Switched to a revolver for ccw...

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Ridgerunner665, Mar 2, 2019.

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  1. RealGun

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    I don't know...seems a total commitment would be a gun with a cylinder size committed to the 38 Specials people actually want to shoot in the small guns.
     
  2. RealGun

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    The SP101 is really harsh with 357 but is the best choice I have for 38 +p.
     
  3. rpenmanparker

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    Well, the .357 Mag approach seems ideal to me. Sure there are some deposits left in the cylinder from the shorter .38 Special ammo, but so what. Limiting the gun to .38 Special when the dual ammo approach is so easy makes no sense to me.
     
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    I beg to differ. Inuits and other circumpolar indigenous people often take Polar Bears with 5.56/.223. You just have to pick your shots carefully. Even Brownies have been taken with .223/5.56. I have heard (unverified) of 22 Magnum rimfire successfully taking subsistence game.
     
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    Sorry, for me, .357 was an absolute must have. Strength of pistol, and ammo duality was my thinking. I guess I should have explained myself better, I was waiting, hadn't bought a snubbie, looking for a .357 with that total commitment.
     
  6. RealGun

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    But the gun is not "committed". That was the only point I tried to make.
     
  7. RealGun

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    I think folks tend to think twice about 357 after shooting it in a small gun. YMMV.
     
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    I went the opposite way, with the j frame I'm able to get a full grip and shoot it well, my hands are too large for the LCP or likewise offerings.
     
  9. rpenmanparker

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    What does a committed gun even mean?
     
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    F5CF148A-68B5-4B6A-9FEA-F6D9617E4298.jpeg I carry this 357 a lot in a Desantis pancake owb. This pic is when I first bought it, it has quite a turn ring now.
     
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  11. RealGun

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    Here is where the word was introduced in an earlier post:
    "I'd been waiting for a wheel gun design which was a total commitment to CCW. When the K6
    came out, I jumped on it."
     
  12. SteadyD

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    In a gun the weight of the Sp101, 357 magnum is doable. I haven’t tried it in my K6s but I would think lighter magnums like the Golden Saber and Speer Gold Dot short barrel would also be doable. The ridiculous decibel levels would be as much of a deterrent as the recoil.
     
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    I know the pain! I’m a reloader too and I was trying some new loads in a Model 19-4.
    Today at the range I locked that gun up tighter than a drum. It’s at the gunsmiths now and he thinks he may have to disassemble it to get it working.
    And that’s the thing with a revolver—when they go down they really quit. Anyone carrying one should shoot the hell out of it (within safe parameters of the caliber) to see if it will fail.

    The lightweight revolvers are the ones that seem to sooner or later fail on me and aren’t much fun to shoot anyway. The Model 19 is a nice gun, definitely a keeper. But I’ve been saving my pennies for a 627 pro. N frame, 8 rounds and should be able to stand up to heavy loads and lots of rounds.
     
  14. Dibbs

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    Mine does. What's hurting is those skimpy little stingy CCW grips. Get a real set of grips on a snubbie, and .357 isn't that bad. I knew exactly what I wanted, bought it when I did.
    And don't let anybody sell you that hoo-wah about 38 special being "the same",
    either.
     
  15. RealGun

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    Finish of the one I handled wasn't as nice as the Kimber K6, but the recent Colt 6-shot 38 is actually designed for the purpose and the ammo well suited to it. It is "committed" to CCW and not good for much else. I have been close to people shooting 357 in a K6 and declined the offer to shoot it. And I am no wimp, typically shooting 41 and 44 Magnum along with Ruger-only in suitably sized guns.

    It's not just the K6, since most of the small frames have some version chambered for 357. I still reload for a moderate 357 round in an SP101, formerly SW60 and 60 Pro, but for store bought I would use 38 +p, which with concealed carry grips can provide a pretty good beating too..
     
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    My favorite carry revolver for a couple years now is my .44 Bulldog. The S&W and Colt revolvers stay at home.

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    My EDC has gone from a 9mm PC Shield to a SP101 2.25" 357 which I like a lot and sold the Shield. I regretted selling the Shield so with the current prices so low($250-$269) now for the 1.0(first version) standard Shield and $399 for PC model 1.0, I got a PC Shield w/tritium night sights last week. I ordered the Talon rubber adhesive grip for the 1.0 PC Shield since the aggressive grip texture is the only real advantage I see the 2.0 having over the PC 1.0 version. Until I get more consistently accurate with the SP 101 I'll carry the Shield since right now I shoot it better. I enjoy revolvers more than semi autos which are more of a tool to me. I've adopted the mentality I've learned from these forums, "buy them both.":) They're both so easy to carry IWB that you could carry both at the same time if you wanted to using the old reliable revolver for a back up. IMG_1720 (2).JPG IMG_1847 (2).JPG
     
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    I'm in the boat with C & L, except mines 45 colt
     
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    Check out the new Colt Cobra (actually more of a Detective Special.)
     
  20. Old Dog

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    I like my Cobra, and it carries easily on the waist or in a coat pocket ...
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    I have the night cobra. Sadly it’s on its second trip back to colt.
     
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    For what?
     
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    Ejector rod was sticking and so much endshake the cylinder touched the forcing cone. They got the rod fixed but not the endshake.
     
  24. Fiv3r

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    I have really enjoyed my Charter Arms Pitbull in .45 acp as my edc. Currently, I am carrying it in a belly band worn comfortably owb under my daily flannel shirt.

    Although they do smack a bit more, as this is a up close blaster I have put some super compact grips on it that are generally found on the off duty model. Makes it a small package that also hides well in a coat pocket.

    I'll still grab a .380 when I need small and flat in my pack pocket. But I feel like 5 rounds of .45 gives me a warmer feeling. I like wheelguns.
     
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    Don't need more than 5. Found like new cased S&W 337 for same price as new G43 or 365. I bought the revolver because it had unique fetures (lightened frame and titanium cylinder). More expensive to make than half plastic clunker pistols. "Dumped" both G26 and PPS and got kool revolver with ammo supply.
     
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