This is a discussion on "Snub nose" revolver CCW within the Pistols & Revolvers forums, part of the Pistol & Revolver Forum category; 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 ...
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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