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What is the best-ever concealed carry revolver?

This is a discussion on What is the best-ever concealed carry revolver? within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Bad Bob What 44 special is small enough for pocket carry ? Jelly Bryce pocket carried 2 N frame Smiths. He carried ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bad Bob View Post
    What 44 special is small enough for pocket carry ? Jelly Bryce pocket carried 2 N frame Smiths.
    He carried two because he found he was listing when he only carried one.
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    My vote goes to the S&W 340PD, so light you barely even notice you have it in a pocket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dial1911 View Post
    As much as I liked the S&W Model 19, the Model 49 was my first love.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dial1911 View Post
    As much as I liked the S&W Model 19, the Model 49 was my first love.

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    Oh!

    That Model 49 is purty!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cal44 View Post
    My nomination for best is the Smith 340PD.

    It's light. Shoots a powerful defensive round, 357 Magnus. Plus a lighter recoil practice round, 38 Special.

    And it's reliable.

    For runner up, the Ruger LCR 327. 327 Federal is one of the best rounds available, and 32 h&r Magnus is no slouch.

    I'd love to see a 327 Federal Scandium J frame with 6 shot TI cylinder from Smith, but am not holding my breath.


    For just concealed carry I'd take any of the J frame sized guns. My current favorite is the 642.
    If I thought I'd be more likely to use it , I'd say the S&W Model 66 with a 2.5" barrel.
    What makes the 642 a better carry gun is its weight, size, lack of hammer and sights. What makes the 66 a better shooter is the size makes taming a mag round much easier, the weight, the 6th round and the sights. DR
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bad Bob View Post
    3" K frame 357 magnum. Best fighting revolver made. This one is the blued model 13, made in 1982.


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    Which was the FBI issue gun for a number of years, if I'm not mistaken. An affordable three-inch M13 is on my wish list! (Although I'd "settle" for a 3-inch M65)
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    Before buying my first CC snub I did a lot of comparison.
    FOR ME the winner was the SP101 357. I like the weight, it helps mitigate recoil and makes for a dandy "less lethal" impact weapon.
    Solid stainless steel and built like a tank.
    A gun that can be passed on to several generations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gasmitty View Post
    Which was the FBI issue gun for a number of years, if I'm not mistaken. An affordable three-inch M13 is on my wish list! (Although I'd "settle" for a 3-inch M65)
    I carried a 3" 65 when I was In El Paso. Like a fool I let it go in a moment of weakness.
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    Quote Originally Posted by patkelly4370 View Post
    I like the weight, it helps mitigate recoil and makes for a dandy "less lethal" impact weapon.
    Where do you plan on striking them? It is a poor impact weapon. Intentional strikes to the head are considered deadly force, shooting them is the same level of force, legally..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bad Bob View Post
    Where do you plan on striking them? It is a poor impact weapon. Intentional strikes to the head are considered deadly force, shooting them is the same level of force, legally..
    There are infinite options to cracking skulls (ever had baton/asp training?)
    How many Iraqi civilians have a flash suppressor sized mark on their chest vs a bullet hole?
    Options.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CavemanBob View Post
    My vote goes to the S&W 340PD, so light you barely even notice you have it in a pocket.
    I would also vote for the 340PD. I carry mine AIWB mostly. It is light, strong, ultra concealable and a potent powerhouse when loaded up with good ammo. Oh sure the full house 357 rounds are a beast to shoot in it but hey, it’s there if you need it. I really like that big fiber optic front sight on mine too. Great little revolver; the last revolver I’d part with out of the ones I own.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bmcgilvray View Post
    Oh!

    That Model 49 is purty!

    That is actually a stock photo. If I actually had one that didn’t fall into the lake while fishing it would have better bluing an wear CT laser grips.
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    Quote Originally Posted by patkelly4370 View Post
    Before buying my first CC snub I did a lot of comparison.
    FOR ME the winner was the SP101 357. I like the weight, it helps mitigate recoil and makes for a dandy "less lethal" impact weapon.
    Solid stainless steel and built like a tank.
    A gun that can be passed on to several generations.

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    I have this same weapon but in DAO....me likey!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chief1297 View Post
    I have this same weapon but in DAO....me likey!!
    I check Numrich daily hoping to find the bobbed hammer. Over 2 years now

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    Quote Originally Posted by patkelly4370 View Post
    There are infinite options to cracking skulls (ever had baton/asp training?)
    How many Iraqi civilians have a flash suppressor sized mark on their chest vs a bullet hole?
    Options.

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    To #1, I was an ASP instructor/trainer for about 10 years with the Border Patrol. PR-24 before that, KOGA baton as a cop and Night Stick as an Army MP. About 40 years using a club.

    to #2, I don't know, most of our guys don't run suppressors.

    An SP101 is not a very efficient club. More than one snubby has been discharged by striking someone in the noggin. If I want a club, I will carry one.
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