Need some recomendations

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    Need some recomendations

    i am looking into s snub nose revolver i want 357 so i can shoot .38 special out of it. i want to use it for conceal carry what does every one recommend i would like a manual hammer or shrouded hammer. mostly pocket carry maybe some iwb. i want steel also i was looking at the taurus 605 .357 i like the feel of that but i want a steel frame. what are some ideas i cant deiced. i want metal 357 mag manual hammer probably shrouded so i can pocket carry not worry about snags. i don't like hammer less so that out of ? please help for advice thanks


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    Need some recomendations

    Hey guy, I am a snubbie junkie an right now your best bet is a SP101 2.4 or a SW mod 60 I prefer the sp but either are great


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    Quote Originally Posted by skinner1790 View Post
    i am looking into s snub nose revolver i want 357 so i can shoot .38 special out of it. i want to use it for conceal carry what does every one recommend i would like a manual hammer or shrouded hammer. mostly pocket carry maybe some iwb. i want steel also i was looking at the taurus 605 .357 i like the feel of that but i want a steel frame. what are some ideas i cant deiced. i want metal 357 mag manual hammer probably shrouded so i can pocket carry not worry about snags. i don't like hammer less so that out of ? please help for advice thanks
    I would go hammerless myself, especially in the pocket carry.
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    If you want a pocket gun in 357, the j frame is the way to go. For a hammer gun, the model 60 is as good as it gets. For a shrouded gun, the 649 is your guy, and for hammerless, the classic 640 (or 640 Pro, should you be lucky enough to find one) is tops. I gave my model 60 to my father as compensation for having to deal with me when I was young. He needed a good gun and had never owned a Smith. I feel better that he has something decent to carry.
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    I like the 2-1/4" SP101, but It would be hard to call even the hammerless model a "pocket gun."
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    A 649 has been on my list for some time. I pocket and IWB carry a 638 and it's so butt ugly but I love it. Seems like it needs a sibling. The hump backs are fine little weapons. I'd give them a look. Hump backs are kinda like Saabs. You either is, or you is ain't.
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    The LCR is a great little revolver


    357 magnum is a great round, especially in a full size pistol. however, if you are indoors, and you have to discharge it, you may have permanent Hearing loss.

    If you want a good stopper, the 158 grain 38 is a tough round to beat......

    If you shoot a 357 in a small snubbie, the recoil will be brutal

    You also lose quite a bit of the 357 power in a 2 inch barrel......
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    S&W mod 60 or Ruger SP 101. You will save some money with Ruger.
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    You may want to rethink that

    You stated you wanted it for mainly pocket carry with occasionally IWB. While I have a selection of snubbies, I find as little as an ounce can make a huge difference in carrying comfort while in a pocket. While I have the 640, 60, and the Ruger SP mentioned, and several others, if I am grabbing a quick pocket piece I will always go for an air weight. It is that much easier/comfortable to carry. For me that is a big plus, it makes it much more comfortable and easier and therefor I tend to carry it and not make excuses not to. A pocket piece is all about convenience for myself and yes a little weight can make a dramatic difference, and they come with a hammer, hammerless, and shrouded. I suggest you ask to slip one into an empty pocket first a steel, than an airweight, then decide.

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    I have a S&W 642 that I pocket carry. As stated above, I would not have an exposed hammer in a pocket gun. The 642 trigger is o.k by S&W's (high) standards. I dropped in an Apex trigger kit and did some stoning. I feel it was worth the $25.
    The Ruger LCR is a very comparable revolver.

    I would not go with an air weight pocket revolver in .357. I do not think the minimal velocity gain in such a short barrel justifies the recoil or muzzle blast. Carry a .38 +P. If you do want a .357, the SP 101 is a great gun. I OWB that in the woods, but it could comfortably ride IWB. Have a quality gun belt for this pistol.

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    Need some recomendations

    I have a S&W 360PD. It is a J-frame revolver in a titanium/scandium package weighing 11.5oz. There is NOTHING easier to carry.

    Many will suggest that you carry .38spcl for reduced recoil; that is not a bad suggestion either. But I choose to carry Double Tap 110gr Barnes in .357. They are stout! But manageable.

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    Have a 2.25" 357 SP101..LOVE it, but she's NOT a pocket gun IMHO. I think you need to look at an Airweight Smith J-Frame or the Ruger LCR. Good Luck, I'm sure you'll make a good choice.
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    Get a smith 642 with no lock while u still can....
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