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TheNYResistance 01-18-2012 11:26 PM

Best revolver for carry?
My dad used ti carry a colt detective special back in the day, he was fine with it, and said it was comfortable, I'm guessing it was the later partial aluminum frame. I would love to have a nice little revolver to have as a carry option.

I hear good things abiut the now discontinued taurus 617T.

The sw 360 revolver is also nice i hear. Then again i hear having a .357 as a light carry option is not great since the power coupled with the light weight make for a nasty recoil.

Any good revolver options you guys can recomend?

HOSSFLY 01-18-2012 11:43 PM

You have a CCL in NY,Ny :eek:
Anyways Any S&W would be my main choice-
Rossi, Taurus revolvers are fine but i would rather not carry one :rolleyes:
Now I do have a Rossi 357 in my truck 24/7 so i guess i'm a bit - well, how do you spell hypocritical :confused:

g17frantz 01-18-2012 11:51 PM

I just purchased a stainless Taurus 85 .38 special snubbie a couple weeks ago. I'm new to revolvers and I have got to say I am extremely impressed. 200 rounds so far with no hiccups. I freaking hit a 20 oz bottle from 35 yds away with no rest today. A 2" bbl! It is so amazingly accurate.

trip286 01-19-2012 12:53 AM

Taurus and Rossi (really about the same thing) are good revolvers, I've had a Rossi. I prefer smith and wesson, just because it's a classic. I've shot another member's Ruger and really enjoyed it.

Olympus 01-19-2012 02:20 AM

If it's your CCW, you're probably not going to be out pleasure-shooting full house .357 loads. Just enough to practice and hit center with. To me, carry guns are very rarely pleasure guns for the range. They're for business, not fun. If I need to defend myself, recoil of my CCW would be the FURTHEST thing from my mind. I've never been in the situation, but I would imagine it's similar to the effect you get when hunting. I've harvested a lot of deer and I can't remember a single time when I remembered how my rifle recoiled or how loud the shot was without hearing protection. It's call adrenalin.

If you're looking for a revolver to carry, I would HIGHLY recommend a nice 2.5" K-frame Smith and Wesson. Either a Model 19 or Model 66. Put some asskicking .357 loads for carry and then if you get the itch to let the wifey shoot it, you can always emptying the .357 shells and shoot some very mild .38s out of it.

Win73 01-19-2012 02:28 AM

Here is my carry revolver. It is a Smith & Wesson Model 637 Airweight .38 special. It is rated for +P. It is light to carry and a .38 +P hollowpoint is no slouch when it comes to self defense.

winds-of-change 01-19-2012 05:35 AM


Originally Posted by TheNYResistance (Post 681173)
My dad used ti carry a colt detective special back in the day the one in my avatar? I'd love to have a Colt Detective Special.

trip286 01-19-2012 05:37 AM


Originally Posted by winds-of-change the one in my avatar? I'd love to have a Colt Detective Special.

I can ask around, buddy's dad has one, blue and wood, and he doesn't really care anything about handguns, he just likes his deer rifles.

Vikingdad 01-24-2012 01:50 AM

I have a S&W Airlite in .357 Magnum. I shoot it with .38s when practicing but load .357 in it for HD. I would do the same if I could concealed carry.

pluspforyou38 01-24-2012 04:34 AM

i have a taurus .38 ultra lite model 85 snub. perfect. with a blackhawk size 3 pocket holster. its natural like puttin my wallet in my pocket

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