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    Default Question: Short revolvers -- are they any good?

    Okay, short length revolvers are supposed to be inaccurate, cute and ineffective, hard to shoot with high recoil, and pocket sized but not ideal for home defense or most shooting.

    With that being said, is any of the mentioned -- or all of it-- true? Untrue? If true, why? Not true, why not?

    Can any short length revolvers be of good use? Accurate? Good for home defense? Conceal carry?

    Shooting of any sort? Under which circumstances can they be good? Which makes and models are good?

    Which makes and models are bad?

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    Carried a S&W model 10 2" for nearly 40 years. Wish I never sold it. It was heavy to carry but not to bad in a shoulder holster. It's a close gun which any carry firearm is. It's as good as the user. Practice, Practice, Practice and then Practice some more. If I were to move back to a revolver, it would be a Ruger LCR in .327 Fed mag (light recoil good penetration).

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    Lots of people still trust and carry snubbies. They are effective to the degree that they were intended. Yes, some can be quite a handful. A little reading will provide insight; internet is full of good info on the subject. Read up!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zhills View Post
    Carried a S&W model 10 2" for nearly 40 years. Wish I never sold it. It was heavy to carry but not to bad in a shoulder holster. It's a close gun which any carry firearm is. It's as good as the user. Practice, Practice, Practice and then Practice some more. If I were to move back to a revolver, it would be a Ruger LCR in .327 Fed mag (light recoil good penetration).
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    They are intended to mostly shoot within 15yds for self protection so yes they work well for that. With that said most of the ones i have fired either shoot high or low so like with any gun you carry you should know where it shoots and practice with it.
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    I had a S&W model 37 Airweight .38 and it was a great carry gun but a mean little bugger to shoot. I put some oversized grips on it and that helped a lot but I ended up selling/trading it for a model 64-5 with a 4" barrel for my bedroom gun. Much happier.

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    Carry a S&W Airweight snubbie .38 in an ankle holster at work and as a backup boot gun.
    It does the job it was intended to do. Weapon of last resort at close range.

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