I will carry an SP 101 from time to time. IWB in a Bianchi Pistol Pocket, mostly. My carry load is the old all lead SWCHP 158gr FBI load. The weight of the SP 101 makes it more controllable to shoot. My reload is a Speed Strip in a dump pouch. Sometimes I will toss a speed loader in a jacket pocket.
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Posts: 9005 | Location: Marquette MI | Registered: July 08, 2014
I do have a Smith 642 and a 640 that I do carry every now and then. They're pocket carried when it's the only option or the most sensible option. I've shot the 340 with full magnum loads an it is not fun. My steel frame 640 with magnum loads is not fun, but manageable.
I've got a 3" round butt Smith 66 that carries well in an El Paso Saddlery pancake holster. While heavy, it does make for great carry gun. I haven't started carrying it yet, but I've got a Ruger 3" GP100 in 10mm in the same vein as the Smith 66. Then there is a Smith 629 Mountain Gun that I carry in a Galco Silhouette or Mernickle cross draw or Wilderness Safepacker because, well, after all, I live in Alaska...
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Posts: 10777 | Location: Anchorage, AK | Registered: September 12, 2006
Several. A 642, a K6s DCR, or a Ruger SP 101 in 327 federal magnum. I'm considering an LCR in 327 as well. As you know, the LCR's in more potent calibers are all metal and impress me as more substantial. I've stayed away from the new Colts as fit and finish strike me as poor, especially for the price.
Posts: 14959 | Location: Lexington, KY | Registered: October 15, 2006
Originally posted by bcjwriter: I was wondering, who still carries a revolver these days? And if so, which one is your choice? I’ve been looking at a few J frame sized revolvers from Smith and Wesson, as well as the Kimber K6S. I also just saw the colt cobra today as well. Any comments, or thoughts on any of these? Or is there another one I missing?
S&W model 60 in a Milt Summer Special, and one HKS speed loader. Been my primary EDC since 1995.
Posts: 8056 | Location: The Beaver State | Registered: February 28, 2003
While my daily carry is normally some variant (or combination of variants) of the P320, I have a 360J in .38 special that I occasionally use as a pocket gun, when I absolutely can't carry anything else. I also have a 3" SP101 that gets carried as a woods gun, although I recently acquired a 2.75" Speed Six that will probably replace it. This past summer we went backpacking out west, and my 4 5/8 Blackhawk in .45 Colt came along for the ride, loaded with some very stout 300gr handloads. So while I wouldn't say my revolvers are my primary option, they do have their place as an option for carry in certain situations.
Posts: 3141 | Location: In the Cornfields | Registered: May 25, 2006
Only in the woods, and when I do, it's either a GP 100 .357 4" or a 629 .44 mag 4". It seems funny to conceal carry either of these, but I only ever open carry on my own property, and while it is legal to do so while hunting or camping in Florida, I still carry them concealed.
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Posts: 10151 | Location: Central Florida | Registered: November 02, 2008
For concealed carry, typically a S&W 642 or 638 in .38 special, or a Kimber K6 in .357. Occasionally a SP-101 or Security Six in .357. For hiking or home or waistband, one of several Blackhawks, Vaquero's or Redhawks in .41.
None as often as a pocket auto or waistband auto any more, though, and revolver carry for me now is generally pocket carry. I like revolvers, but never liked cleaning them, and magazines are cleaner and less bulky than speed stripes or speed loaders. The whimsy went out of dump pouches for me a long, long time ago.
I have sold all of my revolvers except for my J frame S&W 638 that I carried for ~17 years till I bought a Sig 365. The only drawback to the snubby is ammo capacity and the sights, which the 365 takes care of.
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