New revolver

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  1. AJShooter9

    AJShooter9

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    In the market for a new revolver soon. Looking at the 442/642 no lock version provided I stick with tradition calibers. Also have been intrigued by a 45acp revolver. I'm familiar with snubbies in .38/.357. What are some of you experiences with 45 acp variants and how have you liked them? Are they worth it or better to stick with the old school versions?


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  2. Berto

    Berto woo woo

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    I have a 325sc, which is an N framed ti/scandium .45acp snubby.
    It's big, but lightweight. Recoil can be fierce and you have watch for bullet pull, but it's fun and fast reloading with moonclips.
    If you're looking for a small concealable revolver, it's not especially practical.
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  3. Geeorge

    Geeorge Sarcasm Inc.

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    Unless I can have an older S&W and new is the only choice I would go with a Colt King Cobra. And I have two of them with the 3in barrel
     
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    I have several 442/642's, some have the lock some do not. I've never had a problem with the lock. "j" frames just disappear in your front pocket. .38 hardcast "outdoorsman" is the most powerful round I can handle.
     
  5. AJShooter9

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    Not really concerned with size of I go 45. If .38 then yes a snubby will do.


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  6. Berto

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    If you're doing the .45 thing then, I'd say go with steel instead of ti/scan. You'll enjoy it more.
     
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    I strongly recommend the 442/642 Airweights (or any comparable J-frame).
     
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    You definitely want a steel frame in a 45ACP snubby.
     
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    collim1 5ft of fury. The champ is back!

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    A six shot .45 is going to be on an N frame. That’s a big damn revolver for concealed carry.

    A 3” round butt K frame is the largest revolver I think is practical for concealed carry under a light cover garment.

    The 642/442 guns are awesome. I have carried one most days for the last fifteen years. Very versatile. Ankle, pocket, belt. Has been a backup gun and a primary.

    If I could go back I’d have gotten the SS 642 my 442 has had rust issues over the years. It’s still chugging on, but pretty damn ugly after years of sweat from ankle and vest carry.

    I have been carrying a baby Glock off duty and as a backup for a while now, but the 442 isn’t going anywhere. I still rely on it when I need a discreet carry gun when it’s time to dress like an adult.
     
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    I definitely wouldn't wanna be carrying a 45 revolver for sure. If I ended up with one it would be a range/fun gun as opposed to carry use. Have a good selection for carry but you can also never have too many options lol


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  11. collim1

    collim1 5ft of fury. The champ is back!

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    Forgot to add.....

    The Jframes are still a big seller and are still good to go quality wise IMO. I wouldn’t hesitate to buy a brand new one.

    I wouldn’t touch a new K frame, but the airweights are still reliable shooters.

    Mine even has the dreaded lock.
     
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    What's the purpose of the new gun ?
    target/plinking ?
    carry ?
    home defense ?
    coolness factor (collectability/look/uniqueness) ?
     
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    Bren NRA Life Member

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    Big difference in the use between a J frame .38 and a N frame .45.

    What are you going to use the gun for?
     
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    The .45 ACP/Colt from Ruger looks interesting but I really don't see a use for it other than a plinker. If I hunted or went someplace where bears were a serious problem, it starts making sense.

    My 642 on the other hand is very concealable. Lots of ways to conceal it. OWB, IWB, ankle, shoulder holster, pocket. Not a great plinker.
     
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    I have one of these myself. It is lightweight, but seems too bulky for cc. I have not tried it however.
     
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    I actually love revolvers and have owned many. Airweights are nice for carry but no fun to shoot. 317, 63-5, 617 10 shot are fun, 686 4” great for carry and lots of fun, 610 10mm is a blast, fast with moonclips and can shoot 40sw through. I’ve never owned a 625 but would like to. 629 are heavy but have a big boom and 500 hurts the wallet too much for me.
     
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    I have a lot of affection for my S&W 442, and she for me.
     
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    I like the performance center ones. The one w/o the lock and with moon clips. You can either use the moon clips or not. That's the one for me!
     
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    I have the kimber k6s and love it super concealable handles real 357 mag built like a safe.[​IMG]

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