Lookin for a quality compact 357 carry gun any sugestions?

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by glockster83, Dec 17, 2012.

  1. glockster83

    glockster83 New Member

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    Lookin for a quality compact 357 for carry, any sugestions??
     
  2. silverado113

    silverado113 New Member

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    Since you like Glock why don't you just get one of their .357 G32
     

  3. Olympus

    Olympus New Member

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    2.5" Model 19 or 66...since you specified "quality". :)
     
  4. glockster83

    glockster83 New Member

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    357mag not 357 sig,although i have shot one and its pretty cool.
     
  5. glockster83

    glockster83 New Member

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    Olympus,is this a smith that you are speaking of?? And how about the s&w bodyguard?? Dont look too bad and comparable to the 442,642 series.
     
  6. Kemosabe

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    This is my opinion.

    I am getting a .357 revolver and decided to go with the Ruger LCR. The only other one I would consider is one from Smith & Wesson. The reason I decided on a .357 is the option to shoot .38Spl.
     
  7. John_Deer

    John_Deer New Member

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    I have no desire to shoot 38 spl ammo. I purchased 357 mag handguns to fire 357 ammo. I have a 9mm that duplicates the performance of the 38 spl and it's a lot cheaper to shoot. I own a Ruger SP101, Ruger Blackhawk and an old Charter 357 snub nose. None of them have given me any problems. All three are very dependable. Both the Blackhawk and the Charter have fired a lot of 357 rounds. The Blackhawk is my favorite gun.
     
  8. Kemosabe

    Kemosabe New Member

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    As I stated, it is an option to be able to shoot two different calibers from one handgun. Options are always good.
     
  9. kalboy26

    kalboy26 New Member

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    Love my LCR. Great trugger, and better handling with the hogue grips I believe.
     
  10. griffin81

    griffin81 New Member

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    LCR is the best way to go I think.
     
  11. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    When you talk about a short barreled .357, take a look at the auction sites.

    A good used .357 could fit the bill nicely. Some may have only a couple of rounds through them. A short barreled .357 is not for all people, but some may have bought one trying to be badazz, only to find that they cannot handle recoil (that is called lack of technique).
     
  12. Pasquanel

    Pasquanel Proud to be an American Supporter

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    I had the opportunity to fire an LCR in 38 spc with +p rds and I suspect many will find its recoil a bit stout. Nice handling piece very light seem accurate enough it would be a good choice for CC.
    I would love to try the 357 version I bet its a handful! I was impressed with the trigger not too heavy and very smooth.
     
  13. Blaze

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    Can't go wrong with a LCR 357 or .38 but a great quality 357 would be the Ruger SP101 2.25 stubby.. It's a great gun for a few dollars more than the LCR
     
  14. silverado113

    silverado113 New Member

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    Didn't realize this was posted in the revolver thread :D My vote, Ruger LCR.
     
  15. blucoondawg

    blucoondawg New Member

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    Ruger SP101, LCR, and Smith J frame, all good guns, I prefer the SP101 and the J frame to the LCR.
     
  16. Blaze

    Blaze New Member

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    SP101 hammer less is a Superb gun, there smooth and shoots great
     
  17. blucoondawg

    blucoondawg New Member

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    I will add, while these snubbies are nice guns they are pretty hard to shoot for someone not accustomed to them, they take alot of practice especially for the hammerless models, they have a long triggerpull and by the time you get through it you will be off target, it may be easier to start off with a hammer gun so you have the option of the single action hammer to start practicing with then move up to double action shooting. Smith makes the J frames in a shrouded hammer model which gives you the single action capability yet does a decent job of hiding the hammer to prevent it snagging when drawing from a pocket or other such cc situation. I just got the wife a hammerless smith 38 airweight 642 and its taking some getting used to.
     
  18. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    The easiest one to shoot will be the Ruger SP101. It is 28 oz loaded with 125 grain mags. Any lighter and it will be bad on both ends. The J frames wont hold up to full time mags. Occasional yes and they are nicer to carry.
     
  19. Blaze

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    These are babies .. All SP101's 357's...these are my fav... But I use my LCR's to carry cuz those are to pretty now lol