Colt Lawman MK-3 for Concealed Carry

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    Colt Lawman MK-3 for Concealed Carry

    I have a friend who just "inherited" a Colt Lawman MK-3 .357 (4-in barrel) and plans to carry it until she can purchase a smaller CCW. (Likely a smaller .38 or .357)

    Does anyone have any comments on this gun? (Other than it is a bit large for CCW.)

    Thanks!

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    The Lawman MKIII is a nice 357. It is a bit heavy but can be used as a carry gun. All it needs is a good IWB holster and good belt.
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    Two guns said it. The only other reasonable possibilities are to adapt a Smith & Wesson L-Frame IWB holster to it and I don't know how many IWB L-Frame holsters are sold or else wear it in a shoulder holster beneath a concealing garment. She can get by with it this time of year but next summer might be a bit toasty.

    If she tries to purse-carry it then she'll risk loss through purse snatching. She'll also have drooping shoulders from carrying the weighty purse. She'd also have quite a weapon if she just chose to hit her assailant with her purse loaded down with a Colt Lawman.
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    I have the Colt Trooper MK III which is very similar. It is very accurate. I bought a shoulder holster for it but I only use it on the range. I have a smaller handgun for CCW...
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    Purse carry, there are some creative purse designs that put the gun in the side of the purse, in it's own little pocket.
    I'm in favor of gun control -- I think every citizen should have control of a gun.
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    Thanks for the comments! I'll pass them along!

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    I'm not sure how attached she is to the gun,but she can either sale or trade that gun for a more concealable revolver or Semi Auto carry gun,I don't really like the idea of off body carry,if somebody grabbed her purse,they would then have her gun
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    I generally discourage off-body carry although the wife sometimes does it. The gun was her father's and she won't part with it. As I said in my original post, she will eventually purchase a smaller CCW but with money being tight, it might be a little while.

    I will try and see what I can do to help her this weekend. I am not familiar with this gun. I suspect the weight and the cylinder width might be the biggest challenges.

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