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Old 02-11-2008, 09:43 PM   #11
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Thanks, all. Appreciate all the help. Once I'm back where I was back in my military days, I can see spending the bucks, but until the comfort level is back, I'm going for down and dirty sturdy and affordable. Thanks again. (They tell me it's like riding a bike, but I never fell off a 12 guage.)

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My personal choise for CCW is the PD 329 S&W
Wow, you must really like recoil !
Ever think of moving up to a 3" Model 500?
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I have a .357 Ruger Security Six, and a .44mag Smith & Wesson 629. They both shoot well. I think the fit and finish on the Smith is a little better, but for a daily carry weapon they are both fine. I generally keep the Ruger in my glove box, and use it as a carry weapon often.

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I have a .357 Ruger Security Six, and a .44mag Smith & Wesson 629. They both shoot well. I think the fit and finish on the Smith is a little better, but for a daily carry weapon they are both fine. I generally keep the Ruger in my glove box, and use it as a carry weapon often.
I would think the Ruger would be a bit large for for a carry weapon, but I don't know the barrel length.
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I usually throw it into a jacket pocket, or put it in a fanny pack.

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Rugers in general are the strongest revolvers made. You'd really have to abuse one for a long period of time to get it to fail. I like Smiths, but I'll take a Ruger over any other revolver any day of the week.

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Well said rj stewert.

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bought my wife new S&W 38sp Mod 10 4" today. $589.00
not cheap.
i like my S&W 4586,
i bought a Hi Point 9mm for $140 very afordable and shoots great plus a LIFE TIME WARRENTY,
500 S&W 1yr. But I LIKE S&W

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Been getting a lot of good help about what kind of handgun I should get. Thought it was narrowed down to a S&W 638 .357 Magnum/.38 special, until I talked to a dealer today. He claimed that the Ruger was every bit as good as the S&W, but half the cost because you're paying for the S&W name. I bow to experience. Any thoughts?
Hi--Did you get your new gun?
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i have a Super Blackhawk and a SW 686. I think the 686 if far superior to the Ruger. The Smith has a real nice trigger and I am far more accurate with the Smit. I paid $400 for my 686 old style in like new condition.

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