My comfortable snub nose

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    My comfortable snub nose

    For the last month or so I have been carrying my new M&P 40 compact. Before that I had a S&W .38 2" for about 23 years. I just got done cleaning my M&P was was letting it air out. I went to walk my daog and grabbed my 38, stuck it down the front of my pants(in a holster, something I just can't get comfortable doing with my .40). Man, I forgot or never realized how comfortable that gun is. Guess I never had anything to compare it to. While walking I shifted it to 3 or 3:30. I couldn't even feel that I was carrying.

    I actually thought for a moment about going back to this as my EDC. It has original, little wood grips. Very difficult to get a good grip when drawing compared to my M&P. Besides, I love my new gun.

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    I understand...
    Everyone should have at least one snubbie..., mine is a S&W 637.
    It's easy to conceal, certainly powerful, but it doesn't compare to the power and ability of my Glock-36.
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    I know it's smaller in caliber, but living in south Florida I'm surprised you haven't tried a little 380 Ruger LCP for pocket carry. It's all I carry in the summer. You can forget it's in your pocket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Jacket View Post
    I know it's smaller in caliber, but living in south Florida I'm surprised you haven't tried a little 380 Ruger LCP for pocket carry. It's all I carry in the summer. You can forget it's in your pocket.
    When I decided it was time for a new carry gun I wanted to get something that would also be fun for me to shoot at the range. After trying many I decided the M&P compact could fill both needs. Though I haven't been through a Florida summer with it yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidw View Post
    When I decided it was time for a new carry gun I wanted to get something that would also be fun for me to shoot at the range.
    You chose wisely. I can tell you the little LCP is not fun to shoot. It's snappy and after 20 rounds or so, you've probably had enough. Nonetheless, she is small, lightweight and hides in a pair of shorts nicely.
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    Taurus 617 - 7 shot - .357 cal. Comfy and reliable.

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    I like my Taurus Model 85 UL. Shoots reliably and accurately. I am still looking for OWB holster that will fit it comfortably to me.

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    i had to sell my Taurus 85UL a few days ago, and i already miss it. i loved it as much as my 1911.

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    Man are you preaching to the choir!! I have some sweet autos but always end up with my bulldog or my 638. I tried the Barami Hip Grips and didn't like them, but the Clipdraw for revolvers are great. Now what to do with all the flipping holsters...
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    I have a feeling, with all the 1911, Glock, etc die hards, talking up the =/- of their firearm, most are carrying around their snub.
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    Actually I plan on carrying my Walther P99 in a Crossbreed Supertuck all summer! The Kahr P9 just isn't what I'd consider a primary carry weapon.
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    There is nothing as comfortable as a snub, for those quick trips and chores...
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    Don't get me wrong, back in my younger days I wore a Colt Agent 38spl snub with a full shroud on it, in a Safariland high ride belt holster. Later on I even got a Colt Cobra :-) which I carried in an upside down #19 Safariland shoulder holster, still have the holster!
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    Walther P99 AS full size 9mm
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    It's such a personal thing....... I think of myself as a wheel man....... BUT my normal carry gun is my G27.........

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    My wife carries a snubby sometimes, an S&W 642 with Crimson Trace. It was a great value and weighs in at a light 15 ounces empty, same as my SIG P238.

    Recently we fueled it up with the new Hornady Critical Defense +P ammo, which gives it more muscle.

    Hard to beat the 642 for ease of carry with respectable firepower!
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