Pocket Revolver recommendations

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    Pocket Revolver recommendations

    Reading the pocket pistol poll thread it was noted that no wheel guns where in the poll which for many is the pocket pistol of choice. So I thought I would ask. What revolver would you recommend for a pocket pistol aka deep concealment pistol or BUG? No poll its open to what you would choose and of course please give us your reasoning for your choice. My choice is none because I don't know squat about pocket pistols thats why I am asking
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    S&W J frame airweight with internal hammer

    I own one of the classic pocket revolvers - the S&W model 642 airweight with internal hammer. It gives you 5 rounds of .38 special +P in a 15 ounce gun, and is so small and light that it conceals easily in a pocket. I have a couple of pocket holsters to go with it, and it is my deep cover solution when nothing larger will do. Everybody should have one of these.

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    Pogo mentions perhaps the archetypal pocket revo - not much to beat it. I personally prefer heavy but can carry other than pocket most times - and if pocket it's an R9. Revo is old M85 steel or SP-101 - too heavy for pocket tho.

    Scandiums are favored by some but IMO way too light for shooting - tho in heat of saving your butt I guess we'd manage even those. I doubt hand pain will register any more than loud noise if it's survival time!
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    I too use the 642. I'd love to post a picture, but I don't have the skill of pogo. Someday I'll learn though.
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    If I would admit to carrying a"pocket pistol" it would be a DAO ( factory bobbed hammer ) 3 inch S&W model 60 in 38 special loaded with factory "LEO" Winchester ammo.

    It would be my " American Express" pocket pistol NEVER leave home without it.

    It could be my primary or a BUG for my 45 Govt model.

    With my "NOASSATALL" I could carry it in a regular pair of Wranglers without a problem.

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    a taurus model 85 (the ultra-lite multi-alloy version) makes a fine pocket gun
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    Used 340PD($500) or new a 642.

    Great guns.

    Here's my 340PD that I picked up used for $500 shipped.


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    +1 on the 642.

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    Great size..easily handles .357 mag and still have the option for SA w/o worry of snagging..lifetime warrenty. best of all worlds..


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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Lu View Post
    Great size..easily handles .357 mag and still have the option for SA w/o worry of snagging..lifetime warrenty. best of all worlds..


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    I carry a 442 in a Kramer pocket holster. IMO, S&W Airweights are the best bang for your buck. Throw on a pair of CT grips and you're all set.
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    Another fan of the 642, with Crimson Trace Laser Grips, carried in a Mika pocket holster.

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    I'm a huge fan of the 638. I've just always liked those humpbacked snubbies better than the 642. You can't beat a J-frame (or the equivalent Tauri).

    The pocket autos never did much for me--they seem to be more difficult to conceal well than a good snub-nose.

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    my is an old s&w model 60 with the hammer bobbed. it is loaded with hydro shocks 38 sp +p+ duty ammo.
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    I went with the S&W 340 M&P. At 13.3 ounces it is just slightly heavier than the 340 PD, but you get the stainless cylinder. I wanted to be able to carry .357's in a very light gun. I can't imagine carrying anything else heavier in my front pocket. It gets carried in a Mika Rounded Pocket Holster. If you think you will only want/need to shoot .38's, go with a 642 or a 442.

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