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Old 06-09-2013, 08:22 PM   #11
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I carry a S&W 638, the airweight bodyguard model. It works well. .357 out of an airweight is brutal. The .38 special round in +p is an excellent self defense round. Don't get caught up in 'having' to have a .357. I also occasionally carry a snub nose model 10, an excellent six shot k-frame. Revolvers are excellent carry options; reliable, sturdy, and have a certain romance..........

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I carry a S&W 638, the airweight bodyguard model. It works well. .357 out of an airweight is brutal. The .38 special round in +p is an excellent self defense round. Don't get caught up in 'having' to have a .357. I also occasionally carry a snub nose model 10, an excellent six shot k-frame. Revolvers are excellent carry options; reliable, sturdy, and have a certain romance..........
I think ur right the more i read the more a 357 is kinda a harsh caliber for a short barrel revolver. I think im guna start look deeper into the 38s and the 38+p.
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I think ur right the more i read the more a 357 is kinda a harsh caliber for a short barrel revolver. I think im guna start look deeper into the 38s and the 38+p.
The nice thing about a .357 though is you have the option to shoot either caliber out of it. A .38 is more limited. A 686 is a terrific gun, and if you can find it in a snubby, that'll cut down on weight a lot, but will still be heavy enough to comfortably shoot .357s out of it.

If you can find an older K frame in .357 for a decent price, like a model 19 or a 66, I say snatch it up and don't look back.

Or you could put some thought into the .327 Federal Magnum. It's supposed to be similar ballistically to the .357, and you can shoot 5 different calibers out of it. Talk about versatility! An example would be the S&W 632.

Also, the .327 allows six shots in a smaller package. A frame size which would only allow 5 .357s would hold 6 .327s.
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The nice thing about a .357 though is you have the option to shoot either caliber out of it. A .38 is more limited. A 686 is a terrific gun, and if you can find it in a snubby, that'll cut down on weight a lot, but will still be heavy enough to comfortably shoot .357s out of it.

If you can find an older K frame in .357 for a decent price, like a model 19 or a 66, I say snatch it up and don't look back.

Or you could put some thought not the .327 Federal Magnum. It's supposed to be similar ballistically to the .357, and you can shoot 5 different calibers out of it. Talk about versatility! An example would be the S&W 632.
Btw, the weight of a handgun is largely negated by a good holster and belt. Even a heavy ole 686p in a 4" barrel could be concealable with a good holster and belt combo.
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I'm blessed to have been able to pick up a used S&W J-frame "Ladysmith", Model 60, 5-shot revolver back in about 1997. It has "Ladysmith" etched into the frame and I have always felt that "real" men probably wouldn't carry anything with "lady.." on it. It is a serious piece of hardware and you may be able to find one at a slight discount, if you look around, because as I said, "real" men would never....

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The nice thing about a .357 though is you have the option to shoot either caliber out of it. A .38 is more limited. A 686 is a terrific gun, and if you can find it in a snubby, that'll cut down on weight a lot, but will still be heavy enough to comfortably shoot .357s out of it.

If you can find an older K frame in .357 for a decent price, like a model 19 or a 66, I say snatch it up and don't look back.

Or you could put some thought into the .327 Federal Magnum. It's supposed to be similar ballistically to the .357, and you can shoot 5 different calibers out of it. Talk about versatility! An example would be the S&W 632.

Also, the .327 allows six shots in a smaller package. A frame size which would only allow 5 .357s would hold 6 .327s.
Really? Never herd of the 327. Thats real cool you can shoot 5 different calibers. I do like the model 66. I was just reading about them. Now what kinda holster is good. Kydex lether?. Ive never carried conceled before so this whole thing is new. Idk if im goin alittle much for my first.
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This is my Performance Center Talo Edition 642. Buttery smooth trigger and very manageable in .38+p. I really like this gun and it virtually disappears in my front pocket with a cheappie Blackhawk holster.

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Really? Never herd of the 327. Thats real cool you can shoot 5 different calibers. I do like the model 66. I was just reading about them. Now what kinda holster is good. Kydex lether?. Ive never carried conceled before so this whole thing is new. Idk if im goin alittle much for my first.
http://www.chuckhawks.com/327_federal.htm

And here's a good informative video on its calibers:


I'm not sure about holsters for a revolver yet. Wouldn't wanna hurt the finish! Personally I have an Old Faithful holster for my S&W M&P9c, but its a poly gun so I don't mind having a kydex holster. Not sure if Old Faithful makes anything for revolvers, but they're good holsters. You can buy a kit for half the price and you assemble it yourself. Saves you about half the cost. Btw, it's a hybrid IWB holster.

I just bought a 66-2, 2.5" barrel myself. LOVE this gun. Such a sweet shooter. I haven't decided if I'm gonna carry it or not, but I'm certainly entertaining the idea.



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This is my Performance Center Talo Edition 642. Buttery smooth trigger and very manageable in .38+p. I really like this gun and it virtually disappears in my front pocket with a cheappie Blackhawk holster.
That is a nice looking gun!! Thats exactly how i was thing of conceling.
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http://www.chuckhawks.com/327_federal.htm

And here's a good informative video on its calibers:

Video Link: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Ea5AEp6kV_Y

I'm not sure about holsters for a revolver yet. Wouldn't wanna hurt the finish! Personally I have an Old Faithful holster for my S&W M&P9c, but its a poly gun so I don't mind having a kydex holster. Not sure if Old Faithful makes anything for revolvers, but they're good holsters. You can buy a kit for half the price and you assemble it yourself. Saves you about half the cost. Btw, it's a hybrid IWB holster.

I just bought a 66-2, 2.5" barrel myself. LOVE this gun. Such a sweet shooter. I haven't decided if I'm gonna carry it or not, but I'm certainly entertaining the idea.
WOW!! Im in love. Im guna keep my eye open for a 66.
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