Best Revolver for CCW

Discussion in 'Self Defense Tactics & Weapons' started by Pistolenschutze, Feb 10, 2006.

Best Revolver for CCW

  1. .38/.357 J-frame snubbies

    102 vote(s)
  2. K-frame revolvers with 3" or longer barrels, .38 or .44

    19 vote(s)
  3. Heavy N-frame revolvers like the Smith Mod. 29

    4 vote(s)
  4. Very small revolvers in sub calibers like the .22

    2 vote(s)
  1. Overall, what is the best revolver for concealed carry in the opinion of the membership? Please note I'm not talking about caliber here, but rather the pistols themselves. I realize this is a very difficult question to answer definitively because no single weapon will fit all possible concealed carry circumstances, yet I think the question does have a degree of relevance nonetheless. Assume you are a new CCW holder, that you have a good deal of background experience with firearms, and that you have sufficient funds available to purchase pretty much whatever you want. What would you choose as the optimum carry revolver and why? I've set up some common choices in the poll above, but please don't feel limited by those. Also, please limit your responses to revolvers in this thread and note that I have set up a similar one for pistols for those of you who prefer those.
  2. WhiteRhino

    WhiteRhino New Member

    Mar 27, 2003
    I like the 340PD. It isn't a particularly fun or comfortable range gun, but it works wonderfully in a pocket holster, SOB holster or ankle holster (for driving).

  3. Familyguy

    Familyguy New Member

    Jan 17, 2006
    I voted K-frame 3" or longer .38 or 44.....I had a S&W 686 6" .357 stainless cut and crowned to 3" (keeps the longer ejector rod). Best damn carry gun next to my current one (H&K P7). One of the few guns I really regret selling.
  4. 22WRF

    22WRF Well-Known Member

    May 10, 2004
    Smith 637 J Frame is worth a look.
    I have run a number of rounds though a friends was was impressed with.
  5. llama.45

    llama.45 New Member

    Jan 21, 2005
    s&w model 19 or 66 in 4in,both are great
  6. Smoky14

    Smoky14 Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Nowhere NM
  7. mhammer3333

    mhammer3333 New Member

    Feb 19, 2006
    I would say it depends on where you plan to carry it. If it's on your hip and your primary carry I would prefer to have a revolver with a rear sight so it's not just point and shoot. I've got a Colt 4" King Cobra that conceals nice. As a backup the J frame makes a lot of sense on the ankle.
  8. I like the Smith and Wesson Mod. 10 Easy to carry and conceal

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    Last edited: May 1, 2006
  9. wolfgang2000

    wolfgang2000 New Member

    Dec 10, 2005
    Mountain Grove MO.
    If I had to choose 1 revolver it would be that Ruger GP100 stainless 3"bbl in 357mag.

    I feel the GP100 sits lower in the hand than the S&W L frame. I have a full 6 shots. It can handle 38spl and 357 mag. It has enought heft to handle the 357, but it's not too heavy. The fixed sights don't snag on the draw. The hammer spur may catch on a coat, but a small piece of latex tubbing fixed that problem.

    If you compare it to a stainless SP101 or a S&W J frame the size and weight differences or minimal. I gladly will trade the differences for more power and a extra shot.
  10. Green

    Green New Member

    Apr 26, 2006
    The South
    I like my Kel-Tec .380 P3AT. Light,very concealable, packs a punch and not expensive.
  11. JohnK3

    JohnK3 New Member

    May 5, 2003
    That's not a revolver, Green.
  12. Green

    Green New Member

    Apr 26, 2006
    The South
    JohnK3, I stand corrected. Sorry,got ahead of myself.
  13. navyvet

    navyvet New Member

    Jun 20, 2006
    Nashville Tn.
  14. Marlin

    Marlin *TFF Admin Staff Chief Counselor*

    I carry in an ankle holster and sweat ruined the finish of a Model 36 in our hot humid summers.

    Sold the gun after refinishing and bought a good used Model 60. No longer have the problem since it is stainless.....
  15. Kentuckian

    Kentuckian New Member

    Jun 6, 2006
    My Taurus 605 seems to work pretty well.
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