Snub nose revolvers 38 special +p .

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  1. BulletArc47

    BulletArc47 New Member

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    When it comes to revolvers; I'm about as knowledgeable as a monkey with a wrench.

    So, do any of you know of good models? It would be as back-up CCW. I would probably carry it on my boot, or leg; somewhere in that area.

    I know some will recommend a 357 snubbie, but I already know I don't want that; just one in 38 special that is plus p rated.
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    jedwil Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I like both the Ruger LCR and the S&W 638. I'd lean to the 638 because it can still be fired SA.
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    S&W 642 is my favorite and the new Ruger LCR would be my first choices for hammerless; if hammer didn't matter, it would be an SP101 all day long.
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    Smith, Ruger, or old Colt Detective Special model. My personal favorite is an older S&W M36. I'd shy away from lightweights, with all steel recoil is dampened a bit and the snubbies aren't that heavy to start with. Depending on carry method, you might take a hard look at the hammerless versions.
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    Ruger LCR would be my first choice. There are many good ones on the market.
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    I bought a 642 for my wife--- she won't carry it until she goes through a 'real' course and obtains her CCW permit (not required in this state)--- but she shoots it well, and I carry it instead of my G27 or G22--- a lot lighter and just as accurate.

    great little gun for $400
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    i have carried a taurus model 85 for many years with no problems,it is plus p rated.they now make some ultra lites in 38 special and thats what i would buy if my model 85 ever let me down. old semperfi
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    That's what I'd like to get my wife but there are a lot of small revolvers out there, Ruger, Taurus.
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    Also what's the real differences between the S&W 642 and 442?

    Color? Both $449 MSRP (+/-)
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    Ruger and colt. .357 and .44 mag . dont know if colt makes a .44 mag. id say those 2 for sure. s&w is good too
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    I carry my wifes 642,when she can't, loaded with +p's..Remington Golden Sabers...very large hollow point.
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    Spend as much money as you want, or as little as you want. I can not think of a single modern .38 pistol that will not shoot +P ammo. Some might not do well in the long run with a steady diet of hot rounds, but they will all shoot the +P for SD. And please, find another place to carry your BUG. The ankle/boot carry is the worst way to carry. It's a back up gun! That means you should be able to get to it very quickly!
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    I've been pocket carrying a S&W 342. It's a Titanium 38+P, 5-shot, hammerless revolver. A little pricier than the 642 but lighter than any other snub nose. It's actually as light or lighter than my Kel-Tec P3AT.
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    My back up is a Charter Arms Undercover. +P ammo. Light, dependable, easy to conceal. And it was affordable.
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