38 snubby- Oh no, now I need one of those too!

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    Unhappy 38 snubby- Oh no, now I need one of those too!

    I should stay off all forums!! Just got done reading that post on coming back to a snub nose 38 for CCW. My wife has a 20 year old Taurus stainless. It's a sweet shooter and she loves it. I had the same in blue, but sold it to a friend. Mistake.
    Now I feel the urge to get another. I have bought close to 10 or twelve guns this year. I'm retired so I should not be doing this. But they are investments. Now a snubby.......hammerless or hammer?

    Smith or Ruger? What you guys think? I currently carry SR40 and Colt Officers. Man......what the heck am I going to do? Recommendations

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    One of each.

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    I have a friend who has a Ruger LCR (Not sure which caliber) He swears by them, but won't allow anyone to shoot it.
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    Investment?

    I told my wife the same thing.

    For the OP's question...Ruger would be my choice, but either would work...just your personal preference.
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    I have a Sw 442. For carry, I love the shrouded hammer. There is no wrong configuration, but my preference would be smith. Mod 60 or so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maddawg46 View Post
    ... Recommendations
    The S&W 442/642 is a very lightweight and concealable revolver.
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    S&W is the snubby.
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    I have two S&W snubbies. One model 36 classic, and the other a .22 Lr airweight. Obviously the .22 is not a SD gun, but both are favorites of mine.

    Oh, both of mine are hammer models. Honestly, I had this thing about how with a hammer, I could make the darn thing work, in a pinch. And I like single action. Saying all that, I can see the hammer really bothering some people if it got caught up in their clothing. Mine has not, btw. I mean put your thumb over the hammer while drawing the weapon, and problem solved, but I expect the more popular CC option is hammerless....and I still dont trust them, lol.

    If you REALLY want an investment, go with a S&W. Live large. Treat yourself. Make it an Xmas present, lol.
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    LCR
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    I really don't want an alloy. Stainless seems to be what I want.
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    image.jpg kinda like snubs image.jpg

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    Stick with the older guns, pre lock S&W, Colt. Stay away from Ruger, crude junk!

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    Quote Originally Posted by all357mag View Post
    Stick with the older guns, pre lock S&W, Colt. Stay away from Ruger, crude junk!

    ?????? Humm I like my crude junk, thank you very much. My sp101 is an excellent gun and so is my gp100. I think there are plenty of folks on here that like Ruger. What do you find about them that is junk? The are very solid guns. Maybe not as elegant as a Smith but have no reservations that my Rugers wouldn't work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by all357mag View Post
    Stick with the older guns, pre lock S&W, Colt. Stay away from Ruger, crude junk!
    Sorry, I disagree completely. My SP-101 is a great gun.
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    The SP101 is my favorite stainless snubby. It definitely gets my vote. I got an LCR for the weight factor, but I would still love a 3" SP.

    And FWIW, I think Ruger is a great company that stands behind their products. I have multiple and hope to own more.


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