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Snubby for CCW, What do you guys like?

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by BradleyScottETC, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. Jun 30, 2011 at 6:59 PM
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    Hey folks,

    I am going to be adding a snubby for CCW to my arsenal- I already have a subcompact XD40 for CCW but I want to get a revolver for pocket or ankle carry, maybe wasteband if I don't feel like carrying the semi-automatic. I thought of getting the PPK for that purpose but I think I need a revolver.

    I've shot the Ruger LCR several times and I really like it, but I think I want something I can let my girlfriend shoot single-action. I know some of the S&W have a recessed hammer for just that purpose.

    What snubby's do you guys carry? I don't really want to break $400, but I will. :D
     
  2. Jun 30, 2011 at 7:00 PM
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    Ruger LCR and S&W 642 are my favorite.
     
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    glock 26 imo
     
  5. Jun 30, 2011 at 8:45 PM
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    just realized you said a revolver. still say glock 26.
     
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    Revolver, I like the Smith and Wesson 360 PD or 360 M&P .357mag/.38 +p spl

    Auto for Concealed carry, Kahr CW9
     
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    Ha! I don't want another polymer frame right now. I don't see a point in buying a glock 26 if I already have a XD40. Like I said, if I got another semiauto it would be a PPK or LCP, something small. I'm looking for an ankle gun here.

    The LCR will probably win, unless Addisons has a good deal on something higher on the food chain.
     
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    I have the Ruger LCR .357. With low recoil .38 its a great weapon, with .38+P or .357 it kicks like an angry mule on PCP. Its such a light frame with such a short barrel that it hits and hurts bad when fired with the larger round. But all in all its a great weapon.
     
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    I've fired the PPK, the PPKS, the LCP and a 1941 PPK. I bet you can't guess which one I liked best!

    Like I said- I would get the LCR, but I think I want something I can also fire single action if I want to. Anyone shot the S&W 638? Thats basically exactly what I want.
     
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    No man! The 1941 Walther PPK! I was scared to even ask who the original owner was... :eek: By far, the coolest handgun I've ever been able to shoot.

    The only thing appealing about the LCP is that it will fit in a pants pocket, and obviously it's smaller and thinner than any snubnose revolver. It's definitely not a fun gun to shoot, and I personally I don't want my close-range backup weapon to be a semi-auto. I just think about the risks of clothing or fragments of, well, meat, getting stuck in the breach of a weapon you would most likely be using in a last resort, point-blank self-defense situation.
     
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    442/642 is the pocket revo to own.
    In re single action..I don't see the point in shooting these SA.
    DO NOT waste your money on a 357 airweight....you will only shoot 357 out of it once and then switch to 38spl.
     
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    Thanks for your help folks- I am pretty sure I'm going to go with the 638.
     
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    S&W 637, but bobbed to avoid hammer snag. The 642 would be a similar option. Could never get over the humpback look of the 638.
     
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    You know I am looking into the same thing. Right now i carry A Baby Desert Eagle full size 9mm.
     
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    bet you can tell when that goes off in your hand...
     
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    Yup ;)
     
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