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Old October 25, 2012, 10:30 PM   #26
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4" vs 6"
I suppose 5" isn't an option...

This question (I've seen it come up like a dozen times) is why I bought my TRR8 with its 5" barrel. The best of both worlds (and it's not like I'll be deep-concealing an N-frame cylinder inside my belt anyway)

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Old October 26, 2012, 07:08 AM   #27
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I've owned all three, 4, 5, and 6 inch barrels (and a few shorter). Today, I don't own one longer than 4". I know all the "advantages" of longer barrels but they don't matter to me. Four inch barrels just look right and that's good enough for me.
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Old October 27, 2012, 10:39 AM   #28
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I own revolvers with 2'', 4'', 5'' 6'' 7 5/8'' and 10'' barrels. 100% of my usage of these is either CWC, hunting and range shooting. Because of this, the 4'' gets very little use. It's usually the one folks pick up first at the range and claim it feels the best in their hands, but after shooting all the handguns for a while, they generally reach for something else second time around. For me, my 5'' L-Frame has the best balance once it is loaded with seven cartridges. Funny how much difference that makes.
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Old October 27, 2012, 11:59 AM   #29
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I prefer 6" barrels, but what Bob Wright posted is a very good summary of the differences between barrel lengths.

For practical purposes like carrying, a 4" is more practical. Try sitting in your car with a 6" bbl gun strapped to your hip and you will see what I'm talking about.
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