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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 9/22/2005 5:38:22 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/22/2005 6:13:52 AM EDT by kindstranger]
I'm looking to purchase a .357/.38 BOB wheelgun for SHTF scenario. I have alot of friends and family who are gunpeople but are not handgun types. If TSHTF, and I need to bunk with them, I would like to have a spare gun to leave them, temporarily. This would also serve as my small game getter, cur dog gun.

I carry G19/26, but there are scenarios where I could be separated from them and would need to rely on this BOB gun.

My first choice was a Taurus 85, but due to careful deliberation with myself, I have come to the conclusion that a 357 with a longer than 2" barrel is appropriate, but a 19/66 is probably too big.

What are my j frame sized options for a 357 with, ideally, adj. sights in the sub ?300 range?

Thanks in advance.
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 6:55:30 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/22/2005 6:58:36 AM EDT by SIGNAL4L]
Buy a used Smith & Wesson of your choice. A blued police trade in with some finish wear shouldnt be tough to find for less than $300.

J framed .38's can be tough to shoot --especially for "non gun people". A J framed 357 is a beast with magnum loads. I purchased a 3'' model 10 .38 as a house gun for my wife. Couldnt be happier. I would look for a K or L frame and I would use .38 ammo
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 11:26:19 AM EDT

Police trade-in Ruger GP100 for $229. Damn good deal.
Link Posted: 9/27/2005 4:06:28 PM EDT
i found a ross 877 for $150 and it can hold 2in 15 yd groups all day.
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 6:53:33 PM EDT
Although I'm a big fan of the 4" K frames, I think I know what you're looking for and one that I'd get if I didn't "need" other things. Look around for a Model 60, probably a 60-14. This was/is a 3" J frame stainless 5 shot .357. I am pretty sure they are still selling the 2 1/8" bbl version with the hi-viz sight, but the one I am referring to is red ramp, adjustable rear. It will just disappear in the front pocket of uniform/work type pants. It comes with rubber grips, and as a friend used to say is "dishwasher" safe. I believe the catalog used to list these at 24 oz., not light but substantial enough to handle the .357. These usually can be had in the 400-450 range. I've noticed that even the 66 trade-ins have snuck into the 300's. Good shooting!
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