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I'll still carry my old S&W Mod 12 Airweight, ocassionally, but feel better with my Taurus .41 Snubby.



This guy was purchased in 1973 from TG&Y (a five-and-dime store) in Alamogordo, NM by my Sergeant, since I was but a lad! The grips were made of zebrawood by a very good friend.
 
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Ask the most famous firearms instructors what they carry and 95%+ will admit to carrying a S&W J-frame as their "always" gun. I rotate a trio of them myself, an old M38 Bodyguard, a 642 and a 342. They all go into a Kramer pocket holster (one at a time, of course).
 

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One of my first carry guns was a Model 38 S&W 38 special lightweight. I have the Crimson Trace Laser on it and liked it a lot.

But it was a large chunk in my front pocket so I switched to a Kel-tec 32 and then later the Kel-Tec 380 when it became available.
 

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There are times, when carrying a revolver is just "more exciting" or something like that. Despite the semiautos I own, I will often, expecially in the colder months here in PA, carry a Taurus Titanium snub nose, ported Model 450 in .45 Colt - loaded with either Winchester 220 gr Silvertips or Hornady 255 gr XTP. I occassionally also carry a Taurus Titanium M85 in .38 Spl. Both are light and I really like the "Ribber" grips on the .45 and, no matter the weather, you know a revolver is going to work when you need it - fewer gadgets to tinker with, also. Now when I feel really nostalgic, I pocket my old Charter Arms Bulldog .44, with the 3" barrel - I got some Triton "Quickshok" ammo for this baby, I think they're 165 gr. At home, I have a S&W 19-3 Combat Magnum, loaded with 125 gr. SJHP in the drawer for surpise guests. All that being said, if I knew I was going into a seriously dangerous situation with a very high probability of danger, I'll always pick a semi auto with hi cap mags - current favorite is a SIGArms Pro Model 2340 BlueLine - it came with a .40 S&W barrel, but I got a .357 SIG factory barrel - it's a drop in fit - and that's the rig to which I would most :--- trust my safety.
 
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Yep, arounf the yard and neighborhood, also when I'm wearing lightweight shorts and a T and running to the store for quick purchase.
I'd rather have a .22 in my pocket than a .357 back in my truck. Guru, maker of the holster below for the NAA mini mag.

 
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gunrnr said:
I'll still carry my old S&W Mod 12 Airweight, ocassionally, but feel better with my Taurus .41 Snubby.



This guy was purchased in 1973 from TG&Y (a five-and-dime store) in Alamogordo, NM by my Sergeant, since I was but a lad! The grips were made of zebrawood by a very good friend.
Those grips rock!
 

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Woody for sure. When you get to be my age, a nice set of grips is almost, notice I said "almost" as nice to view as a nice set of ....................well, you know what I mean if you're over 60. Damn, we've seen so many nice sets of grips, stocks, t...ts, it's difficult to know which, at this time of life, is the most exciting. LOL!
 
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ruger sp101 in 357 mag. as colder weather allows better concealing clothing, i usually switch to a sig or beretta. my sp101 works great for me as an everyday carry gun though. smaller, lightweight, and 100% reliable over the years. i have thought about a p3at, but i'm still unwilling to give up five 357 mags for six 380's.
 
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