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Old August 27, 2013, 03:29 PM   #101
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Been carrying a Model 36 on occasion, mostly in the summer months when lightly dressed, since 1965. Usually in a Don Hume Pocket Holster to hide the silhouette. Bought the 1st one from Gil Hebard by mail for $65 Prepaid. Carried it for 4 years in S.E. Asia.
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Old August 29, 2013, 07:49 AM   #102
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S&W 340PD airweight.357 Mag as backup.

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Old August 30, 2013, 08:02 PM   #103
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A 3" barrel is generally not considered a snub class revolver.
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Old September 1, 2013, 07:03 PM   #104
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Depending on circumstances:

1.) Smith & Wesson 637-2, 38 special , Airweight , 2" barrel, fixed sights.

2.) Taurus 455, 45 A.C.P. , 5 shot, 2" ported barrel, fixed sights.

Gotta love them snubbies , especially the big bore ones.

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Old September 1, 2013, 07:08 PM   #105
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Re: Who Carries a .38 Snub?

I carry a 642 or model 36 most of the time. I carry my G19 when colder weather comes around.
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Old September 1, 2013, 07:26 PM   #106
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Even though she only carries it out to the mailbox or to walk over to a neighbor's house, my mother-in-law carries an old nickel Model 32 in .38 S&W. She lives waaaaay out in western Maryland in an area still so rural that, as my aunt used to say, "the ducks run barefoot."
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Old September 6, 2013, 02:24 AM   #107
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During the summer months, when I'm wearing shorts...

A S&W Model 38 Airweight Bodyguard in an Uncle Mike's pocket holster is my constant companion.
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Old September 7, 2013, 05:36 PM   #108
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Sometimes a Ruger .38 LCR in the weakside pocket, but only as a backup to something else.

Occasionally as a backup to its brother, the .357 LCR.
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Old September 8, 2013, 01:21 PM   #109
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Old September 11, 2013, 02:51 AM   #110
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I occasionally carry a SW model 36 Chief 38 special bought it new in the early 70's. It's Great little revolver and easy to conceal, mostly in back pocket when wearing dungarees .
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Old September 11, 2013, 10:45 PM   #111
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Yep, carry two (not at the same time) as backup for my primary. Have at time used them as my primary.
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Old September 11, 2013, 11:28 PM   #112
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PC 327...8 rounds of snub 357
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Old September 12, 2013, 04:35 PM   #113
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A S&W 642 is often my primary CCW (when cooler weather allows a jacket or sweater for concealment). My back-up is a Taurus M85, carried in a bag whenever I travel by car.
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Old September 14, 2013, 12:46 PM   #114
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Depending on mood and circumstance, I often carry either a Colt Cobra or a Smith Model 12.
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Old September 15, 2013, 07:58 PM   #115
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I sometimes carry a S&W 642, often as a BUG. Carried it today as a secondary to my 3" Taurus 431 .44 Special (I personally don't consider revolvers that have a barrel long enough to have a full length ejector rod to be a snubbie). My other snub that gets carried from time-to-time is a 2.5" S&W 66-1.
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Old September 16, 2013, 09:45 AM   #116
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S&W 642 w/ me pretty much always these days when it's been warm. EAA Windicator or a Taurus 617 when it gets colder and I start wearing heavier clothing (Not the pick of the litter but so far they sure shoot real good - the EAA may be as accurate as any gun I have even with the hack-saw job barrel). I have some 380 and 9mm semi-autos that carry fine but I like the simplicity of the DA triggers, no safeties and no ammo-picky issues that the semi-autos may sometimes have (although I can't say there have been many).
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Old September 16, 2013, 07:47 PM   #117
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My S&W model 36 is riding a shelf in my safe. I stake my life every day on my Charter Arms Undercover .38 that I wear oldschool in an outside the waistband leather holster covered my my long shirts.
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Old September 17, 2013, 07:38 AM   #118
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My S&W model 36 is riding a shelf in my safe. I stake my life every day on my Charter Arms Undercover .38 that I wear oldschool in an outside the waistband leather holster covered my my long shirts.
What is wrong with the S&W model 36? Don't leave us in the dark like this.
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Old September 22, 2013, 08:12 AM   #119
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I carry a 642 J Frame in either a Mika or Nemesis pocket holster but recently made the switch to OWB in a pancake. Nothing more comfortable than an Airweight carried OWB. It disappears under any type of shirt.

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Old September 22, 2013, 08:29 AM   #120
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One that I regularly carry is a S&W 442 (moon clip version) carried in a LOBO Gun Leather pancake.

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Old September 22, 2013, 08:58 AM   #121
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I used to carry a Model 60. Haven't carried it in years.
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Old September 22, 2013, 03:16 PM   #122
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When I first got a CCW it was a P5 compact but that proved to be a chore to keep from rusting and keeping hidden, so...
Yes a S&W model 60 has worn many holes in the pockets of my shorts here in the GunShine State. In the sultry climate that can be tricky to keep concealed, too.
During the couple of weeks of cooler temperatures I've rarely bothered to change to a larger carry.
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Old September 23, 2013, 12:51 AM   #123
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When I do carry it is an Astra 680 (.38Spl 6-shot). The biggest advantage of a snub over here is the condition 3 carry rule for auto-loaders. Most here still go for semi-autos and may or may not flaunt that part of the carry law: I don't know. However, I don't want to.

I've read the 680 is a S&W clone. The trigger would certain lend weight to that statement. It's the best one in my collection, especially in SA.

I carry it IWB in a Galco Soft-Tuk that may dad managed to find for me when he was over states-side. I recently bought a pack of speed-strips for it, although I have not really practiced enough with them.

(I really need to practice more....)

When out in the forest, I also carry a 6-shot. A 4" Redhawk. Not quite a snub, though...
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Old September 25, 2013, 03:27 PM   #124
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re: Who Carries a .38 Snub?

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Old September 25, 2013, 06:16 PM   #125
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I carry a Taurus 85. Its powerful lightweight and compact. Also my mom and sister do.
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