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Old April 18th, 2008, 08:48 PM   #1
 
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Ok fellers,

I have a M&P with all the bells and whistles and am looking for a small CCW piece. I am looking at the S&W M&P, the S&W model 10, the Ruger SP101 38sp. and others. I have heard nothing but horror stories of the recoil from small frame revolvers. I even had a dealer tell me to stay away from the new S&W night guard series. Any help?



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PS please do not just recommend carrying my M&P. She is too good looking and I do not want holster wear on her. Thanks

You should see her with her laser sight and tactical light mounted. She makes me proud.
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Old April 18th, 2008, 08:55 PM   #2
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Loev my 642 airweight. its just plain awesome.
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Old April 18th, 2008, 08:57 PM   #3
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Frame J Model 642 Revolver



weights 15 oz



fires +P's yes it kick a lil but i also dont sit there shooting it all day like my other guns





i just run a box of 50 through so often to stay familar with it. nice lil pocket pistol



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Old April 18th, 2008, 09:06 PM   #4
 
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I want something I can shoot as comfortably as my M&P 9mm. any thoughts?
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Old April 18th, 2008, 09:12 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by dmwolfe' post='130533' date='Apr 19 2008, 12:06 AM
I want something I can shoot as comfortably as my M&P 9mm. any thoughts?


Wadcutters in a .38, maybe.



You're not going to be able to shoot comparably effective ammunition out of a much smaller gun with much thinner backstrap that weighs half as much as your M&P and have it "shoot as comfortably."



Personally, my backup gun is a 442 w/CTC loaded with 135gr +p Gold Dots. It most assuredly is not as comfortable to shoot as my M&P9. But admittedly my criteria for an effective fighting gun are much different from yours, as appearance and holster wear aren't factors I'd consider.
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Originally Posted by dmwolfe' post='130533' date='Apr 18 2008, 11:06 PM
I want something I can shoot as comfortably as my M&P 9mm. any thoughts?
I have a 2" M10. It weighs almost exactly the same as my .40 M&P. It's easier to shoot than a 2" J frame, but will recoil more than your M&P due to the fact that there's no slide moving back and forth to soak up the recoil. I rarely carry it because I can conceal my 4" revolvers as easily...or more accurately, I'm set up to carry 4" guns, so the two fewer inches in barrel length don't matter.



I'm among those who consider the 2" J frame to be an "expert's gun". It requires far more practice to shoot and reload well than larger guns (including my 2" M10).



FWIW, guns acquire more class as they wear. Get some shiny spots on that slide!
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Old April 18th, 2008, 09:23 PM   #7
 
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I appreciate your response and your opionion is what I am looking for. I know that my M&P is special, I just think any "hole" in a bg is a good thing when needed. I do not over analysis the rest of it. I want something that I can pull out that I can shoot effectively and if neccesary do it many times. I think most, ( and I did not say all) gun folks have a tendancy to over carry. If it goes bang and puts a hole in someone, how many times do they look at you (bg) and say; That was sort of annoying? I am just thinking out loud. Thoughts?
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i have a tiny 38 model 32 terrier and the only thing i can find to shoot through it is lead 146gr 38 s&w
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Old April 19th, 2008, 01:05 AM   #11
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I guess it just basicly boils down to your preferance and your devotion to practice with your chosen firearm

i carry my 642 mostly when i think i dont NEED a gun. because you never know.

but after dark i ussally carry my 910 or my M&P .45

I think the reason the shop steered you away from the Night Guard Series is because their all light weight

and a little more potient calibers. but go with what feels good in your hand and that you can wear well

i personaly like all the knicks and wearing from carry.

But the S&W10 and RugerSP101 are both fine revolvers and either one are great choices.

I certainly aint a die hard S&W fan but just remember a gun is just a tool and some times it just dont make sense

to keep your best fighting weapon locked in a box.
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Why not go with 2 MP's?





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My wife and I have S & W snubbies, a 642 (hers) and a 442 (mine). Both with Crimson Trace laser grips. Plenty of fire power with 38 + P loads.





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YOU SHOULD MAN UP AND CARRY YOUR M&P!







But seriously, check out the Kahr PM9 and PM40, they are the best pocket pistols out there IMO.
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Old April 19th, 2008, 10:29 AM   #15
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Hey texagun. Is that the Dynamic Duo?
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