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Anyone here have a favorite concealed carry revolver? If so what model and caliber. I have a Taurus M85-UL in .38 special +p that I alternate carry in T-shirt weather with my Thunder Duo-tone .380.

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I used to have a Charter Bulldog .44 that I carried a lot. Then the Mrs. found it. Now SHE has a Charter Bulldog .44!
 

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I used to have a Charter Bulldog .44 that I carried a lot. Then the Mrs. found it. Now SHE has a Charter Bulldog .44!
Yeah, I hear that. While target shooting with friends and family I did loose a Taurus Mil Pro PT-145 to my sister and had to put away my Bersa Thunder .380 for fear of loosing it too.
 

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If I can ever find a Firestorm 38R and it does what I want I may carry it. However I will check out a Charter Arms 38 this weekend. It is light and I hear more good things than bad things about it.
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I have a Ruger SP101 (38/357) that I had hoped to carry with my Fobus RU-101 holster. However it did not feel right so if I may have to use a shoulder holster instead.

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I have a old S&W body guard model 49 and I have a model 36 with a 3" barrel I use the old FBI 158gr SWCHP ammo in them I don't like any of the new S&W with their 2 piece barrels MIM parts and lock. I perfer the older steel frame guns. I use Don Hume pocket holsters and can carry these steel frame all day, I also have a old Charter Arms 44 spl. I use the Blazer gold dot HP in it

One thing I like about my 3" S&W 36 is the 3" has a full length ejector rod where the normal 1 7/8 or 2" depending on who measuring doesn't.


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I carry a semi when I'm out, but my yard/shop gun is a Taurus Model 617 SS. 7 shots of full house 158 gr. .357 mag in a 2" "K" frame. It hides in a shoulder holster - up out of the way, but easily accessible.
 

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My "yard and park" revolver is a Taurus .357 m605. It is currently stoked with .38 Specials. When yard working, I add a .22 that has snake-shot up for the first two rounds. (It disappears into my jeans watch pocket.) If I ever actually see a poisonous snake, I'll start putting a snake round in the m605, instead.
 

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ratbag, that's an interesting wheelgun. I'm not familiar with those. Do they come in a short barreled .357 magnum? A .357 would give more versatilty in load selection. I rarely shoot .357's although my Mid-bore revolvers are chambered for them. .38's are more fun, but if need be, I'd have that option. I love options. :D
 

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My carry gun has been this Colt Detective Special 3rd model(1974). I reload my for the range but carry Hornady Critical Defense +p 110 Gr. Been carrying this for 14 years..never had to use it and hope that I never do. Best regards Dick Sleeve Liver Collar Luggage and bags Bag Revolver Air gun Trigger Gun barrel Gun accessory
 

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Gretschguy - yes, they offer some 3" barrel 357's - just click on 'revolvers' link on their site.
Those are perpetually out of stock right now, as is the 9mm version I like too.
 

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My "yard and park" revolver is a Taurus .357 m605. It is currently stoked with .38 Specials. When yard working, I add a .22 that has snake-shot up for the first two rounds. (It disappears into my jeans watch pocket.) If I ever actually see a poisonous snake, I'll start putting a snake round in the m605, instead.
I would think you have problems with Alligators and not Snakes....
 

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There are alligators in all of the parks. One park is only about hundred yards from my front door. I've seen a small pack of coyotes a few times roaming my neighborhood late at night, too.
A .380 or even a 9mm doesn't offer the same snug feeling as a 38 Special when it comes to critters who bite back.
 

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I carry a LCR .357 with a IWB Bay Leather Holster, or in my front pocket, depends how I am dressed
Also carry my BT.38o DuoTone.
 

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I'll bet that the .357s out of an LCR really kick and roar. Which loads do you prefer for your S.D. use? Have you run any shot loads through your L.C.R? Results?
The .357 magnum difference between my 6 inch and 2 1/2 in Dan Wessons is huge. They are the same frame size, too. ( About the same as an "L" frame.) Not so much the kick, but the ROAR. That's also why I'll be unlikely to put magnums in my Taurus J-Frame.
If I even think that I'll need .357 magnums, I'll bring a second gun. That would probably be my "field" gun with the 4 inch bbl. It's a High Standard Mk II Sentinal, also built by D.W.
 

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I can't imagine shooting .357 loads from an LCR..instant pain ! :) I've been pocket carrying my LCR 38 ( it's even lighter weight, but bulkier than my micro desert eagle), and with the right jeans, it's a treat. I put some Buffalo Bore 150 gr HCWC thru it, and that ammo really rattles my cage. My trigger finger still hurts ! If I had a LCR 357, I wouldn't be crazy enough to use 357 ammo. :)
 

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I can't imagine shooting .357 loads from an LCR..instant pain ! :) I've been pocket carrying my LCR 38 ( it's even lighter weight, but bulkier than my micro desert eagle), and with the right jeans, it's a treat. I put some Buffalo Bore 150 gr HCWC thru it, and that ammo really rattles my cage. My trigger finger still hurts ! If I had a LCR 357, I wouldn't be crazy enough to use 357 ammo. :)
I know what you mean since the first gun I ever purchased ( a ton of years ago) is a Ruger SP101 38/357. Great gun but my hand does get tired when I fire a box of 357 ammo so I usually just fire 38 ammo. My carry weapon is a Bersa 380CC which some people say is under powered for CC. They say a 40 or 45 will stop everyone with one bullet where as a 380 would not stop anyone with only one bullet. Well I am not sure I can hit the side of a large barn with a 40 or 45 gun but I can empty my Bersa 380CC (8 shot) into the 3 center rings of a B-27 target at 21 feet before putting in my second clip if my life is still in danger.
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