My First Snubby!!!

My First Snubby!!!

This is a discussion on My First Snubby!!! within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I picked up today at my local gun shop here in Costa Rica a brand new Smith & Wesson 442 snub nose revolver in .38+P ...

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 23
  1. #1
    Distinguished Member Array alachner's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Costa Rica
    Posts
    1,232

    My First Snubby!!!

    I picked up today at my local gun shop here in Costa Rica a brand new Smith & Wesson 442 snub nose revolver in .38+P and a couple of HKS speed loaders, a double speed loader holster and a Hogue Bantam Grip to complement it. I took it to the range this evening and shot 150 rounds of ammo and I'm officially in love with this beauty! This will be a perfect BUG for my main carry and a main carry handgun when wearing shorts, going to church, the beach and work. I tend to favor Euro made handguns like Glock, HK, Sig Sauer, Beretta and Walther, but when I decided to purchase a revolver...I looked none other than to Smith and Wesson for a solid, reliable and powerful All American five shooter. What a pleasure to have an American revolver in my hands!!!

    "If you carry a gun, people will call you paranoid. That's ridiculous... If I have a gun, what in the hell do I have to be paranoid for?" [Clint Smith - Thunder Ranch]


  2. #2
    Member Array gbball98's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Central Ky.
    Posts
    66
    Congrats on your new snubby. There is nothing like a J frame for concealed carry.

  3. #3
    VIP Member Array BugDude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Gulf Coast of Florida
    Posts
    9,376
    Congrats!!! You've picked up the perfect carry piece for the carry needs described above. The S&W j frame is hard to beat in that role. Everyone needs a snubby, and you've got a great one. I have the 442 as well and it's ideal for those purposes. I ordered a set of Wolff springs and replaced the main hammer spring and trigger return spring with lighter ones and it really made a smooth shooter out of it and tamed the weight of the trigger pull. I also removed the integrated internal lock flag while I was in there. Easy stuff to do watching the youtube videos out there.
    Know Guns, Know Safety, Know Peace.
    No Guns, No Safety, No Peace.


    Guns are like sex and air...its no big deal until YOU can't get any.

  4. #4
    Moderator
    Array RETSUPT99's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    44,795
    Congrats on the new snubbie...you'll love it!
    The last Blood Moon Tetrad for this millennium starts in April 2014 and ends in September 2015...according to NASA.

    ***********************************
    Certified Glock Armorer
    NRA Life Member[/B]

  5. #5
    Senior Member Array TonyW's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    791
    Nice! I think you will be well served by that little snubbie.
    <a target="_top" href="http://www.cybernations.net/default.asp?Referrer=TonyW"><img src="http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd188/18932471/imgad2-1.png" border="0"></a>

  6. #6
    VIP Member Array gottabkiddin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    North Georgia
    Posts
    7,020
    Congrats on the new revolver. I know what cha mean. I just added a Taurus revolver similar to yours as my EDC, but in .357; so far I love it. I'm all over the place with my gun purchases, but after one range session with the revolver I'm sold. I'm looking forward to picking up another Smith or the Ruger 101 in the next month or so. Again, Congrats on the new addition.

    BugDude, awesome advice. I was wondering about the trigger job for one of these, but thought it required gun smithing. You're 200%!

    YouTube here I come....
    "He that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one." Luke 22:36

    "If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so." Thomas Jefferson

  7. #7
    gtv
    gtv is offline
    Member Array gtv's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Tennessee
    Posts
    155
    Congrats on a nice looking snubbie!! I am sure it will serve you well.
    "Give a man a fish, and he'll eat for a day... Teach a man to fish and he'll spend all his time in the basement tying flies and neglecting his personal hygiene." -- Jimmy James

    "Khaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan!!!" -- Admiral James T. Kirk

  8. #8
    Distinguished Member Array alachner's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Costa Rica
    Posts
    1,232
    Thank you all for the congrats! I'm headed to the range today to finish breaking it in and I'll be carrying it proudly in an ankle holster all day as a BUG to my Walther P99. I am really interested in replacing the main hammer and trigger return spring with the Wolff springs but this will have to wait until I make a trip to the US since ordering gun parts online from Costa Rica is not allowed by ATF in the US. I think I just got bit by the revolver bug as I am now looking at a Ruger SP-101 in .357 magnum. I love semi-automatics but the feeling of owning and shooting a revolver is fantastic!
    "If you carry a gun, people will call you paranoid. That's ridiculous... If I have a gun, what in the hell do I have to be paranoid for?" [Clint Smith - Thunder Ranch]

  9. #9
    Member Array KWAG's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Mississippi
    Posts
    197
    alachner, gives a update on carrying in the ankle holster please.

  10. #10
    Distinguished Member Array alachner's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Costa Rica
    Posts
    1,232
    Quote Originally Posted by KWAG View Post
    alachner, gives a update on carrying in the ankle holster please.
    Well, I carried it all day yesterday in a Fobus Ankle Holster and it was very comfortable. At first I had to get used to the weight of the revolver in my ankle and the pressure of the holster against my leg, but after a while I forgot it was even there. Even when the revolver is loaded, the weight is very manageable and comfortable.

    This is the ankle holster I am using. I think that the Blackhawk with the calf support would be more comfortable but it is a lot more expensive than the Fobus.



    I also went to the store wearing shorts and a light t-shirt with the revolver concealed in a Galco Summer Comfort IWB holster and it was AWESOME how easily it concealed. This will be perfect for quick errands, church, work and the beach.

    This is the IWB holster...highly recommend it!

    "If you carry a gun, people will call you paranoid. That's ridiculous... If I have a gun, what in the hell do I have to be paranoid for?" [Clint Smith - Thunder Ranch]

  11. #11
    VIP Member Array MNBurl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    3,019
    Great 442.

    I have one my self and they are perfect carry guns. I carry mine IWB, OWB and Pocket with my holsters.
    MNBurl

    "If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking" - George S. Patton.

  12. #12
    Distinguished Member Array Ghettokracker71's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Under a rock.
    Posts
    1,763
    Awesome weapon! I bought the same thing as my first snubbie very recently. I've carried pocket, and OWB. Congrats!

    I stick it in my right front pocket for EDC!
    Last edited by Ghettokracker71; October 6th, 2010 at 02:59 PM. Reason: added EDC stuff

  13. #13
    Member Array Pepsi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    367
    thats sweet! looks beautiful in ur picture

  14. #14
    VIP Member Array zacii's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    arizona
    Posts
    3,749
    Welcome to the 442 club

    I got mine specifically for pocket carry, and it's the bomb
    Trust in God and keep your powder dry

    "A heavily armed citizenry is not about overthrowing the government; it is about preventing the government from overthrowing liberty. A people stripped of their right of self defense is defenseless against their own government." -source

  15. #15
    Ex Member
    Array 1 old 0311's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Earth
    Posts
    2,429
    LOVE the J frames.


    p.s. what are the gun laws in Costa Rica?

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. My new snubby
    By shooterX in forum Defensive Carry Guns
    Replies: 30
    Last Post: September 12th, 2009, 10:11 AM
  2. Another Snubby for me
    By AKsrule in forum Defensive Carry Guns
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: March 2nd, 2009, 09:23 PM
  3. I am looking for a 357 Snubby
    By OrlandoRecon in forum Defensive Carry Guns
    Replies: 30
    Last Post: February 3rd, 2009, 06:22 PM
  4. Another new snubby........
    By The Goose in forum Defensive Carry Guns
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: June 8th, 2007, 11:17 PM
  5. New snubby
    By buckeye .45 in forum Defensive Carry Guns
    Replies: 55
    Last Post: April 13th, 2007, 12:12 PM

Search tags for this page

blackhawk ankle holster

,

concealed holster for 38 revolver use with shorts

,
concealed revolver
,

galco summer comfort iwb holster

,

inside the waistband holster revolver

,

iwb holster for snub

,

iwb holster revolver

,

iwb revolver holster

,

j frame holster

,

revolver concealed holster

,

revolver iwb holster

,
snubby bug beauties
Click on a term to search for related topics.

» Log in

User Name:

Password:

Not a member yet?
Register Now!

» DefensiveCarry Sponsors