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I know, it isn't a Smith or something "nice", but the price was right and I figured it was a cheap way to test the waters of the wheel gun. Gotta say, I am loving this little thing. Couple confessions:

1. I carried it AIWB which I said I would never do. I like carrying it this way a LOT. I made a quick run to the auto parts store, tossed it in my waist, and away I went. Even with a tighter shirt it did not print one bit.
2. I like the weight of it. I think it is 26.5 oz so not light by any means, but it carries as easily as my Glock 23 (in fact, easier).
3. I like having a "magnum" caliber. I sort of feel like a Dirty Harry. :image035:
4. The mirror finish blueing on the gun is classy and a little nostolgic. Reminds me of a simpler time.

As you can see from the pics, it isn't all that much smaller than my Glock, but the handle is what makes AIWB a winner. I can see this going with me on overnight out of town trips and such.

Anyways, thought I'd share.
 

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I carry my snubbie AIWB and it works so well there. It fulfills its purpose 100 times over.

Congrats on the new wheel gun, you're going to love it.
 

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Congrats on the new revolver. +1 on the ease of carry. They are a great option when you don't feel like gearing up and still being reasonably armed. A strip or speed loader and you're set IMO. :hand10:
 
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Congrats on the new revolver. +1 on the ease of carry. They are a great option when you don't feel like gearing up and still being reasonably armed. A strip or speed loader and you're set IMO. :hand10:
Indeed. And unlike my original fear, with a 6 shot I do not feel undergunned. Don't get me wrong, Mr. Glock isn't going to get unseated by this guy (at least, I don't think so), but having the option to toss this on and go is nice.

Edit: and side benefit, I can actually FIND .357 mag ammo
 
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...my son's had a little Rossi J frame 3" stainless .38 since he was 12-7 years now...and it shoots great...I'd suggest you get a clip-in soft leather or nylon holster, just so that the butt's right where you put it if you reach for it...and you're good to go...I've recommended Rossi since they took a huge jump in quality in the 80s...and the prices are reasonable...
 

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...my son's had a little Rossi J frame 3" stainless .38 since he was 12-7 years now...and it shoots great...I'd suggest you get a clip-in soft leather or nylon holster, just so that the butt's right where you put it if you reach for it...and you're good to go...I've recommended Rossi since they took a huge jump in quality in the 80s...and the prices are reasonable...
I'm in this one for $250. Not too shabby IMO.
 

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3. I like having a "magnum" caliber. I sort of feel like a Dirty Harry. :image035:
Mindset is Key!! And that mindset isn't a bad one to have! Dirty Harry was a good freaking shot lol.

Oh man did I get a kick from that lol - I felt the same way when I got my SP-101!
 

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If this is your first wheelgun, chances are it won't be your last! Welcome to the club.
Yes. First one. Gotta be honest, I was eyeing an SP101 3" gun at the LGS too. I figure if I like this one, I may go that route next. Of course, I wouldn't mind having Colt Python either......just call me a "Ricktator" (Walking Dead fans should get that one).
 

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Welcome to the "old school," fella. That little heater will scatter the rats and impress the dames at the same time! They'll think you're Clark Gable!

Time to start "point shooting" at 5 - 7 yards now.....
 

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Good on your first revolver purchase. As others have said it will not be your last.

My Glock 23 is my primary EDC carried AIWB in a High Noon Public Secret holster.

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Having said that there are those times when my S&W Model 60 fills the need for a smaller gun also carried in a Public Secret holster.

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And the Ruger SP-101 gets it's time in the rotation because I too like the .357. It is carried in a Side Guard Quick Clip holster.

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FlaRon:urla9ub:
 

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Yes. First one. Gotta be honest, I was eyeing an SP101 3" gun at the LGS too. I figure if I like this one, I may go that route next. Of course, I wouldn't mind having Colt Python either......just call me a "Ricktator" (Walking Dead fans should get that one).
I really wanted to like my Ruger. When folks say it's built like a tank, they really mean it's built like a tank. Ultimately though, I had a hard time handling it - it just didn't balance well for me. Moreover, it felt heavier to me than it is and I found the trigger to be horrible and gritty. But I wanted to love it in the worst way lol so...

I began the process of finding someone who would smooth out the trigger, and researching grips when my buddy who had shot it began to hound me to sell it to him instead... I did. To this day he continues to love that gun and still smiles every time I ask - I think he thinks he robbed me of it lol.

Anyway, if you do like the Ruger's though - have a look at Gemini Customs. He's the gent I started talking to before buddy had his way. Man... they do great things to Rugers and thinking back... maybe I should have held onto it.
 

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Warning...you can't have just ONE!!! You'll have more snubbies, then larger frame wheel guns, then you'll find yourself drifting straight towards the revolver section in your local gun shop. I'm about 50/50 wheelies and autoloaders.
 

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Uh oh...now you went and done it. You went and got your first wheelie gun.

Welcome to a whole new addiction, LOL!

Not only are revolvers inherently accurate, but since they have no recoil spring...you take the full brunt of a magnum load with every shot and to me, it just feels like...power! There is a huge difference between being a semi-auto shooter and then experiencing the pure joy of firing off a LOUD, hard recoiling wheel gun. There just is NO substitute!

Also...OP, you just woke me up to a great idea. I have a DeSantis Sof-Tuck holster that I use to AIWB my M&P Shield, but it also happens to be just the right size for my Smith 442. Two guns that can use the same holster is a good thing...especially if one is an auto and the other is a revolver.
 

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Congrats on the wheelie, better look for a bigger safe, they multiply!
 
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Your going to love it i carry one everyday, an the reference to gemini was right on they did my mod 60 an i love it also did up a 642 for me love snubbies heres my sp image.jpg try a remora also great to drive with put it at crossdraw very comfy
 

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This isn't good. From what you all say I may end up with a lot more of these. Hell, the other day I found myself looking at the "cowboy" guns in .44 mag and thought, "boy, it sure would be cool to have one of those". I spent thousands chasing a 1911 addiction, this could get dicey!
 

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Revolvers are my first love. I was revolver only for 20 years. Just got into semi autos the last 5 years. I will always prefer revolvers and shoot them MUCH better. I always go straight to the revolver case. They have soul.

At the range, my buddy didn't believe I could be more accurate with a DAO snub than a full size pistol...until I showed him.
 
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