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  •  625JM points like my 1911 for me. (11+ / 0-)

    Expensive, but quality. See if you can borrow one from somebody.

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    by KVoimakas on Tue Jan 04, 2011 at 07:02:59 AM PST

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    •  I need to get better with them... (11+ / 0-)

      ... I want to pick up a snubbie (been eyeing the LCR ever since it came out) as a backup to my 1911 and a primary gun for those few occasions where my wardrobe won't accommodate the 1911.

      I have a lot more confidence in the .38 special +p than I do in the .380auto.

      There are four boxes to be used in the defense of liberty: soap box, ballot box, jury box and ammo box. Use in that order.

      by Crookshanks on Tue Jan 04, 2011 at 07:08:57 AM PST

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      •  Consider this snubbie... (7+ / 0-)

        Now that she has her carry permits, I bought my wife one of these for Christmas. With ammo and its pocket holster, it weighs less than a pound.
        I've loaded it with three .38 Special rounds queued up to fire first, followed by two .357 Magnum loads.

        Sure, it was over $900, but Mrs. Seaview is well worth protecting.

        "She's petite, extremely beautiful, and heavily armed." -1995 Michael Moore documentary Canadian Bacon

        by Tom Seaview on Tue Jan 04, 2011 at 07:15:52 AM PST

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      •  this is mine here (8+ / 0-)

        http://www.gunbroker.com/...

        The model 60 is a little heavier, about 22 oz loaded but it's solid stainless and with the pachmeyer finger groove grips it handles +p like wadcutters....

        same gun as the magnum version so no +p problems, only the cylinder is reamed differently.....

        I just traded into another Security Six, a 4" 357 to go with my 2 5/8"  perfect matched pair.....

        but that snub is no better than a 1911 for carry, it's a heavy beast........

        Vaya con Dios Don Alejo
        I want to die a slave to principles. Not to men.
        Emiliano Zapata

        by buddabelly on Tue Jan 04, 2011 at 07:24:35 AM PST

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      •  heh, I just weighed the Rugers (8+ / 0-)

        2lbs 11oz on the "snubby" 2 lbs 14 oz on the 4"

        not exactly lightweights but considering some of the loads the "snub" has handled through the years, i'll take the weight.....when the shot has concussive force then you might be on the ragged edge of loading......

        every once in a while pops got carried away....myself, I'm looking for a 38+p recipe using 296 for the real snubbie.....

        Vaya con Dios Don Alejo
        I want to die a slave to principles. Not to men.
        Emiliano Zapata

        by buddabelly on Tue Jan 04, 2011 at 08:31:42 AM PST

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        •  the weight isn't what bothers me.... (5+ / 0-)

          .... my 1911 is unconcealable at times depending on my wardrobe.  A snubbie wouldn't have this problem.

          I prefer heavy firearms -- more mass to absorb recoil.  Actually I prefer big things in general, hence the Government Model, Droid-X, leatherman, etc.  I should watch what I say though or one of the antis will accuse me of having a undersized member.

          There are four boxes to be used in the defense of liberty: soap box, ballot box, jury box and ammo box. Use in that order.

          by Crookshanks on Tue Jan 04, 2011 at 11:25:11 AM PST

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          •  if you don't mind weight, they made a 2" version (6+ / 0-)

            of the Security and speed six  much rarer than the 2 5/8 like mine but findable as the Ruger really handles the recoil due to the weight and the grip angle......

            to stay completely concealable though, a steel J frame rather than the ultra lights....

            A really nice one, older, barely used, can be found around 4 easily and cheaper if you search hard.....esp the blued steel, the stainless seems to add a hundred off the top....but I carry it iwb most of the time and love the stainless as I sweat bad and the stainless, no rust worries.....my grip screw is totally rusted and it was in good shape when installed...plus i clean and oil at least once a week everything I might need to shoot.....

            I really love mine and have taken to it being my main carry gun unless heading somewhere a 357 might be better than a 38+p........and even then mostly I still carry the J frame....the N frame has basically become the BBQ gun.....maybe some day I'll be able to afford to engrave it and nickle plate...heh, might as well go whole hog on the BBQ gun.....speaking of engraved, there's a gorgeous model 60 fully engraved on Gunbroker now for almost a thousand....beautiful piece though....

            http://www.gunbroker.com/...

            the rugers are basically tough as hell Inevitable Zombie Apocalypse guns for the most part...after looking at them together, I can't bring myself to trade the new 4" off to get my 1911 back.....

            I'm going to try a Steyer in 8mm Mauser rare bird 95-24...a model 65 and a 75 marlin 22 semis and see if he'll jump at the three for one.....

            Vaya con Dios Don Alejo
            I want to die a slave to principles. Not to men.
            Emiliano Zapata

            by buddabelly on Tue Jan 04, 2011 at 04:51:56 PM PST

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            •  buddy of mine says that Rugers are the American (6+ / 0-)

              version of the AK.  You can beat the shit out of them and still rely on them when the chips are down.  I've seen it first hand with Mini-14s that ride around in the back of trucks and are lucky to get cleaned once a year.  They still cycle and fire just fine when needed.

              I love my GP-100, though with the 6" barrel it's not real practical for concealed carry.  I did do it once, when my 1911 was in the shop and we were going Christmas tree shopping.  One of those cut your own places -- the day prior to us going some child nearly got mauled to death by one of the neighbors dogs.  I figured a 125 grain .357 JHP would be a sufficient defense against the same happening to anybody in my party.

              There are four boxes to be used in the defense of liberty: soap box, ballot box, jury box and ammo box. Use in that order.

              by Crookshanks on Tue Jan 04, 2011 at 07:20:36 PM PST

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    •  actually, Buds has them for 755 NIB not (4+ / 0-)

      bad for the quality of gun you're getting.....

      There's so many I'd like to add to the safe.....I sure wouldn't mind one of these at all.....even though I still probably wouldn't shoot like Jerry Miculek....but one can dream about it...heh.....

      Vaya con Dios Don Alejo
      I want to die a slave to principles. Not to men.
      Emiliano Zapata

      by buddabelly on Tue Jan 04, 2011 at 09:49:01 AM PST

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