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View Poll Results: Is a S&W .38 Special Snub Nose enough for concealed carry?
Yes 297 92.24%
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Old 09-20-2018, 07:57 PM
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Poll result speaks for itself.

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Old 09-21-2018, 06:17 PM
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Poll result speaks for itself.
I don't know, given how things work nowadays we might need to collect a panel of "ex-sperts" to make sure we draw the correct conclusion.
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Old 09-28-2018, 09:58 AM
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Before I vote------- WHAT IS REALISTIC SHOOTOUT?
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Old 09-28-2018, 01:03 PM
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i am one of the people that don't think "A" J frame is enough... that's why i carry 2! i also carry 2, (gasp!) yes, 2 safariland comp 2 speed loaders. all stoked with critical defense in 110gr. i tested a bunch of it on lots of stuff, and it flat out works. so is a J frame enough? probably in all but the worst case, SHTF, type deals. i carried a 5" 1911 for years, then a hi-power, switched to a G17, then a G19... now, 2 442s are what i choose.
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Old 09-28-2018, 02:34 PM
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My heart is in revolvers, and yes IMO the 38sp is enough cartridge to get things handled. I do not carry anymore. RI is a difficult place to get a permit. I could do it, but in all the 30+ years that I did have concealed carry permits, I never carried a sidearm every day. That is just me I guess. However, if I were going to carry every day it would be my Glock 36. Why, it is light, reliable, and IMO fires the best all around pistol cartridge ever developed, the 45 acp. Carry one full clip in the gun, and 1 spare


Teehee.... He said "clip". LOL
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Old 09-28-2018, 11:27 PM
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I keep hearing that Rule Number One of gunfighting is "Have a gun."

I think that's wrong. "Have a gun" is Rule Number Two.

Rule Number One is "'Don't have a gunfight."

Situational awareness, choosing locations, and having an exit available can go a long way, and increase the likelihood that a .38 Special snubby is quite adequate.

My Rule One has worked for me so far, as I imagine it has for a large majority of those who voted on this poll.
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Old 09-29-2018, 10:34 PM
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I read through most of the posts. It might be a good idea if the 2 inch 38 shooters shoot several rounds of the +P ammo through the gun. That may give you an idea of what it feels like. It isn't pleasant and will definitely get your attention. You do not want any surprises.
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Old 09-29-2018, 10:48 PM
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Rule Number One is "'Don't have a gunfight."
Unfortunately, that's not something that the second party to the gunfight gets to decide . . .
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Before I vote------- WHAT IS REALISTIC SHOOTOUT?
One where you use real ammo against a real adversary who shoots back at you? That'd be my first guess.

But since I imagine very few forum members have ever actually participated in a "real shootout", the votes are pretty much meaningless. So all we're left with are opinions, and you know what's said about those, right?
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Old 10-01-2018, 11:55 AM
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Unfortunately, that's not something that the second party to the gunfight gets to decide . . .
My point was the importance of reducing the likelihood of a gunfight. Where you go, whom you are around, and how alert you are to your surroundings can certainly make a difference.
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Old 10-02-2018, 08:07 PM
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Yes vote here,m60 in the pocket everyday,my work is mostly farm type so so gun gets dirty,don't think an small auto would be a good choice.
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Old 10-02-2018, 10:48 PM
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My system has evolved over the years and will probably continue. As it presently exists it is a S&W model 940-1 in a Bianchi 9R with Hornaday Critical Duty 135 grain flexloc. The steel frames weight tames the recoil for fast and accurate follow up shots, and the holster makes the extra weight easy to carry. Full moon clips make it easy to reload although my plan is shoot and retreat it I can. Probably lose to multiple assailants but weapon choice at that point is probably nil
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Old 10-06-2018, 12:54 AM
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When I just carry my 642. I have a speedloader in the other pocket, and a speed strip in my watch pocket of my work pants. So, at 16 rounds, I feel a little better. At least I can reload it in a fight ( or more realistically AFTER a fight).
There are many days I carry the Glock 26 because I love the round count. I carry a G19 mag as a reload, but more often I always have the Jframe on me. It will do the job in all but a protracted gun fight.
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Old 10-08-2018, 12:29 PM
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