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Who Doesn't Like Snub-Nosed Revolvers?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by TOADMAN, Oct 2, 2005.

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  1. TOADMAN

    TOADMAN Member

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    Yesterday, I bought a S&W 640! Had to have it. Now I have four of-em (S&W 642/442/60-14/640). Is it possible not to like them? Do I have a short barrel revolver problem?
     
  2. grimjaw

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    I also have a S&W 640, and the jury is still out. I love the fact that it's a concealable .357 Mag, but I'm lucky if I can shoot .38's out of it. Practicing to get better, though. Ordered some combat grips for it in hopes that it would help me tame it better.

    jmm
     
  3. cookekdjr

    cookekdjr Member

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    IMO, snub-nosed revolvers are the ULTIMATE in concealed carry.
    I ordered a S&W 431PD on Thursday. Picking it up Tuesday. Life is good.
    -David
     
  4. FPrice

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    I am with those who like a snubbie revolver for easy concealed carry. If the general threat environment is low a snubbie should get you past 95% of the threats you may encounter. But if the threat were higher and I could not avoid being there I might opt for a bigger or higher-capacity handgun with a longgun nearby.
     
  5. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

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    I'm a snubby fan; as I own quite a few~ :D
     
  6. mec

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    they're great. Besides which the pseudos who have heard of Freud but not read him are more inclined to make fun of you for the ones with long barrels.

    also better than having this happen
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  7. CajunBass

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    I had one. It was ok. I traded it off for something else.
     
  8. Dollar An Hour

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    Owned a .44Spl Charter Arms Bulldog Pug with the bobbed hammer, produced in the '80's. Pretty nice gun, lots of power in a small package, but never was any fun to shoot.

    I think the ultimate in CCW firepower has to be a compact semiauto 9mm or larger caliber. Alot more than 5 shots and less recoil, muzzle flash and noise to deal with. :cool:
     
  9. R.H. Lee

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    Ditto that. Drop 'em in a pocket or tuck 'em into a waistband. You hardly know they're there.
     
  10. magsnubby

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    Isn't it amazing how many experts tout the virtues of the big bore handguns then slyly admit to "occasionally" dropping a J frame into their pocket?
     
  11. DennisE

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    I've got a S&W 66 and 386PD. Can't imagine needing anything more in 99.99% of the incidents civilians are involved in. The exception would be of course the motorcycle gang high on angel dust packing full auto machine pistols and rocket launchers that has taken a blood oath to kill me or die trying. Statistics, such as they are, suggest that this will happen to me, or to you, only rarely! Dennis
     
  12. nero45acp

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    Centennial-type snubs = the ultimate civilian CCW/close quarters weapon



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  13. BBBS

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    I love my snubs (696,Cobra,Diamondbacks(2) and I also ride.
     
  14. Mastrogiacomo

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    Sold my 442 - just didn't like it. Love my S&W 60 2" and 2" SP101 and hope to get the 649 and 640 at some point. For me, weight is my friend; personally I prefer to carry the gun in a holster or coat pocket rather than my pants.
     
  15. kahr404life

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    gun no good

    Snub revolvers are no good :scrutiny: . Any decent person would get rid of them. You can send them to me and I will put them with the rest of the terrible snub revolvers I have saved people from buying. Sometimes you have to take one for the team :D . My least favorite is a S&W M-60. I hate it so much I place it on my ankle every day to remind it how low it rates in the world.
     
  16. EddieCoyle

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    You can add me to the "for" list. I carry a S&W 642 with me nearly everywhere. In a Gould and Goodrich pancake holster, I've literally forgotten that I've had it on. In the summer, it goes in the pocket of my cargo shorts.

    Some of the other "CCW guys" that I know tell me that a .38 isn't powerful enough or that 5 shots isn't enough. When I've asked them, "Can you show me what you carry?" They all tell me about the high capacity big bore that they have at home in a safe. Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against big bore or high cap autos, my favorite gun is my S&W 4506. It's just too big to carry. You can take a light snubbie anywhere.

    Rule No. 1 - "Have a gun".
     
  17. RyanM

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    I definitely love my 2" SP-101. I shoot it just as well as a full-sized revolver, and it's a lot easier to carry.
     
  18. eagle45

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    Count me in. I have three Taurus snubbies, an older 85, a 617 and an 851BUL. Just picked up a Ruger SP 101 2" last weekend. Just something about them I like. :D
     
  19. pezo

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    to know the snubby is to love the snubby. its the best conceal carry peice. imho.
     
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    I like them, I just don't shoot them very well.
     
  21. GregGry

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    I didn't like them, until I shot one (stupid me).. Although they tend to have to small of grips for my hands, I want a snubby .357 so bad I already have .357 mag ammo, and no gun that shoots it :what: :D .
     
  22. fiVe

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    Snubbies are the Ultimate CCW piece

    The S&W 642 is one of my favorites and my primary carry.


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  23. juneau803

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    I got a colt magnum carry. Love it! Accurate too. I've got a S&W 66-1 in the mail coming to me now. I think I'm gonna love it too.
     
  24. BlackHive

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    I've recently picked up a S&W 340PD and have been very happy with it. While I'm still having trouble with any amount of accuracy at the range, I know I just need to keep practicing. I can imagine it being immensely easy to carry all day (WI has no CCW so I wouldn't know).

    Yes, .357s are ridiculous in this 12oz thing. Ridiculous. It feels like a prize boxer punching the palm of your hand with brass knuckles. .38s are very controllable and easy to shoot out of it, though.

    Now I just need a S&W 41 or Sig Trailside for range fun.

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  25. Diamondback

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    Count me in...I have more than I need.....but enough to occupy my fondness.
    I like this quote from above:
    ......I too think that for 99.99% of life's little problems a snub works just fine for me...YMMV however and I respect that.

    -Regards
     
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