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Old November 9, 2012, 01:48 PM   #51
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I have a S&W 360, the 38 special version. It weighs 13 or so ounces, but it's not bad at all to shoot. Mine came with 2 grips, I keep the rubber boot grips on it for easier carry. I like the pinned on front sight, it's a little easier for 55 yr. old eyes to pick up.......
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Old November 9, 2012, 02:37 PM   #52
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A S&W j frame air weight

I have 2
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Old November 9, 2012, 03:45 PM   #53
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Snub

LCR.
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Old November 9, 2012, 04:21 PM   #54
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I have 7 Smith and Wesson snubb's, the only one I paid more than $400.00 for was my model 60.
On occasion I will carry my model 36,or 37 in my pocket,but ususally I carry them in a OWB holster.
I have models 36,37,637,and 60 J frames,and models 12,64,and 66 in K frames and they all have outside hammers.
So just find one that feels good and go for it.
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Old November 10, 2012, 02:35 AM   #55
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I've been pocket carrying my SP101 3", not to bad/heavy for me and it's loaded with Rem 125g SJHPs.
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Old November 10, 2012, 05:01 AM   #56
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I bought a 637, then a 642 (ignoring the SP-101 that I owned and carried for a bit), realized not only did I stink with a snub, but with a DA revolver in general. Bought an LCR .22. Now wish I had an LCR in .38. Did help me shoot the 642 better, though. Still love it. Wifey took over the 637. Coming back to the SP-101, NEVER carried .357 in it. Lack the forearms of a lumberjack (and that's OK), so stuck with .38 +p. Rambling aside, the standard, and correct, answer is, shoot some, find out what you like best. Not too helpful, I know, but what in life is.
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Old November 10, 2012, 01:16 PM   #57
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Here's something I picked up off of the used market. It's a S&W Model 64 round butt with factory bobbed hammer. These appear from time to time on the J&G website and come from armored car companies and corrections departments. I paid $319 for this one.

It's heavier than the airweight Smiths and the Ruger LCR, but it has a great trigger and is a 6-shooter.

I put on the S&W "magna" grips and added a Tyler T-grip. Worn OWB with a simple cover garment, this gun carries like a champ and is a superb shooter. When looking for a snubbie, K-frame Smiths on the used market are definitely worth a look.

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Old January 12, 2013, 05:41 PM   #58
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I like Colts because I can shoot them more accurately than other snubbies. Maybe it is just me.
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Old January 13, 2013, 12:46 PM   #59
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A S&W J frame or Ruger LCR is what you want. The LCR has a great factory grip that really reduces the recoil and very smooth factory trigger. The grip and mods I'd suggest for the J-Frame that does the same is a Crimson Trace 405 and Apex J-Frame spring/firing pin kit.
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Old January 14, 2013, 12:18 AM   #60
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Old January 14, 2013, 04:30 AM   #61
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J&G Sales:

http://www.jgsales.com

Right now, they're out of used Smith & Wesson revolvers.
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Old January 14, 2013, 09:41 PM   #62
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I have a 1969 Colt Agent with a bobbed hammer, factory grips and Tyler T Grip that I pocket carry in a Mika holster. My belt carry gun is a '65 Colt Cobra with stag grips and a Tyler T Grip. I carry one or both all the time. I shoot the D frame Colts better than I do the Smiths and they carry 6 rounds. They're also like me, old and old school.
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Old January 14, 2013, 11:57 PM   #63
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Old January 15, 2013, 11:19 PM   #64
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Another vote for the jframe here. I've carried mine for nearly two decades now. Don't go anywhere without it.

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Old January 15, 2013, 11:36 PM   #65
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Taurus 605.
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Old January 17, 2013, 04:10 PM   #66
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I carry a S&W 642....most of the time ..stoked with 148gr. Wad cutters and 148 gr. LHBWC loaded backwards....staggered load..
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Old January 17, 2013, 08:43 PM   #67
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Happy S&W 442 owner. Wonderful little revolver. Lightweight and very smooth action after dry firing a couple hundred times.
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Old January 19, 2013, 04:19 PM   #68
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I have the LCR, 642 and S&W bodyguard38, and I find any of them are perfect for pocket carry. After adding a slightly longer grip to it, the 642 is now my favorite to shoot.
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Old January 20, 2013, 12:40 AM   #69
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Would you guys please stop recommending the Colts? They are hard enough to find and expensive as it is.
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Old January 20, 2013, 01:01 AM   #70
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Would you guys please stop recommending the Colts? They are hard enough to find and expensive as it is
+1 I don't know why people recommend a carry gun thats no longer made.
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Old January 20, 2013, 01:52 AM   #71
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Old thread, but Ill comment anyway. Raindog said stay around $400 so I recommend a S&W 638. I got mine for $359, and I like it better than my KLCR simply because it has SA option, and is still "hammerless"(snag free) My SP101 2" DAO is a nice snub, but its a brick compared to the Airweight 638. I also have a Taurus 905(9mm) and its a good option in the $400 range also. There are lots of good quality, newly manufactured snub nosed revolvers in the $400 range.

Smith & Wesson 638 and Taurus 905

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