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Old 06-10-2013, 01:17 AM   #21
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What do you guys think about the smith 325 in a 3.5in barrel. Is a revolver thats shoots 45acp any good?

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What do you guys think about the smith 325 in a 3.5in barrel. Is a revolver thats shoots 45acp any good?
It's a great SD revolver and lots of people like the idea of moon clips for fast reloads. The main problem is size. The 325/625 frame is even larger than the 586/686/GP100 is, let alone the J-Frame/SP101. Makes CC that much harder. Not impossible, just harder.
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I love the ruger LCR. Conceals great, and is actually pretty fun to shoot. My wife shot 200 rounds at the range once, and only stopped cause that was all the ammo we had.

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I used to have a ruger lcr in .38 spc but sold it because I never carried it (because I had an uncomfortable holster...) and regretted selling my only revolver 5 minutes after I sold it...

Then bought a used smith and wesson airweight in .38 spc and like it more than the ruger. Both fit great in your hand and both have the same recoil but the s&w has a hammer you can pull with your thumb... The ruger did not.

I also spent a little more money and got a very nice galco holster and this quickly became my every day carry gun...

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I used to have a ruger lcr in .38 spc but sold it because I never carried it (because I had an uncomfortable holster...) and regretted selling my only revolver 5 minutes after I sold it...

Then bought a used smith and wesson airweight in .38 spc and like it more than the ruger. Both fit great in your hand and both have the same recoil but the s&w has a hammer you can pull with your thumb... The ruger did not.

I also spent a little more money and got a very nice galco holster and this quickly became my every day carry gun...
Thats exactly what im looking for.
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I prefer to carry big bore guns at all times. My regular carry weapon is a Taurus PT945 .45 ACP with a paddle holster.

In warm weather I carry my Charter Arms Bulldog .44 Special. I use IWB holster for better concealment with lighter clothing. Either way I carry a weapon loaded with 230gr ammo.

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All of the info is greatly appreaciated. Thanks guys and gals. Keep it coming.

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Another vote for the Ruger LCR. I have mine in .38 Spl and it has been a very reliable revolver. It has the Crimson Trace laser grips on it which work very well.

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the judge is always a favorite ... smith &wesson j frame...there are so many good carry revolvers to choose from i don't personally carry a revolver because i love my hi cap semi auto but i know people who do

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I used to have a ruger lcr in .38 spc but sold it because I never carried it (because I had an uncomfortable holster...) and regretted selling my only revolver 5 minutes after I sold it...

Then bought a used smith and wesson airweight in .38 spc and like it more than the ruger. Both fit great in your hand and both have the same recoil but the s&w has a hammer you can pull with your thumb... The ruger did not.

I also spent a little more money and got a very nice galco holster and this quickly became my every day carry gun...

I have these same two guns. Ruger LCR in 38 Special and Smith a Wesson Airweight shrouded hammer - in black - which makes it a Model 438, in 38 Special.
The Smith is the one I carry simply because it's grip is smaller and makes the whole gun a little smaller and easier to conceal.
BUT ... the LCP shoots softer - because of that larger wrap-around rubber grip! Oh, and the LCR does have a smoother trigger and a little lighter pull - it's nice.
It's like so many things ... you give up one thing and get another...

The concealability advantage of the Smith is apparently important enough to me that I really don't use the LCR. I recognize the LCR as a very nice gun, though.
The Smith came first for me - and I don't usually like to have duplicate or near duplicate guns. But I bought the LCR anyway - and I do appreciate it. I'm just not really using it.

I agree with previous statements concerning the LCR in 357. It may have more ammo options - but I decided I would never really shoot it in 357 --- having another larger frame 357 in the family. The recoil in those lightweight guns would be too much - too shocking in a panic self-defense situation. That was my thought.

The SP101 is excellent too - and would carry a 357 better since it weighs more. But it won't be as concealable.

All three of these are very good revolvers... You can't go far wrong.
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