the one that works EVERY time
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Walther SS PPK (.380)
Beretta SS Tomcat (32)
Older maybe 50s or 60s Colt Detective Special (38Special)
FEG PA-63 (9mm Mak)
Nothing like a good Colt, and a .38 is much more effective than given credit these days.
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It looks like the Colt DS is the clear winner. I just wonder how it works as a EDC compared to the G19? Heavier? Bulkier? Slimmer? Lighter?
The Dick Special, without a doubt.
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I fired that Colt Detective without the shrouded ejector rod (felt lighter than the new one my father had with the shrouded ejector rod) and the Tomcat today. Both worked flawlessly. I was leaning really toward the Colt but after shooting both, I can't decide. They both felt accurate at 20 feet. The Colt had a bit more recoil but still not as much as my 357.
I did notice that when cocking the hammer back and firing the Colt single action, the trigger pull was very very light compared to say a GP100 firing the same way. Is this common amongst Colt DS?
It seems that some people had problems with the frame or something cracking on the Beretta Tomcat. It is the widebody Inox version and would only be shot with the recommended ammo BUT this is somewhat concerning.
Absolutly the COLT.
And for the reason (if you need one) IT"S A COLT.
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I voted for the walther. I'm personally not a fan of revolvers but if it works for you go for it.
The Colt. No-brainer in my opinion. Best cartridge of any of them and, at least as I see it, the most collectible.
I own a Colt detective special and love it. My vote is go with the Colt.
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Ok it looks like the Dick Special it will probably be. It has a leather Cobra holster that is IWB and OWB.
Now the question is should I go with the older Dick Special or the newer one that has the shrouded ejector rod and black rubberish handle. I only fired the older one but it does feel a bit lighter.