Five Best Concealed Carry Revolvers

Author Tred Law
Gun writer, Tred Law lists his picks of the five best concealed carry revolvers for everyday carry & self defense.

Five Best Concealed Carry Revolvers
When drawing a Concealed Carry Revolver you likely want one of theses five best CCW Revolvers.
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Manasquan, NJ –-(Ammoland.com)- I love revolvers as they are a tried and true design, simple to use and easy to maintain, with just enough capacity and caliber to get the job done.

As a firearms instructor I am asked all the time by my students, “What is the best concealed carry revolvers?”

My top five picks for the best concealed carry revolvers for reliable self defense include the five following wheelguns:

  • Ruger SP101 357 Mag, 2.25″ Revolver
  • Smith & Wesson 642 Handgun 38 Special Revolver
  • Ruger LCR-LG 38 Spl+P Revolver with Crimson Trace Lasergrips
  • S&W M&P 340 Revolver
  • Taurus Judge Public Defender Polymer Revolver

Ruger SP101 357 Mag, 2.25″ Revolver:

Ruger SP101 357 Mag, 2.25" Revolver
Ruger SP101 357 Mag, 2.25″ Revolver

The Ruger SP101 357 Mag, 2.25″ Revolver fitted with the Crimson Trace LG-111 Defender Series Lasergrips are designed to put the shooter on target quickly and accurately. The Ruger SP101 has a spurless hammer for a snag free carry and draw, features 2.25 inch barrel and fixed sights. These 5-shot stainless steel revolvers are chambered for .357 Magnum and can also fire .38 Special ammunition, including .38+P cartridges.

The Crimson Trace LG-111 Defender Series Lasergrips are constructed of hard durable polymer. The red beam laser is activated by a pressure switch located on the front of the grip, making it instinctively usable for right- or left-handed shooters. The laser is adjustable for windage and elevation using an Allen wrench (provided).You Can Never Be Too Prepared. The SP101 revolver boasts the strength to handle the powerful .357 Magnum and .327 Federal Magnum cartridges in a controllable, small-framed double-action revolver. Among the most powerful small-frame revolvers on the market, they are engineered for solid performance. Featuring a recoil-reducing grip, the SP101 is comfortable to shoot and perfect for personal defense or field use.Strong and reliable shot after shot, all SP101 revolvers boast solid steel sidewalls (no side-plates), making them rugged, reliable, and dependable.

Available in .327 Federal Magnum, .38 Special and .357 Magnum (which also accepts the less expensive .38 Special cartridges), you can count on the SP101 when you need it.

Smith & Wesson 642 Handgun 38 Special Revolver:

Smith & Wesson 642 Handgun 38 Special Revolver
Smith & Wesson 642 Handgun 38 Special Revolver

The Smith & Wesson 642 Handgun 38 Special Revolver is a lightweight alloy framed revolver with a steel cylinder. Smith and Wesson calls this an Airweight revolver. It comes in at 15 ounces unloaded. It is a 5 shot revolver and rated for .38 Special +P ammunition. The standard 642 comes with a 1 7/8 inch barrel and the Pro comes in at 2 1/8 inch barrel.

I am a large caliber bigot. I make no apologies for it. Before this gun, I only thought there were 4 common calibers worth buying a handgun in: .40 S&W, .45 ACP, .357 Magnum, and .44 Magnum. I still think that way, but with one caveat. A .38 Special in +P can be had in ballistics close to a slow .357 Magnum. Make that two caveats, I don’t know who said it, but a [insert small caliber here] in the pocket is better than a [insert large caliber here] in the dresser. I think there are limits to the second caveat, but for 40 years the majority of police in this country carried .38 Specials and like I mentioned above, there are +P’s that push the .38 Special over 1000 f/s.

Ruger LCR Revolver .357 with Crimson Trace Lasergrips:

Ruger LCR Revolver .357 with Crimson Trace Lasergrips
Ruger LCR Revolver .357 with Crimson Trace Lasergrips

When Ruger designed the groundbreaking polymer-framed Ruger LCR Revolver in .357, it did so with the intention of Crimson Trace Lasergrips compatibility and availability right out of the gates. The addition of the Lasergrips greatly enhances the defensive capability of the lightweight LCR revolver with a seamless fit and quality engineering. It will hold zero continuously without fail. Ruger’s commitment to endorsing Crimson Trace laser sights is further validation that after the weapon itself, a laser is the best self defense investment you can make.

S&W M&P 340 Revolver:

Best Concealed Carry Revolvers
S&W M&P 340 Revolver

The S&W M&P 340 Revolver is a lightweight, five-shot, double-action-only revolver is perfect for concealment and comes with an internal hammer that’ll keep it from catching on the draw. It’s chambered in .38 Special +P and the heavier .357 Mag., providing shooters with some options when planning their personal defense.

Taurus Judge Public Defender Polymer Revolver:

Taurus Judge Public Defender a good carry choice
Taurus Judge Public Defender Polymer Revolver

Last but not least, on our list of the best concealed carry revolvers, check out the revolutionary new Taurus Judge Public Defender Polymer Revolver. This scaled-down model of everyone’s favorite combo gun, the Taurus Judge, still gives you the ability to fire your choice of ammunition —now in a size that fits in most pockets— also in a lighter, polymer body frame with new updates for improved handling and accuracy. Truly amazing! Just like its big brother, this little gun delivers amazing versatility and devastating firepower for self-protection. .45/.410 (2.5″ chamber)

 


Concealed Carry Revolvers Capacity / Price Comparison Chart:

Revolver Capacity Price
Ruger SP101 357 Mag 2.25″ Revolver 5 Shot MSRP $719.00
Smith & Wesson 642 Handgun 38 Special Revolver 5 Shot MSRP $469.00
Ruger LCR Revolver .357 with Crimson Trace Lasergrips 5 Shot MSRP $649.99
S&W M&P 340 Revolver 5 Shot MSRP $869.00
Taurus Judge Public Defender Polymer Revolver 5 Shot MSRP $514.47

Short and sweet huh? These are my top five Go-to-Guns for concealed carry revolvers if you're looking for ultra reliable, easily concealable wheelsguns with enough stopping power for that peace of mind. Others will always disagree so let me know in the comments below what your favorite self-defense revolver is and why you think it is the best?

Thinking you want a Semi-Auto for your concealed carry weapon? Read our related article of the Best Handgun For Concealed Carry .


AmmoLand Editor Comments:  This article was updated to reflect changes in product improvements / availability on 07/12/2017.

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David Kirby
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David Kirby

Never have had any issues from my Charter Arms 44 special.
That caliber is a good deterrent to any would be assailant.

Whodaty
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Whodaty

And NOW, Kimber has just joined the fray with the K6s. (tried to paste a photo here but it didn’t take)
So, all y’all can shortly reboot this thread ; ‘ >

Ron Giles
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Ron Giles

627 Smith….check it out..best..I don’t know how else to say it….357..8 shot..ported…trigger breaks like champagne
glass..tuned in pro shop…..drop a grand or so..well spent

Mikial
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Mikial

Revolvers are still a very viable choice for self defense, and your list is excellent. Both Ruger and S&W are among the best revolvers out there for the price, and Taurus is coming up fast. My wife and I love our guns and got three new pistols for Christmas, but I told her our next gun will be a nice Ruger revolver.

Tricia Fischer
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Tricia Fischer

Because of finger surgery I must have a revolver for a small conceal carry. Don’t have a lot of money but need one for my purse that is not too heavy but IF needed I will be ready to do some damage to someone trying to hurt me or my family. Recommendations? I see S&W 642 Power Shot, Ruger LCR-LG 38 Spl +P, A & W M & P 340, Ruger SP101 357 mag 2.25″ , and Taurus Judge Public Defender Polymer….please suggest from your experiences. Thank you…I am a women in my mid 60’s.

Mike
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Mike

I would recommend NOT keeping a gun in your purse. The easiest thing to get snatched is a purse and there goes your gun.

TEX
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TEX

The Smith 642 is a sweet revolver and I carried one for years. Now I carry my Colt New Agent 45ACP concealed and open. I just change holsters.

Judy
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Judy

In reply to Jerry W. Albin: Encourage your wife to check out a woman’s shooting organization, such as The Well Armed Woman. She can look it up online and find a chapter near her. Very worthwhile for women to learn in a comfortable environment and to practice what was taught. Men, please don’t get all huffy when I say this, but women learn differently than men and often need the support from other women who understand this. If you and your wife are serious about taking up firearms for protection, it is imperative that both of you be safe, confident… Read more »

Wolfdom
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Wolfdom

I owned an SP101 357 mag for years. I loved shooting 38 +P loads from Corbon. It was one of the finest revolvers of that size I have ever fired. I don’t have big hands and so it was perfect fit for me. Easy to conceal in your vehicle or on your person. It was stolen out of my house and I never recovered it. My wife has a Lady Smith 357 mag 5 shot that is almost identical in feel. Maybe a tad heavier and bulkier but about the same size. It is a great CC revolver. Only drawback… Read more »

steve
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steve

It may have been listed somewhere on here. But I have carried 357 bulldog as a backup for years. It has never let me down and handles very well. I a have shot some hot 357’s out of it and sill handles well.

Dan
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Dan

The Judge for concealed carry?

Neil Liiebman
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Neil Liiebman

With all the terrorism going on these days in our country I put my Para Warthog to rest.I am now carrying my Rugar 44 Alaskan.It`s a bit bulky but inside an over shirt very easy to hide.G-D help anyone that comes against this.Out of the box, quite a bit of recoil but after having the barrel ported by a master gunsmith it`s very easy to handle.I also used a Wolff spring kit and installed Meprolight night sights as welll as Ruger custom compact grips.As a back up I carry a Beretta 950 Jetfire in a shoot through pocket holster. It`s… Read more »

the hangman 59
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the hangman 59

I carry Ruger LCR 357 in a Santis Quick draw with S&W stamped 125 sjhp, light accurate deadly, all I need. For lesser level comfortable with Norma 38 spl +P 125 sjhp, dont hurt the ears so bad, but makes a good size hole in almost anything..

John B.
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John B.

sw327 pc is a great choice, but expensive. it can handle .357 well enough, but I prefer the .38+p in it. LCR .357 I can only shoot well with .38 special (not even +p), so for me, it is a last resort carry gun. The SP101 3 inch is marginally okay for concealed carry, and can handle whatever you want to shoot thru it. I like the SP101 also for home defense. Some people mentioned .22’s for defense, even .22 mag. Just remember, you have to justify every bullet you shoot at someone and with.22’s, it may be the entire… Read more »

CB236
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CB236

I’m perfectly happy, and safe, with my Taurus model 605.

Taurus 605 SS2 Revolver

Ned
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Ned

S&W Mod 638 with Buffalo Bore full power .38 Spec. hard lead wadcutters.

Jerry W. Albin
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Jerry W. Albin

As another person said, I have enjoyed the many comments. THANKS!!! I have picked up a lot of useful information. I have never owned a pistol, but my wife & I are preparing to purchase a couple. I had not seriously considered a .22 until now. From this point forward I will take time to look them over. I was shopping in a couple of gunshops today. I discovered there is lots of difference in trigger pull. We are only considering revolvers. Not near the fuss or muss or worry that comes with semi-autos. What with getting older & struggling… Read more »

Mikial
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Mikial

@ Jerry W. Albin I’m glad you are making the commitment to be armed and protect yourselves. Good for you If you are decided on a revolver, that’s fine, but I would strongly urge you to at least consider something a little bigger, like a .38 or 9mm revolver. A well designed model is not that difficult or painful to shoot and they give you more punch. If you have your mind made up on a .22, that’s fine too, as they are certainly easy to shoot, which means hopefully your wife will be willing to practice more, but I… Read more »

Randy
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Randy

Yup, that is the Cadillac of CCW guns. The S&W J Frames are just too small for most hands. S&W still makes the next size larger in a snub. Can’t recall the model number but it isn’t cheap either. You must have had your Colt for years. A good used one would be through the roof today.

MR. C
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MR. C

In talking to a gun dealer just a few days ago, he told me of a new in the box Magnum Carry the the owner was asking $2,500 for. Owner would not take anything less for it as well. Sometimes it is good to have a Pawn Dealer friend that will look for one for you that is in like new condition for a lessor price.

geoff
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geoff

I’m surprised that no one has mentioned the Cadillac of CCW wheel guns……Colt Magnum Carry…rare, only made for one year…about 900+/-……..will handle full house .357 ammo…6 rounds…same size as a detective special with a much thicker top strap….really, really accurate…..I’ve carried a gun for almost 50 years now and the little Colt is my favorite….
They’re expensive…but if you can find one and can spare the money, snap it up !!! They are only going to go up in value just like the Pythons did.

Colt Magnum Carry Revolver

Scott
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Scott

Interesting review. Just so you know, ”caviot” is actually spelled ”caveat.”

Clark Kent
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Clark Kent

I am most comfortable carrying a rubber band gun all the time. Does that mean it is suitable for self defense? NOPE! Neither is any 22 or 25 caliber firearm. And your carry firearm SHOUD NOT have a laser. When are the batteries going to go dead on your laser? Hint: think Murphy’s Law. Plus, the vast percentage of self defense shootings are within 7 FEET. You don’t need a laser at those close ranges; in fact they slow down your shooting.

Kenneth Lawson
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Kenneth Lawson

A carry gun needs to be something your comfortable carrying, Ie, size weight, holster etc. More impotently you have to be able to hit what your aiming at, repeatedly I used to have a little Bersa Thunder 380, cc model, while it shot nice I couldn’t shoot it worth a flip. I tried my sons Ruger GP100, with .38s and shot Much better then I ever did with the Bersa. So I went to a revolver. Now have a old S&W model 13-3 nickle plated, 4 inch barrel, I can shoot that Much better then I ever shot that little… Read more »

Robert
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Robert

Because I can carry it concealed in jeans or even shorts, I carry the tiny NAA 5 shot palm size revolver in 22mag. I can easily put 5 in a 6in. circle at 10yds. I guarantee you that in close quarters it has plenty of stopping power. I have several compact pistols in .380, 9mm, etc… that I sometimes carry in winter with heavier clothes but more often than not I leave them behind because of the size and weight. Bottom line is a gun is useless if you leave it more than you carry it, so pick a gun… Read more »

Neil Liebman
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Neil Liebman

I have a Para Ordnance P10 Warthog,since day one every 5 th or so shot either does not eject the spent shell or jams on reloading the next round.I have replaced the slide and all it`s internal parts and still the same thing.Would polishing the loading ramp on the barrel help?Does anyone know how to do this? I`m at a total loss at this point.I love the gun and it`s dead accurate when shooting correctly but not reliable as a carry gun as is my Glock 26.Any suggestions?I was also thinking of a lighter recoil spring as well to keep… Read more »

Janek
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Janek

@Neil – There’s a limit to how much you can “down size” the original Browning .45 design before both reliability and the shooter suffer. You’re at that point. Consider getting a ‘Commander’ or ‘Officers Model’ sized gun.

Neil Liebman
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Neil Liebman

I finally fixed the jamming problem in my Para Warthog.I checked the barrel link as a last resort and sure enough it was very stretched.Almost 1/8 ” of movement.I purchased a 5 link kit from Br_w__iis and punched out my link pin.It was so stretched I could not believe it.I replaced the link and used one ,in the kit ,a little tight on the barrel lugs.After a slight bit of filing it was perfect..Now after 900+ rounds not a single jam.As told by tech support at one of the top 1911 manufacturers,these links should be replaced in all 1911 guns… Read more »

Eli
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Eli

I’m a big guy 6’5″ 240lb I carry a Kimber TLE
and when it’s cold and i have a jacket I carry Ruger super redhawk Alaskan in .454.

Ruger Super Redhawk Alaskan Revolver In .454

Clark Kent
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Clark Kent

S&W Model 60 with Hogue rubber grips (wood grips are for termites). Stainless steel construction means no rust when you sweat in the summer. Lightweight, reliable, easy to maintain.

Snake Shot
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Snake Shot

I live in the desert and during those 4-5 months of 100+ degree days you don’t feel like wearing anything more than a tank top and shorts on your day off. I prefer the lightest smallest self defense firearms available. The 38+ P is a good happy medium round IMO. I question anyone who says they can shot a snub .357 lightweight revolver accurately for 5 straight rounds.

TLE-NC
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TLE-NC

It’s hard to keep track of advances in ammunition. The 9mm of 30 years ago wasn’t the best, but today it’s almost impossible to distinguish its effects in gelatin from a .45. Except it’s way easier for average people to carry and to shoot. The same thing has happened with .38spl. The modern round, especially in +P, is way superior compared to 30 years ago. And you can shoot it well, compared to a .357 magnum. One gun writer says the .357 is only useful for handgun hunting now. I wouldn’t know, but I have every confidence with .38spl ammunition.

Paladin
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Paladin

Let us not forget the Taurus 605….mighty fine .357 2″.

Vom Brunhaus
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Vom Brunhaus

I am highly satisfied with my S&W Model 10 , 2 inch I purchased back in 1972. Always been reliable and a good shooter. Fitted with a pair of Hogue grips and Jay Pee holster.

Smith & Wesson Model 10 Snub Nose Revolver

The Duck
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The Duck

I live in the People’s Collective of Maryland and you can’t carry unless you state a “good reason” (not your opinion but that of someone who doesn’t want you to be able to carry) to be granted the ability to protect yourself outside the walls of your home. I wonder what it is like to be like all the people I reads about talking about their favorite “CCW” firearms. I know I can move and will when my grandkids are older but what part of ” shall not be infringed” does Annapolis not understand?

Vom Brunhaus
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Vom Brunhaus

You should be fortunate you dont live in N.J. today democrats are meeting to add more laws & restrictions and tying all in with domestic violence. Reading them it likens to a Dictatorship with no due process along with severe penalties.

klesb
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klesb

You live in the land of the free! Sell your business to a Muslim import and move. What better revenge could you have?

Glen
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Glen

My wife took my Charter Arms shamrock green 38spl now(she had a black&gold charter arms 32 H&R mag before) so now when I carry a revolver I take out my Taurus 405 40 S&W and use the moon clips for speed loaders I have 2 405’s 1SS and 1 in black.

Taurus 405 40 S&W Revolver

Chief Sol
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Chief Sol

Anyone who say j frames are not, or can not be shot accurately has little credibility. The steel guns in 60 and 640 configurations weigh 22.6 and 23 oz respectively and are pleasant to shoot with lighter 38 loads and most can shoot them very rapidly and accurately into the B27 10 in rapid fire in +p. I can shoot the corbon or win 110grn 357very quickly and accurately. I do prefer 38+p for the reload since the shortened case can be fed as quickly as a magazine. The 357 takes a jiggle or shake at times. While both the… Read more »

KHoult
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KHoult

What happened to the S & W Mod 36? It can be loaded to do real harm, yet the recoil is light enough no to imitate and allows a rapid follow up shot.

Striking Eagle
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Striking Eagle

Revolver have been around for a long time there dependable accurate. No slide to rack or malfunctions. I have shot light weight to full Side N frame SW. For CCW I like the Ruger SP 101 cannot be beat not too heavy to carrie in the new 327 maximum get job done ! With less blast. Easy stay on target

Dr. Jeffry Smith
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Dr. Jeffry Smith

Just a thought: several women friends, and my wife, too, cannot pull the trigger or cock the hammer on the Ruger SP-101. I have owned one, but sold it – hated the trigger. Bought an 8 shot S&W Performance Center M627 in .357. The Ruger is just too hard to operate for some people with weak or small hands. Plus, many of my friends are scared of the recoil from a .357 magnum round. Not a gun you would want to start someone unused to firearms on. I carry either my HK USP Expert in .45 ACP with 12 +1,… Read more »

Lawrence R
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Lawrence R

I have carried a NAA Mini Revolver in .22 WMR (1 5/8″ barrel) for a quarter of a century. Don’t laugh – it isn’t your daddy’s .22 WMR anymore. Ammunition design has made great leaps forward in just the last few years. Hornady, Federal, Winchester, and others now offer loads specifically tailored for use in mini revolvers. They provide thousand feet per second velocities out of very short barrels, twelve inches plus of penetration, and assured expansion even through multiple layers of denim. Special powder formulation reduces muzzle flash to protect your night vision. Neat stuff. Performance not far from… Read more »

klesb
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klesb

A neat everywhere carry gun, but I suggest changing grips to those of the NAA Mini-Master grips. Still very concealable, and much easier to accurately shoot.

anonymous
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anonymous

They have laser grips for the NAA mini revolver by laserlyte.

David Ager
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David Ager

I carry my pocket revolvers in my right front jeans pocket..it is either a 638 Airweight of a 642 Airweight..both rated .38+P..both are snag-free..and light enough that you can forget you have it…with loose firing jeans virtually unnoticeable to others..

klesb
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klesb

The jeans better not be Wrangler! Front pockets too short! I carry a Charter Arms .44 Spl Bulldog Pug with the factory bobbed hammer )(still available by special order, I believe) in a pocket holster in my Levis, and it has never been noticed.

john l
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john l

i dont carry a revolver, but if i did it would be my s&w 686 cs1, a little on the heavy side but the smoothest action and best shooting revolver i have ever owned, including a colt python, which also is a great gun. a person should be able to hit the target with the gun they are carrying, even if its just a 22 , if you cant hit the target then you have no business carrying.

Dennis R
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Dennis R

I carry the predecessor to the Ruger SP101, a four inch Security Six in .357 Magnum with Eagle grips that I bought way back when, when I signed on as a reserve deputy sheriff. I started preferring revolvers over Semi-autos when I was aircrew on helicopters in the Marines The M1911’s they were issuing were loose and inaccurate. I had the choice of the M1911 or a .38 revolver as a side arm. The .38 did much better on the range with no malfunctions, and was much more accurate. Today, I carry my Sec Six in a Galco paddle holster,… Read more »

Henry L. Appiano
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Henry L. Appiano

I have carried for 20 years a S & S Model 649 with a Hogue rubber grip and can’t imagine anything better, even if it weighs a couple of ounces more.,

Chuck
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Chuck

I proudly own and shoot a Smith and Wesson Model 60 for the past nearly 20 years and has never failed me in any aspect. It remains a tack hammer, although, over 5K rounds have been fired, it is as tight and accurate today as when It was purchased.

WOP2
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WOP2

I own, but seldom carry, a S&W 638 and a 642. They are a real handful, but in a stress fire situation, I suppose the felt recoil will be zero. I also own 2 SP-101’s, both in .357 Mag and the shorter (2-1/4″ barrel). I discarded the factory grips, and put Hogue monogrips on them. It makes those Ruger’s feel like a completely different gun. I also junked the “ribber” grips on the Smith’s and put Ajax black pearlite grips on them. Much better purchase on the guns. As a professional instructor, often teaching “newbies”, I try to steer them… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

I just wanted the say this was hilarious to read… and I agree with and love the LCR 38+P! I ALSO love my G30 but I did’nt just mention that, blahahahaha.

dave
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dave

Bottom line is that is doesn’t matter if you have a 45 acp, a judge with 410 rounds or a 357 or 38 sp., if the person carrying the firearm won’t go out and become proficient with it and actually practice it does do them any good, and just provides them with a false sense of security. I would rather some one carry a 22 lr if they can shoot well with it then give them something that they either won’t shoot, or have difficulty hitting the target with. I have shot a lot of different firearms and like most… Read more »

Dave
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Dave

The most perfect revolver for concealed carry is a 3 inch S&W Model 19 with 125 grain hollow points.

Vom Brunhaus
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Vom Brunhaus

I have a S&W Model 19 2 and half Combat Magnum. Loaded up with a United Nations Load – Double Tap 200 grain, Cor-Bon, Buffalo Bore and Hornady Critical Defense loads.

Janek
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Janek

All these years I’ve been mistaken! I thought the UN load was 5-in-1 blanks or rubber bullets.

Dave
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Dave

For concealed carry, I personally prefer my 18″ Uberti Buntline Special. I have given it a walnut-grained finish and a pair of engraved silver grips. Unless you examine it closely, it looks like a gentleman’s walking stick. I’m only a bit over 5 feet tall and walk with a limp, so no one suspects I’m armed to the teeth with six rounds of .45 Colt. Now if I could just figure out how to come up with a speedloader . . . . .

Bobby Wright
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Bobby Wright

I carry a Taurus .327 2 1/4in. and I think it’s very easy to carry. No one is making this caliper in da/sa carry size anymore and what I love about it is you can shoot all the .32 cal. except the .32 acp. It’s very similar to a .357 in power with much less recoil and you can fire 4 different cartridges. I hope one of the manufactures bring this back I would love to have 4in.

Rob
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Rob

The Crimson Trace grips have the laser too low so that when your finger is on the side of the firearm next to the trigger, where it should be until you actually pull the trigger, it blocks the laser. The S&W M&P Bodyguard (J frame) with the integral laser (mounted up high above your fingers) makes for a very good CCW revolver. It shoots 38 +P and has no hammer to catch on clothing.

Ray Miller
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Ray Miller

I think you missed a very good conceal carry revolver. That’s the Chiapa Rhino 38/357. No snag design flat sided cylinder nice sights hard to beat in my book. My second runner up is the Smith Air Weight in 38.

anonymous
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anonymous

Also incredibly accurate due to the unique under barrel. Very accurate. You have to have the proper grip one handed or two handed or the chamber outgassing will get you. Wish they were still making the Mateaba Autorevolver.

Gary Et
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Gary Et

My S&W combat model 686 is a very good gun. Best revolver I have ever owned.