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Old 09-27-2011, 01:46 AM   #41
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I carry a SW 637 on most days. Just easy I guess. If I am gonna carry openly I usually saddle up with my Px4. I really love that gun. And when I am out with the creatures of the night, nothing makes me feel warmer than my Alaskan packed full, hot and nasty with Dick's finest....
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S&W Bodyguard .38spl in a pocket holster.
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my body guard 38 s/w
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Old 09-28-2011, 06:24 PM   #45
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ive narrowed down to a few what gun id like to buy so i can use it to carry and have some fun with.
its between
-1911
-38 revolver
-beretta m9
I'm going to answer on the asumption that you are looking for a concealed-carry weapon in lieu of a "tackle-box/woods-gun":

I like the 638 because it can go in the pocket or iwb. I do practice with it every trip to the range, but it is not what I would call a "fun" gun. Rarely have I found a gun small enough for pocket carry to be a pleasurable gun to shoot several hundred rounds at the range with. A .22 revolver would be a better candidate for that role, as it would still allow you to practice the same mechanics of firing the revolver.

I love to shoot semi's also ( I own several Glocks and 1911's). I can pocket carry my G26, but it is a pocketful. I worry too much about the myriad "little things" that can go wrong with a semi at the worst possible moment. Realizing that revolvers themselves are not infallable, I came to a conclusion based on my own personal experience that my revolver goes bang when it should and made my choice to accept what I consider to be the minimized risks of malfunction with a revolver.

I use Speer 135gr +P for carry purposes, and while I lack capacity, I don't feel undergunned.

The most important thing is to find a pistol or revolver that you are most comfortable with. Then, and I can't emphasize this enough - practice, practice, practice. The smaller platforms are more difficult to master and require more range time.

Hope this has been some help. Didn't mean to praddle on so.
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not at all i appreciate anyones input! im gonna go to the local gun shop soon and try out some different guns.

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I'm going to answer on the asumption that you are looking for a concealed-carry weapon in lieu of a "tackle-box/woods-gun":

I like the 638 because it can go in the pocket or iwb. I do practice with it every trip to the range, but it is not what I would call a "fun" gun. Rarely have I found a gun small enough for pocket carry to be a pleasurable gun to shoot several hundred rounds at the range with. A .22 revolver would be a better candidate for that role, as it would still allow you to practice the same mechanics of firing the revolver.

I love to shoot semi's also ( I own several Glocks and 1911's). I can pocket carry my G26, but it is a pocketful. I worry too much about the myriad "little things" that can go wrong with a semi at the worst possible moment. Realizing that revolvers themselves are not infallable, I came to a conclusion based on my own personal experience that my revolver goes bang when it should and made my choice to accept what I consider to be the minimized risks of malfunction with a revolver.

I use Speer 135gr +P for carry purposes, and while I lack capacity, I don't feel undergunned.

The most important thing is to find a pistol or revolver that you are most comfortable with. Then, and I can't emphasize this enough - practice, practice, practice. The smaller platforms are more difficult to master and require more range time.

Hope this has been some help. Didn't mean to praddle on so.
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Old 09-28-2011, 11:59 PM   #47
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Look at multiple guns and not price tags. If you like what you feel, look at the tag. If you don't like the price, then you know what you should be looking for. It's just a way to keep your wallet from telling what you will like...
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I meant pick up not just look
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Old 09-29-2011, 12:24 AM   #49
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I carry either my Ruger LCR .357 mag, or my S&W M60 3 inch .357 mag.
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that is a great idea. ill probably go to the shop and browse around.

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