For Snubnose Owners - spare ammo?

This is a discussion on For Snubnose Owners - spare ammo? within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I carry the 135 grain for short barrels as well. If all I have is the j frame I carry 2 speed strips. I much ...

Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 16 to 30 of 59

Thread: For Snubnose Owners - spare ammo?

  1. #16
    VIP Member
    Array Echo_Four's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Land of the mostly free
    Posts
    2,813
    I carry the 135 grain for short barrels as well. If all I have is the j frame I carry 2 speed strips. I much prefer speed loaders, but I haven't found one that I like and that works with the stock grips on my j frame.
    "The only people I like besides my wife and children are Marines."
    - Lt. Col. Oliver North

  2. Remove Ads

  3. #17
    VIP Member Array NY27's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    NY
    Posts
    2,387
    +1 on the 135 gr Speer GDs. That is what is in my 640 BUG. When I used to carry the 640 by itself I always had a few speed loaders on me.
    Police Defensive Tactics, Firearms, Carbine Rifle and Taser Instructor
    Glock Armorer
    NRA Life Member
    It is better to have your gun and not need it, than to need it and not have it!
    You cannot choose the conditions for a gunfight, so train in all conditions!

  4. #18
    VIP Member Array ELCruisr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Central FL
    Posts
    2,073
    I carry either 135 +P Gold Dots or Double Tap +P 125 Gold Dots. Been favoring the Double Taps lately. I carry a Jet Loader ( spring loaded speed loader with no interference with grips ) and a speed strip if it's in a primary load. A speed strip if it's in a BUG role.
    If you stand up and be counted, from time to time you may get yourself knocked down. But remember this: A man flattened by an opponent can get up again. A man flattened by conformity stays down for good. ~ Thomas J. Watson, Jr.

  5. #19
    Member Array Desk Jockey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    80
    Occasionally, I carry a K-frame .357 snubby on a belt holster. I haven't given ammo selection much thought for this gun, but I figure as long as I have hollow-point .357 ammo I'm adequately armed. Spare ammo (rarely carried) is on a speed strip.

  6. #20
    Senior Member Array wht06rado's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Republic of Texas
    Posts
    786
    I also carry the 158grn LSWCHP +P. I carry a speed loader in my right front pocket. I've thought about the lead exposure before but it doesn't concern me too much.
    “They who would give up an essential liberty for temporary security, deserve neither liberty or security” Benjamin Franklin
    I'm not pro gun, I'm pro rights. What are you?

    NRA
    Member
    ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

  7. #21
    Senior Member Array jframe38's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    SC
    Posts
    620
    Quote Originally Posted by bmcgilvray View Post
    I accidentally swallowed a Benjamin .177 pellet in 1968 and am still waiting for something to happen. Does that count as proper lead exposure?
    Something probably already did happen and you are not aware!
    No one here for DPX 38+P, 110 gr.

  8. #22
    Moderator
    Array RETSUPT99's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    44,518
    In the few occasions that I carry my S&W 617, I also carry at least one speed loader...
    The last Blood Moon Tetrad for this millennium starts in April 2014 and ends in September 2015...according to NASA.

    ***********************************
    Certified Glock Armorer
    NRA Life Member[/B]

  9. #23
    Senior Member Array Sky Pilot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Lorain County, Ohio
    Posts
    848
    One speed loader.
    158 gr SWC HP pure lead.
    I am an old retired law dawg and carried that load while behind the badge.
    At that time it was the only load known to reliably expand out of a two inch barrel.
    "Deine Papieren bitte?" or "ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ !"
    (Choose only one)
    NRA Endowment Member
    "I bark at no man's bid. I will never come and go, and fetch and carry, at the whistle of the great man in the White House no matter who he is." -- David Crockett

  10. #24
    VIP Member Array MitchellCT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    I don't post here anymore...Sorry
    Posts
    2,333
    135 grain Gold Dot, however; I have been looking at the Ranger Talon .38 special loads.

    I like the 50 round boxes...

  11. #25
    VIP Member Array semperfi.45's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Over here now!
    Posts
    3,615
    I'll be honest, a 442 and it's piped with 135 grain GDHP. No extra ammo on my person.
    Training means learning the rules. Experience means learning the exceptions.

  12. #26
    VIP Member Array frankmako's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Parts Unknown
    Posts
    3,818
    don't worry about it. carry a speed strip in your pocket, you be ok.
    An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man is a subject.

    Red State State of Mind

  13. #27
    Member Array orangehole's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    PA
    Posts
    315
    I used to think spare ammo was a burden and rather silly to carry but then I took a great revolver course and I practiced alot of reloading when I got home. It can be done quite quick. I carry an extra speed strip either in my pocket or in a speed strip pouch. Not worried about lead.

    In 357 I am using the short barrel 135Gr Gold Dots
    In 38 I am using either Corbon 110gr DPX or DoubleTaps 125Gr Gold Dots

  14. #28
    Senior Member Array the_fallguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Southern Missouri
    Posts
    544
    Speed strips make the most sense to me. Inconspicuous carry in several possible locations, plus the option of a partial reload if your not in a hurry.
    _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
    Where self preservation is concerned, if you're not cheating, your not trying...

  15. #29
    VIP Member
    Array ctr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Shenandoah Valley in Virginia
    Posts
    2,294
    Thanks for all the replies. Lots of good info and I appreciate it very much! :)

  16. #30
    Moderator
    Array bmcgilvray's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    9,944
    Hey QKshooter;

    Never heard your take on lead exposure. This paranoid generation that makes up our American society would have us believe that only walk past a bit of lead based paint and you better have your will in order. It's gonna git ya'.

Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Anyone test a Variety of Snubnose Ammo in 4-Ply Denim?
    By 147 Grain in forum Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: January 12th, 2011, 05:35 PM
  2. Short Barrel Ammo Range Report: 38 Special Snubnose Comparison (S&W and Ruger)
    By 147 Grain in forum Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: November 7th, 2010, 09:01 PM
  3. Why carry spare ammo?
    By JAG45 in forum Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions
    Replies: 36
    Last Post: November 29th, 2009, 12:05 PM
  4. SIG owners; Suggestions for spare parts?
    By jbone in forum Defensive Carry Guns
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: March 9th, 2009, 10:30 PM
  5. How do you carry spare ammo for CCW???
    By Curio Bill in forum Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options
    Replies: 30
    Last Post: March 28th, 2006, 11:06 PM

Search tags for this page

.357 spare ammo carrier
,

38 special ammo carrier

,

38 special ammo holder

,
38 special ammo holders
,
carry spare 38 special ammo
,

carrying spare ammo for snub nose 38

,

ccw snub spare ammo

,
conceal spare ammo
,
holster with extra ammo holder for 38 special
,
spare ammo for snub nose
,
spare reolver ammo holder
,
why am i missing targets with snubnose
Click on a term to search for related topics.