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Does anyone have a suggestion or use some form of a smaller revolver that they put in their bug out bag? What is recommended to help with keeping it light and what effective ammo should be put in there.

I'm not looking to put in a massive S&W 500, I'm also not super familiar with revolvers so I was curious which popular models are smaller. I have a sr9c and I would like to find a comparing revolver to go with it.

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I would say an SP101, not the smallest revolver in the world but tough enough to keep running right through a mid sized apocalypse.
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Do remember that, while there will likely not be much concern when the emergency happens, until then the gun must be carried unloaded in a locked container, and without LTC you need to stay off school property.
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My bob, if ever in my car, will be locked in my box and unloaded, shouldn't be a problem.
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Out in Nevada, in my BOB, have ruger bearcat. Have about 150 rounds of 22lr, and 50 rounds in 22 short. I'm not expecting to engage in running battle, just something small and tidy to scare away the 2 legged predators but if I need to, catch small game.
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If limited to wheel guns I would say a Smith & Wesson J Frame in .357 magnum.

You can run .38 special as well as powerful .357 magnum.

They are high quality.

One example would be a Smith model 60. Stainless steel and strong.
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I'd avoid the Taurus and Rossi, they're inexpensive but.... Eeeehhhh I'm not sold on their revolvers yet. Their autos are pretty good, especially the PT92, but I just don't know about their revolvers. I could be full of smoke, though.

I'd suggest you find a used SP101, S&W model 19, or maybe a GP100. All are sturdy, reliable wheel guns that won't fail you unless something drastic happens, and all fire .38/.357.

My ideal revolver setup though would be to find a used Colt model 1917 that has been already bubba'd, and then cut it down to a 2-1/2" barrel, CereKote it, add some nice gips, then give it a trigger job and smooth it out.

It fires .45 ACP which I find easier to locate and is more prevelant than .38 SPL or .357 Mag, it uses moon clips so you can reload it quickly, you save your brass (important in SHTF), and it's low on recoil thanks to the big, slow 20gr .45 ACP round. Plus, I just like them

I have to ask though... you sure about revolvers? Revolvers can also have many malfunctions, and while not as common as a semi auto when a revolver DOES have a malfunction, it's normally out of the fight until you can disassemble it completely and fix it.
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I'm going for a revolver more for variety. This is if it does end up in the bag. It might not as I favor my sr9c over anything I've ever shot before. I just want a revolver round to add to the collection and have a backup to my primary's. I might end up having two BOB's in my truck anyways just in case a loved on is with me. Again that variety seems like a smart thing to do with the ammo shortage right now.
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.22 mag

A couple of boxes of ammo won't weigh much but it's small and light and more powerful than .22 lr
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Smith model 617 for .22 or a Ruger Sp101 for .38/.357
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I'll throw in my vote, as other have said, sp 101, stainless.
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I would carry a 627 UDR, 8 rounds of 357 would be great. It would be easy for me since I am 6'5"



Another option would be a s&w 610 just because of the abundance of 40s&w ammo
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Charter Arms - Price, quality, reliability. Good grip.

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Hi All,

Does anyone have a suggestion or use some form of a smaller revolver that they put in their bug out bag? What is recommended to help with keeping it light and what effective ammo should be put in there.

I'm not looking to put in a massive S&W 500, I'm also not super familiar with revolvers so I was curious which popular models are smaller. I have a sr9c and I would like to find a comparing revolver to go with it.

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The SR9C looks perfect, and you don't need to waste time, money or space on any revolver.

Revolvers are pretty much obsolete guns these days, except to (1) hunters and (2) collectors.
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If you ever REALLY need to bug out, you are going to want a 5.56 or 7.62 carbine of some sort, lots of ammo for it, and your SR9C.

In the meantime, if you want to CCW, then you will need to apply for your LTC in California.

You can't just stuff a gun into a bag, without a LTC. It needs a trigger lock or a locking case. And it needs to go into your trunk, with no ammo connected to it in any way.
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I was just looking at my sw model 36 the other day, thinking of throwing that in the BOB, I also have a Taurus 85 that I might throw in the wife's car


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I'll throw in my vote, as other have said, sp 101, stainless.
Another for the SP101. Great gun.
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Charter Arms Bull Dog.44Special with some 240gr semi wadcutters, 200gr hollow points & snake shot. or

S&W Model 60 357 with some 158gr semi wadcutters, 125gr hollow point 38Special +P & snake shot.
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I dont know why people over look BP but the kits come sealed and there pretty cheap. (cabelas has a starter kit for $199.99)
Its what I have In my BOB
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like other people have said, a Ruger SP 101 would be a good pick.

S&W Model 36 or a Model 60 would also work.

A S&W 642 would also be very good.
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S&W m547 since doesn’t require moon clips and is the primary caliber I would run.
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S&W 460XVR...not small but a kickass revolver.
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I dont know why people over look BP but the kits come sealed and there pretty cheap. (cabelas has a starter kit for $199.99)
Its what I have In my BOB
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This is actually a really good option.
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If you ever REALLY need to bug out, you are going to want a 5.56 or 7.62 carbine of some sort, lots of ammo for it, and your SR9C.

In the meantime, if you want to CCW, then you will need to apply for your LTC in California.

You can't just stuff a gun into a bag, without a LTC. It needs a trigger lock or a locking case. And it needs to go into your trunk, with no ammo connected to it in any way.
a trigger lock is not sufficient
needs a locking case, and needs to be unloaded, the rest of your statement is incorrect
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This is actually a really good option.
OK I have no idea what you guys are talking about, I did my fair share of googling and can't figure it out.
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i also have a raven i could throw in something (like the lake maybe, haha i said it before you did)
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OK I have no idea what you guys are talking about, I did my fair share of googling and can't figure it out.

he's referring to black powder
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Black powder revolvers

Lot of fun, and in a pinch they are vastly more effective weapons than sharp sticks or .25acp.
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i was wondering the best ammo (HD) for 38 and 357
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considering you would be carrying a rifle and sidearm already, for the bag i would go for a ruger alaskan in 44 mag. just as a last resort to blow 6 very large holes in any 2 or 4 legged creature
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In my bag is an older Charter Arms .38. It is of fair quality, and reliable; more so than a similar Charter I bought for my wife several years ago. It's also listed on my CCW.
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I'll agree with the .38/.357 for it's versatility. The .38 is also easy to reload, so a Lee Classic Loader kit may be a decent investment for the BOB.
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I have umm 5 or 6 38/357 revolvers, I just don't shoot them no more.


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Just remember that if you are going with a snub nose, most .357 ammo is virtually pointless as it will have more flash and recoil, but only give ballistics of .38 special.
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Hey OP - I know this wasn't what you asked but how about a second SR9c? All the mags would interchange, ammo would be compatible, and in a worst case scenario you can cannibalize two non-functional guns and come up with one working pistol.
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