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Old August 3, 2013, 08:20 PM   #1
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Who Carries a .38 Snub?

Who carries a .38 snub as their primary/only weapon? I have a 3" Taurus 85 and a 3" Charter Arms (70's era) .38 that I rotate. I always have a KT.380 in pocket. (I am looking for a sub compact 9mm at this time.)
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Old August 3, 2013, 08:23 PM   #2
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I do, I love it during the summer when shorts and t-shirts are the norm.
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Old August 3, 2013, 08:24 PM   #3
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I've been tempted by the lcr in either spl or mag. I pocket carry the S&W BG .380 and you'd be shocked (unless you already pocket carry no holster) how much crap accumulates in all sorts of places in the gun. Just worried that the lint (aka crap) would make its way into the gears that I can't easily clean nor want to mess with. However that said, I'd have no problem with 5-6 shots of spl or mag for a primary small CC gun
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Old August 3, 2013, 08:30 PM   #4
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642 goes with me every Sunday, and anytime I'm in a hurry. Loaded with jwc, I don't feel undergunned at all.
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Old August 3, 2013, 08:55 PM   #5
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LCR, got both, .38 a little lighter
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Old August 3, 2013, 09:03 PM   #6
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I carry a 2" flat latch Model 36 on a belt holster made for me by Lobogunleather. Conceals very well under a Polo type shirt with the tail out. I usually have 3" Model 37 in a hip pocket as well. I wear semi-baggy khaki pants, and it doesn't print. If the butt happens to be above the top of the pocket, the shirt conceals it. The Model 36 is loaded with BB heavy +p 158 grain swchp with gas check. The Airweight is loaded with Remington 125 grain Golden Sabers.
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Old August 3, 2013, 09:17 PM   #7
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642 in a Mika pocket holster almost every day.
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Old August 3, 2013, 09:22 PM   #8
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Who Carries a .38 Snub?

My wife carries a .38 snub Taurus. I carry the .357.
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Old August 3, 2013, 09:33 PM   #9
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.38 by default - a Taurus M605 .357 filled with .38 +p's is my most carried gun. There aren't even any .357's around here to put in it.
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Old August 3, 2013, 09:41 PM   #10
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Model 60...

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Old August 3, 2013, 10:11 PM   #11
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I sometimes carry a first generation Colt Agent in 38 spl right rear jeans pocket covered by a shirttail. Usually carry a speed strip as a reload. Nothing wrong with the 38 spl.
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Old August 3, 2013, 10:16 PM   #12
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I carry a 642, wife carries a 637
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Old August 3, 2013, 10:21 PM   #13
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I do when I think I won't need it. If there's a chance I might need it I carry 2.
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Old August 3, 2013, 10:33 PM   #14
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Smith and Wesson 638 or Ruger LCR are my go to carries, both is 38. I pocket carry the 638 and IWB the LCR.
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Old August 3, 2013, 10:47 PM   #15
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Old August 3, 2013, 10:49 PM   #16
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Who Carries a .38 Snub?

S&W model 65. .38+p. or .357
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Old August 3, 2013, 11:12 PM   #17
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642 in Uncle Mike's#4, front pocket.....
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Old August 4, 2013, 12:51 AM   #18
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I carry my colt cobra on my off days, I'd carry it everyday but work doesn't allow guns in the building and I don't want to leave it in the car for that long
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Old August 4, 2013, 04:05 AM   #19
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Anybody that pocket carries without a holster is just asking for trouble via dirt, lint, accidental discharge, the weapon 'flipping' in the pocket so its hard to reach. Even an Uncle Mike's cheapie pocket holster for a few bucks is better than nothing...
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Old August 4, 2013, 05:12 AM   #20
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I do. Smith & Wesson Model 12-2. Aluminum K-frame, six shots.

My wife does.

Charter Arms "Lavender Lady." Aluminum frame, five shots.

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Old August 4, 2013, 05:51 AM   #21
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I own a S&W 637 and it was my first carry gun. I eventually added a few other guns, it is still one of my favorite guns. Even with just 5 shots, I never felt under gunned in this day of high capacity double stacks.

My wife has taken over my S&W 637 although I still carry it occasionally. She, it should be noted, like the gun as much as I do.
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Old August 4, 2013, 06:23 AM   #22
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Yeah, I do, but I don't love it. I remember a morning last week. I had a practice session with a 6 inch L-frame Smith. I had a rapid fire group that went inch and three-eights at twenty yards for six shots, something I could never repeat upon demand. Felt good. Then what did I do? I locked the target pistol in the safe and put a Model 60 Smith in my pocket and went to town. With the little Model 60 at the same distance and the same rate of speed, I'd be lucky to get one or two hits on the piece of typing paper holding the target I had just shot with the 686, but the little Model 60 certainly beats going naked.
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Old August 4, 2013, 07:08 AM   #23
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I carried a Taurus 85 SS for close to 20 years . Then a short year and a half with a kt pf-9 now for the last close to 3 years a cm9 kahr. . Weight the same loaded as the 85SS did empty. Seemed like a natural change with the smooth trigger the Taurus had .

My old carry and my replacements. CM9 and CW9.
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Old August 4, 2013, 07:14 AM   #24
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Who Carries a .38 Snub?

I do.

S&W 642
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Old August 4, 2013, 07:23 AM   #25
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I carry a 642 in a pocket holster everywhere it's legal. Sometimes I also carry a g26 concealed under a shirt or jacket in a Safariland OWB holster but the 642 is still with me. I practice often with the 642 and occasionally with the g26. Despite the extra practice with the 642, I draw and shoot the more powerful g26 from concealment much better than the 642. The 642 is so much easier to carry concealed than the g26 and there is no excuse not to have it where it's legal.
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