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Seriously thinking of getting a Ruger revolver to carry.

 

A friend has been carrying one for over 30 years and he says they are easier to carry than a 9MM.

 

The drawback he says is that you have only six shots vs. a magazine.

 

My wife wants me to get one with a laser.  We tried out various 9MM's at a guy carry seminar at our American Legion Post and it was interesting the see that red dot jump all around the wall.

 

What is even more interesting is that my friend who has been carrying for over 30 years told me that he had to use the gun only one time when he was being approached by three thugs on the street. He said all he did was pull his coat back so they could see the weapon and they smiled, waved and crossed the street.

 

So what do you guys think about a light weight, 2 or 3-inch barrel pistol?

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This one is wide open to debate.

 

When it's all said it done, probably comes down to personal preference.

 

Proponents of both are able to site pros & con for and against each.

 

For me the pro's for a revolver center around reliability but even that is subject to discussion.

 

Finally. if the need arises, a wheel gun can be fired repeatedly from a coat pocket,  though kind a tough on the coat.

 

A-Jay

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If you can't hit a target with 5 or 6 shots you need more time at the range. S&W makes a small ccw revolver with built in sights. Others might as well, I haven't checked. I'm a huge fan of Ruger products and their customer service. I damaged my Alaskan firing too heavy a grain ammo and they repaired it for free. My P95 was the most accurate out of the box and I've fired thousands of rounds thru it and never a jam.

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Smith and wesson .38 with a crimson trace laser. I carry a s&w 340pd it's a 357mag. It's a cannon with a short barrel. The .38 is way to go. I like the reliability of a revolver.

I agree with slone. I only need a 5 shots. The entire idea of ccw, is to get someone off you. Not to endure a long firefight

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Smith and wesson .38 with a crimson trace laser. I carry a s&w 340pd it's a 357mag. It's a cannon with a short barrel. The .38 is way to go. I like the reliability of a revolver.

I agree with slone. I only need a 5 shots. The entire idea of ccw, is to get someone off you. Not to endure a long firefight

That's it. I think it's part of their "bodyguard" series 

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I like revolvers, but Taurus just came out with a new semi-auto pistol that you can put in your pocket. It's called the curve and it looks pretty neat. The only problem I see is that there are no sights and the grip may be a little awkward.

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I own both revolver and automatic pistols and carry both concealed. I  like my S&W model 13 the most, 357mag, 3"  barrel, tuned trigger, bobbed hammer and ported by S&W performance center. Carry a couple of speed loaders. Also like Ruger LCR 357mag with LazerMax.

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I would not feel the least bit under gunned with a nice five- or six-shot shrouded hammer/hammerless snubbie.  A buddy of mine had a sweet titanium-framed snubbie that got me very close to buying one.

 

Tight lines,

Bob

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Personally, I would go with a .357 model. The beauty of this is it is a two caliber gun in one form factor (38/.357). I am more of a Smith guy but I really liked the Ruger SP101 when I played with it in the store. If you require a laser, they make grips for it as well.

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I've been carrying the SP-101 2" .357 for several years now and couldn't be happier. This stainless revolver is a one tank of a gun. A bit on the heavy side for a snubby, but you get use to it quickly. Very accurate at 10 paces and the caliber flexibility is excellent.

 

I load it with .38 Spec. Hydo-Shocks for in home defense so that I don't go shooting through walls, in the event it's needed. When I'm afield I load in full load .357's and feel confident that nothing is going get by me. It does require a bit of regular range work however, to maintain your abilities with the snubnose, but once you have a few sessions under your belt, you will feel very confident. Best part is that you can't shoot this revolver loose...I don't care how many full loads you put through it. It's that tough!

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Thanks, guys.

 

Will be stopping by Green Top or a local gun shop that sells to the local police to check a few out.

 

Sincerely appreciate the feed back.

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Sam, check out the Ruger LCR.

 

I've sold a boatload of them in both .38 and .357 without a single customer returning with a complaint. The SP101 is an awesome gun too but the LCR is a lightweight version that is better suited for CCW.

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Thanks, Speedbead.  My friend also suggested the Ruger LCR.

 

What bothers me the most is that we are going to have a lone goofball hold hostages in a café or restaurant or school or another gathering place like in Australia and no one has a weapon to protect themselves and the others.

 

My wife really wants me to carry as she says we Americans are sitting ducks from both the American thugs and the nut cases running around in the name of religion.

 

I will definitely try the LCR at the firing range.

 

Thanks to Speedbead and everyone who offered their input. I sincerely appreciate it.

 

Merry Christmas.

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Sam I recommend going to DK Firearms in Bowling Green off main st. If don't mind traveling a little farther. Much cheaper prices and if they don't have what you want they can order it. I've been dealing with them for awhile.

http://www.dkfirearms.com/

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My friend bought his wife the Ruger LCR when she got her CPL last fall.  She was intimidated by it so she would not carry it.  It was too big for her hand and just made her uncomfortable.  My wife felt the same way with it.  Now my buddy and I loved it.  He ended up buying his wife the Ruger SR9C and using the LCR as his backup weapon when he is on duty.  I thought it was a nice gun, reliable and the weight was pretty good.  Give it a try.

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If I carry a revolver, its my Ruger Redhawk with Pachmayr grip.

 Like a 357, it handles two loads--- .44 Magnum and .44 Special.

 

It will take care of Zombies and dinner. I have taken several whitetail deer with it.

 

"Go ahead punk, make my day"

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I carry a 4" GP100. I just love my revolver.

I am after the new Springfield XD mod2 for CC.

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As a lot of people already said, this will be a lot of back and forth with answers because it is personal preference.  I never carried a revolver as an EDC weapon.  My fiance carries a S&W .38 snubby.  We figured that would be best for her.  There is no fear of a jam.  If something misfires, just pull the trigger again.  No need to worry about accidentally pulling the trigger since the trigger travel is so long.  It seemed like a safer, more practical choice.

 

My first EDC was a Ruger LCP, which is a little .380.  It was the perfect size to slip in a pocket, but I read some horror stories about .380 rounds not penetrating peoples jackets/ hoodies.  So, I switched my EDC to a Glock 26, which is a 9mm.  Pretty clunky gun, so I switched to a Baretta Nano, which is a bit thinner, but also a 9mm.  When clothing gets clunkier in the winter I carry a Glock 17 (.40). 

 

It all boils down to what you feel comfortable and safe with.  In my opinion/experience, lasers are a waste unless the switch is built into the palm of the grip.  The last thing you're going to do if you need to pull the gun out is try to find a switch to turn a laser on. 

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I'm a big fan of the Ruger revolvers.  A Gemini Custom's SP101 is on my wish list.  The LCR is a really nice carry piece too.  Supposedly, the polymer LCR frame helps absorb some of the recoil, I haven't fired one to be sure though.  I feel much more comfortable with 5 shots of .38 or .357 than I do with 5 or 6 shots of .32 or .380, like you get with most pocket guns.

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Guns in general are all personal preference; whether is it which revolver or which semi-auto, and the age old revolver versus semi-auto discussion.  You need to try the gun out and make sure you can hit the target with it.  All the guns and ammo in the world are useless without any proficiency.

 

I like revolvers and semi-autos and carry each just depends on my circumstances - mostly on my attire.

 

Best advice I ever got regarding a carry piece is just shooting the hell out of it, and continued practice so your gun is a benefit not a detriment.

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Seriously thinking of getting a Ruger revolver to carry.

 

A friend has been carrying one for over 30 years and he says they are easier to carry than a 9MM.

 

The drawback he says is that you have only six shots vs. a magazine.

 

My wife wants me to get one with a laser.  We tried out various 9MM's at a guy carry seminar at our American Legion Post and it was interesting the see that red dot jump all around the wall.

 

What is even more interesting is that my friend who has been carrying for over 30 years told me that he had to use the gun only one time when he was being approached by three thugs on the street. He said all he did was pull his coat back so they could see the weapon and they smiled, waved and crossed the street.

 

So what do you guys think about a light weight, 2 or 3-inch barrel pistol?

http://www.slickguns.com/category/hand-guns?caliber=13  shop and compare!!!

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The ruger revolvers are one of the strongest revolvers. I've shot very stout magnum reloads in 357mag and in 44 mag. I'd go for the 357 magnum with a short barrel with a in the pants holster. Stainless is good too.

S&W are good revolvers with standard loads. The +p or heavy magnum loads aren't recomended.

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I really like the 101. In my opinion, though, the .357 caliber is hard to handle with such a small grip. I've changer over to a Kahr .40. It just fits my hand better.

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Don't get me wrong, I love my Sigs and my M&P, but the only gun I would carry when I worked securty was a 642.  My employer all but insisted on us carrying  a Glock 42 and spare mag.  but relented to my reasoning.  If a wheel gun is what you're comfortable with, you can't do better than this litlle beauty (IMO)

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Nick, I am heading to a local indoor firing range next month and will see how I like the LCR.

 

Thanks for the input.

 

My wife will not be carrying it but I want her to join me so she can fire some smaller hand guns to find one that she likes.

 

I sincerely appreciate all the feedback from you guys.  You all are the best!

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