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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    Get the .38 special j-frame. Its been in service for years..... it works.
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    Everyone here knows that you cannot defend yourself with a snub nose revolver. 5 shots are not enough. You need a high capacity, large caliber auto with 33 round mags to really defend yourself. Who cares if it weighs 4 pounds. Can you really trust 1800's technology anyways? Steel rusts, and those stupid airweights rob our precious rare metals like scandium. Do yourself a favor, buy a GLock or Sig....(major LOL placed here) BTW, it will allow me to buy more snubbies in the future Here are a few of my own that i carry each day.
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    For light weight snubs I'm happy enough with a S&W 438 and a Ruger LCR.
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    I like my S&W Airweight, it's over 40 years old and still going strong.
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    You should really check out a Ruger LCR. The trigger is amazing, the 38 carries like nothing, and the looks... are functional.

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    I have a Ruger LCP for my carry weapon because of the size and weight. For home, I have a SP 101 next to my chair and in my sewing basket. Wouldn't get rid of either. I did carry the SP 101 for several years, but it is heavy in a purse and too big for the pocket for me. I prefer carrying my weapon in my pocket, not my purse.
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    If it's for carry, the 642 is inexpensive and popular. If it's for the house, range, or woods, I'd vote for a 4" SS model, like a GP100. The 3" SP101 can sort of fill both roles...sort of. Life is a compromise.

    My solution? Two guns. An 11.4oz 340PD no lock BUG plus a 20oz 2 1/2" titanium 41 snubbie wrist breaking backpacker .

    Here's a 340PD currently bidding at $250 on gunbroker, if you don't mind used.
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    I've owned more than a few snubbies over the years. For the last couple of years the one that has been my "I'm not carrying a gun" gun is the Ruger LCR .38 sp.
    Best trigger pull on any snubby that I have ever shot.

    Good luck with your choice.
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    Zombie thread! I hope the OP has made a decision by now...it was asked in April 2009!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RiverCity.45 View Post
    Zombie thread! I hope the OP has made a decision by now...it was asked in April 2009!
    Zombies are an increasingly problematic issue. Fortunately, I understand that at least one ammunition manufacturer is marketing cartridges especially designed for dealing with Zombies.

    Aside from posting your complaint, did you bother to directly contact the OP to learn what his decision was? No? I thought not.

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    This wasn't a complaint, just an observation. Jeezus...
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    Snubs Rule, you can never have too many.

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    I love my snubbies and have gone back to carrying an old 1960's airweight with Federal hydroshocks in it. Very accurate and I love the trigger on a Smith. I'll bet before long you'll have them all.

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