo in a 12 oz. handgun?
     
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    old ironsights

    Actually, for my hand, and the way I grip this one, it's great. The gun points perfectly and is much easier to control than the original grips with a Tyler T-Grip adapter. The only downside is that these grips are little bit bigger from a concealment standpoint.
     
  15. JCook5003

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    bannockburn, I am interested also in how a 12 oz. gun shoots a full house magnum load.......I couldnt imagine it being very much fun, kind of like holding a grenade while it goes off
     
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    I have an AirLite/Ti 19 oz .44 Special (296) - and an Airweight 15 oz .38 +P Special (642) - both sporting Mika's pocket holsters. The 642 combo fits easily in all pants' front pockets, the 296 in ~60% . The newer to me 642, with Remington R38S12 +P 158gr LHPSWC , is my EDC, while my 296 hides out at home most of the time. I don't feel undergunned. Besides, the 296 was axed due to poor sales 6+ years ago!

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    That's why I prefer the 20 oz. Model 649 to something like the 12 oz. Model 340 AirLite Sc.
     
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