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    And if you dont have a snubbie Buds Gun Shop has the scandium 360 on sale for 409 as we speak..(no not the mp360) Mine has snuck its way into everyday carry..
    Current collection: Too many according to the wife...

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    Snubbies are very handy...

    I also like the snubbies in .38 or .357. The .38s have the advantage of generally being smaller and lighter weight. These are my two .38s - a S&W 642 for pocket carry and a Colt Detective Special (all steel, 6 rounds) for belt carry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    In case anybody is interested since we are talking snub here.
    One of the greatest OWB snubbie holsters ever made is this one by Sparks.
    Very few will equal it and NONE will ever surpass it.

    The holster appears to be close to an Askins design. I have found that the Askins does not hold as close to the body as the pancake.

    I think the PMK was designed for the female body, but it is a popular holster. Being a Sparks fan I would not question the workmanship, but not sure I would like the design. I have an Alessi CQC/S on order that I think would suit me better.


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    I am normally an "OWB" Pancake guy and the Sparks pulls in as close in my opinion.

    It's a phenomenal holster for either gender and pulls the butt in extremely close to the body.

    A J-Frame disappears under a slightly oversize "T"
    I bought it for my Wife but, I have worn it also and I can't say a bad word about it. It's a great concealment rig.
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    Speedstrips, yes

    Quote Originally Posted by svgheartland View Post
    For you wheel gun guys.....speed strips the way to go?
    Speedstrips absolutely. More portable and discreet than speedloaders.

    I carry 2 strips with 5 rounds per strip. One strip in a Galco 2x2x2 on the waist, the other strip goes in the pocket. When traveling, I'll also take a couple of loaders to leave in the car.

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    Try a .357.

    I did a test on myself. I quick shot a .357 (7 shot) and then a 9mm (12 shot). The time... was within 10ths of a second the same. The difference ??? The groupings I had..... all 7 out of the .357 were a much tighter grouping and more accurate.

    Tells me which gun I should have in my hand if it's needed. The 7-.357 shots being more accurate, are going to do a lot more than the 12 .....

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    You're right... it's UGLY! But a VERY good choice.

    ALWAYS carry! - NEVER tell!

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    mmmmmm snubbies......
    "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."

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    S&W M&P (ca. 1950) 2" barrel, original factory nickel in
    Minimalist for winter EDC, 642 in Nemesis in pocket for summer EDC.

    I practice every day in Garage (bullet trap) with S&W 317 in .22, once a week to indoor range with .38 s.
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    Slip a speed strip in the watch pocket of your jeans. Always there, out of the way of your knife, change, keys, whatever's in your pocket. But, like has been said - practice.

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    I must join in and admit, I am addicted to Snub Guns. My Snub Guns I practice with and carry are rotated and carried Two at a time. Taurus 617, Ruger SP101, Taurus 605, Rossi 971. They are the 357s. I carry at least one of them at all times IWB. For my back up or off hand gun I have a 642 or a Bobbed 37 S&W in my left front pocket. I use Speed Loaders and Speed Strips for back up Ammo.

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    "It was a snubby I needed after all."

    An opinion many folks come to, sometimes reluctantly.
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    I made the mistake of thinking my wife needed one. Now my S&W 637 sits in the safe.
    I still don't think I would part with it.
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    autos come and autos goes, but my model 60 is aways around when i need it.
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    I must agree. Luv my 642 with speed strips. Crimson Trace LG405 in on the way, too.
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