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Old November 17th, 2019, 06:11 AM   #106
 
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Getting some of that specific Buffalo Bore ammunition is on my short list. I seems to me that that round, configured such as it is by Buffalo Bore, is just about the very best self dense round possible in a +P rated .38 Special/.357 magnum. And the gas check is a really nice touch given the softness of the lead.


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I saw that BB ammo at a store two days ago. I would've bought up, but i'm on school loans right now, and quite frankly, $30 for a box of 20 rounds? Just didn't seem worth it at the time.

Maybe down the road I'll find it cheaper elsewhere but that's a bit pricey if you're asking me.



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Old November 17th, 2019, 07:44 AM   #107
 
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I carry a New Model Colt Cobra in .38sp +P. It drops right into the hip pocket of my Jeans and you get used to the 25oz weight pretty quick. 135gn gold dot +P ammo makes me confident should the need arise.
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I normally carry a S&W model 64 with a 4" barrel loaded with +P ammo and extra rounds. Lately I have been considering a Ruger snubbie as I get older, i'm just not sure if I want a LCR or a 101.
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I carry a New Model Colt Cobra in .38sp +P. It drops right into the hip pocket of my Jeans and you get used to the 25oz weight pretty quick. 135gn gold dot +P ammo makes me confident should the need arise.
God, but that is a pretty gun! Is it tough getting it out of your pocket with the hammer? Or have you got a routine down for that?
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I saw that BB ammo at a store two days ago. I would've bought up, but i'm on school loans right now, and quite frankly, $30 for a box of 20 rounds? It just didn't seem worth it at the time.

Maybe down the road, I'll find it cheaper elsewhere but that's a bit pricey if you're asking me.
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God, but that is a pretty gun! Is it tough getting it out of your pocket with the hammer? Or have you got a routine down for that?
Curious about that, too. Before my DAO I carried a Taurus 85, and the drawstroke meant thumb over hammer. BTW I would never carry without a pocket holster to keep lint and other debris out of the gun.

Simply Rugged made my pocket holster, with the rough side of the leather out to retain the gun in position . Works well and cost little.
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J Frame Carry

For a long time I carried a J frame with a speed loader. Now I carry K frames (my GP-100 is too big for concealed!). M-19 2.5 inch or M-65 3 inch. Simply Rugged pancake or Galco Combat Master for the K frame holsters. Pocket carry with the J frames. Same ammo in both the J and K frame. And - same as many of the other commentators. Speer Gold Dot 135 +P or Remington Golden Saber 125 +P. I tend not to use 357 mags. in K frames. If you break one, they become sad paperweights.
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I like to be an equal opportunity employer and give each of them a workout by rotating their number of hours and workload each week. That way, based on hours worked, I can label them as "independent contractors" instead of full time employees and not pay social security and health insurance for them.

Each has passed the test for ease of carry, quick draw, shootability, accuracy, and feel.

I luvs each of my little chillin'.

Their names are: K6s; 642; 605; 856ul; LCR.38; LCR.357; LCRx.38. One for each day or the week. They all fit in the same pocket holsters.

If the K6s and 856ul don't qualify because they hold 6, I'll leave one out when loading in the future.

They eat a lot of food when they go out for play time. So what's in them when they get carried are sometimes leftovers and scraps.
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My S&W 642 or old school M60 get carried often. My SP101 .357 does also, mostly with .38spls. I'm a big fan of Underwood's offerings, particularly the +P 158gn hard cast Keith and the semi-wadcutter HP rounds. Good stuff!
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I carry a Taurus 586 with soft lead bullets. Its a 6 shooter that i can shoot very well.
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Five rounds of 38+P HST Micro in my SP101 357 is all I'm likely to ever need in the a defensive situation. I prefer the extra weight(26oz) vs the pocket guns and it carries easily IWB. I do understand why many prefer a higher capacity or caliber.
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Carried 38 snub for 30 years

..in a shoulder holster,,,,always wore a sports jacket or suit coat.....Now retired though I might try other options, however, I am so used to that holster and gun being there, I feel uncomfortable without it.. Still like to wear a sports coat, because I am also used to the pockets. So it still works for me.
I do play with some other carries,,,, derringers, pocket guns,,,,,owb holsters, but always have my 38 snub.
that’s were my hand goes first.
Have never had to draw it, and in all that time rested my hand on it only twice, and it wasn’t needed.
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Five rounds of 38+P HST Micro in my SP101 357 is all I'm likely to ever need in the a defensive situation. I prefer the extra weight(26oz) vs the pocket guns and it carries easily IWB. I do understand why many prefer a higher capacity or caliber.
Exactly how I carry mine.
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..in a shoulder holster,,,,always wore a sports jacket or suit coat.....Now retired though I might try other options, however, I am so used to that holster and gun being there, I feel uncomfortable without it.. Still like to wear a sports coat, because I am also used to the pockets. So it still works for me.
Me too. I mentioned that I do not dress casually unless farming, and a sports coat is the perfect “man purse.” I usually wear one at my day job.

All those extra pockets hide a lot, and it covers a gun well while being easy to sweep aside when drawing a gun.
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