"Starts with FOUR" Big bore snub nosed carry gun

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  1. R.W.Dale

    R.W.Dale Member

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    I would like to invite all of you who carry a snub nosed revolver (under 3".) in .40 caliber or larger to post pics and describe how you carry.


    Mine is a Taurus Titanium 44spl right now I carry it in a generic k frame pancake holster at 2 o'clock. I have a custom made to fit the gun bell charter oak holster coming. My load of choice is the ubiquitous 200g speer GD.

    One thing I struggle with though is carrying reloads on hks speedloaders in a unobtrusive manner.

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  2. Dave T

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    I can't lay claim to building this custom but I did buy it and replace the rubber, over-sized stocks with these Pointer stocks from the '50s, along with the old Pachmayr grip adapter.

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    It's a 45 ACP 1917 S&W, made in 1918. Barrel's been shortened to just under 3-1/2", the front sight and ramp were re-soldered in place, then the whole thing was hard chromed.

    Dave
     
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    Bulldog Pug .44, current production

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  4. R.W.Dale

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    What load is that pictured MACH4?

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    Handloads. 210 gr. Remington SJHP over 8.5 grs. Unique and CCI 350 mag primers. They're pretty stout; 985 FPS avg. from the 2.5" Bulldog, with recoil to match. In the 20 ounce Charter, it thumps my hand about the same as a standard .44 mag load in my 629.
     
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    Nice! I may have to see how that rocks my Taurus sometime.

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  7. Stainz

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    Oh, I've got this one! It's a .45 ACP; .45 Colt/Schofield; and a .410 shotgun shell 'snubby'!

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    I have a holster!

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    Admittedly, with the .500 Magnum Hogues on it, it isn't a great CCW... even though it's just under 30 oz empty.

    Besides the S&W Governor, I also have a 2.5" 296 (below - with a Mika pocket holster) and a 3" 696, both 5-shot .44 Specials. They seem kind of boring now.

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    Stainz
     
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    It's carried in a cross draw.
     
  9. Rorke's Drift

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    Smith & Wesson 24

    I carry my M24 .44 Spl from time to time.
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  10. DTesch357

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    Mine can beat up yours!

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  11. GP100man

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    The first center fire handgun I carried around the farm was a 4" S&W model 57 in 41mag .

    I shot at & hit or killed)everything that need it !!!

    Wonder where it`s at now ??? I know where I wish it was !!!
     
  12. bikemutt

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    Colt Anaconda, .44 mag, Desantis fitted holster with thumb break, Desantis belt, and Uncle Mikes Speed loader pouch with HKS speed loaders.

    Strictly woods carry.

    Edit: Oops, just notice the 3" mentioned by the OP, sorry, I'll crawl back into my cave now :(
     

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    I carry both, and alternate between them and my Model 65. The Model 24 has been carried, but I've relegated it to target duty. The all-steel N frame is a bit heavy for daily carry. The 325NG is a better shooter with the Ahrends Combats, and the stocks don't catch on my vest.

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  15. Walkalong

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    Since others cannot read either "(under 3".)", here is my 3" 696

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    It fits in the same holster as my 2 1/2" 686. Sorry, no holster pic. Weak side cross draw or strong side with a loose shirt, nothing fancy. They get a small % of the carry duty. I shoot the 696 very well DA, and prefer it.
     
  16. StrawHat

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    Here are a couple of revovlers I used to have and or carry.

    One of my favorite 1860s, I made this one in the late 90s or early 21st century.

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    Not for everyday but it was pressed into service on occassion.

    This Lew Horton S&W M 29-3, was purchased right at the end of my infatuation with the 44 Magnum, perhaps in 83 or 85, (somewhere around then). I carried it in a Pancake holster and used Magnum rounds in it.

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    Unfortunately, the 44 Magnum had lost its luster for me and I was transitioning to the 45 long Colt and it's little brother the 45 ACP.
     
  17. DMZ

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    I have one of those and it is in much the same condition as yours. I used to carry it as a companion piece to my Marlin 1894 in .44 Mag..

    It has been put in semi-retirement and I shoot mostly LSWC through it now. Outstanding DA trigger, outstanding accuracy. One of the gems of my modest collection.
     
  18. azgunner

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    Can I show my two 3inchers?
     
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    Lately I have been thinking about converting the M29-3 by reaming the cyliders to 45 long Colt and adding a 4" skinny barrel. HAven't decided yet but it is an option.
     
  20. R.W.Dale

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    Definitely

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  21. mic214

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    I live in bear country, so my 3" Model 629 is always with me when I am out in the woods:

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  22. WC145

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    Austin Behlert custom S&W 25-2 .45ACP
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    Mag-na-port custom S&W 29-10 .44mag
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    Mag-na-port custom Charter Arms BUldog "BackPacker" .44spl
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    Vintage custom S&W 1917/1937 Brazilian .45ACP
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  23. theicemanmpls

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    Thank you. I love good gun porn
     
  24. 71Commander

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    My 3" 629-4. Carry it in a Sparks OWB. I carry JHP 240 gr. handloads loaded down to 1200 fps.

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  25. 451 Detonics

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    A 625-10...

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    and 325 PD

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    Both in 45 ACP/45AR
     
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