Snubby-Time

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    Snubby-Time

    Well I finally took the plunge and bought my first revolver. Its a Taurus 85, 2" barrel in .38spl. I have been wanting a revolver for dirty work and as an alternate carry or BUG.

    My local gun shop had them for a good price so the money hit the barrelhead and now I just have to wait for it to get out of "gun jail" (CA 10-day waiting period).

    I guess now it's time to go holster shopping.

    This is a stock pic of the hammerless version, but I went with the hammer version.
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    Pictures, or it never happened.
    This is the one I picked up yesterday:
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    Stock pic added (can't take a real pic for 9 days and 2 hours, but who's counting?). Rugergirl, that's a nice piece!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rugergirl View Post
    Pictures, or it never happened.
    This is the one I picked up yesterday:
    Nice looking smith, is that a model 27? Congrats PastorPack, welcome to the wonderful world of revovlers.

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    Nice gun PastorPack. Sucks you have
    to wait so long in CA. I have a Charter Arms
    Undercover model 38spl and really like it.
    Those short snubbies are much more accurate than
    some give them credit for. Great carry gun or BUG

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Bowen View Post
    Nice gun PastorPack. Sucks you have
    to wait so long in CA. I have a Charter Arms
    Undercover model 38spl and really like it.
    Those short snubbies are much more accurate than
    some give them credit for. Great carry gun or BUG
    Yup, Gun jail is just one more reason to hate CA. But on the plus side, it gives me time to get goodies ordered and stock up on ammo.
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    Pastor pack, nice, my wife carries a SW642, When I carry it IWB I use a uncle mikes IWB for about $15.00

    I carry a sp-101 3" .357 or a kahr CW40

    our music pastor carries a kel tec .380 all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BUTTERBEAN View Post
    Pastor pack, nice, my wife carries a SW642, When I carry it IWB I use a uncle mikes IWB for about $15.00

    I carry a sp-101 3" .357 or a kahr CW40

    our music pastor carries a kel tec .380 all the time.

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    Butterbean,

    Thanks for the tip. I just found a cheapy (under $10) IWB and an even cheaper pocket holster ($6) for it on CheaperThanDirt.com. That should hold me over until I can decide on some nice gunleather.

    to your Music Pastor. I thought about the KelTec P3AT but they're not on the CA DOJ-approved list for new guns and they're impossible to find used. My EDC is an XD9sc, but I'm looking forward to the revolver option.
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    Welcome to Wheel Gun World!!! I pack a old model 36 on a regular basis. Your Taurus should protect you well. Get plenty of practice with it as they aren't as forgiving with sighting and trigger control mistakes. I like to feed mine Speer Gold Dot 158 gr HP's. They're almost right on for POI and are accurate to boot.

    Revolver has went bang everytime I've squeezed the trigger in over 37 years. Can't say that about all the semi's I've owned.

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    That is a good gun. I have owned two Taurus 85s before. I bobbed the hammer on both and shot them a lot and never had any problems.

    I have carried a snubbie of one kind or another for many years. I carried a S&W 37 and 36 the most and really enjoyed them. Most folks underestimate how accurate these little guns can be at reasonable ranges.
    I currently always have a S&W 442 with CT grips in my pocket when I am hanging around the house in shorts and T-shirt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frank View Post
    That is a good gun. I have owned two Taurus 85s before. I bobbed the hammer on both and shot them a lot and never had any problems.
    I was thinking about attempting a hammer bob job. What did you use to do it and how much did you take off. Looking at the hammer in the shop, I was thinking about 1/4 inch off.
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    PastorPack...nice purchase, everyone should have at least ONE revolver.
    You did well!
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    like it, congrats!!

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    What we are showing picutres of snubbies. Well here's my Model 60.
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    Quote Originally Posted by earlthegoat2 View Post
    What we are showing picutres of snubbies. Well here's my Model 60.
    Sure, everyone loves pics. Nice 60!
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