For Snubnose Owners - spare ammo?

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 find myself carrying the snubnose more often than the PPK/s these days. I'm curious about how other snubnose owners carry their spare ammo? I've ...

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    For Snubnose Owners - spare ammo?

    I find myself carrying the snubnose more often than the PPK/s these days. I'm curious about how other snubnose owners carry their spare ammo?

    I've heard the .38 158 Grain LHP load is one of the best. Any lead concerns about carrying a speedloader or speed strip full of these in the pocket? Will the lead rub off in my pockets? Any lead exposure concerns?

    What loads do you use (brand, etc)? Thanks for the input.
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    I use Gold Dots 135gr +P for shortbarrels. I carry both a speed strip and a speed loader. I am not concerned about lead rubbing off of my ammo, maybe I should but I don't think it is alot of exposure.
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    I carry 135 grain speer gold dot short barrel too -

    2 speed loaders stacked in a cloth cell phone holder and two speed strips in a PDA wallet...

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    135gr +P gold dot short barrel as well.

    And I carry two stacked HKS speed loaders in my right front pocket.
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    If lead exposure was truly a concern then it'd already be too late for me.

    I'm a longtime fan of the +P 158 grain SWC in my .38's. I'm not a good example as I rarely carry a reload.

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    I carry Buffalo Bore 158 gr LSWCHP in my snubby....but I also carry a single Bianchi speed strip with six more rounds in my left front pocket.

    I have no issue with lead exposure. Lead exposure is more commonly a concern when lead dust particles are inhaled or ingested through the mouth.

    Any minuscule amounts of lead that might be left behind from a speed strip carried in the pants pocket will be washed away in the laundry.
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    I accidentally swallowed a Benjamin .177 pellet in 1968 and am still waiting for something to happen. Does that count as proper lead exposure?

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    I carry 2 snubs and 2 speed loaders.

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    The combination varies. The snubbie is an old school SW 649 38. Ammo carried always Hornady std pressure XTP 38 spl. In uniform, its in a Null SKR with a speed strip in the vest pocket. In the very few times that it is carried off duty it is carried IWB at 1:00. 2 Safariland comp 1 speed loaders keep it company.
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    The toxicity exposure to Lead in Adults is highly over exaggerated.
    It is serious bad stuff for kids/children who are still developing.
    You also need to either eat it or breathe in the fumes of molten lead or breathe in fine airborne particulate.

    Metallic lead cannot be absorbed into the skin.

    Concerning Lead.
    I used to grind it - polish it - cast it - file it - sand it - plate it - scratch brush it - oxidize it & lacquer it & I did that 5 days a week for years & that was before everybody wore "masks" like they do these days.

    I had my blood checked for Trace Lead checked a few years ago (since I thought that might be what was possibly causing my ear ringing) and my Lead level was "0" as in ZERO.
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    Another vote for the Gold Dot -+P's. I carry something a bit larger, but my wife likes her 638 and feeds it the Gold Dots. She carries a couple of speed loaders in her purse.

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    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?
    When I was a kid.....My Dad was a BIG time rabbit hunter. I have eaten so much shot that it was going to make me dumb, it ..would...have... happened.....a.......,WAIT a minute..... MAY be THAT explains a LOT of things.......
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    i carry speed strips-2 with federal hydrashoks... I don't concern myself with lead exposure....just wash your hands.
    I would like to carry CorBon..but have a hard time finding it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by tankdriver View Post
    When I was a kid.....My Dad was a BIG time rabbit hunter. I have eaten so much shot that it was going to make me dumb, it ..would...have... happened.....a.......,WAIT a minute..... MAY be THAT explains a LOT of things.......
    Oh, well, we won't talk about all the bites of dove and duck that concealed a shot or two over the years. Few rabbits and squirrels too but they're mostly taken with .22's.

    Ya' know...that could explain a lot of things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctr View Post
    I'm curious about how other snubnose owners carry their spare ammo?

    What loads do you use (brand, etc)? Thanks for the input.
    I carry a Charter .44 Spl SS 2-1/2" bbl. with Quadports. Spare ammo is carried on person in the spare Charter .44 Spl SS. (Minimum lead exposure); spare Hornady 180gr. ammo in the house/car/truck remains in place in HKS speedloaders.
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