Ever realize your favorite gun is not the best gun for you?
This is a discussion on Ever realize your favorite gun is not the best gun for you? within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by pogo2
The original poster, who carries J frame snubbies, has trouble shooting them as well as his compact to full size semiautos. ...
November 4th, 2012 06:54 PM
Yup. I have 686's in 2.5, 3 and 4 inch barrels. The leaf spring on the L frame make for a nice and steady trigger pull, and I can certainly point shoot with the 686's much more accurately than the j-frames. I also have a simply rugged holster for my 2.5 686+, but the L frame is a bit of a bear to carry all day, and the CZ 75 PCR is much more comfortable for all day carry. FWIW the 686+ 4" is my "nightstand gun."
Originally Posted by pogo2
I also have a 6" Model 29 in Nickel. Strictly a range banger, though, lots of fun.
I like the 66 and the 19 you have pictured. Nice!
November 4th, 2012 08:37 PM
OP, you have mentioned two of the most shootable handgun designs ever fielded. Excellent taste on your part. Either would serve you very well.
Sadly, although I adore my S&W Model 638 .38 Special +P J-Frame for special purpose applications, I'll be the first to observe that it is the least shootable gun I have ever owned or shot. Too-short sight radius, too-heavy trigger pull (15 pounds pull against a 1 pound gun out of the box), lots of muzzle flash, not enough ammunition on-board, slow to reload compared almost any semi-automatic, etc.
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