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Old December 7, 2017, 03:51 AM   #1
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More snubbies than ever?

Just iewhenyougetanother vehicle, ya see em everywhere... Well the last couple years, all I've seen are Snubbies! Perhapsitsthat they make up into aperfectcarry gun?
The bullet weights are either Heavy for penetration or light for low recoil/explosive preformance while stillretainigweight for penetration
All a way better caliber cheaters tics than the 380. I do admit 380 pistols hinder and carry way better!
We'll se, just Hkow the old favorite .38 Snubbie retains it's reputation?
Please,please don't abuse older steel framedSnubbies by shooting Plus P loads through them!!!
JMHO

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Old December 7, 2017, 07:49 AM   #2
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Old December 7, 2017, 08:07 AM   #3
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Old December 7, 2017, 08:21 AM   #4
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I’ll attempt to decipher by stating that no .380 looks like a snub...even fewer perform like one.


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Old December 7, 2017, 02:36 PM   #5
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Just iewhenyougetanother vehicle, ya see em everywhere... Well the last couple years, all I've seen are Snubbies! Perhapsitsthat they make up into aperfectcarry gun?
The bullet weights are either Heavy for penetration or light for low recoil/explosive preformance while stillretainigweight for penetration
All a way better caliber cheaters tics than the 380. I do admit 380 pistols hinder and carry way better!
We'll se, just Hkow the old favorite .38 Snubbie retains it's reputation?
Please,please don't abuse older steel framedSnubbies by shooting Plus P loads through them!!!
JMHO
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Old December 7, 2017, 09:08 PM   #6
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Just re-read the OP, and now I'm wondering if the L is really supposed to be an L.
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Old December 7, 2017, 11:17 PM   #7
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I have 3 ,38spl snubbies one a J frame two Charters , 3 357 mag ,One Taurus , one LCR357, one S&W 357 ..and one Charter 44 spl

I do like my Snubbies ... 38 spl is always special to me .. The new Federal 130 gr HST looks like a great performer ....
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Old December 7, 2017, 11:25 PM   #8
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I like my snubbies too. I have 6 of them I believe. If you aren't sure if you want a snubby or not pick up a copy of this book. If this doesn't make you want a snubbed nose shooter I don't know what will. And if you have a snub you will look at it in a new light.

https://www.amazon.com/Snubby-Revolv.../dp/1581605714

I got my copy from Evan Marshall. He is a nice guy to talk to on the phone.
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Old December 8, 2017, 06:52 AM   #9
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I like my snubs. I also would advise please proof read your post if posting using a phone, or tablet. I know the darn letters are so small, and the spacebar can be hard to hit without missing and hitting the zxcvbnm keys instead.
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Old December 9, 2017, 02:59 PM   #10
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I've a Colt Detective and a SW Airweight. Can't get used to the cylinder latch on the Colt. I don't miss the extra round either. The SW carries much better.
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Old December 10, 2017, 07:02 AM   #11
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Oh my..... allow me to try to translate.

I believe that the OP was attempting to point out that he has noticed are large amount of people carrying snub nose revolvers particularly as they enter and exit their cars?

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Just iewhenyougetanother vehicle, ya see em everywhere... Well the last couple years, all I've seen are Snubbies! Perhapsitsthat they make up into aperfectcarry gun?
They offer lots of cartridge choices.

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The bullet weights are either Heavy for penetration or light for low recoil/explosive preformance while stillretainigweight for penetration
They have better ballistics than the easier to conceal .380s...

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All a way better caliber cheaters tics than the 380. I do admit 380 pistols hinder and carry way better!
We'll se, just Hkow the old favorite .38 Snubbie retains it's reputation?
Don't abuse your steel framed snubs ( or any gun for that matter.)

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Old December 10, 2017, 07:27 AM   #12
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I've a Colt Detective and a SW Airweight. Can't get used to the cylinder latch on the Colt. I don't miss the extra round either. The SW carries much better.
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Old December 10, 2017, 08:45 AM   #13
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I've a Colt Detective and a SW Airweight. Can't get used to the cylinder latch on the Colt. I don't miss the extra round either. The SW carries much better.


Man, I just can’t do there. Six-shot DS...winner.


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Old December 10, 2017, 10:08 AM   #14
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I’ve carried an S&W AirWeight in an ankle holster for years with standard pressure Hornaday 158gr jacketed hollow points.I don’t feel "under gunned”. With a similar handload I put down a pit bull down once with three shots at arms length. First one,a head shot might have been all that I needed.The animal control officers said three shots with something more potent like a .357 or .45acp isn’t unusual.
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Old December 12, 2017, 10:50 PM   #15
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Oh my..... allow me to try to translate.
Nice job! I tried using Chrome's 'translate this page' but it said it was unable to.

Now, as for a carry gun--snubbie or no--I'd have to burn through a LOT of ammo and range time to feel comfortable drawing and firing to hit anything with a revolver. I have a Kahr K40 (double action only), and find it requires an extreme amount of practice, Not that I object to a lot of practice--just saying that, for me, a wheel gun would be quite a challenge.

As to whether popularity of the snub-nose has increased, I have no idea--I actually don't know personally anyone who even owns a revolver. IMO they don't know what fun they're missing.
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Old December 13, 2017, 07:54 AM   #16
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Best price I've seen on the Kimber K6s - $709:

https://grabagun.com/kimber-k6s-stai...=Daily%20Email
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Old December 14, 2017, 04:00 AM   #17
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They've raised the price $40 since you wrote that.
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Old December 14, 2017, 12:13 PM   #18
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They've raised the price $40 since you wrote that.
Oh well, snooze/lose is the story of my life.
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Old December 14, 2017, 01:50 PM   #19
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I've got a J-frame snub and it is very comfortable to carry IWB.
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Old December 14, 2017, 04:31 PM   #20
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I carry a model 637 on my hip every day.
Some times a model 12
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Old December 15, 2017, 09:35 AM   #21
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Back in 1994 I wrote an article of the state of the snubnose revolver for American Rifleman magazine.

Much to the surprise of a lot of people, the snubnose was thriving, even well into the age of the Wonder9 seemingly making everything else obsolete.

That hasn't changed much in the subsequent nearly 25 years.

My first carry gun was a Charter Arms undercover.

While I've branched out over the years, my preferred carry guns are generally still snubnose revolvers.

In addition to the Charter (which is retired), I now have:
  • Smith & Wess 042 Centennial 2" (.38 Spl.)
  • S&W Model 38 Humpback 2" (.38 Spl.)
  • S&W Model 36 2" (.38 Spl.)
  • S&W Model 36 3" (.38 Spl.)
  • S&W Model 19 2.5" (.357 Mag.)
  • S&W Model 12 2" (.38 Spl.)
  • S&W Model 30 (.32 Long) 2"

Yeah, I like Smith & Wessons.

At one time I also had a Detective Special. But, like another poster here, I couldn't get used to having to pull the thumb latch back to open the cylinder. The S&W mode is, to me, far more useful and easier to do with one hand.

So, I traded the DS (which I hadn't) for an S&W Model 36 nickel square butt 3" (not the one I now have), which I later sold to a friend's father.
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