This is a discussion on Who carries a Smith N Frame? within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Just curious how many other folks carry a Smith & Wesson N frame or a comparably sized revolver from another manufacturer on a regular basis. ...
Just curious how many other folks carry a Smith & Wesson N frame or a comparably sized revolver from another manufacturer on a regular basis. I carry a Smith 627 8 shot 357 magnum, 2-5/8 inch barrel. Lobo Gun Leather IWB holster and Perry suspenders to help distribute the weight. Rig weighs 42 ounces fully loaded. I have found that barrel length is much more critical in determining what I carry than width, grip, or weight.
Thank you to any folks who reply.
.....and people call me crazy for carrying an L frame?
You good people are some rugged individuals!
I only tote them afield.
Haven't regularly carried one concealed. Would like to but need to acquire a proper 3-inch or 4-inch .44 Special, .45 Colt, or .45 ACP Smith & Wesson revolver for the purpose first.
Charter Member of the DC .41 LC Society "Get heeled! No really"
“No possible rapidity of fire can atone for habitual carelessness of aim with the first shot.”
Theodore Roosevelt, The Wilderness Hunter, 1893
two S&W 625's are part of my EDC rotation. i have a tuned 3", which is usually carried in a Kramer Belt Scabbard, Kramer Vertical Scabbard, or a COM kydex OWB paddle holster. the other 625 is a 4" Performance Center gun, carried in a NW Tactical kydex OWB holster or in a Kramer Vertical Scabbard..
between them, i estimate that i carry these two guns about 20% of the time. my other rotation guns are a Smith 66, 2.5", three Sig P-series DA/SA pistols, a Kahr CM-9 and a S&W 642. all are 'point and shoot' guns without external safeties.
I found a gorgeous 4" 25-5 my dream gun, next to a polished stainless .38 Super.. Anyway, the Model 25 was just a skosh more than I had in my pocket :-(
Still looking for another 4" .41 . N Frames are my favorite Smiths
I occasionally conceal carry a 4" Colt Python .357 magnum and two speed loaders for nostalgia. I occasionally conceal carry a 4" S&W 29-2 .44 magnum and two speed loaders as a woods gun. The 8" Colt Anaconda and 8 3/8" S&W 29-2 with speed loaders are open carried occasionally in rural areas of Oregon.
I carry a gun, because a Cop is too heavy.
Second Amendment: The difference between politicians and rulers.
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I used to have an N-frame .357 Mag but never carried it. What a shooter, though! Wish I had that one back...
"When Fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross." - Sinclair Lewis
“You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.” - Naguib Mahfouz
My 629 again when it comes home from Springfield.
My rifle and pistol are tools, I am the weapon.
"The way of the warrior does not include other ways.....But if you know the way broadly you will see it in everything"
- Miyamoto Musashi -
There is a solution but we are not Jedi... not yet.
We have deep thinkers and stinkers in this group that could come up with a solution...
I carried a beautiful N frame Mod. 58 .41 Mag years ago, but alas today I prefer lightweight plastic AIWB.
S&W 329PD open carried pretty much all the time.
Carried my 25-5 or 29-3 many times.
Be not far from me, for trouble is near; For there is none to help. psalm22:11
I rotate carry depending on my mood and dress, and often find myself carrying that same 627 in a Lobo IWB.
Pain is weakness leaving the body