GUN Good Concealed Carry Revolver?

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  1. machine81

    machine81 New Member

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    I'm looking for a good revolver to be used mainly for home protection, but it may see a little concealed carry time. I'm looking for a DA/SA 9mm/.38 SPL/.357 MAG with about a 2 inch barrel. I'd like it to hold as many rounds a possible too.

    Suggestions?

    How good are the .38 SPL and .357 MAG for stopping power? I've read that the 9mm has one of the best lethality rates of any bullet. That, combined with a smaller recoil, less flash, and availability of rounds, made me decide on the 9mm for home protection. Are the .38 and .357 comparable?
     
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    btw: ive never shot any of these but these are the ones popping out in my memory
     
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    luvitlo94 Make a choice and don't look back.

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    S&W hammerless Airweight ftw
     
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    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    Dont have alot of experience with wheel guns I got a Colt Python that I carry on occasion but its pretty big and bulky, the airweights do look good, if I bought another wheelgun I'de probably get a hammerless one.
     
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    ruger sp101 in 357 is my primary carry
     
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    How is the longer barrel better for CCW???
     
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    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    He was saying normally the barrel on that is 6-8" but they make a smaller one for conceal..
    I wouldnt shoot a .50 in a public place :noes:
     
  11. either an SP101 or a 642
     
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    It seems like everyone is prefering the .357 Mag. Why is that?
     
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    For a revolver IMO best choice, lot of different ammo choices, fairly compact, big variety of gun choices.
     
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    86 Bird eh

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    I'm looking at getting a 642.
     
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    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    SW 642...unless you are a baller and can afford a Scandium .357
     
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    I got a 300 dollar Taurus .357 with the hidden hammer (you can still use the hammer). Its been a great little gun.
     
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    I'd get a cheap beatup old .357 mag for house duty, and a small .38spl snub like the 642 for concealed carry if possible.
     
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    Consider one made for .38 Special over a .357, because the gun will be a little more compact and lighter due to the shorter cartridge... and you may not really want to shoot Mag rounds out of a 20oz gun once you've tried it. :eek3:
     
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    Any particular reason for going for a revolver specifically?
     
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    651?

    Like this?

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    So far, this is my front runner.
     
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    Yeah, I was looking at semi-autos at first, but I think I was letting my ego decide what I needed. i.e. they look cool. I also wanted more rounds.

    I don't have a ton of experience with handguns and revolvers seem MUCH easier to work with. Also, every dealer that I went asked what I'd be using it for. When I said mainly for home defense they were like, "why not a revolver?" They all said for the first 6 rounds they'd take a revolver.
     
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    Nice call. I often recommend revolvers to my friends when they ask about getting a HD handgun. While they may not have the allure of an auto, they are a great gun for handgun novices.

    Another thing I like about a CCW revolver is that you can always fire them from within a jacket pocket, which isn't possible with an auto.
     
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    yeah except for mine is stainless with the black grips.
     
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    Something I think a lot of people dont think about.
     

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