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BigT 07-19-2010 02:03 AM

Snubby for big hands
Hello everyone,

I am new to this site and let me start by saying it is the most beautiful Gun forum I have ever seen. I love the way its put together and what not. Now on to the subject at hand. I read the post by Canebrake and just want to throw that out their. Now I am looking for a first SD weapon, I love revolvers, the looks, they are just beautiful!

I prefer double action revolvers. I never shot a handgun of any kind but know my calibers well and fully what any gun is capable of. Now, having said that I was wondering if a .38 is okay for me to start off with. I have been held up 3 times coming home from work. Its a 2 mile walk at 9-10 at night. I am tired of being walked on and scared for my life.

The only thing I carry are 2 fold out knives. One is almost like a switchblade, but not quit. Anyways it does little good when your getting chased by a guy way bigger than you (I am 6'3 300lbs and yes many are bigger than me) chasing me down with guns. I NEED ALL OF YOUR HELP! I need a concealable weapon that will be ok for my hands (fat Italian here) Already I have seen some guns like the S&W models 442, 637, 638, Ruger LCR, and Taurus Models 856, 85, 850 CIA, and 851 on the net....any suggestions for my big hands?

danf_fl 07-19-2010 10:10 AM

See you other post.

pumpkinball 07-27-2010 02:35 AM

DAO 357 is what I'm carrying right now and it's a fine gun but I'm about to go semi-auto. I'm only 5-9 190 and I hide this gun fine. yes 38 is fine that's what I normally keep in mine. 38 +P+ JHP good luck to you and be safe on your way home tonight. I hope you can suprise the next BG

canebrake 07-27-2010 02:44 AM

This works well for me:

Vintage S&W 29-2

Yea, its a little hard to conceal but you won't lose it in your big hand!

And concealment goes out the window once you throw the loud switch!

freefall 07-29-2010 03:28 PM

4" Ruger Security Six.

amoroque 07-29-2010 03:37 PM

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What about a Ruger Alaskan 454.

canebrake 07-29-2010 03:49 PM

There is nothing wrong with a .38 spl for PD! Even better is .38 spl +P.

I have large hands and my Ruger Elsie Ahrrrr (LCR) is a great summer carry.

It is also available now in .357 mag, should you want more stones. I think that would be a handful.

If you have any experience with DA revolver's trigger stacking you will be amazed with the new Ruger CAM-ACTION DA loud switch.

With a clip-draw and fully loaded this gun weighs less than one pound.

It will serve you well for your dilemma.

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