GUN Concealed Revolver

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  1. Mizer

    Mizer Who needs sleep!

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    Wanting to pick up a concealed revolver for my wife to keep in her purse. What do you guys recommed in this area? Hammerless? Brand?
     
  2. Fishbone Walker

    Fishbone Walker Fella could have a pretty good weekend in Vegas wi

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    For your wife, I would actually not recommend hammerless, simply because it forces it to act as DAO, which means a much heavier trigger. If she can handle the pull, great, but otherwise I would teach her how to use a nonshrouded revolver in single action. She'll do better shooting that way, anyway.



    Look for any of the compact smiths in, say, .38. That would be my choice.
     
  3. Y2kAccord

    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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  4. Clusive

    Clusive Happiness is a belt-fed weapon.

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    How about a S&W Model 638 in .38Spl with either the Centennial or Bodyguard frame?
     
  5. Fishbone Walker

    Fishbone Walker Fella could have a pretty good weekend in Vegas wi

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    its really the only answer. Plus, its not shrouded, so like I said, it would be perfect for your wife.
     
  6. Fishbone Walker

    Fishbone Walker Fella could have a pretty good weekend in Vegas wi

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    i will agree with that, except as I said, I'd go with the 637, which is the hammer version of the one he suggested
     
  7. Mizer

    Mizer Who needs sleep!

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    If she doesnt have a problem with the trigger a hammerless one would work well? Just figured it would be better if it was in her purse...less things to get in the way if she had to use it quickly
     
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    but its hammerless. I almost picked one up but went the the model 60, which is a 357
     
  9. Dsking85

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    i'd go w/ the hammerless just b/c of all that shit that women like to keep in their purse. you can get some DOA that have a very reasonable trigger pull. search around.
     
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    If she's not going to practice alot, I'd get something bigger than a j-frame is possible. I think a 642 is a good j-frame for anyone though, have a trigger job done if its too heavy.
     
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    airweight in 38
     
  12. Sssnake

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    shrouded is the much much much better choice for carrying in a purse. 1st, it eliminates the most common snag point on a revolver, 2nd it is a DAO, aim and fire. There is no need to have to cock the damn thing in a middle of a situation that you don't want her having to take extra steps just to shoot it.

    Get her a shrouded and you teach her to shoot it DAO and practice over and over and over. She won't have a problem with the trigger once she gets the feel for it.
     
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    Not to come off like a dumbass or anything.. but she does have a concealed permit, correct?
     
  14. hsmith

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    revolver is a good idea, don't have to worry about picking up the casings when you flee :cool:
     
  15. Mizer

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    HAHA She is scheduled to take the course in a couple weeks
     
  16. Platinum_Thunder

    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    SW 642 and just leave it alone. The trigger not heavy.
     
  17. Platinum_Thunder

    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    And don't do something stupid like getting her a .357
     
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    Not naming model numbers, if she can handle an airweight comfortably that'd be the way to go. If she wants a little most heft another .38 shrouded hammer in steel might be an option.
     

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