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Posted: 9/10/2010 2:55:23 PM EDT
Needs to be very concealable, would be considered a perk if it can spout .357.

I am 5'10" 230 lbs
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 2:56:20 PM EDT
LCR 357 magnum.
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 2:57:01 PM EDT
S&W M&P 340
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 3:06:52 PM EDT
S&W Model 640.
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 3:07:59 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Dave_Markowitz:
S&W Model 640.


Yep, nailed it. the slickest little .357 wheel gun there is.
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 3:09:11 PM EDT
I too recommend the Ruger LCR. You will not catch me firing it in .357 however. My hand has already suffered too much damage over the years, and as that wise philosopher Harry Callahan once said, "A man's got to know his limitations".

The .38 version is slightly lighter, as the sub-frame is aluminum instead of steel.
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 3:09:25 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 3:12:49 PM EDT
ruger speed six.
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 3:15:49 PM EDT
I picked up a used Tauras copy of a Jframe about 10 years ago. I think I paid $150 or something. Its .38 special but Ive got no complaints. THe only thing I did was round up and debur the rear most corners on the hammer as it scratched me. Once that was done it was perfect for an IWB. If I buy another anubby its going to be a hammerless titanium in .357mag
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 3:18:00 PM EDT
I like my Ruger SP101. Might be a bit heavy for what you need though.
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 3:19:28 PM EDT
SW 642
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 3:22:32 PM EDT
Originally Posted By paul_the_welder:
Originally Posted By Dave_Markowitz:
S&W Model 640.


Yep, nailed it. the slickest little .357 wheel gun there is.


End of thread right here!

Its a small gun with larger grips and IMHO, its the ONLY J-frame that you can actually do anything in .357 with.
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 3:35:50 PM EDT
Originally Posted By dw_duck:
I like my Ruger SP101. Might be a bit heavy for what you need though.


My choice also
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 3:37:43 PM EDT
S&W J frame Mod 19 I think.
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 3:47:09 PM EDT
Originally Posted By jkingrph:
S&W J frame Mod 19 I think.


Oh.....Ok.
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 3:52:20 PM EDT
Originally Posted By TC6969:
Originally Posted By jkingrph:
S&W J frame Mod 19 I think.


Oh.....Ok.


Meant to say K frame
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 4:01:07 PM EDT
Originally Posted By DiddyMas:
S&W M&P 340


If I had had a couple hundred dollars more available to me a month ago, this is what I would have had. Instead I ended up with a S&W Pro-Series 442-1. Airweight .38 Spl. relieved for moonclips (meh) and without the internal lock. Still a great gun, though.
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 4:02:25 PM EDT
Originally Posted By dphill:
Originally Posted By dw_duck:
I like my Ruger SP101. Might be a bit heavy for what you need though.


My choice also


Yup



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Link Posted: 9/10/2010 4:02:53 PM EDT
Originally Posted By sandboxmedic:
SW 642


this is what I would go with.
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 4:03:26 PM EDT
I really like my S&W 642. lightweight, small enough to pocket carry, handles .38 Special +P, fairly cheap new, and even cheaper used. Does everything I need it to do. I don't personally feel the need to go all the way up to .357 Magnum, but as always, YMMV.
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 4:03:43 PM EDT


My choice as well, but the 2" version is a little easier to hide.
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 4:16:06 PM EDT
In the time it took you to write your post and read the responses you could have bought yourself a S&W J frame. There's no need for any thing else.
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 5:02:20 PM EDT
The smith j-frame has been the standard for several decades. Few other choices can match it and I've not heard of ANY that surpass it.
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 5:08:17 PM EDT
Model 60 S&W is still the pinnacle of what you are looking for.
http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product4_750001_750051_764932_-1_757912_757910_757787_ProductDisplayErrorView_Y

Give it a second or two to load, S&W went a little overboard on the website graphics design.
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 5:10:17 PM EDT
A 3' barreled SP101 handles .357 well. Finding a good concealment holster for it is a bit more limited.
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 5:11:58 PM EDT
Originally Posted By dw_duck:
I like my Ruger SP101. Might be a bit heavy for what you need though.


+1 on the SP101. Good gun, I have one on me right now.
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 5:15:55 PM EDT
Originally Posted By The_4th_Horseman:
Originally Posted By sandboxmedic:
SW 642


this is what I would go with.


Another satisfied 642 owner here.

Link Posted: 9/10/2010 5:21:29 PM EDT
S&W 360SC - 5 shot Scandium .357 mag. Firing it is like hitting your hand with a hammer, but it is definitely concealable and last ditch. I believe it's 12oz empty. It really disappears.
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 6:36:24 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Slimjim:
LCR 357 magnum.


This or the M&P340.
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 6:51:10 PM EDT
Not .357, but my 642 is a fine hideout revolver.

Link Posted: 9/10/2010 7:00:04 PM EDT
SW 649-2 Bodyguard.
The Stainless Steel makes stout loads more controllable and loaded with 135gr +P Speer Gold Dots is a formidable gun in capable hands.

Link Posted: 9/10/2010 7:34:30 PM EDT
Smith and Wesson
637 - Want a hammer on a moderate budget
642 - Want the best quality for a decent price
340PD - Want the lightest 357 gun you can get price is no object
360PD - Want the lightest 357 gun you can get with a hammer price is no object

Link Posted: 9/10/2010 7:36:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Justin-Kase:
Smith and Wesson
637 - Want a hammer on a moderate budget
642 - Want the best quality for a decent price
340PD - Want the lightest 357 gun you can get price is no object
360PD - Want the lightest 357 gun you can get with a hammer price is no object


Thanks all for replies ... the gay show is tomorrow I'll try to hunt some of these wheel guns tomorrow.
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