Does there exist a 3" hammerless revolver?

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    Does there exist a 3" hammerless revolver?

    I would be very interested to find a 3" hammerless (not just spurless) revolver in either .357mag or even just .38spl.

    Does anyone else think a 3" S&W 340 or Ruger LCR would just be the coolest? It would add more velocity and a tad longer sight radius all in a smooth snag free design. In a defensive situation you're supposed to shoot DA anyways right? It would be less pocket friendly, but a lot of folks prefer belt carry anyways.

    I think there's a market for these.
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    Whatever the platform, I prefer the option of double or single action fire.
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    You can get a Smith 640 (.357mag) with a 3" barrel. This is a Centennial platform.
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    The 640 is the way to go on this front.
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    I have a two inch 640, and love it, but Ruger makes an SP101 3" with a bobbed hammer.
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    The 640 looks perfect! Thanks, I didn't realized those existed, but then again S&W has made so many variations over the years it's no surprise.



    Here's a 3" model that I want!
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    Doesn't the Ruger SP101 fit the bill? I shot one at the range with 38 Special cartridges and the recoil was very manageable. On top of that, it's built like a tank and will, I'm told, last forever!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jclaudek View Post
    Doesn't the Ruger SP101 fit the bill?
    Ruger makes a 2.25" spurless SP101, but that isn't a 3" and it's not "hammerless".
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    Take the sideplate off that 3" Centennial, and you will find......... a spurless hammer. If there are any truly hammerless revolvers, they are so rare as to be of no consequence.

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    Rex, I know that Centennials still have hammers. I only use the term hammerless because that is commonly used to describe revolvers with no visible hammer.
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    Just saw that Bud's has this one - http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/p...ducts_id/55493

    It's not a full 3", but it looks very balanced with the boot grip.
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