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Old August 4, 2013, 07:47 AM   #26
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I carried a smooth M85 Taurus for a few years, loved it.
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Old August 4, 2013, 08:26 AM   #27
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Most of the time I do, a Smith 042.
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Old August 4, 2013, 08:49 AM   #28
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I carry a Smith 442, but I will admit, since I impulse purchased a Ruger LCP a few weeks ago it sure is handy to slip that one in a front pocket and call it good.

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Old August 4, 2013, 08:51 AM   #29
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I do.

I roll with a Ruger LCR, tried on the Stoeger Cougar and found it too big and heavy. Looked into the LCP but then decided to simplify and go with the revolver for the ease of operation in a critical situation. I don't train all the time to stay proficient with semi autos so the snub fits the bill for me.
I have a feeling that there are a fair amount of semi autos sold out there that the owners really don't know how to use. Over the years, I have overheard several conversations at gun counters where someone is buying their first firearm. It seems like they always gravitate towards to semi autos. When asked what they want it for, they say they want it for self defense and/or concealed carry. Many times they need to have everything explained to them and tell the salesman that they have little or no experience with guns. Maybe they went out and got some training and practiced after the purchase, maybe not. I always find myself thinking that a revolver would be a better choice for them.
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Old August 4, 2013, 09:02 AM   #30
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I carry the 640 with 38's or 357's in it.

Wouldn't mind having a 38 in an aluminum frame. It does have to be in your tactics to hide and reload...also to limit yourself to aimed or very close shots. Not really a problem since it would be hard to defend anything else.
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Old August 4, 2013, 09:14 AM   #31
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Been known to pack a 642 from time to time.
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Old August 4, 2013, 11:11 AM   #32
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In warm weather or when I just don't feel like strapping on something bigger, I carry a S&W M36 in a Galco pocket holster loaded with Remington 158gr LSWCHP +P.
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Old August 4, 2013, 11:38 AM   #33
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I've got an M&P Shield in 9mm that I carry if I'm going any distance. However, for a quick trip around town or when I need to be extra discreet I carry my M&P 340 with a Desantis Clip Grip.

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Old August 4, 2013, 12:11 PM   #34
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In summer it's a Model 60 loaded with 38 Spl +P. Rides around in a pocket holster and works great with cargo shorts.

In cold weather the pocket gun is still there but as back up for a Mod. 66, 2.5 bbl. , 357 mag. in a pancake holster.
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Old August 4, 2013, 12:24 PM   #35
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Me... a S&W model 37 airweight 5 shot...or a Colt Agent 6 shot. Love them both.
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Old August 4, 2013, 01:29 PM   #36
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My 638, or one of its older J frame siblings is always in one of my pockets...

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Old August 4, 2013, 01:30 PM   #37
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642 (or a 432 - not a 38 though). Rarely a Colt Cobra snub.
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Old August 4, 2013, 02:29 PM   #38
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Colt Agent in a Mika pocket holster with a speedloader in a Desantis split six carrier.
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Old August 4, 2013, 02:48 PM   #39
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I wear cargo shorts 51 out of 52 weeks per year in FL so I pocket carry and it is either a Kahr 9 or a S&W 642. I find the snub, with all of its roundness just blends in better in my front pocket
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Old August 4, 2013, 02:57 PM   #40
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I don't carry anything often (live in MD where a CCW is nearly impossible to obtain), but when out of state (about once a month) I do carry. I used to almost exclusively carry either my Taurus 85CH or S&W 442 (or both), only occasionally interrupted by either my Commander sized S&W 1911SC or my Taurus PT140 M. Pro. Since I bought my SIG P290RS I almost never carry my snubs and my SIG comes with me on trips out of state. I find it much easier to shoot an auto well than a 2" small-frame snub.

I do have several snubs. I love my 3" S&W 65LS and have carried it a few times in a cheap Uncle Mikes (when I finally break down and get a proper holster for it I can see carrying it a lot more). In 2" small-frames I have the previously mentioned 85CH and 442 plus a Rossi 461. I am thinking about a 3" S&W 60 or Ruger SP101 for the IWB advantages of a snub with the longer sight radius so I might carry snubs more, but I do love my small autos for self defense (easier to aim accurately, quicker follow-up shots, less felt recoil for more practice time).
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Old August 4, 2013, 04:23 PM   #41
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Started off packing an dao sp101. Now packing my .38 lcr with boot grips and xs sight. Also often have an naa mini mag in an ankle holster because there is no reason often not to. Snub nosed da revolvers are my only serious conceal carry packing guns. If I holster carry open which I really don't but if I did it may be a da medium frame revolver with a longer tube if not still a snub.
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Old August 4, 2013, 05:26 PM   #42
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Old August 4, 2013, 05:39 PM   #43
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I sometimes carry a snub as primary although I usually carry a full size auto or 4 in. revolver. I alternate between One of my Colt Detective Specials loaded with Rem. 158 LSWCHP or my 3in. Model 65 S&W with 125 Golden Saber magnums. Last week I carried my father's old Smith M&P 2in. square butt for a couple of days. I always use IWB or OWB for my primaries as my jeans are a might snug for pocket carry of revolvers.
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Old August 4, 2013, 05:53 PM   #44
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Don't leave home without it!

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Old August 4, 2013, 07:41 PM   #45
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SP101 with +P .38s

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Old August 4, 2013, 07:42 PM   #46
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LCR - in my pocket now with CD +P.
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Old August 4, 2013, 08:29 PM   #47
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I carry an LCR .38 routinely since my wife took my SW 36 for herself. Its nickel-plated and her favorite color is chrome.
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Old August 4, 2013, 08:38 PM   #48
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Model 60 Smith a definite primary.
632 sometimes as a backup [hot .327's]
Lately, leaning more to just the 632.
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Old August 4, 2013, 08:51 PM   #49
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642 in a Mika!

642 most of the time in a Mika pocket holster. Or a Shield 9 in a Remora.
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Old August 4, 2013, 08:59 PM   #50
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Originally Posted by PawDaddy
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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