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Allright gun Gurus, what would be the ultimate combination of barrel length and conceilability in a revolver. I know that snubbies tend t have accuracy issues and larger barrels tend to make hiding them a problem. Anyone have luck constanly wearing a 4 inch pistol? anyone brave enough to wear and conceal a 6 inch revolver without wearing a vest?
 
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carry what you want. 4in barrel is not to bad. but snubbies are not that inaccurate. mine makes 4in groups off hand at 25
 

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leeindy said:
carry what you want. 4in barrel is not to bad. but snubbies are not that inaccurate. mine makes 4in groups off hand at 25

I agree! If you practice you will be surprised at how accurate that snub nosed 38 can become.
 

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I have no problems concealing a 4 inch 357. My snubs are plenty accurate as long as I don't yank the trigger. The bigger gun is easier to shoot fast. It just depends what you are planning to do and what your wardrobe will be.
 
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The barrel length is not the biggest factor in concealed carry. The belt holster and or inside waistband holster will cover the barrel, but the problem area is the grip. needs to be a smaller, shorter grip with a smooth, non sticky surface that does not cling to cloth. Big grips or rubber grip panels are the big problem for concealment.
 
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A 4" barrel is about perfect! However, don't underestimate a large revolver with a 2 1/2" barrel. Mine is very accurate and works well out to 25 yards.

 
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My ancient Chief's Special 2 1/2" barrel is as accurate as you want for self defense. I would be very easy to conceal, however the 5 shot capacity may not suit everyone. Lucky no gangs where I live- yet.
With crack cocaine hitting streets may be forced to upgrade.
 

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I get plenty of accuracy out of my <3.5" Glock 27.

For distances greater than typical self-defense, I have an internal laser.
 
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