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So many snubbies!

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by ZVP, Nov 4, 2012.

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  1. ZVP

    ZVP Member

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    I love it! With today's trend of concealed carry, there is at least a dozen different.38 cal.Snubbies to choose from! Even more if you include the .357 Snubbies in the bunch.
    Being a fan of the caliber/barrel length, I am in Heaven looking and reading about them!
    I wish there Was a Snubbie dedicated Forum to collect all the data on the net about them.
    ZVP
     
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  3. bikerdoc

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    ZVP, we got a lot snubmasters ( ?if that is a real word) right here, Post, and ask question, or just brag.
    This is my favorite, Smith 649.
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  4. KenW.

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    With full-length grips carrying a snubby doesn't make sense. My J-Frame has short, rounded grips and actually conceals.

    Face it. The humpback J-Frames are FUGLY.

    BTW, mine's a SW model 36, and I qualified two weeks ago with it for an off-duty/BUG in my LE agency. I'm looking forward to purchasing a hammer to play around with and bobb the spur off of.
     
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  5. bikerdoc

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    Any love for this one?
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  6. KenW.

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    I understand the full length grip on a magnum; makes firing it a lot more enjoyable. But it does not make them more concealable. In fact, you lose concealability.
     
  7. GEM

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    GT has a snubbie subforum, there are BUG forums around.
     
  8. ZVP

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    I purcased a Model 36with an owner bobbed hammer and love it! Doubt I'll ever go back to the original configuration. D/A just seems perfectly natural. The smooth profilee is great for snag-free draws.
    The round,small grip makes for the best concealment profile. Uncle Mikes Boot Grip makes for a secure grip while not loosing a bit for hiding the gun out.
    There are many .38 Special loads so locating a proper, center hitting round can be found.
    Thanks for the website tip!
    ZVP
     
  9. snooperman

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    A dozen snubbies? Heck, Charter arms alone has that many and so does S&W and Taurus. Let's make it 4 dozen. Why not ? For concealability and power in a small gun , not to mention reliability, and simplicity, it is very hard to beat for self protection.
     
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    My dream plinker a 3" j-frame in .22lr :)
     
  11. Swing

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    Gotta love a snub. Easy to carry, incredibly reliable, potent calibers. :)
     
  12. GEM

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    I passed on 63 and 651 J frame snubbies, years ago - I was broke. Sigh. Now they are pricey old guns.
     
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    For the most part, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, accordingly, I categorically disagree :)

    All my Lifesavers are round, with a hole in the middle, and they taste minty.
     
  14. CH47gunner

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    Don't believe the "hump-backs" are FUGLY at all - especially the S&W Models 49/649. They've got a hammer (sort-of) that allows for single action play.

    S&W Model 649
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    And a few more snubs -
    Above: M629-4 3" & M624nd 3" LHS
    Below: M19-6, M60nd, M10-5
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  15. weblance

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    I love snubbies, have 6 of them, including one of them Fugly ones. They serve a purpose and do something none of the other styles can do. Draw from the pocket without catching, and allow Single Action fire. When I carry a snub, its my 638 with Crimson Trace. You cant get any better than that. The Taurus in the first pic is 9mm

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    I be loving me some snubbies :scrutiny:

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    continued....

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  18. TennJed

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    Do you mind naming off the five in your bottom pic
     
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    Appealing yet appalling... the allure of the short revolver. Sexy in design and simultaneously brutal in its intentions.

    IMO the best hideout gun ever made:


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    For when I am feeling nostalgic...


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    Daily working gun...


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    Just in case open carry becomes legal in my state...


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    Deepest thanks for all the 649 love.
     
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    I have two Charter Arms Undercover .38 revolvers. The first one I purchased new in 1987, the day I was sworn in as a cop, at a police supply store I had been taken to for uniform fitting. It rode BU and OD duty for quite some time after that, and has always been a solid and reliable performer. With its anodized barrel/ejector shroud, it's quite handsome, too.
    The second one is 21 years older, which makes it the same age as I am. Though my dad and I did not know each other as I was growing up, it turned out he did some time in law enforcement around the same time as I was. His choice of a BU/OD gun was this one. We had re-connected around 2000 or so, and his gun (along with his Ruger Service Six) became mine on his death in 2010.
    I don't carry them often, but do every now and then when I feel some need for nostalgia.
     
  22. Mp7

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    So lovely.


    The most simple of all SD-guns.
     
  23. BrotherFrankie

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    this post is snub porn.. im a preacher and was lusting.. sheesh

    (not particularly fond of the "hump" backs...but hey.. different flavs for diff folks..

    thanks for this post
     
  24. aliveisalive

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    'Almost' a snub

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    Actually looking to trade for LCR.
     
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    Lawman MKIII's.......

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