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Old 02-09-2013, 09:12 PM   #51
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Quoting the movie zombieland rule number 2 double tap lol, I've never seen a half a round either lol. This is my first centerfire revolver, I have a rough rider rimfire, this is also my first piece of s&w hardware, I haven't shot it yet but I am super impressed with the look and feel of it, I'm hooked on wheel guns now for sure lol

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Old 02-09-2013, 09:32 PM   #52
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I might have to take a closer look at those two models.

The Airweight 642 is a good choice for a concealed carry revolver and even better with crimson trace.

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The wife loves her model 60 (purchased about 76 or 77) and has seen fit to purchase Crimson Trace laser for it.
I purchased a Smith model 60 3" with adjustable sights a couple of years after they came out. Although there are several alternatives, it is the one that is in a Bianchi Shadow II holster on my waist as I write. The recoil is sharp,but it is shoving my standard load (13 1/2 gr of 2400, std sm pistol primers, and a 158 gr.HP) at 1100+ fps, my larger framed revolvers shove the load about 100 fps faster.
It is not heavy, but it is not light. The three inch barrel really helps get back on target. I have a critical mass target (torso,but a couple of inches smaller) and have no problem keeping all five on target at 40 yds double action.
For me . I think the reason I like it so much is that it points so well! I am seriously considering putting a trinium night sight on it.

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With my two 38's - the Smith 438 Airweight and the Ruger LCR, I'm still hoping to come across an SP101 in 357. I know it's larger and heavier but I think it may still be OK for CCW - and it gives you 357.
The SP101 isn't really much bigger than a S&W J-Frame but it is heavier than the alloy frame models. I personally would not want anything lighter in .357 either. I'm currently on the look out for an SP101 or a S&W Model 60 (steel frame) in .357 mag. They are both a bit heavy for pocket carry but should ride nicely in a belt holster.
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The SP101 is about 27oz loaded. The Hogue grip helps a lot but it is still a handful with full power 158's.

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Can't carry yet in Illinois, but this is what I will be carrying if and when they pass ccw here.

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S&W model 60 no dash, chiefs special in 38 special its a 1979 model and is in very good condition.
It's sounding like your carry situation in Illinois may be changing. The libs and politicians are fighting it - kicking and screaming. But it seems the law of the land may be too much even for those groups - at least this time around.

Your Smith 60 looks good. The Ruger SP101 seems like a near equivalent - and I like that one, too.
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S&W Bodyguard fits your criteria. I haven't shot one...maybe someone who has will be along shortly.
I've got a Bodyguard 38. It's light, conceals well, is laser equipped and the .38+p is an adequate SD round. That said, like any other snubby, it takes an investment in range time to become proficient, and it doesn't share the same trigger as other J frames, no trigger job is possible. The trigger is what it is. The biggest drawback with the Bodyguard or any other snubby is capacity. Worse comes to worse, with only 5 rounds, you'd better be good.
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Last week I picked up a new Ruger LCR .22 WMR. I think it will provide an acceptable self defense tool, especially when I find some SD ammo, not easy to do these days. On my first trip to the range I shot the ammo I have for my Single Six and 9422 so the muzzle flash was spectacular !

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