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3/24/09 6:59 PM
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Tom O Bedlam
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 I want to get a gun.  Preferrably a revolver and preferrably some thing some-what heavy.

I would like 8 shots, some thing would good stopping power.

I plan on carrying this weapon on my person so preferrably some thing that doesn't have too long of a barrel.

Is that possible?

Suggestions/Advice?
3/24/09 7:00 PM
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Tom O Bedlam
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 I'll be back in about 30 to answer any questions that might be asked. 
3/25/09 12:23 PM
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Smith and Wesson makes a series of 8-shot, .357 revolvers with various barrel lengths.
I can't get to the site from work, but check it out.
3/25/09 2:24 PM
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Tom O Bedlam
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 Thanks willy!  I put this up on the OG after a lack of response.  But I appreciate the advice.
3/28/09 12:31 PM
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I bought a Taurus .357 for my mom that was magna-ported and a titanium frame. Had a short nose and rubberized handle. Very sweet.
3/29/09 2:38 AM
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yeah a 357 is more than likely what you would like. somewhat light, concealable with plenty of stopping power.
3/30/09 8:28 PM
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You don't want a .357 to be too light. It won't be very fun to fire.
3/31/09 1:16 AM
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I like my .44 mag.

But a .357 wouldn't be a bad choice either, just not as much stopping power.
4/2/09 7:58 AM
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gregbrady - You don't want a .357 to be too light. It won't be very fun to fire.
Personally, I agree. I've got a sold stainless steel 38 snub. With .38+P rounds in it, it's like catching a fastball rock in your palm. Ouch.
Now, if I lost most of the weight, like those cool scadnium frames, and upped the pressure to .357 mag, I can't imagine how difficult that would be.

On the plus side, the muzzle flash fireball would be spectacular. With the .38+P, it's about the size of a volleyball for an instant. 
4/4/09 5:59 PM
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4/4/09 6:01 PM
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I read somewhere back when they used to issue cops revolvers a lot of dept's would issue them light .357 snub-noses. Virtually all of the cops would put .38's in them.
5/15/09 3:00 AM
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38's for practice .357's for carry.

Taurus makes a nice line of Snubs that should fit your carry needs. Many snubs tend to be 5 rounders.

If you ever come across a mdl 19 S&W combat mag. snatch it up.
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5/15/09 10:45 PM
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Anyone fired the new Ruger LCR?
5/26/09 1:57 AM
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Smith and wesson Model 65 is all you need.
5/31/09 5:50 PM
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gregbrady - Anyone fired the new Ruger LCR?


Haven't tried it, but reviews on TFL and the high road have been positive.
6/5/09 12:24 AM
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^Seems like a good gun to hike 12 miles a day with. Nice and light.
6/5/09 7:48 AM
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SteelTalon - 38's for practice .357's for carry.

Taurus makes a nice line of Snubs that should fit your carry needs. Many snubs tend to be 5 rounders.

If you ever come across a mdl 19 S&W combat mag. snatch it up.
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If you do this, make sure you have practiced with your carry ammo.
6/7/09 5:53 PM
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The flash from a snub-nose .357 would actually momentarily blind you if it was dark I would think.
6/8/09 2:45 AM
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gregbrady - The flash from a snub-nose .357 would actually momentarily blind you if it was dark I would think.


With cheaper ammo yes.... Good self defense ammo like Speer Gold dot, Winchester Ranger and corbon are using flash suppressing powder. Yes you still get some flash, I think that is unavoidable. But the good ones are not blinding anymore.

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