Snubbie Accuracy

Snubbie Accuracy

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    Snubbie Accuracy

    Lately I've been giving snubbies a second look. They seem to be far more accuarate than I had thought. I recently saw a guy make a shot with one that I would have bet the farm he couldn't have made. I guess I've always associated short barrels with less accuracy because of such a short sight radius. But it looks like my percepetions were way off. with that in mind, I've started giving them another look. what do ya'll recommend?
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    IMO-
    S&W and Ruger make great snubs... Taurus, Charter, and Rossi make snubs that work but are not as nice.

    You gotta figure out what caliber, finish, barrel length works best for you.

    For ME, a S&W 642 is perfect.
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    I prefer my S&W 640. It is stainless, so it has a bit of weight and it gives you the option to go with .357 or .38 special. It is a joy to shoot at long range sessions and it conceals really well. Also, you can swap out the front sight for a Big Dot if you like as the front sight is pinned on. To my way of thinking, for a 5 hole revolver, it is about the best - unless you mostly want to pocket carry, then it may be a bit heavy and I go with my S&W 642 for that duty. I mostly carry snubbies on my belt as I can't hide them that well in a pocket (large thighs).

    And yes, snubbies can be quite accurate.
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    My personal favorite is the S&W 642. But I would give Ruger a real serious look also. Their LCR has a great trigger and is very light. The SP101 has almost a cult following. I've been thinking about both of these for a while myself.
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    My 642 surprised me as well, with it's accuracy. Can't beat it for what it's designed for.
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    I'm kinda leaning toward both the 642 and the Ruger LCR. I like the stainless look on a 642 and weight is not an issue since I'll be belt carrying. The LCR is a lot more accurate than I gave it credit for being. I'll just have to practice a little more with a snubnose since I dont have much experience with them.
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    I can personally speak for the SP101. Mine is the 2.25" .357 Mag. It's a powerhouse, and very accurate for its size. Is it as accurate as my Taurus 669 in .357 with a 4" barrel and adjustable sights? Probably not, but for short range, it's surprisingly accurate! As others have stated above, I'm sure if you stick with Ruger or S&W, you'll be happily surprised.

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    Snubs are my choice. I have a few I rotate as carry guns. The SP101 and LCR 357 are carried as a pair. The SP is AIWB and the LCR 357 is in the off hand pocket. When I need a change or carry a third gun I have a 7- shot Taurus 617, or a 605 I can carry and I also have 2 J-Frames for pocket duty.

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    In most cases, it's not the snubbie, but rather the shooter that determines accuracy.
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    Bob Munden popped a balloon at about 300 yards with a snubbie (took 2 shots). The video is on youtube. This convinced me that snubbies aren't just "belly guns."

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    S&W 642/442 OR Ruger LCR are all good choices..

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    Snubbies like any other gun, will do the job as long as you do yours. I have 2 older Ruger snubbies (speed 6 and security 6) both in 2.75" barrel.
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    LCR all the way.

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    Before I was seduced by Glocks I was going to carry 2 snubbies. I still carry one....

    It is the shooter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    In most cases, it's not the snubbie, but rather the shooter that determines accuracy.
    Know your gun...practice makes perfect...
    Indeed and well said .

    I really like my S & W 442 this weapon demands practice for sure .

    It has a good size recoil for sure with stock gripps

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