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    Snubbed

    Just picked this up today, have yet to shoot it and will most likely work my way up to full power .357 loads... but I guess I have officially joined the snub club!




    Now I need a new holster, some loading dies, brass, maybe place an order or two at Midway....

    Any suggestions on what I MUST have to go with this... a pocket holster maybe?

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    What it is going to replace, interesting to see the 38 spl rounds next to the .380
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    Nice!! I have a 642 that I Love.
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    Sweet, I have a 442 that I EDC. I am partial to my Kramer pocket holster or Galco Ankle Glove. I am waiting on an APX from Lou Alessi and some Spegel Cocobolos.

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    Nice snubby, everyone should have at least one...
    You don't really need those 'heavy' loads...it attracts attention at the range...and gives your hand a heck of a workout.

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    .357 loads in that light little snubby are going to be pretty brutal and not conducive to you practicing much.

    Better to use a decent .38 +P round for defensive purposes and regular .38 for practice, practice, practice.

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    man...welcome to the club...have a 642 and a model 60...I think a snubbie is a necessity for any gun person...
    If you can shoot .357 mag rounds in that sweet thing, then do it...many can not..and use 38+p....practice often, and love it.
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    take a look at the clip draw belt clip. i use one on my model 60. sometimes it is good to go without a holster,,,the clip draw does the job well.
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    Yes welcome to the snubby club. I use the De Santis Nemesis for pocket care. For OWB carry I use a Brauer Brothers, no longer made.
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    .357 is not that bad

    I shoot 50 rds of full house .357 everytime I go to the range from my 340sc The one that is titanium and scandium. It weights about 12 oz. I really wonder how many people who say the are brutal have actually shot one? I'm not saying it is comfortable to shoot but it is a comfort to carry. and I can shoot 4 in groups at 7yrds. in a few seconds from draw. Not as fast as my 1911's or even my M&P9c but fast enough for the trade off of size and weight. I love mine and continue to reccomend them. The S&W airlights are great.

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    I have to agree with the Clip Draw. I also have to agree with the comment about getting yourself some +P .38 rounds. I personally like Buffalo Bore 158 grain lead hollow point semi wadcutters myself.








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    Thanks for all the input, that clip draw looks like it might be worth a try.

    I went to our local Walmart today to buy my typical white box winchester rounds... typically hit them about once a month for a 4-5 boxes of various calibers of ammo. The guy at the counter told me they are no longer selling guns or ammunition. Guess I will have to find somewhere else to buy natchos in the future since they just lost my business...

    I plan to pick up some 38 +P or +P+ along with a box of .357 to try. I have about 4500 double ended wad cutters that I can load up for practice rounds, but those will be light loads and may not represent point of aim for defense rounds... I have read somewhere that the +P 38s are equivilent to the .357 rounds out of the 1 7/8 barrells due to not being able to get a full expansion of the gasses in the short barrell... anyone know if there is any truth to that? I will probibly chrono some just for grins anyway...

    Thanks again, and good shooting...
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    Safariland speed loaders. Do a little sanding on the rough edge of the speedloader and they are pretty slick. Push against the cylinder and they release. Much better than the HKS knob type. I keep one with an epoxied extension on my right side next to the cell phone. Looks like a small screwdriver handle, but in ten seconds or less I can be up and running with another charge. They are more of a gross motor function, as they say, than the speed strips.

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    I carry my snubbie in a Fobus ankle holster, and love it.

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    Toter,

    I personally think the +p in .38 varies on manufacturer and bullet weight. I have shot Corbon 110 grain +p in my 340 and it is nowhere near what .357 feels like. The 158 grain stuff for sure rocks my world a bit more. I would think that a combination of a short barrel, and light gun are more of the culprit than just the short barrel in regards to perceived recoil.

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    Nice pistol
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