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Posted: 11/4/2002 12:58:17 PM EDT
I still use my Colt 357 (6"/blue) for my main carry and a .38 caliber Colt Cobra snubbie for hideaway.
Link Posted: 11/4/2002 1:06:27 PM EDT
You're kiding right????
Link Posted: 11/4/2002 1:16:14 PM EDT
Yep. S&W 642 for hot weather.
Link Posted: 11/4/2002 1:17:03 PM EDT
Originally Posted By mmsig229: You're kiding right????
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Nope, I still carry my Colt revolvers. Wondering if there are others here that still use 'em as well.
Link Posted: 11/4/2002 2:16:07 PM EDT
Base police at Earle NWS in NJ are using .357 wheelguns or at least they were last Sept. Only base police I've seen not using autos.
Link Posted: 11/4/2002 2:26:14 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/4/2002 2:50:20 PM EDT
Nothing wrong with revolvers. I never felt under gunned with one but I felt under powered with the .38 Spl.+P. I would be happy with a S&W 686 7 shot with a .357 Mag. load. I can't complain about our .45's. They are excellent man stoppers.
Link Posted: 11/4/2002 4:08:40 PM EDT
Usually an old M-19. Somedays a N frame.
Link Posted: 11/4/2002 5:54:00 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/4/2002 6:22:50 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/4/2002 11:09:38 PM EDT
What is this "Revolver" you speak of?
Link Posted: 11/4/2002 11:11:46 PM EDT
S&W 460 for summer carry, Colt Police Positive for nightstand & .44mag for backpacking/hiking.
Link Posted: 11/5/2002 4:33:04 AM EDT
4" S@W .41 mag for winter off duty and hunting, (Caliber is not approved for on duty use) It's not difficult to conceal at all, the problem is finding a good way to carry the speedloaders. My daughter's carry gun is a 3" model 65. She'd never give that thing up, and seeing how she shoots it I wouldn't try.
Link Posted: 11/5/2002 5:18:49 AM EDT
My house guns a 4 inch Model 65, main carry piece is a 2 inch Model 60.
Link Posted: 11/5/2002 5:47:01 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/5/2002 6:26:03 AM EDT
I have a 3" S&W Model 65 that sits in my nightstand at all times. It's an old Fort Worth Police Department gun which I picked up at a pawn shop for cheap. Shoots like a dream and I don't have to worry about it malfunctioning. Jason Abels
Link Posted: 11/5/2002 6:31:08 AM EDT
Ruger SP101 .357 is my glovebox gun. Revolver: The original point and click, click, click, click, click, interface.
Link Posted: 11/5/2002 7:06:19 AM EDT
One of the local celebrities, a guy name John Tyson, is a sheriff deputy and brand inspector in a county near my home. He complained to me that nobody carries a revolver anymore either, then showed me his Smith wheelgun, .44 spl I think. Lots of old guys around here in the old west carry revolvers. Tyson is the only one I have seen carry one on official bidness. For me it's a 4" stainless Python .357mag or 4" 625 in .45acp. Note that I carry a glock daily for CCW, but sometimes I hump a wheelgun for shits and giggles.
Link Posted: 11/5/2002 8:50:21 AM EDT
my mother has her grandfathers S&W .38 special all redone in a box he gave her when he died. the gun is in mint shape.
Link Posted: 11/5/2002 9:02:31 AM EDT
Well, I don't have a CCW so when I'm "not carrying", it's a KelTec P32 [:D]. However, a pair of old M19 .357s - my 4" and my wife's 2.5" - are our house guns, car guns and camping guns. At no point do I feel undergunned. If not for my preference for packing ammo in just one caliber on camping trips, I'd probably just bump up to a 625 in .45 Colt.
Link Posted: 11/5/2002 9:53:23 AM EDT
well when i get my CCW i plan to carry a revolver havent decided which one yet. but i like the fact thats its alot easy to use and less chance of something going wrong.
Link Posted: 11/5/2002 10:20:22 AM EDT
My first real pistol was a Colt Trooper Mk IV. It was incredibly accurate and had a smooooooth action. I would take it as a replacement for my BEretta 92C any day of the week. I kick myself regularly for selling that one.
Link Posted: 11/5/2002 10:42:03 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/5/2002 10:44:08 AM EDT by trickshot]
.357 is a good gun, but I've seen .38s bounce off of a windshield -- Dirty Harry Quite true, in my experience. Love them Magnums! I'll bet just about any round would bounce off of a windshield though if it hit it at the proper angle. Windshields are tricky and unpredictable. Luckily it doesn't come up very often! Just to add: I saw some detective with a huge, stainless S&W 357 not too long ago. He was an older man though, probably had some seniority.
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