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Old August 29th, 2012, 12:56 PM   #1
 
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"Snub nose" revolver CCW

Hello all,
I have been doing a lot of research online trying to find a good snubby for a CCW. But since I am just an E-6 in the military money is a factor. I already own a 4inch GP100 in SS which I love....... i would like to keep the same caliber (357mag) but i would consider a 38spec as well. but i'm looking at a budget of about $300. so now i will open the floor to every one.............. thanks



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Old August 29th, 2012, 01:04 PM   #2
 
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SP101 is a great gun but with a budget like that, youd probably look for an old .38spl
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Charter Arms makes a decent revolver for carry, not as durable as an SP101 but will do the job. I don't know what SP's are going for in the used market but keep your eyes open. I suspect you won't be able to touch a J frame worth owning for that price.
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At least be on the lookout for a used J frame S&W snub. They are a dandy pocket gun as long as you practice with it. New Airweights go for about $400.
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I'll second the Charter Arms recommendation - I have the Bulldog (.44 Special) and it is significantly lighter than my Ruger SP101 (.357 Magnum). Of course, it also probably won't hold up like a SP101.

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For that price range either a used Security Six, or a used S&W..or a new Taurus. I have two Taurus snubbies. One in .38 and the other a 6 shot .357 mag. IMO I would look for a nice used pre lock S&W 442
if you can't find a no lock version I wouldn't let that stop you from buying it. There are a few 442's for sale on gunbroker now in your price range.
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I was looking into Taurus..... but i have herd mixed opinions on them. i was looking at the model 85 ultra lite in 38spl.
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"I have been doing a lot of research online trying to find a good snubby"---danbrennan12

so, what are your conclusions......?

CDNN has several......very tastefully priced........
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OZO well i saw that Charter had a couple models Rossi and Taurus as well but i'm not sure about the quality. and my local gun shop dose not sell any of them i got my hands on a Taurus Judge but that by no means is a snubby. but it seams like Taurus makes a quality revolver.
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You may get lucky and run across a lightly used LCR-357 or 38 for just over $300. Some ditch them over the perceived recoil, which is actually nicer than an S&W Airweight.

Otherwise a used Ruger: the Speed-Six was their first fixed sight snubby with a rounded grip. The Security-Six was available in a snub, but will have adjustable sights and a squared grip. The Service-Six is the fixed sight version of the Security-Six.

Used S&Ws can be found around the same price in many versions, or as mentioned Charter Arms and Taurus if you're okay with lesser quality.
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Although I'm not a big fan of Taurus I don't bash them either. I believe they have come a long ways in the quality department and for the money I think they are a decent buy. I do have a .38 Spl. snubby that is very light and with a good holster rides close to the body. Good luck in your search.
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I bought my SP-101 .357 2 1/4 snubby in a pawnshop for $250 a month ago and nope, it's not for sale. They were asking $300, dropped to $275 and I gave them the line about needing a cleaning etc. Ya gotta be ready to walk if they won't deal.
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I see you are in Virginia. There is a free site VAGUNTRADER.COM .
Lots of used guns on there and the Va Beach, Norfolk area is heavily represented. Currently a few in your price range in your area.
I see a Taurus 605 .357 a person in Norfolk has listed for 275.
Also a Taurus 405 in Norfolk for 320 or best offer.

Hope this helps and Thanks for your Service

If you are patient this sight has new listing constantly
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Tauris or charter Arms are good.
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Have you had the opportunity to shoot a short barreled revolver? I absolutely hated the short barreled Smith. My buddy's full sized Smith is a great gun to shoot, and I'm a pistol guy.

Some love the snubs. Only way to find out is to shoot one.
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