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Old March 4, 2012, 06:30 PM   #1
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What is your Self Defense Revolver?

What revolver and load do you use, either for CCW or Home Defense, or other defensive applications?


For me, it's usually a S&W 686 4", loaded with federal 357b
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Old March 4, 2012, 06:34 PM   #2
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I have a model 66-2 .357 magnum.It shoot great with 158 xtp's.It has 2.5" barrel
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Old March 4, 2012, 06:35 PM   #3
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Taurus 617 7shot .357 loaded with 4 158gr 38 and 3 158gr .357
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Old March 4, 2012, 06:57 PM   #4
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My BUG and occasional off duty gun is a custom S&W 360J that has been rechambered for 9mm. I load it with Federal 9BPLE 115gr JHP +P+


Normally if I'm carrying a revolver off duty it is either this Austin Behlert custom S&W 25-2 .45acp. I load it with Winchester Ranger t 230gr JHP +P


Or this S&W PC 586 L-Comp .357 mag. I load it with Remington 125gr JHP
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Old March 4, 2012, 06:58 PM   #5
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S&W model 13 4 inch loaded with Buffalo Bore LSWCHP 158 38+P.

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Old March 4, 2012, 06:59 PM   #6
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wheel gun real gun:

I have two: a Smith & Wesson 625 on my night stand and a Smith & Wesson 442 on my gun safe's shelf just in case that I'm forced to open it.

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Old March 4, 2012, 07:00 PM   #7
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Ruger GP100 .357 loaded with 140g XTP handloads.
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Old March 4, 2012, 07:10 PM   #8
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My carry gun is a S&W 640 no dash in .38, this was before they started making them exclusively in .357. Pretty much the same thing as the 642 except all steel. I keep it loaded with 125gr Speer Gold Dots.

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Old March 4, 2012, 07:16 PM   #9
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A 36-1

and a Model 64 or a old beat up Model 10







Loaded with Winchester 125 JHP +P .38

I have Ruger GP 100 in layaway.


Once I get the GP I might sell the 64

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Old March 4, 2012, 07:19 PM   #10
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Here are two of my favorites. I alternate between the two. The next is another which is easy to tote.


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Old March 4, 2012, 07:38 PM   #11
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HD Pistol

GP100 SS 4" with .38 JHP's and three dogs.

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Old March 4, 2012, 07:44 PM   #12
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Charter Arms Off Duty loaded with Federal 110 grain Hydrashocks.
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Old March 4, 2012, 07:54 PM   #13
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My home defence is a model S&W Model 66 2 1/2" with Hornaday Critical defence rounds and normally my S&W Model 60 during the day with the same rounds.I just bought a S&W Model 64 so I will rotate that one during the day. I also carry a LCP in my back pocket during the day.
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Old March 4, 2012, 08:00 PM   #14
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According to where I am its either a Ruger service, or security 6 or a sp101.
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Old March 4, 2012, 08:16 PM   #15
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I guess I'll be the first in with a 642 for CCW.
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Old March 4, 2012, 08:25 PM   #16
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The only revolver I use for any kind on SD and even then it's just tossed in the pocket when I take out the trash or mow the yard.

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Old March 4, 2012, 08:34 PM   #17
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It varies. Usually, it's my .45 Colt 4" Redhawk, loaded with Hornady 185 grain Critical Defense ammo...but sometimes, I switch to my [high-gloss stainless, night-sight equipped] GP-100, loaded with Wal Mart deluxe 110 grain JHPs.
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Old March 4, 2012, 09:32 PM   #18
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For truck & carry, a Dan Wesson mod. 15-2 with various 158gr.

At home, a S&W 696 with CCI 200gr. GDHP.

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Old March 4, 2012, 10:07 PM   #19
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90% of my carry and HD is with the Taurus M605SS2 loaded with .38 Spl +P hard cast LSWC.
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Old March 4, 2012, 10:11 PM   #20
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House gun: 4" blued Ruger Security Six with Remington Golden Sabre .357s.

Carry gun: Charter Bulldog with .44 special Speer Gold Dots.

Extra small carry gun: NAA mini revolver in .22 magnum (I'm picking this one up tomorrow).

My problem solvers are all revolvers.
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Old March 4, 2012, 10:14 PM   #21
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S&W Bodyguard .38
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Old March 4, 2012, 10:19 PM   #22
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for me its primary carry is S&W 66-2, .357 mag with Hornady .357 -158 gr
xtp hps, for back up gun its S&W 637 38+p with remington 158 gr +p lhps.
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Old March 4, 2012, 10:30 PM   #23
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I have several...

S&W 042
S&W 19, 2.5"
S&W 19, 4"
S&W Model 25-5
S&W Model 58
Colt Official Police
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Old March 4, 2012, 10:31 PM   #24
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4" stainless Ruger Security Six, loaded with 158 grain soft lead hollowpoints. Sometimes I switch it out with a S&W model 15-4, but the S&W is currently having light-strike problems and awaiting a tear-down, good cleaning, and spring kit.

I also have a 7.5" Ruger Bisley-Blackhawk in .45 Colt that I would be comfortable with as a HD gun, but I think the double-action 38's are a better choice.
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Old March 4, 2012, 10:35 PM   #25
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Ruger Sp101 .357 with Badger boot grip, XS front sight
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