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Old 08-18-2012, 03:55 PM   #11
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No I'm not looking to win any shooting matches with it as its purpose will be to carry. I just don't want something that is so inaccurate it won't hit the broadside of a barn at 5 paces.

I've never owned a Taurus but I've shot one or two Taurus autos. Yesterday was the first day I'd gone and looked at them so I'm still in the "explore my opinions" stage. I'll check out the Ruger lcr too.
The LCR is a fine choice, but if you decide to go with the .357 over the .38 make sure the cylinder opens and closes freely. Also check the lock-up on it. You need to be able to close the cylinder and rotate it slightly to have it lock into place. Any more than a few degrees of rotation and you don't want it.

The .357 LCR has had many complaints about this issue. It's not any less safe, but it does make loading, unloading, and lock-up less enjoyable than it could be. The .38 special LCR is a great gun and seems to be immune to this problem.
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i would get a ruger lcr
My dad is out back shooting his CC LCR as I type.
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Another question, the old .22 I have has a loading gate and each chamber has to be loaded, cylinder turned and next chamber loaded and so on. What is the term for that style revolver and what is the term for the type like the Taurus 85 where the whole cylinder tilts out so you can use speedloaders/moon clips? Just wondering.
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Most revolvers where you open a loading gate to load the cylinder are single action. The double actions are called swing out cylinders. You might want to go check out a charter arms bull dog in 44 special. They make bigger holes and come in small compact frames desighned for conceal carry
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Most revolvers where you open a loading gate to load the cylinder are single action. The double actions are called swing out cylinders. You might want to go check out a charter arms bull dog in 44 special. They make bigger holes and come in small compact frames desighned for conceal carry
Ok, I knew the .22 was sa and the one I looked at was da but I didn't realize that the difference between the cylinders had anything to do with it, guess you learn somethin new everyday.

My lgs did have a Charter Arms in .38 spl but it was pretty small, I didn't really like how small it was.

They also had a couple longer barreled .357's but those were more in the realm of hunting as they were a bit much for cc. They did have a really nice Rossi .357 too.
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I recently picked up the SP101 .357 w/3" barrel. Might be a bit too much for you to carry, but it's a great gun. Gives you the option of 38spcl & .357 ammo.
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An Sp101 is perfect size for a carry weapon. I have a Gp100 for a range gun and sometimes carry weapon. An Sp101 is half the weight of mine and should be great for conseald carry. Thats just my two cents....
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the ruger sp101 3inch and all its family are great last forever revolvers.. im not an expert but i do own them and i know they are alreadya coveted family treasure.. (hope my kids dont try to collect early)

have a safe and blessed sunday folks..
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I like the SP101 a lot. Have not bought it yet. It seemed heavy for conceal and that is what I have been interseted in. I have a S&W 438 Airweight which seems borderline too heavy and bulky to carry - and the SP101 is even heavier and bulkier. But! I like the SP101! It is a very well made gun!
So.... do you guys have a conceal method that works for you for the SP101? I'd sure like to hear what your method is and how you handle it - because the SP101 seems close to the perfect gun for me.
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My father in law carrys it in his front pants pocket, in a pocket holster. But hes 6'9" 350lbs. I personaly have only carried OWB with all of my handguns.
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