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Old 01-21-2019, 06:20 PM   #1
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The Case for the Snubby...

Well said.
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Old 01-21-2019, 07:02 PM   #2
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NICE & 100% correct.

Let me add one more:

16. If you are a small/petite woman (as my Darla is at 60" & 85 pounds,) only a D-frame Colt or a J-frame S&W revolver may be one of the few suitable self-defense handguns that fits your small hands & has sufficient power for a serious self-defense incident.
(YES, my Darla is as of today still looking for a 9mm sub-compact pistol that fits her & that she can shoot & conceal comfortably.)

yours, sw
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WaltGraham,

NICE & 100% correct.

Let me add one more:

16. If you are a small/petite woman (as my Darla is at 60" & 85 pounds,) only a D-frame Colt or a J-frame S&W revolver may be one of the few suitable self-defense handguns that fits your small hands & has sufficient power for a serious self-defense incident.
(YES, my Darla is as of today still looking for a 9mm sub-compact pistol that fits her & that she can shoot & conceal comfortably.)


yours, sw


Sig 365? I just bought one .... maybe Darla would like one?
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I'll tell her to have a look at one of those at a LGS.

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Yes, a snubby makes an excellent BUG, but, as stand watie aka doughboy said, they can also be excellent primary carries.



That "Model 60" at the bottom is really a Model 36 with a Nitex finish.
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Old 01-22-2019, 05:59 AM   #6
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Fwiw, before I bought my P225, I conceal-carried a Model 66 S&W with a 2.5 " barrel, 24/365, on my belt & NEVER felt UNDER-ARMED.

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To make this option even more attractive, in the last few years Ruger has rehabilitated the .327 Magnum and it's now available in both the SP101 and LCR.

I don't need another caliber. I don't need another caliber. I don't need...
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I want a Ruger LCRx with 8 .22 Magnums.
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I like snubbies



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First off, as a "word guy," I HATE the term "snubby." It's silly and not found anywhere else in the language (as a noun, and almost never as an adjective). Curses be on the ghost of whatever pulp-fiction hack first used the term "snub-nosed revolver" back in the day. These guns deserve a more respectful moniker.

I'm not a fan of 2" barrels. 2 1/2" is better, and 3" is better yet. A three-inch barrel on one of these guns gives up almost nothing, and gains a full-length ejector, better sight radius, better ballistics, and better balance/handling/pointability.

I do believe Chick Gaylord would have loved the new thing that Colt is calling "King Cobra." (Hopefully at some point in the last 50+ years he'd have picked up on the fact that trigger shoes do nothing for good DA shooting.)
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I've normally carried a Kahr Arms K9 for the last 15 years or so, but once in a while I still carry one of these......



Leroy Thompson once said that the S&W Model 66 had a particularly belligerent appearance that let the bad guys know they'd get more then just hurt.

I once knew an old big city homicide cop who called guns like these "Water pistols".
When the bad guys saw what you had, their insides turned to water.

The new Colt Cobra and new King Cobra are excellent small frame carry guns.
The frame and cylinder are the same as the old Detective Special and still have the vital sixth shot in the cylinder.
The trigger pull is said to be excellent and fairly light.

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Inasmuch as I spent a LOT of time near the Gulf, I want another Model 64 "pencil barrel" S&W like the one that I let get away from me (that was once owned/carried by a TDC prison guard.) - I do NOT believe that it had EVER been fired, as there was NO powder marks on the end of the cylinder throats & appeared to be NEW.

The cash price was 100.oo out the door at the Dallas Market Hall show about 2 decades ago.

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I like the three inchers also.
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I've normally carried a Kahr Arms K9 for the last 15 years or so, but once in a while I still carry one of these......



Leroy Thompson once said that the S&W Model 66 had a particularly belligerent appearance that let the bad guys know they'd get more then just hurt.

I once knew an old big city homicide cop who called guns like these "Water pistols".
When the bad guys saw what you had, their insides turned to water.

The new Colt Cobra and new King Cobra are excellent small frame carry guns.
The frame and cylinder are the same as the old Detective Special and still have the vital sixth shot in the cylinder.
The trigger pull is said to be excellent and fairly light.
2.5" and limited run 3" M66s, old school, hella cool! My son has the former (I have a 2.5" M19) and I have two of the latter. Very Most Way Excellent revolvers!

Looks like you even have my preferred grip for these things, Pachmayr Professional Compact. (Although I have the factory wood and a Tyler T-Grip on my 2.5" 19 at the moment, just to look double-secret retro!)
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