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Wheel Gun for Concealed Carry?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by MarkDido, Jan 4, 2008.

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  1. MarkDido

    MarkDido Member

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    How many of you carry a wheel-gun as your primary CCW gun vice a semi-automatic, and why?
     
  2. BRASSM

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    If I'm in the mountains, I prefer my S&W 13 to any of my autos. If i have to deal with wildlife, I will probably be in a disadvantaged position. I feel as though a .357 Mag is more advantageous on a cat then an auto, in that no slide to get fouled, and personally I feel as though it's more reliable if I get knocked down.
     
  3. Standing Wolf

    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

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    The only semi-automatic pistols that pack .357 and .44 magnum punch are way too large and heavy to carry; anyway, my arthritis precludes being able to rack slides quickly and easily all the time.
     
  4. jobu07

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    I carried a S&W M36 for quite a while. I've since switched over to an auto but I did enjoy pocket carrying that little snubbie.
     
  5. LKB3rd

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    I carry a colt detective special pretty often lately. I go back and forth between that and my xd45.
     
  6. ranger58

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    642 s+w 15 oz's, +p hp should do the job, need i say more.:)
     
  7. Handgun Midas

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    I never knew what comfort was until I tucked a snub .38sp fitted with clipdraw into my waistband.
    I bought it last summer because my .45 was too bulky for shorts carry, and now that the cold weather has come I still find myself reaching for the revolver at least as much as the auto.

    I should have started with the .38 and moved up to the larger weapons, instead of vice versa.
     
  8. 30 cal slob

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    i'm afraid of shooting my family jewels off with a thunderwear + cockednlocked pistol rig.

    so, for the time being, i've wearing said thunderwear with a S&W M 60 and a spare speedloader on the weekdays (work). if i'm careful i won't shoot my nuts off and i'll have something that i can just point and go "bang."

    the HK USPc 9mm I'll wear in OWB retention holster (+ 2 spare mag pouch) for the weekends (tough to conceal this at work). I'll also tote the Model 60 as a BUG.
     
  9. Legionnaire

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    Depending on situation and dress code, I carry one of three concealed:

    1. Compact .40 semi-auto OWB
    2. Snubnose .357 on Clipdraw IWB
    3. Subcompact .32 semi-auto in a pocket holster

    So I guess a wheelgun isn't "primary" but it's in the regular rotation. Why? Size, concealability, and power.
     
  10. mjrodney

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    99% of the time, there is a pocket holstered Airweight J-Frame in my pocket.

    The other 1% sees a Kel-Tec P3AT tucked away, usually when I'm wearing slacks that are less baggy than normal.
     
  11. Flame Red

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    Colt Magnum Carry :D
     
  12. wheelgunslinger

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    Yep.
    Dan Wesson 357. 2 inch or 4 inch barrel for carry in the city, longer for the sticks.
    Double action, six for sure, super accurate, lots of grunt, two speedloaders in my pocket.
    Big enough to fit my big old paws.
     
  13. Preacherman

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    I always have a S&W Centennial model snubby in a pocket (442 or 642). It's there even when I'm carrying a larger gun as a primary weapon.
     
  14. Superlite27

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    I carry a Springfied Armory 1911 for it's reliablity.

    The rest of the time I carry a revolver.
     
  15. Bearhands

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    S&W Mod 19 .... cause I don't even want to think of a jam.
     
  16. alucard0822

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    a centennial airweight is the perfect pocket gun for most temperatures, having your hand on the butt with 5 rounds of 158gr+p available is quite comforting to have downtown. In the woods, a 4" 686 or a 6" taurus 44 open carried IMO is enough to get away from a cougar or a blackbear if needed. On occasion I IWB carry my M&P compact, but only in big jacket weather, the little J-frame is still there, and is probably all that would be needed for most social situations though.
     
  17. pogo2

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    S&W model 66

    I frequently carry this S&W model 66 snubby in a pancake holster. I like it because it conceals easily, fires a significant caliber, has a great trigger, and works every time.

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  18. Rexster

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    I carry a holster gun for CCW, not a wheel gun. A wheel gun is towed by a horse or vehicle, and rolls on wheels. ;) As for CCW, I may be found toting autoloading or revolving pistols, but feel best armed when I have a 4" .357 with a medium or medium-large frame. Medium in this case being in the Ruger DA Six or K-frame S&W size range, medium-large being in the Ruger GP100 or S&W L-frame size range, and the 4" barrel being a good compromise between concealability on one end, and ballistic performance and sight radius on the other end. Such sixguns also point well for me, and I like the balance and handling characteristics. Notice I did not mention reliability; either type of weapon can be reliable, or have problems. Test-fire your weapons! To step down to something smaller, this is where revolvers really shine, IMHO. A revolver has rounded, curved lines, which makes it easier to dig from deep concealment, and revolvers are easier to fire from a compromised or less-than-perfect grip. A spurless-hammer or shrouded-hammer revolver will work better for pocket carry. My favorite is a Ruger SP101 snubby, and I will almost always have one with me. If I am also carrying a larger sixgun or my duty SIG P229, I still have an SP101 with me. I may very well be found carrying more than one SP101. I could say more, and I could elaborate on the above points, but this is not an article or book, just a response to an internet forum thread.
     
  19. shooter58

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    For years now, my primary concealed carry has been a nickle-plated model 36 with a 2" barrell. It has the stock grips with a Tyler T-grip. Wouldn't change anything about it.

    My alternate primary is a Kel-tec P-11. Good gun, but I prefer my m36.
     
  20. 19-3Ben

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    I carry an SP101 daily. Love that little gun.
     
  21. Darkness

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    When I am wearing an appropriate jacket, I carry my 4" S&W model 28. At other times, I carry my Ruger P345, sometimes IWB, sometimes OWB.
     
  22. Flame Red

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    My favorite carry is a Colt Magnum Carry :D

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  23. markk

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    I find my .357 Ladysmith far easier to conceal than any of my "compact" .45s (G30, 1911 Champion, Usp45c)...
     
  24. Redhawk 44

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    Carry an SP 101 in 357 almost exclusively now in the civilized world. Compact, moderate weight and size, and 357 punch that is accurate with me shooting it. Carry it IWB winter and summer.
     
  25. sixgunner455

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    Most of the time. Only when I am needing a full sized gun do I carry a semi.
     
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