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Old 12-04-2007, 03:36 AM   #11
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Default Thank you Robocop

Thank you for your input RoboCop and your description on your use of your model 65 3 inch smith and wesson and had it bead blasted. Great!!!!!! I also have a model 65 smith and wesson stainless steel 4 inch barrel. When I bought it the revolver was used probably a police trade-in. The cosmetics weren't in the best presentation. However I highly polished it with the different grits of sandpaper and finished it off with mother's mag polish followed by mother's power metal polish with Meguiar's gold class liquid wax for protection against fingerprints. Boy does it shine! It was worth the time and effort to enhance the finish on this revolver. Again thank you for your input and interaction in this forum

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Old 12-24-2007, 08:25 PM   #12
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Welcome to the discussion, agree with you completely, good bunch of gentlemen.
To get at your question, no issue with a revolver for CCW, its what you are comfortable with. Most incidents are over in 2 rounds (most sources I have read, I can't confirm so please don't hole me to it ), so capacity is not a real concern. For me the autos (my 1911) conceals easier. Good luck to you, and look forward to hearing from you in future discussions.

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Old 01-01-2008, 04:37 PM   #13
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What ever you are most comfortable with is the right choice!That being said I carry both types at different times ,if you need to buy 1 or 2 extra seconds of time in a dangerous situation,the revolver would be the way to go,on most autos you have to chamber the round,click off safety or decocker ,ect. ,you just lost 1 or 2 seconds that may be costly in a dangerous situation,time is everything when your life depends on it,plus on an auto the slide could possiby jam(doesn't happen too often ,but possibility is always there)

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i put a model 60 talo ss 5shot(only) on my ankle with long pants withouit fail. sig p220elite st carry on the hip at 2:30. the model 60 is unfluted.

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Ruger SP101 .357 Mag, with Cor-Bon 125 Gr. ammo". 4" barrel conceals well yet you still get good velocity. The only complaint some have with it is the trigger pull which a gunsmith can fix inexpensively or get a set of Wolf springs and you're good to go. I have an older Ruger Security Six that I sometimes carry. It's the most accurate handgun I own and very strong. You never have to worry about it "shooting loose" even with full house loads.

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I have always believed if you can't get it done with 6 rounds maybe you shouldn't be carrying So I think revolvers are a fine choice. God forbid anyone be in a situation where you need more.
Suppose there are six or more bad guys?


I normally carry a .45acp auto-loader as my primary, with a J-frame as back up when on duty. When I do carry a revolver off duty, I holster carry a Taurus 617 .357 mag., 2", 7 shot. Or, for deep concealment, the J-frame S&W 642 in either an ankle rig, or Desantis pocket holster. They both are loaded with Speer Gold Dot, 135 gr. Short Barrel, in .38 spl & .357 magnum, respectively.


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Good Morning,

New member here from Texas.

When I conceal carry my revolvers, my choices are as follows.

Custom Ruger GP-100 or Ruger SP-101

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I've carried several different autos over the years and abandoned them all in favor of a Ruger sp101. It's easier to care for, and conceals better on my person than any auto I've ever owned.

That said, both of my sp101s have hammers. While I like shooting them in single action, I'd love to find one of the hammerless models pictured just above. Beautiful!

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