a good revolver for carrying

Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by Jeepdude90, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. Old John

    Old John New Member

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    I'd been carrying a Ruger 2.25", .357 magnum, SP101, for the last 8 years or so. Before that I carried an old 1991A1 Colt Commander in .45 acp. It got too heavy. So, I went to the Ruger, .357, SP101.

    About 6 or 8 months ago I picked up a Ruger .38 Special, LCR, for a pocket gun, once in a while. And then I had to get a .357 magnum LCR to go with it.
    I discovered they each fit in the same OSW, strong side Galco pancake holster as I'd been using for the SP101.
    So, now my EDC is the Ruger .357 magnum LCR. It's a lot lighter to carry around all day, under an untucked shirt. Too heavy in my pocket, though.

    When I have to dress up & tuck my shirts the .38 special LCR fits my pocket, just fine.
  2. Jeepdude90

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    yea considering fall and winter is coming up i was just gonna get something bigger like a 1911 or maybe a revoler with a 6 inch barrel then get something small when spring rolls around
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    My Rossi 461/462's are a little bulky compared to a J-frame or Taurus 85, but they are about the smallest revolvers I can shoot accurately. Still thinking that the M327 Magnum might work if I can keep the screws from vibrating out from the recoil.
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    SW 642 with crimson trace - one of the best dam 38 snubbies ever made IMO.
  5. 3/2 STA SS

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    My wifes S&W 642. She don't carry it so I may as well...
  6. Kevin Rohrer

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    Currently I carry a S&W 36 in a Mika pocket holster. It hides well in my shorts pocket. I plan to replace it next year w/ a S&W 340PD (Scandium .357 mag w/ .38+P ammo).

    For winter wear, am hoping to get a Rohrbaugh.
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    I think you will find that the .44, and the .45 are just about the most accurate hand gun rounds out there. It's just one of those things that come together well.
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    The .44spl with 200gr Gold Dot ammo.

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  9. JLA

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    ammo hell.. Thems spare coffee cups Myles..
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    And I bet they would "POP" when they hit!:yikes:
  11. Jeepdude90

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    anyone carry a 686?
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    Some motherF-er stole my wifes 686 when they stole her truck. It was a snubby too.
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    I may have to rethink my carry option now with that photo!!.:eek:
  14. Jeepdude90

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    how did you like the 686?
    id probably get the 6inch barrel.
  15. yogiboobooranger

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    A good quality revolver for concealed carry is the Ruger LCR..light weight..easy to shoot, and due to the polymer frame and rubber grips, you can shoot it all day long at the range and not come home sore. Ask my wife, she loves it, but disdains shooting my S&W model 36 or the 60. You would love this revolver and if you can, try one at your local range!!
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  17. gdmoody

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    double post, oops.
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  18. happyskeeter

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    If hiking in mountain lion/bear country, which really means out my front door, I carry a S&W 329 in a Krammer horsehide pancake holster. Very light and comfortable. First 3 chambers are 210 gr. Silver Tips which are quite mild compared to the next 310 gr hard cast Garretts. In town it is all Silver Tips.
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    I normally carry a P238 but it is in the shop right now. I am carrying my Ruger LCR in a Desantis Nemesis pocket holster. The whole rig weighs right at 18 ounces.

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  20. BIGBOOMER

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    I assume we're talking "town carry" here. For that purpose I have several that
    I carry including a Taurus Titanium 2" in 45 Colt, a Taurus Titanium 2.5" in 41
    Mag., and a Rossi M720C 3" in 44 Special. All of these shoot and carry well,
    but lately I have mostly been carrying a Ruger LCR 38 Spec. with Crimson Trace
    laser. Not as powerful as the others, but it's more compact and I love its 13
    ounce weight and its wonderful DA pull. Also, most "social problems" occur at
    night, and that's where the laser really pays off.
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