I think I want a snubbie

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View Poll Results: Which snubbie is the coolest, by your definition?

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  • Stainless .357 j-frame... shoots .357 and .38 special, what more could you need?

    88 26.75%
  • Airweight .38 special j-frame... nobody shoots .357 anyway, this is cheaper, and lighter!

    146 44.38%
  • Airweight j-frame rechambered in 9mm... one type of ammo, don't lose anything, and its different.

    21 6.38%
  • SP101... Don't give Ruger the snub (pun intended)

    74 22.49%
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    S&W 442, great pistol, easy to conceal and not too expensive

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    Ruger SP101. Not because it looks cool, but because I like shooting Rugers. They are accurate. Their extra weight tames recoil of +P snubbie loads. They are built like a tank and I'll probably be able to give it to my kids - even after a steady diet of +P ammo.

    I carry it in my pocket - no problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by George B View Post
    S&W 442, great pistol, easy to conceal and not too expensive
    +1. Mine is @ S&W with a cracked frame and I miss it.
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    They are all cool! Snubbies are just that way. It would be like a father trying to pick his favorite child.......got to love them all.







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    I like the steel frame .357's......like the M19, 686 etc.
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    Definitely a J frame 38 special.
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    Your poll forgot the lightweight J frame chambered in .357.
    I carry a S&W M&P340CT and honestly think it's the best choice available!

    ALWAYS carry! - NEVER tell!

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    I was thinking the same thing... Where is the .357 Lightweight?!?!

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    If weight is a concern, get a 642. Really not "fun" to shoot. A steel gun is better for that IMO.

    If you don't mind the weight, I'd get the SP101 for shootability, stout construction and and exposed hammer option (if you so choose).

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    I have a new 642-P (ported) and it’s pretty cool although the fit & finish and trigger action is not all that impressive. I’m currently tweaking it over and will post a few PICS’ when I’m finished.

    By the way, Thumper's PIC of his 340CT is fabulous!
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    The aforementioned SP101 in .38 Special:

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    Get the Ruger SP 101 They are the toughest snubby on the planet. Their reliability is unquestionable. They are heavier than other snubbies but I will take a little extra weight for the extra piece of mind.

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    The S&W 340CT is rather expensive while the 637CT is about $500 less. The grip that comes with the CT option because it is just a bit longer and gets the pinky on the grip. BTW: Who makes the best load for the 2" barrel guns? I've been using Winchester 130g STX JHP.
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    I much prefer my SP101 to the J-frame. Better sights, easier to shoot .38+p, much better trigger, much more comfortable. I carry the Smith as a BUG or a church gun.


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    I want a 9mm snubbie real bad, so I voted for that. I wish Smith and Wesson would start producing them again.

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