Would anyone feel undergunned

Would anyone feel undergunned

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    Would anyone feel undergunned

    with a wheel gun? I recently bought a Ruger SP101 and really like the little pistol. I have been thinking aboiut using it as my carry piece. It is a 3" model and shoots quite well, it shoots POA POI with 158gr, the 125gr are a tad highand to the left for me.
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    nope i carried and do carry a 38 quite a bit and i mean just a 38

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    No , unless I was in a really bad area, I shouldn't be in the first place.
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    I used to carry my 2 1/4 Sp-101 and didn't really feel undergunned - other than capacity being the lowly 5. I used and still would, the CorBon 100 +P's and it is quite effective.

    Same gun will see truck duty at times and is always at the ready - just opted to go semi and up capacity, plus in truth even tho I am and always have been a great revo fan - reckon I can shoot the SIG significantly better.

    I prefer with revo to go up to a size like my M28-2 4" but tho I carried it for a while - it is a shade bigger in profile than I like long term.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bud White View Post
    nope i carried and do carry a 38 quite a bit and i mean just a 38
    Mine is a 357 mag. Is good to know all people aren't on the auto band wagon.
    What kind O 38 you carry Bud White?
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    A stout .357mag in the SP101 can be quite a handful. But, the gun will do a lifetime of that and not skip a beat. It's a heck of a gun. Amazingly reliable. Heavier. If you get the snubbie, practice quite a lot, to tame the recoil. Otherwise, I would certainly not feel under-gunned with an SP101.
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    SP-101 is a sweet carry piece. I wouldn't feel under gunned at all with it. In fact I just got back from shooting my new P22 and S&W 686 .357 mag. I would not want to be in front of that round.

    My CCW instructor doesn't feel under gunned either carrying a revolver. He shouldn't as he carry's a S&W .500 4" in a smart carry holster. Dude has a major cannon at his finger tips. If I didn't like my auto's so much I'd carry an SP-101!


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    Nope....especially if that wheelgun where carrying .357 Mag. 125 grain JHP's or was chambered in 9mm, 10mm or .45 ACP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by srfl View Post
    Nope....especially if that wheelgun where carrying .357 Mag. 125 grain JHP's
    Wheel guns are fine guns!
    Mine seems to shoot POA POI better with the 158 grn over the 125 grn. Is this normal?
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    Mine seems to shoot POA POI better with the 158 grn
    Very possibly.

    Most snubs shoot 158's to point of aim and with Smiths IIRC the gun is designed and sighted around that weight of bullet.

    A lighter bullet exits quicker and does not give quite the muzzle rise of the heavier bullet so POI can be a shade lower.

    I never bothered with that in my SP with 110's - reckoning if used it'd be too close to really matter!
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    Not one bit, wheel guns have been around longer than automatics, thier reliability is unsurpassed and the second shot is always a trigger pull away.

    The only thing I will say about carrying a revolver is get some good speed loaders and practice, practice, practice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glockman17 View Post
    Mine is a 357 mag. Is good to know all people aren't on the auto band wagon.
    What kind O 38 you carry Bud White?

    old Colt Cobra its been retired now i think getting worth to much $$$ to carry

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    Thanks Polar, must have forgot them.
    Bud, I have been eyeing a Colt Dick special at the local shop, they want 389 for it, and it looks almost new, slight blueing wear around the muzzle, but EC otherwise. I really want it, but can't justify buying a 38 sp only pistol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glockman17 View Post
    Thanks Polar, must have forgot them.
    Bud, I have been eyeing a Colt Dick special at the local shop, they want 389 for it, and it looks almost new, slight blueing wear around the muzzle, but EC otherwise. I really want it, but can't justify buying a 38 sp only pistol.

    if nothing else buy it as a investment

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