It was a snubby I needed afterall

It was a snubby I needed afterall

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    It was a snubby I needed afterall

    A S&W 638. Ugliest gun S&W makes and I'm loving it .... duh, a snubby is a good investment. Fairly new to carry and trying to figure out what & how, etc, I made a mistake or two. Finally I took my wife's 642 out with a box of 50 and realized that I'd been living with a great little gun in the house for a couple of years and just didn't realize it. I bought the 638 on the way home that day. A 2" barrel at 12-15 yards does surprisingly well. DA, no glasses, still cutting paper with surprising consistancy and grouping.

    Somebody wrote in this forum just last week, if you don't own a snubby, it just ain't right. I have to agree. It doesn't pack the same punch as my 4x guns....but I wouldn't want to be on the business end of a 38+P. This will allow time to decide what's next and it's an easy break-in for CC.
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    The good old snub has been getting it done longer than any of us have been around. Mine has recently grown on me too.
    "Just blame Sixto"

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    I think .38 snubbies are great myself.

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    For you wheel gun guys.....speed strips the way to go?
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    i have yet to acquire an snubby of my own but when i need one i borrow my dad's ruger police and security six .357 mag. same thing as my security six just 2" barrel instead of a 4"(either that or its the other way around i never remember...one is one the other is the other). still looking for my own snubbie. congrats on finding yours :-D

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    Snubbies are great, everyone should have at least one. I got a 638, I don't think my hunchback is all that ugly, but thats just me.

    Speed strips are handy, just make sure you train with them.
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    Chevy....I went w/the humpback 638. It has the shrouded hammer. Again, butt ugly but I'm finding that I really like the option of SA/DA. The gun is getting prettier every day. Design wise, no snagging, very smooth in & out.
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    I carry a snubby but not the same as you guys. I carry a model 24 on a Smith N frame in 44 special. Still concealable in a good holster
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    I looked hard at a Model 60 in SS / 357. 4" w/high vis sights. Exceptionally nice. But needed to put an end to my nerosis and settle on something as a mainstay while I figure out what's next. But your N frame.....you win. That's a piece of hardware.
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    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.

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    He makes great stuff. But I'm an IWB guy so I'm trying to figure out which Comp-Tac I want. I've done business w/them and they're great folks. So it's easy to narrow my choice to just them. But....don't know if the C-TAC isn't overkill for a snub. Opinions?
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    Another fan of the ol' humback 638. Despite my love of 1911's for carry my snub still get's carried a lot.

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    I've always thought that the old "humpback" was the perfect compromise between easy draw while still allowing SA fire. I have never owned a snubbie, but whenever I consider one, this one is always near the top of the heap.

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    A S&W 442 snubby was my first CCW. I still like it a great deal and carry it often especially in summer. Just a good ole reliable weapon, no frills and will handle +P loads for SD.
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    Congrats on the 638! I love my snubs. Although I do have an affinity for the hammered models.
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