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Old 01-24-2012, 07:43 PM   #11
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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.

I been wanting this gun for a long time but never end up getting it.
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Old 01-24-2012, 07:50 PM   #12
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I really like my S&W 638-3. Particularly the fact that you can shoot single action as well as double action. I was surprised how accurate it was for having such a short barrel.
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Old 01-24-2012, 11:49 PM   #13
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There is no such thing as the single "best" gun of any kind to carry. What is best for you, is what works for you. I would recommend carrying what you are comfortable with and have unqualified confidence in.

The gun is only half of the equation. Quality self defense ammo may save your life, where lower cost, lower quality ammo will not do what you want it to do. Ammo is no place to go cheap, except for practice & plinking.

I have a number of revolvers but only two that I carry with any kind of regularity. One is my duty backup and sometimes summer carry gun, a S&W 642 (no lock) J-frame, loaded with Hornady Critical Defense +P loads. Always with at least one reload.

Number two, is a Taurus (gasp ) model 617, 2" .357 magnum 7 shooter, loaded with Speer Gold Dot, Short Barrel, 135 grain loads. Always with at least one reload.

A third, but non-carry revolver is my S&W model 19 .357 mag. It still works flawlessly, but as my first police firearm, it was retired for sentimental reasons.
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I carry a Colt Detective Special 3rd gen. made in 1974. I don't believe they made any with aluminum frames. Hornady critical defense +p does very well. Best regards
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My vote would be for The Ruger LCR .357 magnum It's small is made with the proven ruger reliability and its a .357 mag
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I really like my S&W 638-3. Particularly the fact that you can shoot single action as well as double action. I was surprised how accurate it was for having such a short barrel.
how do you shoot SA with a bobbed hammer? sorry if thats a noob question. I just cant figure how you access the hammer
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how do you shoot SA with a bobbed hammer? sorry if thats a noob question. I just cant figure how you access the hammer
Pull the trigger just enough for the bobbed hammer to clear the frame,then cock back with thumb. But he probably has a partially bobbed hammer in which he could still use the SA function without using the trigger
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Pull the trigger just enough for the bobbed hammer to clear the frame,then cock back with thumb. But he probably has a partially bobbed hammer in which he could still use the SA function without using the trigger
yea that doesnt sound safe to me lol I dont think id want to shoot a gun like that imo if you hit the break before you got a hold of it that could be bad
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how do you shoot SA with a bobbed hammer? sorry if thats a noob question. I just cant figure how you access the hammer
The hammer on the stock 632 sticks up just enough so you can cock it with your thumb, but not far enough to snag on your clothes if carried in your pocket.
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yea that doesnt sound safe to me lol I dont think id want to shoot a gun like that imo if you hit the break before you got a hold of it that could be bad
Ever looked at or held a S&W 638? You don't pull on the trigger to pull the hammer back. There is enough protruding to make it quite accessible.
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