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Old 09-15-2012, 07:13 AM   #11
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armscor makes a 38 special for under 300 dollars.

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I bought my wife a Rossi model 461 snub nose .357 mag revolver for Christmas. She shoots .38 special out of it....real nice handgun for the money. It was only 299.00.

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Old 09-15-2012, 07:48 AM   #13
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j frame is what im leaning towords, iv been looking online but im having trouble finding anything under 300 2'' barrel is what i want too
J frame new isn't a whole lot more than 300 - approaching 400. But used should be cheaper.
I recently found an old police gun - S&W model 14 - paid $250. It's not really a good conceal gun though. More of a home protection gun....

I have a J frame, too. Model 438. I surely do trust the revolvers more that the semi-autos. Though my regular carry seems to always be a Ruger LCP - simply because it is so easy to carry in so many situations.
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j frame is what im leaning towords, iv been looking online but im having trouble finding anything under 300 2'' barrel is what i want too
As I said, I paid $375 for my J frame new, that's not much more than your $300 limit. Save up for a little bit and get what you really want.
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I'm thinking something used would be best any ideas? thanks
Look for a S&W model 36 used. 38 spl. No lock BS. CABELA'S gun library for a start.
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Consider shooting wadcutters in 38 special. Not a lot of penetration but a big fricken hole. Stopping power without collateral damage. If you can shoot. Don't forget a good flashlight for night time blue meanies in your home.

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Consider shooting wadcutters in 38 special. Not a lot of penetration but a big fricken hole. Stopping power without collateral damage. If you can shoot. Don't forget a good flashlight for night time blue meanies in your home.

I use DEWC's for practice rounds in my .357 mag, but .357 mag HP's when I carry. I love the perfect round holes they punch through the paper targets with no rips and tears. Never really thought of using them for a defensive round.
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Might be hard to defend when you get sued, but I would use the collateral damage defense.

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Charter is your best option. Before charter was sold they were very popular with LEO as a backup weapon. They same people that built the great charters bought the company back. Avoid the charter 2000 models. they were designed by crew disaster.

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Might be hard to defend when you get sued, but I would use the collateral damage defense.
If you live in a castle doctrine or a stand your ground state a civil suit can not be filed if you are not found guilty of criminal charges.
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