Who carrys large caliber revolvers?

This is a discussion on Who carrys large caliber revolvers? within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Knightrider She gets carried from time to time. Very nice. I carried a Model-28 when most everyone else in my department carried ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knightrider View Post


    She gets carried from time to time.
    Very nice. I carried a Model-28 when most everyone else in my department carried the 19. I'd love to have one just for old times sake. Oh well...
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    Quote Originally Posted by AIRLANT View Post
    I'm partial to my 6" Colt Python .357 mag with Gold Dot defense rounds.

    What a great looking revolver...I REALLY like it.

    When I'm not carrying my Glock-36, my Ruger SP101 in .357 comes along...I feel well protected at ALL times.
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    Why would anyone start such a thread let alone respond to it?

    AND WITH PICS!!!

    Now I dream about big bore sixguns in my sleep.......then daydream.......

    Keep watching the hotel gunfight sean it the movie "48 hrs". Wanted a model 29 Smith ever since 1982 when the movie came out.

    Now this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AIRLANT View Post
    I'm partial to my 6" Colt Python .357 mag with Gold Dot defense rounds.

    Really nice.

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    I carried an S&W Model 58 .41 Magnum as a duty handgun during most of the late 1980s, and frequently toted it concealed when off the clock during that time. I briefly owned a .45 ACP Model 25-2 snubby during that time, but it rode less comfortably than a 4" sixgun, and when financial hard times hit, the big-bore snubby went away, along with most of my firearms, except for a very basic few. The old 58 is loose now, not able to pass the function test detailed in the sticky post at the top of this sub-forum. I well have it tightened and tuned, but I finally admitted to myself that my hands are not quite big enough to handle an N-frame well in DA shooting.

    When I retire from policin' in the next two to eight years, and am free from PD policy that affects what I carry, 24/7, I may
    well carry a single action .45 Colt sixgun, made by Colt or USFA, at least some of the time. I already have a Milt Sparks
    Summer Special for the purpose.

    A contender for big-bore concealed carry that I do have now is a Ruger Super Redhawk Alaskan, which falls within my employer's rules for off-the-clock weapons. With an original factory GP100 grip in place, it fits my hands superbly, and I can reach the trigger easily for DA shooting. It remains to be seen if it will find favor for urban concealed carry, as I have yet to purchase a rig for it. Just because it has a short snout does not make it small, however, so for now, I see the SRH Alaskan as a specialty weapon more so than a daily carry gun.

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    Contrary to what many may think, it is not difficult to comfortably carry a Ruger Blackhawk 4-5/8 barreled revolver. A 255 grain lead bullet loaded to a moderate 1000 fps velocity speaks with authority and is much easier to shoot than .44 magnum. That being said, I usually take pity on the bad guys and only pack a .38 special snubby. It might take two shots instead of the one from the Blackhawk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crstrode View Post
    Contrary to what many may think, it is not difficult to comfortably carry a Ruger Blackhawk 4-5/8 barreled revolver. A 255 grain lead bullet loaded to a moderate 1000 fps velocity speaks with authority and is much easier to shoot than .44 magnum. That being said, I usually take pity on the bad guys and only pack a .38 special snubby. It might take two shots instead of the one from the Blackhawk.

    Having said that - I like big bores.

    I don't generally carry them but would have no problem with the Bulldog .44 Special, the M69 .44 Mag, or even the ol' .41 LC Army Special.

    Carrying a Blackhawk for SD is kinda silly, though.
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    One reason I stick with carrying a .357 vs a .44 is, that I can shoot follow up shots more rapid and on target with the .357 ... than the .44.
    So, more rounds on target in a shorter time frame, vs a higher caliber round (that may not do any more that the .357) .
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    Does a Charter Arms .44 special (Bulldog) count as "large caliber"? If so? I do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ghost tracker View Post
    Does a Charter Arms .44 special (Bulldog) count as "large caliber"? If so? I do.
    It does to me for what that's worth
    When the zombies come I'll carry carry my Colt .357 on an old Sam Browne belt like Rick Grimes Loaded with Black Talons!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghost tracker View Post
    Does a Charter Arms .44 special (Bulldog) count as "large caliber"? If so? I do.
    Hey Ghost tracker, how does that Bulldog compare to say a 38 snubby as far as controllable follow up shots? I can't find anyone who has one to rent but a local store has one for $319 (No tax here). Seems like a decent price to me. The gun feels pretty good and the trigger is not bad at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by forester58 View Post
    Hey Ghost tracker, how does that Bulldog compare to say a 38 snubby as far as controllable follow up shots? I can't find anyone who has one to rent but a local store has one for $319 (No tax here). Seems like a decent price to me. The gun feels pretty good and the trigger is not bad at all.
    I'm not ghost tracker, but IMHO the Bulldog is very controllable, compared to a lightweight .38 snubby. Definitely some stout recoil, but it's a very low-pressure cartridge, so more of a push than a snap.

    Is that a new one you're looking at? $319 OTD is a steal. If I saw a new one (or even a real nice used one) at that price, I'd be taking it home.
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    Charter 44spl 2.5 inch barrel 5 shot .. Slightly larger than a J frame ,, 21 oz

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kilowatt3 View Post
    I'm not ghost tracker, but IMHO the Bulldog is very controllable, compared to a lightweight .38 snubby. Definitely some stout recoil, but it's a very low-pressure cartridge, so more of a push than a snap.

    Is that a new one you're looking at? $319 OTD is a steal. If I saw a new one (or even a real nice used one) at that price, I'd be taking it home.
    Thank you for the response. I believe its used or at least I assumed but, in like new condition. I have always been kind of intrigued by the Bulldog and I should have just bought it. That was 4 days ago so I may swing by tomorrow and see if its still available. Something kind of neat about a 44 special.
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    Theres bunches of great self defense 44spl ammo options .. For two and four legged predators ...
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