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Old 06-01-2010, 07:55 PM   #1
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I need a new handgun for 4 purposes:

1)( In Addtion to a 12 Gauge Shotgun or .243 Win. Rifle) Supplimental Hog Medicine.
2) Concealed Carry
3) Home Defense
4) Target

Option 1:
S&W 686 .357 Magnum wheelgun 6" Barell NIB $686.00

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Option2:
Glock 20 10MM 4.6" Barell 16+1 $535 NIB

I already own a .357 2" snuby EAA Windicator and a Glock 30 .45 ACP.

In light of the afforementioned facts which option is the defacto "Best" option?

Thanks again for all your imput guys & gals.

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I would go with the 686 hands down. There are plenty of ammo selections in 357 for each of your purposes. The only advantage the G20 would have over the 686 is concealed carry. But your G30 should be able to cover that.

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a 686 for conceal carry? just trying to picture it, sounds kinda big for that.

i've gotten to shoot my buddies .357 S&W 686 and its a ball...not too bad on recoil with the ported muzzle either....

i think 10mm=future reloader

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If the 686 is a pre-lock (no lock on the left side), I say S&W all the way.

I do not care for the newer MIM Smiths or their key lock feature.

They both are a bit big for concealed carry, but the Glock will be better suited for that. Yes with the 10mm, plan on getting into reloading.

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Default Too Big For Concealed Carry?

I was thinking about a vertical shoulder holster for the S&W 686.

I am about 6 ft and 260-280 lbs I was thinking a Concealed Carry vest would be the ticket.

Is the S&W too big for concealed carry?

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I can conceal a 6" Smith 44 mag, if I choose the right wardrobe and holster. Vertical shoulder holster is probably the best choice.

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I would choose just about anything over a glock.

Go for the magnum!

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686 all the way, it will out last the owner and is a joy to shoot. I've carried a 586 in a shoulder rig and it isn't bad with the right clothing.

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A 686 in a concealment vest will make you look like Quasimodo even if your posture is perfect. Vertical shoulder if that's the way you decide to go. I sing the praises of the Colt Delta 10mm. Must reload or mug Donald Trump.

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I would go with the Glock 10mm without a second thought. There is a wide range of ammo offerings for the 10mm. Hog fare to target loads. Full power 10mm loads will handle any hog, and 16 rounds fills good in your hand. A .357 will work, but I like to come down on the side of power and that puts you in the 10mm camp. If you go to Georgia-Arms.com you will find 10mm ammo in stock, and cheaper than 45 ACP or 357 Magnum (well, that's the case in the storeitself).

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