today's best carry revolver

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Catpop, May 17, 2016.

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  1. mrdeltoid

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    You can't beat the 642 J frame. The Ruger LCR .38 also is nice. They are comfortable to shoot and very light. However, if you want light you already have that in the LCP. You can have that gun on you in most any type of clothing.
     
  2. Hangingrock

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    S&W M640 38Spl
     
  3. Water-Man

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    Ruger LCR .38spl +P.
     
  4. SVTOhio

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    Liking my LCR so far 3db9f15fa53f5762a45190e70487cfd9.jpg

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  5. Alte Schule

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    For several years my pocket and OWB carry was my model 442 Smith. I retired that when I bought a LCR in .327 last year. The LCR is pretty much my primary everyday CC pistol now although I carry my SP 101 .357 OWB on occasion.
     
  6. WheelGunMan

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    I too am in the Ruger camp. My primary is an SP101 .357 OWB...but as I shed clothes for the season I've been carrying my LCR .22WMR in the pocket holster but in the hunt for a LCR .357.
     
  7. mr wack

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    For me it's the 642 also,,,,:evil:

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    I have the LCRx in .38, I like having the hammer, though it may get in the way for pocket carry. I carry it at 11:00 or 4:00 and don't have an issue. When at the range the added hammer giving the ability to shoot SA is nice. Trigger is nice in DA also.

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  9. springer99

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    Since you already have an M60 S&W, I'd suggest going to either a 638 or a 642. Same frame and trigger profile. Do your range practice with the M60 and pocket carry the lighter 638/642 Smith. Around $400 for either one. Want to jazz it up a notch? Add some CT laser grips and IMO you have the perfect solution.
     
  10. V-fib

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    gotta go with the S&W 642

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  11. Nathanael_Greene

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    My Model 37 Airweight is my carry revolver.

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  12. WheelGunMan

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    Ruger LCR is hands down the best Lightweight Compact Revolver out there...in my humble opinion.
     
  13. PabloJ

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    The gold standard is six-shot S&W Model 12 .38 with round butt. I haven't seen anything better yet and probably never will. I would look at 9x19 Sky Hawk from Night Hawk. No moon clips are needed so it can be loaded using rounds from Glock magazine. It is alloy-framed with appropriate size and grip. Who knows it might be better than old reliable. I don't know.
     
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  14. PowerG

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    I like the 642.
     
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    This: S&W 642 Airweight .38.
     
  16. gwpercle

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    The absolute best revolver is the one in your pocket when the bad guys come.
    Get something you will carry, left at home because of whatever reason is useless.
    Mine , over the years and trying several , has evolved into a S&W model 637, airweight , 15 ozs , 38 special +P. Compact and light enough to carry with ease.
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  17. rswartsell

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    Weight be damned, I'll take the 6th shot of my late iteration (ejector rod shroud and pinky hook grip) Colt Detective Special (at least until I find the rare and expensive Magnum Carry).

    The Smith's are really good snubbies, but don't be fooled, it's really not that close.
     
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    To add, when I first started carrying, it was a Colt Trooper MkIII 2" .357. It is still IMHO the best platform for short barrel full power magnums, but even with a sturdy leather Safariland over time too much iron for daily carry.

    If I knew I was venturing into the heart of darkness I might still choose it. Over the years I have become a faithful follower of S&W classics for 4" and above, but damn I still love Colt for snubbies.
     
  19. Gun Master

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    I think most of the "posters" (over 50 %) would be satisfied with a S&W 638 or 642.
    That doesn't mean that there are not some other good ones.:)
     
  20. Haywood

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    I pick Two of these every day. Sometimes I switch the grips but it always Two J-Frames
     

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    Two J Frames

    I like it !

    If the first one doesn't get 'ya, the second one will !!!:D
     
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  22. ACP

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    S&W 642/442. It's the Toyota of handguns -- reliable, well-made, affordable. Get two.
     
  23. Gun Master

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    You asked for it!

    You got it!:)
     
  24. the Black Spot

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    Lots of parameters out there for "best" carry revolver.
    Best lightweight? Price? Reliability? Stopping power? Accuracy? What fits you might not fit me? Etc.

    I will stick with my single actions in 44 special or 45 colt.
     
  25. WheelGunMan

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    I can see by the varied answers that there never will be a definitive winner.... It all boils down to what you're a fan of. I happen to like Rugers....the next poster is a S&W fan....and so on and so on....I guess it boils down to what "FLOATS YOUR BOAT" and works best for you!
     
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