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Gunz

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@Ocoka One. What kind of rig are you using for your Ruger? I'm guessing a paddle, and that is about how I would carry.

I use the cheap Uncle Mike's holster in the picture and just pull my shirt down over it. But the gun will fit in your pocket.

I agree with @Diamondback 2/2 's opinion of snubbies and .357 is a pretty hot load for this small framed, light revolver...but with .38 it's manageable. And, really, for the kind of close action you'd typically encounter in a SD situation, a snub-nosed .38 is fine if you're proficient. And you shouldn't have to use the Jack Ruby method. ;-)
 

Totentanz

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I'm going to be looking at the Glock 32, and 33 pretty soon. I like the extra punch that you get with the .357 Magnum round.

Just FYSA (not sure if I'm giving you info you already have), the Glock 32 and 33 are chambered in 357 Sig, not 357 magnum.

The cliff notes on 357 Sig is if you take a 40 S&W cartridge, and neck it down to accept 9mm bullets it allows for a faster-traveling 9mm projectile. Almost all 357 Sig handguns (at least the ones I'm aware of) share magazine compatibility with 40 S&W, so you can change chamberings with a simple barrel change.

It's not a bad round if that's the route you want to go; but it's not 357 mag, if that's specifically what you're looking for.
 

Diamondback 2/2

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.357 sig has a pretty good snap of muzzle flip. Great round, but if you have arthritis, or any issues with the hands or wrists, you may want to try it out before you invest.

I've broken several bones in my dominant hand, its to the point it's painful for me to shoot anything bigger than 9mm more than 10-15 rds.

Same can be said for the smaller pistols, my wife's Glock 26, although 9mm, will iritate my hand after 2-3 mags.

Just things to consider before you start dropping money on guns, and end up with something that didn't meet the expectations.
 

Diamondback 2/2

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My personal experience with revolvers is they work fine until you start customizing them or when they wear out.

Cylinder lock up should be the first thing you always check. If you are having more than a slight movement in the cylinder with hammer down or full cock. You have a lock up issue. If the cylinder is not setting the chamber on the barrel, sluggish or poor alignment, you have a timing issue. Both are stupid dangerous and require inspection by a gun smith, to see if repairable or if the revolver is unservicible. If you have doubts or a smith tells you it's unservicible, do not fire it again...period. That's how you lose fingers.

That said, I have a S&W model 10, that I got from my dad 22 years ago, it's an old police issue .38spc, that has thousands of rounds through it and still has amazing lock up and has never failed me.

My $.02
 

Cabbage Head

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I carry a S&W MP 360 as a back up gun. Nice little shooter. Has a tritium big dot front sight. Put on different grips from Eagle Grips. Brutal shooter with 357 rounds. Definitely go with lower grain rounds. Makes it more comfortable. Still brutal to shoot....
 

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I settled on this. An S&W Model 637, .38 Cal Sp. It was owned by a neighbor's wife who thought it was too loud, and the recoil was just "vicious". I tried her with a .22 Cal, and she had trouble with the recoil of that too. The asking price was just too good to let it pass. Only 15 rounds fired from this little beauty.

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Nice snubbie.
 
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