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Posted: 10/6/2003 5:23:12 PM EDT
Thinking about getting a revolver. I'm go for my CCW soon and would prefer something that carries easily but packs a wallop. Suggestions would be appreciated. Please keep it simple, I know little about revolvers. The only ones I own are a couple of reproduction hog legs.
Link Posted: 10/6/2003 5:41:18 PM EDT
If I was only going to own one Revolver(Flame-Suit on) it would be a S&W Lady Smith model 65.
357 cal. with a 3" barrel, shrouded ejector, round butt and fixed sights. YMMV
Link Posted: 10/6/2003 6:33:06 PM EDT
Sounds good, except for that "Lady" part!
Link Posted: 10/7/2003 4:14:08 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 73wcf4440:
Sounds good, except for that "Lady" part!



The person on the other side will not think it silly. :D

With a good holster and belt a revolver with up to a 4" barrel can be easily concealed. I'd suggest looking for a used S&W K frame 357 as a good place to start.
Link Posted: 10/7/2003 4:22:00 AM EDT
The model 65 is available in a standard model besides the Lady. The nice part of the lady is comfortable wood fingergroove grips and a smoother trigger (at least the ones I've tried).
They also make a 5-shot model 60. Ideal for smaller hands and easier to hide. If weight is an issue they make sever 357 light weight models also.
Link Posted: 10/7/2003 5:15:05 PM EDT
I've have the 60-3 rated for 38+P with hogue wooden fingergroove grips. The later ones were rated for 357, I doubt there is any difference other than corporate caution.
Not sure I'd enjoy shooting 357's outa that small a revolver but in a "him or me" situation, I'd be just fine...
Link Posted: 10/7/2003 5:19:10 PM EDT
have a TiTanuim Taurus .38+p works just fine
Link Posted: 10/17/2003 5:07:18 PM EDT
does titanium gun kick a lot? i want to get one, but i am not sure if it is controlable. i rather pay for a titanium than a plastic gun.
Link Posted: 10/17/2003 5:46:20 PM EDT
I always recomend the ruger sp-101, bobbed hammer, 2" barrel IIRC .357, or good old .38+p
Link Posted: 10/18/2003 3:14:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/18/2003 3:16:10 PM EDT by SDavid]
I was going to say .357 or .38, however, unless you practice dragging speedloaders out of your pocket or off your belt you could be in for a rude awakening if the knob was somehow turned in your pocket (then you have a pocket full of rounds which can still be loaded one-by-one.)

A revolver in .45ACP with moonclips is a pretty safe bet that you won't have to reload one round at a time if needed.

If you can't still make up your mind go with a .357 magnum; you can use both .357 and .38 rounds.

Just my $0.02
Link Posted: 10/18/2003 4:27:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/18/2003 4:28:13 PM EDT by RogerC]
I highly recommend the M65LS.

I made mine into a "ManSmith" by polishing off the logo.



Link Posted: 10/18/2003 4:30:07 PM EDT
I think the 357 is a great choice , plenty of power
and one can always use 38+P or 38sp also . I myself very much like the smiths-in particular the 686 although it is on the large size for CCW . This large size also makes it eazy to control and shoot.
I also have a ruger sp101 in .357 which will slip
into a pocket or carry well in a holster.It is quite shootable even with .357 but some will think
it a bit of a handfull with full loads. I think the
exotic metal guns ( Ti or scandium ) would be a breeze to carry but nasty to shoot, not something
to buy for a only revolver,more as something to buy
as your second or third gun for when you really want a super light gun to cary . I have also owned some very nice chiefs specials , (damm,why did I get rid of them ? ) I do think the extra power and flexability of the .357 guns should be given strong consideration .
It really boils down to what you want to use this gun for and what fits your hand and how It works
for you . If you can work it , try to shoot before you buy,friends,guys (or gals ) at your local club ,or maybe rental guns at a gun range .
One place I am always able to play with other
guns is at a plate shoot competition .
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