My wife loves her 5-shot Taurus 605. I carry it from time to time too, and it conceals as well or better, than most of my small/medium autos.
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Hey guys, I have my carry permit and my Glock 17 is too big for when I work.. I am looking at 5 shot revolvers, 2 inch or so for my pocket in a holster.
Any suggestions/ Ammo Options? I would like it in 357 Mag, so I can shoot 38+P or 38+P+. but If I carry +P+ might as well carry 357 :)
Thanks for any help.
Originally Posted by PgSqlQuery
Any ammo recomendations?
For practice, she likes reloads, for carry, we both prefer Federal Hydra-Shoks... She only carries .357, no .38spl...
Then again, carry what you're comfortable with.... A gun you're afraid to shoot due to recoil, is largely useless.... (She and I both had to work our way up to .357, it kicks quite a bit in that firearm...)
Originally Posted by PgSqlQuery
Awesome.. I was going to shoot some pratice 38 ammo we have. Work my way up to .38 JHP's then +P, MAYBE +P+ then 357..
I shot a Trooper once, but I need somthin small enough for a pocket.. Since I move around alot at work. Thank you for the info.
When i carried my 38 i carried 125's My old wheelie wasn't set up to handle +p's so i never used them
I carry a S&W Model 60 5-shot. I load my own ammo and carry 125 gr JHPs @ 1150 fps. I carry in a Hume 715 IWB, or sometimes a small modified camera bag along with two speed loaders.
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Used to carry M85 Taurus way back - just with 38 spl - then later used a SP-101 with +P 110 Corbons - finding that even with that gun's weight the time needed for follow-ups using hot 357's was just too long.
Both those guns were steel and so probably too heavy for many folks. So a Smith Airweight category would seem the way to go. 642's are very popular it seems and we have had a thread on this -
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I'm a huge fan of the Colt six-shot snubbie line, i.e.: Detective Special, SF-1, Cobra, and Agent.
I'd get one of those in a heartbeat since they are only slightly larger that five-shot revolvers.
In five-shot revolvers, I'd opt for a S&W 642, 638, or 442 or a Ruger SP-101.
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Smith J-frames are the standard for your application. Taurus makes a pretty good snubby, too, for a little less $.
OTOH, for reasons unknown to me every snub I've ever had hurt like the very devil to shoot, and none shot very accurately.
You might think about a small semi-auto like a Kahr PM9 or Kel Tec P11.
take a look at the s&w j-frames. you can't go wrong with them. the model 60/36 are good guns. i carry a old model 60 with +p+ ammo.
Another vote for the Taurus Model 85 in Stainless.
Exellent gun for the money. My wife loves hers.
Went to the gunstore today.. looked at a 637 and 638.. I know I said I wanted it in 357.. But I am thinking about the 638 with some Corbon DPX.
I have a 638 I carry when my Commander is too much. Carries well in a kydex IWB with just a cotton tee shirt for cover. I use Speer Gold Dot +P 135gr JHP short barrel loads. The little beasts are a handful for some but I don't find them all that bad. My limit at the range is about 100 rounds of standard pressure practice ammo though. They will take a fair amount of practice to get used to. They are accurate if you'll put in the time to learn to shoot them. One trick shooter busts ballons at 140 yards with a snubbie! I also noticed that the trigger seemed to smooth out on mine after about 500 rounds, they are usually nothing to brag about out of the box. Overall I'm very pleased with the gun.
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