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Old April 19th, 2008, 03:32 PM   #16
 
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I think for your carry piece, you should be putting more emphasis on light weight and concealability. I have a Kel-tec P3AT and a 642 J frame that I use to carry. Neither one is a joy to shoot like a full size 9, but they have the distinct advantage of actually being with me because they slip into the pocket. In my opinion, any gun that recoils like a full size 9 would have enough power. So you have to ask yourself, is the gun to be carried a lot and shot a little or do you go with a bigger gun that you leave at home most of the time?
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Old April 19th, 2008, 05:53 PM   #17
 
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If you want "comfortable shooting, " I really like the S&W 686. Had one for years and finally sold it to finance the purchase of my first M&P. I love the M&P, but I miss my 686. The 686 has the heavier frame (I always forget, was that the J-frame or the K-frame?), so in .38 rounds, the recoil was very manageable. If you get one, make sure it has the Hogue rubber grips. That heavy frame and the Hogue grips makes recoil a non-issue.



As far as a carry gun, the bigger frame makes things a little more difficult. You can get a 686 with a 2 1/2" barrel, but the frame will be wider than your M&P by the time you account for the cylinder "bulge." It all depends on how you plan to conceal it. Length won't be the issue, the width of the frame will be.



.357 rounds still have a good amount of kick in the 686, but not as much as you'd think. Definitely less kick than the featherweights. I had a fellow 686 owner tell me that after a session at the range, his hands got tired from holding the weight of the pistol up long before he got tired of the recoil! I don't think it's all THAT heavy, but it does have a stout frame and that makes all the difference in comfort.



On the other hand, if all you want is a gun to go "bang," why do you care how much kick it has? Some guns are made to be "used," but not "shot!"
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Old April 20th, 2008, 12:52 AM   #18
 
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The 686 has the heavier frame (I always forget, was that the J-frame or the K-frame?),
The 686 is an L frame. J frames are the five shot snubbies, K frames are the .38 frame six shot guns like the revolver in texagun's photo.
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Old April 20th, 2008, 04:04 AM   #19
 
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Have you checked out Charter Arms they have a a few different models of the 38 special. I personally have 2 the undercover 38 and the bulldog 44 special i love both and i normally carry one of them as my backup my M&P's. They are reliable and on the cheaper side but not made cheaply.
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Old April 20th, 2008, 05:22 AM   #20
 
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a real manly man would carry one of these!



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Old April 20th, 2008, 07:39 AM   #21
 
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Holy Jesus Who Knew72! It would look like a third leg under my jacket
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Old April 20th, 2008, 09:48 AM   #22
 
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Holy Jesus Who Knew72! It would look like a third leg under my jacket


Think of all the attention you'd get from the ladies then!!!
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Old April 20th, 2008, 11:11 AM   #23
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I like this revolver.....8 shots of .357 mag should do the trick.



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Old April 20th, 2008, 03:06 PM   #24
 
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I like that one Nec but from a size stand point it is abit heavy and big for CCW. I have a mexpedition [ack and want to stowe the revolver in the pocket made for CCW.
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Old April 20th, 2008, 03:29 PM   #25
 
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Huge +1 on the 642! Love mine and it's suprisingly accurate, notwithstanding the CT grips!
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Old April 23rd, 2008, 12:43 AM   #26
 
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id say the 642 if you could get one without the internal lock. i heard on smith& wesson forum that the ones withthe internal lock jam so if you cant get a 642 without the lock get the ruger sp 101 ps: no locks no screws to tighten goodluck
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Old April 23rd, 2008, 09:25 AM   #27
 
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I have a ruger sp101 that I put hogue grips on. It is built like a tank and is a pleasure to shoot with little recoil. It is one of my favorite handguns. I highly recommend it.
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Old April 23rd, 2008, 09:36 AM   #28
 
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Another vote for a S&W J frame.
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Old April 23rd, 2008, 03:58 PM   #29
 
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I have a ruger sp101 that I put hogue grips on. It is built like a tank and is a pleasure to shoot with little recoil. It is one of my favorite handguns. I highly recommend it.


Me too!
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Old April 23rd, 2008, 05:45 PM   #30
 
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went to the range today and have narrowed it down to a few



S&W 686, 60, 10

Ruger SP101



That 686 is sweet and so is the sp101. more of a toss up really. thoughts?
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