View Full Version : What type of snubby do you own?

August 23, 2010, 11:44 AM
What type of snubby do you own? Any brand, any caliber.

You can vote for as many as you own.

Which is your favorite? Pictures and stories welcome!:)

Happy shooting to all,


August 23, 2010, 11:48 AM
You can vote for as many as you own.

Am i not seeing the poll?

two (2) Taurus 38 snubs 1 SW 38 airweight (that i recently refound).:D

BUT, what i want is…..

hammerless 38 snubs nickel plated with nice light wood grips.
referencing LOS' picture winning piece.

August 23, 2010, 11:49 AM
I'm very pleased to own this pair,,,
Nothing special about them except that they are mine. :)


August 23, 2010, 11:53 AM
Greetings, Leejack.

I am a proud owner of a S&W Model 40. It's the only revolver I currently own and only the second revolver I've ever owned.

It is my EDC.


August 23, 2010, 12:03 PM
Nice snubbys guys!

Keep the votes coming!:D

August 23, 2010, 12:05 PM
S&W model 60-9 .357!!:Dhttp://i946.photobucket.com/albums/ad308/jdj85/Misc/DSCF3002.jpg

August 23, 2010, 12:13 PM
I own 5 S&W J-frames. There's another 1 or 2 I wouldn't mind adding to my collection sometime.

I also own a Ruger SP101 DAO (although I didn't notice the multiple choice option before I voted, so it wasn't entered).

Those aren't the only short-barreled 5-shot revolvers I've owned, but they're the only ones I've kept.

August 23, 2010, 12:18 PM
A model 36 (pinned) and a model 640 (S&W), both carry guns for wife and I.

August 23, 2010, 12:23 PM
I own a Smith 442. I have found recoil with +P to not be too bad.
How about a 3 inch model 65? Some consider that to be 'snubbie'.

August 23, 2010, 12:26 PM
2 S&W snubs...a 66-2, and a 19-6

August 23, 2010, 12:29 PM
My only one. Has not left my side in over 16+ years.


August 23, 2010, 12:36 PM
540mope I would love to see pics of both of those. I was looking for either of those or a 60 when I found my 60-9. Wouldn't trade for it now, but I may add a 66 or 19!!;)

Mike Irwin
August 23, 2010, 12:37 PM
Smith & Wesson 042 and 36, both 2"

Smith & Wesson 19, 2.5".

Charter Arms Bulldog Tracker, 2.5"

Charter Arms Off Duty, 2"

August 23, 2010, 12:39 PM
smith & wesson model 36 2'' classic circa 1983

August 23, 2010, 12:43 PM
Oh, well, if you're going to count 6-shot wheelguns I also have a nice 2 1/2" K-frame. ;)

August 23, 2010, 12:43 PM
The Ruger fanboys must be asleep today!:eek:

August 23, 2010, 12:52 PM
S&W Model 38, .38SP
S&W Model 317 .22 S, L, LR
Charter Arms (early model) Undercover .38SP (2 of them left)

My Ruger SP101 and S&W 60-Pro (both .357) are also both 3", so they don't count :).



August 23, 2010, 12:54 PM
Smith 36
Smith 60
Colt Det. special

Ruger Speed Six 2-3/4" barrel...is that snubby? If so, then it should be added to the poll.

The Great Mahoo
August 23, 2010, 12:55 PM
The only snubbie I presently own is a Taurus 651 shrowded-hammer .357 w// 2" barrel. I bought this some years back for carry, but it was short lived and soon replaced by a Glock then a 3"SP101. I'm now looking to sell this 651, but not too anxious about it.

I like 3" better these days. Not much harder to conceal, better looking and nicer to handle, IMO.

August 23, 2010, 12:59 PM
Hello everybody,

in Germany a hunter is allowed to own only two handguns. I've got two S&W L-Frame sixguns, one is a three inch 686 in .357 Magnum, the other a three inch 696 in . 44 Special, both very accurate guns and the best compromise between power and concealability. I use Bianchi cross draw leather (# 111 Cyclone) and Sickinger G-Men Holster (an Austrian maker, really fine products.
Sorry, but I still do not have any webcam but believe me, the Nill combat grips are not only good looking, they soak up even the hottest .357 recoil - at elast in my hands.

Best regards from Germany


August 23, 2010, 01:06 PM
New production Charter Arms...100% so far with over 5000 rounds of Speer 200gr Gold Dot through it.


August 23, 2010, 01:10 PM
A 2.25 inch barrel Ruger SP-101 in .357 magnum. I love Smiths (and I own many), but the SP-101's strength and reliability are worth the extra mass and size (for me), because I can easily conceal the sidearm and two speed strips in my pocket (or anywhere else). At likely ranges and in probable scenarios, I feel very confident with seventeen rounds of .38 Special +P in this firearm (usually loaded with Buffalo Bore 158 gain LSWCHP/gas check rounds).

August 23, 2010, 01:22 PM
Let's see... two Model 10-5s (blued and nickeled), a Model 637-2 and a Model 60-7.

August 23, 2010, 01:29 PM
S&W Model 60-10, 3" barrel stretch snubby here.

August 23, 2010, 02:00 PM
The Ruger fanboys must be asleep today!

Sorry, late to the party........

All of mine are Rugers.....

2 - 2.25" SP101's
1 - LCR

And if we're counting 3" barrels as snubnoses??

2 - 3" GP100's
1 - 3" SP101


SP101's (Ignore that 4" .22LR on the right)






August 23, 2010, 02:03 PM
I don't have it anymore, but my favorite snubby was a Taurus M85B2.

I carried it for a few years in a cheap Uncle Mike's holster and shot the heck out of it. Great gun!

I've tried a few consealed hammer and ultralite models from Smith & Taurus but didn't like them as much as the heavier steel gun with a hammer.

I like the Model 36 Smith and the M85 Taurus; still shopping.


August 23, 2010, 02:06 PM
Sorry, late to the party........

All of mine are Rugers.....

LOL! When I wrote that, there were no votes in for Ruger!

Glad you joined the party with that fine collection of Rugers!:)


August 23, 2010, 02:13 PM
I've got two now. A Charter Arms Undercover 38, and a Colt Pocket Positive in 32 S&W.

August 23, 2010, 03:01 PM
Colt MKIII Lawman 2" .357 . Heavy revolver for such a short barrel . Shoots nice tho only have a few rounds out of it yet . Thought I should have a .357 in the house. WVleohttp://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m243/WVleo/Picture488.jpg

lee n. field
August 23, 2010, 03:11 PM
What type of snubby do you own? Any brand, any caliber.

Taurus 605.


Dave T
August 23, 2010, 03:19 PM
My only snubby:


It's a 3.5" M27-2 that has been round butted, bead blasted and blued. 3.5" is about as short as I personally want to go. I've owned a bunch of 3" revolvers over the years but they are all gone now. The only temptation would be one of those 696 44 Specials with their 3" barrel. Given the price folks are asking for them I don't think I'll get one soon.


August 23, 2010, 03:51 PM
I have my father in law's old Model 36 that belonged to his father. I love that old gun, but I'll never carry it for fear of losing it or having it damaged. My brother in law didn't want it, but I don't feel that a non-blood relative should be the permanent custodian for it. If my bro in law ever wants it back, or should his son request when he's older they are welcome to it.

If not, it's getting passed to my daughter since she's rightfully related;)

My carry snubbie is my LCR. Love this little shooter. I plan on picking up an SP101 in the near future, but it's going to be tough to beat the LCR for as a packable EDC.

August 23, 2010, 04:55 PM
My favorite revolver and EDC is "Marvin", my Rossi 462.


August 23, 2010, 05:15 PM


August 23, 2010, 05:16 PM
540mope I would love to see pics of both of those. I was looking for either of those or a 60 when I found my 60-9. Wouldn't trade for it now, but I may add a 66 or 19!!

ok...they're on the left, of course...the ones on the right are both 66-4s


August 23, 2010, 06:37 PM
my wife carries a S&W 642 (-2 i think) in a cheap uncle mike's canvas holster in her purse/pocket, i'm looking at getting iether a 642 or a 342, i really like the internal hammer for ccw. My wife can shoot any +P ammo out of her airweight without any problem, the recoil honestly isn't as bad as we were worried it would be, which is why i'm considering the 342.

old bear
August 23, 2010, 06:50 PM
Los, will you please stop posting pictures of your S&W set up. I promised myself years ago NO MORE J frames, yet every time I see yours my resolve weakens a little.:D

August 23, 2010, 07:14 PM
At one point I had about six j-frames, plus a 696, a 396, and a 325, and a Taurus 441.

At this point, I own none of the above, nor any snubby revolvers of any description.
I own several K and N-frames, and carry them during what we refer to as "winter" in these parts.

August 23, 2010, 07:31 PM
Taurus 608 DAO 3in barreled 357 Mag 8 shot (limited edition)

Ruger Sp101 357 mag 3in barrel (Tuffest Snubbie on the planet)

S&W Brazilin contract DAO 3.5 in barrel 45acp (slick action)


Taurus 85UL 38spl 2.5 in barrel

All my snubbies have a longer barrel than 2in.....

August 23, 2010, 07:44 PM
"All my snubbies have a longer barrel than 2in..... "

you mean:
"All my small frame revolvers are not snubbies..."

j/k nice collection!

August 23, 2010, 07:47 PM
Smith 640, .357mag, with CT laser grips. I load it with 125g Speer Gold Dot hollowpoints in .38 special +P. I pocket carry in a Desantis Nemesis pocket holster. I carry ten extra rounds in HKS speedloaders. This is my warm weather carry.

August 23, 2010, 07:49 PM
i got a 638-2 and a 66-2 i have had a 940 640 642 60 36 34

August 23, 2010, 08:43 PM
"All my small frame revolvers are not snubbies..."

Only two are small frame.
Other two large frame...
I don't like 1 7/8 barrels..

Gary in Pennsylvania
August 23, 2010, 09:53 PM

GREAT pic Redneck!


August 23, 2010, 10:04 PM
The only two snubbies I currently own are both S&W. Currently, I have a S&W M66-1 with a 2 1/2" barrel and a S&W M36 with a 1 7/8" barrel. Here's the M66 (I don't have a pic of the M36).


I've also owned a Colt Cobra with a 2" barrel, but I sold it to a lady friend in need of a self-defense gun. Here's a pic of it.


Wisent, from the tone of your post, it sounds as though you are able to legally carry a concealed handgun in Germany. Given the strict gun laws that are common in Europe, I find that a bit surprising.

August 23, 2010, 10:24 PM
S&W M696 .44Spc... my daily carry gun.

August 23, 2010, 11:14 PM
Thanks 540mope for posting!
Very nice!!
Nice grips on the 66.

August 23, 2010, 11:28 PM

445 .44 Special

Very intimidating to see the hollowpoint cavities staring you in the face
W-W Silvertips are quite visible from afar.

Bad guy: "Zoinks! Is that loaded with Gold Dots?" :eek:
Me: "No, they're Winchester Slivertips!" :cool:

August 23, 2010, 11:43 PM
is the difference between 44spcl and 44mag similar to the difference between 38spcl and 357mag? becasue i was thinking that was a 44mag at first and that would be scary to shoot!
also is it kindof a grey-colored blueing or is the pic just in funny light?

August 23, 2010, 11:47 PM
is the difference between 44spcl and 44mag similar to the difference between 38spcl and 357mag? becasue i was thinking that was a 44mag at first and that would be scary to shoot!
Good comparison.
.44 Special is a pleasure to shoot from that steel-framed revolver▬not scary at all..

<edit to add>
pac.coastie - the odd color is due to the reflection of my grey tshirt. I'm a lousy photographer

here ya go:
this one's a little out of focus..

August 24, 2010, 06:26 AM
Fun game. I'll play.

Small to large: J-frames

S&W Model 31-1's, J-Frame, .32 S&W Long, 2" and 3" barrels.

S&W 432PD - .32 H&R Magnum, 2" barrel

Crappy photo - S&W Model 042 (top) and 649-5 .357 Magnum (bottom)


S&W Model 15-3, 2-inch, 6-shots, .38 special, target sights.

S&W Model 19-4, 2½" barrel, 6-shots, .357 Mag

S&W Model 66-7, 2½" barrel, 6-shots, .357 Mag, 2-piece barrel, K-Magnum frame.

August 24, 2010, 06:28 AM
And lastly...

The N-Frames:

S&W Model 25-2, 2⅝" barrel, .45ACP, 6-shots,

S&W Model 657, 3-inch, .41 Magnum, 6-shots

August 24, 2010, 07:06 AM
Sure are some beautiful snubbys around here!:)

Any of the "other" voters care to tell us what kind of snubby you have?

Thanks to all for the great participation in the poll!


August 24, 2010, 02:07 PM
Charter Arms Undercover.
It was supposed to be superceded by the new XD40sub. But it's just so much easier to tote around.

August 24, 2010, 04:26 PM
Thanks 540mope for posting!
Very nice!!
Nice grips on the 66.

thanks!!!...they're Ajax. the 19 has the original Uncle Mike's but will soon be wearing Ahrends

August 24, 2010, 04:38 PM
Just got a S&W Bodyguard over the weekend. Haven't shot it yet, but excited. It's my first revolver.

August 24, 2010, 04:56 PM
65-6LS K-Frame snubbie.
3" barrel.


August 24, 2010, 05:00 PM
Charter Arms .44Spec Bulldog. Only snubby I own.... and probably the only one I'll ever need or own.

August 24, 2010, 09:26 PM
S&W 640-1. Goes everywhere with me.


August 24, 2010, 10:20 PM
Just like American Express


August 25, 2010, 05:49 AM
No pic, sorry I am at the airport on my blackberry. Sure did enjoy everyone else's pics though!

I just have one at the moment, a smith and wesson 637 that has had a full bob, trigger work and a clipdraw installed. It is my primary carry gun 5 days a week and bug on the weekend. I love it and trust it therefore it is always with me.

I did however put a used sp101 on layaway yesterday and I am really excited to get that out soon! I have been wanting one for a long time now and it is one of the last handguns I will be buying if not the last for a while (shottý, 9mm carbine and ak are up next).

August 25, 2010, 06:24 AM
I own a Ruger SP101 and a S&W 637. The Ruger is a nice gun but out of the two, the S&W sees the most action.

August 25, 2010, 06:40 AM
640 Centennial

August 25, 2010, 08:35 AM
Colt detective

Big Bill
August 25, 2010, 02:42 PM
Ruger SP101...

Charles Ellis
August 25, 2010, 04:04 PM
If 3in guns count then my favorite snubby by far is my S&W 624 44spec.

August 25, 2010, 05:46 PM
My S & W 640, Picked it up for $250, a deal I couldnt pass up.

August 25, 2010, 05:52 PM
2 Js (both pre-lock): a Model 38 and a Model 60 (.357).
Sold my 3rd Gen Det. Spec.:(

August 25, 2010, 08:41 PM
Taurus 85 38 spl and Charter Arms Bulldog 44 spl.

August 25, 2010, 08:49 PM
S & W Model 10 Blue. Solid.


August 26, 2010, 01:31 AM
S&W model642-always. S&W model 66 3". S&W model 36 square butt
Taurus 85 . Charter Arms Undercover which cost $150 bucks, it's my gun I take when I visit my Mother in Kommifornia. If the cops confiscate [steal ] that I'm not out much. Best, Lyle

August 27, 2010, 09:58 PM
Colt Detective Special, 2"
Colt Cobra
Colt Lawman Mk III, 2"
Taurus M856
Taurus M445
Rossi 720, 3" barrel
S & W M13, 3" barrel

That's about it for now. Eventually, I plan to acquire at least one J-frame size snubby, but I feel no hurry.

August 28, 2010, 10:25 AM
Ruger SP101
My only revolver.

August 28, 2010, 11:34 AM
My two snubs...
Model 19-4 frankengun (nickle Model 19 with a stainless Model 66 barrel)
on top,
and Model 38 dating from '69-'70 on bottom.

August 29, 2010, 05:21 PM
S&W 642-1

Charter Arms Undercover


August 29, 2010, 05:28 PM
I had a S&W 37C Flat Latch. No regrets selling it and buying an LCR. The S&W was very difficult to shoot with even the mildest of .38's.

I can shoot the LCR with fairly hot stuff and still shoot it well without my hand feeling like it's about to fall off.

August 30, 2010, 12:10 AM
A snub in the strong side pants pocket has been a staple in my dress code for many many years. Currently, I primarily carry a 90s vintage Smith 37, sometimes a Colt Agent for that extra round, and if it is really humid, an old Stainless Charter Undercover. In the Winter for heavy coat pocket, I use the Smith 38 below. The chopped Bulldog below is my favorite in theory but can be a bit heavier than the others. Something about throwing a 240gr .430" chunk of lead gives a sense of security.





August 30, 2010, 05:56 AM
3 inch barrel here in this photo but it's at the Colt Custom Shop right now being rebarrled to a 2 inch barrel.

August 30, 2010, 08:35 AM
Say, now that is very nice. I bought the CA .44 Bulldog, because there was no SA alternate on the market.... That I could find. Nice indeed!

August 30, 2010, 09:06 PM
Two inch barrel,dark blued Taurus Ultralight Model 85 38 special.

A Great Gun.

Accurate,reliable and easy to shoot well.

Light enough too.

Also,a H&R 22 revolver with two inch barrel with the funkiest styling you ever wanted to see.

So ugly it's purty.

Light strikes every other shot but I could care less.

And a High Standard snubby matte nickel 22 revolver that is in a gun case right now for thirty bucks heading for someone who might fix it before I kill it with a hammer.

What a piece of fertilizer that gun is.

And ,yes,it is being sold with it's problems being told to the buyer.

August 30, 2010, 11:27 PM
1994 vintage Taurus Model 85. I bought it new in '96 for $139 on closeout from a now-defunct sporting goods store. I still sometimes wish I had picked up the 431 3" .44 Spl. that was sitting next to it for $10 bucks more. In the end, though, this gun has given me years of good service (after a trip back to the factory for a binding cylinder right after I got it), and I haven't had a moment's difficulty finding any ammo I wanted for it. Even if that ammo did cost a little bit more than was comfortable in recent memory;).

I still carry it—more often in the summer months—although primary duties now fall to a far pricer German auto.

August 31, 2010, 12:16 AM
1979-ish (thanks Flyfish) S&W Model 36, j-frame, blued .38special
The gun was passed down through my grandfather/grandmother to me, took it to the range last week and shot 52 rounds out of it...hadnt ever been shot before then

I love it, real fun to shoot...im just not old enough to carry :( have to wait one more year

pics are a little dark

August 31, 2010, 11:23 PM
do you mean you had never fired it or it's a 30 year old gun that had never been fired at all?

September 1, 2010, 01:37 AM
Looks like the latter, pac.coastie. Congrats on the opportunity, the_collector.

Don P
September 1, 2010, 06:45 AM
Type of snubby owned. Ones with a short barrel.

September 1, 2010, 09:05 AM
Thanks for the pictures fellas ... I love snubbies! :cool:

September 1, 2010, 11:43 PM
I own two snubs. My ruger sp101 and my s&w 637. They both are great bugs imo...

September 2, 2010, 12:26 AM
heres mine

2.5" 357 S&W 686-5, 7 shot cylinder and no lock:D

September 2, 2010, 04:46 PM
I meant that while my grandfather had it (~1979 thru summer of 2010) it was never fired. I inherited it and have since put 52 rounds through it.

edit: plus an additional 80-90 or so yesterday at the range. Starting to get better at hitting targets. I was surprised at the accuracy of the little snubbie :D Pretty decent at 15yards.

I will start a new thread showing everyone my targets and the new pancake holster i bought today when i have the time to deal with pics

September 2, 2010, 04:54 PM
My favorite little cheap o plinker.

Iver Johnson Model 55, 22lr with an J frame Tyler T Grip.


September 2, 2010, 05:14 PM
I still have my first handgun, about 15 years old now, a Taurus 85 ... I also have a Smith Airweight 637 with Esmeralda wood grips and a Taurus 617, their 7-shot .357 snubbie ... all three have been perfect since new; I actually prefer the 617 to the other two; the Smith is so light it's just a bear to shoot with anything but practice rounds ... I do carry it occasionally, loaded with Federal Low Recoil JHPs ...

September 2, 2010, 06:18 PM
edit: plus an additional 80-90 or so yesterday at the range. Starting to get better at hitting targets. I was surprised at the accuracy of the little snubbie Pretty decent at 15yards.

With good quality wadcutters, if you can shoot, this gun should be able to hit like a target piece has been my experience.

September 4, 2010, 02:29 AM
"I heard a story about a guy on PCP who was beheaded with an axe and survived long enough to take the axe out of the executioner's hand and kill him with it."

If you hang around these gun forums long enough you're liable to hear a lot stranger stories than that!!:eek:

September 4, 2010, 11:57 AM
Sentinel .22 LR, a 9 shot revolver made in 1955.

That would be an "other"...

September 4, 2010, 04:06 PM
S&W J frame 442 or 360. Nice light easy to carry.

September 4, 2010, 04:44 PM
'Sentinel .22 LR, a 9 shot revolver made in 1955.'

i have one of those bought new in the late70's. it has a 22/22mag cylinder. excellent trail gun.

old bear
September 4, 2010, 08:38 PM
My Snubby’ S&W M- 60 chambered in 38 special, S&W M-66 2 ½, Taurus 617 .357 Magnum. The Taurus is my normal carry revolver. Have put 1,200 rounds of assorted carry ammo through it without a problem.

September 4, 2010, 09:01 PM
Ruger SP101 (2.25"), and a 3" GP100.

3Bn/8th INF
September 4, 2010, 09:04 PM
Charter Arms used to make an awesome .44spl snubby I dont know if they still make it

September 4, 2010, 11:15 PM
S&W bodyguard...............the real one:)

September 11, 2010, 11:09 AM
Where did this post (#93) come from? :confused:

"I heard a story about a guy on PCP who was beheaded with an axe and survived long enough to take the axe out of the executioner's hand and kill him with it."

If you hang around these gun forums long enough you're liable to hear a lot stranger stories than that!!

September 11, 2010, 11:39 AM
That appears to be a response to a post in another thread (http://thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=419127) that was accidentally posted here. This happens when people have multiple posts open in their browser, and are writing responses to a couple of them simultaneously.

September 11, 2010, 11:44 AM
What type of snubbie? Mostly the short barreled kind ;)


September 11, 2010, 11:57 AM
Hah thanks dave85 that makes sense...I thought I was missing something.
BTW no snubby for me yet, just a 4 inch S&W 686. My brother is thinking about getting a snubby when he gets some money...just trying to read up on them and see some good pictures.

September 11, 2010, 07:51 PM
I have a J frame 38spcl for the wife. I used to carry a Sentinel (Hi Standard) snub in 22lr as a survival gun while I was flying in non combat zones. I also took it hunting with me for the occasional grouse, rabbit, etc.

For carry I use a Colt Officer Model 1991A or a Colt Diamondback 38 spcl.

Bullseye Smith
September 11, 2010, 08:02 PM
A S&W - do they make anything else?:rolleyes:

September 11, 2010, 08:26 PM
I've got a S&W 649 for CCW, a 317 to serve as a kit gun, and the somewhat larger Ruger SP101 3" for winter carry and house gun duties. I'm leaning towards either a 2.25" SP or an LCR for my next revolver, but I could easily be tempted by a full-size .357 instead...

September 12, 2010, 09:07 AM
Like most people here, I favor the S&W snubbies. I currently have nine of them, with one Colt DS thrown in.


September 12, 2010, 09:21 AM
Astra Lew Horton Limited Edition .41 Magnum


Taurus .327 Magnum



September 12, 2010, 10:04 AM
I just picked up a Smith Mod. 36 (.38 Spec.) in mint condition. I have been looking for one of these ever since my Dad taught me how to shoot with one 20+ years ago.

I also still have a snub I picked up for CCW use after a friend of mine talked up his; a Taurus 606 .357 mag. It is all steel, bobbed hammer, 6 shot, rubberized grip. Good all around gun but for now I am hooked on the Smith.

September 12, 2010, 10:19 AM
Taurus M450 .45 Colt

September 13, 2010, 09:44 PM
I have model 60,36,19,686,66,15,38,642,640,Security Six,Speed Six,Detective Special. If 3" are snubbies,629,65,

September 13, 2010, 09:53 PM
nice .41 zfk

September 15, 2010, 01:06 AM
Colt Detective Special

Charger Fan
September 17, 2010, 07:14 PM
Great looking snubbies, guys!:)
I've got a Colt Lawman MK III...


The rest are all Wessons...Dan Wesson, that is.;)
This Model 15-2 .357 is wearing a 2" barrel...


But in a couple minutes, I can make it look a lot different...:D


Charger Fan
September 17, 2010, 07:17 PM
This one's a Model 738+P, a 5-shot gun nicknamed Lil' Dan, designed to shoot .38+P ammo...


Lil' Dan & the 15-2 together...


And if we're counting 3" barrels, here is a 715 (left) & 15 (right) both are .357's. These are fixed barrel DW's & shipped from the factory wearing these Hogue's.


September 19, 2010, 01:12 AM
Also aquired a g26 since this pic was taken

From Left to Right:

Ruger Security six 357

Ruger Speed six 9MM,

Smith M19-2 .357

Smith M15-3 .357

Smith M60-9 357

Taurus 605 .357

And the missing Baby Glock 26


September 19, 2010, 01:13 PM
Two to be exact, both Smiths...a Model 36 and a 637. Rodfac



trigger happy
September 19, 2010, 02:01 PM
nickel plated Colt Cobra and a nickel plated Smith & Wesson model 36 with a 3 inch barrel

September 19, 2010, 06:36 PM
... Los, will you please stop posting pictures of your S&W set up. I promised myself years ago NO MORE J frames, yet every time I see yours my resolve weakens a little.

old bear, this one's especially for you.

In b&w with open-top stags...


September 19, 2010, 06:39 PM
S&W 36

September 19, 2010, 08:34 PM
Model 60
Model 638
Model 640 357
Model 49 flat latch
Model 36 nickel
Old NYPD Model 36 3 inch

Love me some S&W J frames. Need (want) a Colt 1st Model Detective Special bad but those have gone through the roof price wise..

September 20, 2010, 08:14 PM
I have a S&W Model 38-1 and a Model 19-5

September 20, 2010, 08:23 PM
I carry a Ruger LCR. My wife carries a Smith 442 crimson trace. Both 38+P
The Ruger has a nicer trigger pull and is lighter. The S&W crimson trace is quicker to the target. I've been thinking about a trigger job for her smitty. She prefers the LCR trigger pull also.

September 20, 2010, 08:36 PM
I have snub .38 ROSSI ,not exactly one of the best, but it will do for me payed 100$ for it (new)

September 21, 2010, 05:53 PM
Love this gun. I carry it strong side pocket. I carry it with 357, and mostly shoot 357 when at the range. I never feel underpowered with this for the size even though it is only 5 shots.

September 25, 2010, 01:39 PM
I just got this back from the Colt Custom Shop. It started life as a 3" ejectorless Sheriffs Model and was bobbed to 2".

September 25, 2010, 02:33 PM
I have two. A 1-7/8" M36 and a snub barrel for my Dan Wesson.

September 25, 2010, 03:43 PM
Taurus .357 7-shot. Quite happy with it, although I wouldn't mind finding a 3-inch version.

September 26, 2010, 01:10 AM
I currently own a Taurus Ultralight and a Ruger LCR. I was not impressed with the LCR the first time I shot it, but I did go to the range a few days ago and was much happier with it the second time.

September 26, 2010, 07:49 AM
and bigger the bore the better! Once S&W comes out with a no IL version of their 500 snub I'll be right there in line for one too.

S&W 29-3 44 mag, Ruger SRH Alaskan 44 mag and 480:



They're my primary, backup and backup to the backup carry.

j/k :D

September 26, 2010, 09:55 AM
Good grief Zombie44, you got some BIG HOLES!!
I mean huh, your guns, huh, huh...:o

lol, you definately would not be able to carry your CCW & your BUG in a pair of running shorts!!:eek:
I'm not sure my belt would hold them both!!

Nice collection!!

September 26, 2010, 10:07 AM
zombie44, first off nice guns you have there. That 480 in the pictures does not look like it's been shot do you shoot it? What kind of loads do you shoot in it if so? You can always take care of that IL on the S&W.

September 26, 2010, 02:43 PM

The .480 I just picked up recently and it does appear unfired. I'm currently assembling all the needed components to reload for it and I'm also thinking about getting into casting my own bullets, turns out .475 bullets are scarce and pricey :eek:

I've heard S&W has started making some new models without a lock, like the 442 and 642, so there's hope they might start dropping the lock off other models including the 500 :D

September 26, 2010, 03:53 PM
My "snubbie" really isn't, it's a 3" Smith & Wesson Model 36, built back in '73. It's as basic a handgun as there is, fixed sights, Uncle Mike's rubber grips, carbon steel, 22 ounces, shoots .38, not +P or .357, and I love it. It fits easily into the front pocket of my cargo pants despite its 3" barrel and slightly oversized grips. Nearly 40 years of shooting has broken in the trigger beautifully. It's extremely accurate, but only so much as I am. Learning how to shoot this gun well has been a huge challenge but, after a year of ownership and about 500 rounds, I think I've got it licked. On a good day she'll give me an honest 6" group at 25 yards. I'll take that.

September 26, 2010, 04:36 PM
I am given to understand that there are other companies that make revolvers besides S&W, but you'd have a hard time proving it in my house. ;)

September 26, 2010, 05:41 PM
Here's my latest, a Charter Arms Off Duty

My two SP101's

My Rossi 88

And my faithful old Charter Arms (Bridgeport) Undercover

September 28, 2010, 06:04 AM
Smith & Wesson finally started making snubbies? Better late than never.

September 28, 2010, 10:08 AM
zombie44, I was wondering if one could consider a 3" N Frame a "snubbie ..."

Smilin Jack
September 28, 2010, 12:26 PM
S&W 649 with Crimson Trace grips every day every where (except the shower....) yes it has the wind-up-key, no I don't lose sleep over it.

September 30, 2010, 01:23 PM
My Rossi model 88. Only snub I own.


41 Magnum
September 30, 2010, 03:00 PM
Although I have had several thru the years, the only ones I have kept are my S&W Model 60, & my SP 101.

September 30, 2010, 07:41 PM
Lessee here,I got a Model 15,which is outstanding;a Model 12,which is interesting,but of limited practicality because it can't handle anything above standard vrlocity;a Model 40-1,rated for +p=the grip safety can really whack your hand with "FBI" loads:eek:
I also have a Ruger GP100 with a 3"bbl and an SP101 in 327 Federal Mag with the 3 1/16" bbl.I don't think of these as snubbies exactly.
I once passed on a 3" Python for $300.:( I was a little bit strapped for cash at the time.

September 30, 2010, 11:36 PM
I have the 342PD and 940. I have had a nickel 38 pinned, was replaced by a nickel 38 un-pinned, which became a 638, that was traded for a 342, then the 342PD. A 649, became a 640, that was sold to buy the 940.

October 1, 2010, 12:44 AM
My only handgun, RG-40 .38spl six shot, 2" barrel. After a lot of home smithing, it runs like a knockoff rolex tuned by a swiss watchmaker (perfectly) ;)


October 1, 2010, 12:48 AM
Taurus CIA650 .357 Magnum Revolver (2" barrel, 23.9oz, hammerless, stainless steel, 5 shot)

October 16, 2010, 10:35 PM
Taurus Judge Public Defender .410 / .45 Colt.......and Taurus Model 85 .38 Special

October 17, 2010, 03:29 PM
Ruger sp101 3" for me. S&W model 60 2" for the lady.

October 17, 2010, 05:38 PM
S&W 638 here.

Carries great on the belt, in the pocket, even in a K. Null shoulder holster occasionally.

October 18, 2010, 07:31 PM
Colt Cobra
old timey with no ejector shroud.
6 bullets.
I continue to search for a Detective Special to keep it company.

If I were to buy a new gun, it would be an SP-101.

October 19, 2010, 12:32 AM
S&W:D..................there is NO substitite!:cool:

October 19, 2010, 11:58 AM
Tarus 85 [ my daily carry ]
my wife carries a chief [ smith & wesson ] :)

October 21, 2010, 11:08 AM
686 combat

October 25, 2010, 09:47 AM
Well sold my M38 no dash and my M19-5 and bought a no lock 642-1. Its not as nostalgic as the M38 or as smooth as the M19 though nice but it carries like a dream and Ive been impressed with its accuracy.

October 29, 2010, 05:39 PM
Colt Cobra: weighs the same as a Smith Airweight, yet holds 20% more ammunition. What's not to like?

October 29, 2010, 05:47 PM
Mine has all the factory booger marks removed and it has been hard chromed.64145


October 29, 2010, 05:50 PM
S&W..................there is NO substitite!

Except of course for the Ruger LCR.:D

I carry both the 642 or LCR as BUG's. For belt carry, I'll also carry the 640 or 640-1 .357.

All my S&W J-frames have had good trigger work to compensate for the very heavy factory trigger pulls.

The LCR is very good out of the box.:cool:

October 29, 2010, 06:51 PM
I bought a S&W .38 Bodyguard last week. I sighted in the Laser today.I only shot 100 rounds . I like it so far.

October 31, 2010, 10:24 AM
I have a colt det special and a taurus .44 with concealed hammer.I love to shoot them both.One extra shot with the .38 but who doesent feel confident with 5 shots of .44??

October 31, 2010, 09:39 PM
You can vote for as many as you own.

I don't see the vote or poll button.

Otherwise, I have 2 S&W and 1 Colt.

Deja vu
October 31, 2010, 10:41 PM
S&W 640 in 357 magnum, Typically shooting 110 - 125 grain SJHP

November 1, 2010, 05:25 AM
I had two but now down to one, an SW 36 classic and a Colt Cobra.
The SW I sold but the Cobra I kept.

It's in .32 New Police (SW .32 Long).

November 1, 2010, 07:21 AM
Just picked up a 642 , shot it the first time over the weekend. I really like it so far and it will be part of my EDC rotation. At the moment it's got Hogue Bantam grips, I will be changing them to the Hogue combat style though.
I originally wanted a 340, and was waiting around to find one used and couldnt and ended up getting this 642 on a trade for a Ruger P89 that I never shoot anymore. Now wouldn't you know it a 340 shows up used for a pretty good price.

November 1, 2010, 12:32 PM
Really nice looking Colt, pythagorean, and in a relatively rare chambering. Nice as the Smith is, if you can't have both I think you made the right choice.

November 1, 2010, 11:06 PM
Sp101 3" w/ Trijicon night sight for me...
Smith model 60 2" w/ meprolight night sights for the wifey...