New guy looking for advice and opinions. I plan on obtaining a CC permit and have thoughts about what type of handgun I would carry as my primary defensive weapon. I own semi-autos and I would probably carry one of them from time to time. But, after careful thought the ideal go-to carry handgun, in my mind is a snub-nose revolver. They are as close to utterly reliable and fool proof as a gun can be. The higher capacity provided by a semi-auto is an advantage however, if one was to use a CCW it would be as a last option. The odds of a shoot-out like a LEO would encounter is pretty slim. You canít be prepared for every situation, if you did I guess we would all carry Semiís, BUGs and Scatterguns all the time. So, with that said, my questions and considerations regarding carry revolvers are;
Iíve always had a desire to own a SP 101. I like itís .357 capability and the durability provided by solid SS. But the weight difference between that and an alloy S&W is 10 ozs., which is quite a bit. But, a compact XD or M&P for instance weighs the same as an SP 101 and those are commonly carried. So, is the 10 ozs. a factor? The other thing I like about some S&W revolvers are the bobbed but usable hammer option. I think that would be fun particularly for the range. Ruger only offers a full hammer and completely shrouded versions. And then thereís the Taurus Protector as well but I donít know a lot about it Any thoughts or opinions about revolvers and carrying them would be appreciated.
As a side note, I would probably get CT grips for this weapon as well.