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Can't buy anything here
11-19-2012, 3:38 PM
I am a big fan of 38 snubs...especially j frames and my Detective Special. But I never got the whole 2" large frame snub thing. To me, a large frame 30 ounce snub, especially with adjustable sights, just never made sense to me. So why is it that this 2" Model 15 is one of my favorite guns to shoot? I still can't figure it out.

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e249/sipowicz/IMGP1327.jpg

fmunk
11-19-2012, 3:41 PM
It's the boom and kick factor. Bigger boom/kick = more fun.

Can't buy anything here
11-19-2012, 3:42 PM
But my lighter snubs kick more...:)

RedFord150
11-19-2012, 3:46 PM
I felt the same way when I bought a Ruger Speed Six (S6) .38 Special with a 2 3/4" barrel. I already had a .357 mag with a 4" barrel at the time.
My first trip to the range was putting holes right smack in the middle of the target.
I than added Hogue Contour Grip and was even happier.
The S6 has spent every night for over 20 years within an arm's length of my pillow. It fits perfectly in my Homak nightstand safe with a couple of Speed loaders for added capacity.
I still haven't figured out why I like this gun so much.

RoundEye
11-19-2012, 4:45 PM
Hey Vic,

Wanna drive down to LA over the Holliday and sell me one? I've been looking for a snubbie to shoot revolver IDPA.

Been thinking about a Ruger LCR in .357 (so I have the option of .38 or .357). I've held a couple, and their light as hell, I just need to find one to rent so I can send a few down range with one before I commit.

shooting4life
11-19-2012, 5:42 PM
Just get an n frame with a 2.5 inch barrel. 8 shots of 357 mag, what's not to like.

http://i630.photobucket.com/albums/uu30/shooting4life/IMG_3051.jpg

phdo
11-19-2012, 6:45 PM
I'm the opposite. I find J frames too subtle because of the .38s. My favorite guns are my 2.5" K frames. They are very fun to shoot with .357s. My nightstand is a 66-5 with Pachmayr slims. My groups are tighter with revolvers versus pistols.

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Ron-Solo
11-19-2012, 7:08 PM
It's a Smith & Wesson.......nuff said

bsg
11-19-2012, 7:28 PM
nice example you've got there, and i like your Tyler's.

Biigg50
11-19-2012, 7:36 PM
Just get an n frame with a 2.5 inch barrel. 8 shots of 357 mag, what's not to like.

http://i630.photobucket.com/albums/uu30/shooting4life/IMG_3051.jpg

Love it!!! Wish I had one!

snubbyfan
11-19-2012, 7:42 PM
Nice snubby, Like the Tyler T grip adapters.

JTROKS
11-19-2012, 7:48 PM
I'd like to have an L frame snubby to join these two, someday.

http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh257/joshuatroy/SWsnubs.jpg

pyromensch
11-19-2012, 9:00 PM
I am a big fan of 38 snubs...especially j frames and my Detective Special. But I never got the whole 2" large frame snub thing. To me, a large frame 30 ounce snub, especially with adjustable sights, just never made sense to me. So why is it that this 2" Model 15 is one of my favorite guns to shoot? I still can't figure it out.

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e249/sipowicz/IMGP1327.jpgi would think that it is the balance point, between those, "hard to grip" small frame 38's, and this

Just get an n frame with a 2.5 inch barrel. 8 shots of 357 mag, what's not to like.

http://i630.photobucket.com/albums/uu30/shooting4life/IMG_3051.jpg

Professor XD
11-20-2012, 1:50 AM
Just get an n frame with a 2.5 inch barrel. 8 shots of 357 mag, what's not to like.

http://i630.photobucket.com/albums/uu30/shooting4life/IMG_3051.jpg

it's too much sexy man

Quiet
11-20-2012, 6:09 AM
I like my snub nosed N-framed revolver that has adjustable sights and which weighs 21.5oz unloaded.

ewarmour
11-20-2012, 6:43 AM
Just get an n frame with a 2.5 inch barrel. 8 shots of 357 mag, what's not to like.

http://i630.photobucket.com/albums/uu30/shooting4life/IMG_3051.jpg

That pistol gives me a chubby.

tpuig
11-20-2012, 9:16 AM
I love to shoot .38 my Taurus 85. But the nastiest I've tried was a S&W .357 snubby made of Scandium. Holy crap was that a handful. It was on a Demo day and there were lots of S&W's there on display at the range. The S&W rep said I was the only person to fire all five rounds from it. Can't even imagine a .44 mag in 2". But I do like the Model 19...

shooting4life
11-20-2012, 9:22 AM
I love to shoot .38 my Taurus 85. But the nastiest I've tried was a S&W .357 snubby made of Scandium. Holy crap was that a handful. It was on a Demo day and there were lots of S&W's there on display at the range. The S&W rep said I was the only person to fire all five rounds from it. Can't even imagine a .44 mag in 2". But I do like the Model 19...

It's not that bad, just have to roll with it. It is worse if you fight it. Also the right fitting grips make a world of difference.
http://i630.photobucket.com/albums/uu30/shooting4life/IMG_2929.jpg

tpuig
11-20-2012, 10:18 AM
I just put some X frame grips on my N frame 4" 629. Made a big difference. Still gotta believe a 2" .44 mag would be a handful without porting. Whew!

Kraviwannabe
11-20-2012, 10:23 AM
Just get an n frame with a 2.5 inch barrel. 8 shots of 357 mag, what's not to like.

http://i630.photobucket.com/albums/uu30/shooting4life/IMG_3051.jpg
Beautiful piece of shooting furniture right there!:)