Who carries a Smith N Frame?

Who carries a Smith N Frame?

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    Who carries a Smith N Frame?

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcctex View Post
    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.
    P Chase
    When it is not living at Smith, I carry an model 57 in .41 magnum, 4 inch barrel in a Simply Rugged Texas Pancake. I have an ancient shoulder rig and have , wait for it, an IWB holster, also from Simply Rugged . The alternate carry in a Colt 1911.
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    .....and people call me crazy for carrying an L frame?
    You good people are some rugged individuals!

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    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.
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    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.
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    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
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    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.
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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...
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    My 629 again when it comes home from Springfield.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pcctex View Post
    ...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.
    P Chase
    Yup, it takes too long to coax a long barrel out of it's pen. N frame means stoked .44 or .45 to me. Not that I wouldn't carry a "short fatty" but it's not on my short list.

    and that's the short of it.
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    I carried a beautiful N frame Mod. 58 .41 Mag years ago, but alas today I prefer lightweight plastic AIWB.
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    S&W 329PD open carried pretty much all the time.
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    Carried my 25-5 or 29-3 many times.

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    I often do.
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    I rotate carry depending on my mood and dress, and often find myself carrying that same 627 in a Lobo IWB.
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