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Old 03-27-2014, 11:26 AM
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I like the Taurus Titanium snub nose for what your question asks .
38 is still a good round for lots of applications and the light weight is a plus !

Not sure how well +P rounds will hold up ? But it has a good trigger pull and has exhibited no problems in about 1/2 case of fiocchi 158grn LSWC

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Old 03-27-2014, 12:41 PM
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Suggest S&W 686 with 6" barrel, or similar. Anything that was built for .357 magnum. It would work for self-defence and hunting.

Then you pair it with one of these. http://www.alloutdoor.com/2013/07/23...ng-lee-loader/

And one of these. http://www.midwayusa.com/product/145...ProductFinding

It would allow you to scavenge ammo. Melt down the rounds, reuse the powder, and you should be able to get plenty of reuses out of quality .357 mag/38 special cases.

Plus if you can find a lever gun in .357, then you really have a powerful hunting tool.
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Old 03-27-2014, 12:48 PM
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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.
Good, light little guns
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Old 03-27-2014, 3:15 PM
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I have an SP 101 chambered in .22, and about 500 rounds in a sandwich bag in my bugout kit.
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Old 03-29-2014, 7:34 PM
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Just noticed my Taurus is marked 38


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I'd stay away from Rossi and Taurus. Too many issues. We used to see them broken out of the box frequently when I worked for an FFL and I had one go off timing and cause my face to bleed after two shooting sessions.

I give another vote for the SP101. I bought one for my mother and it's by far the coolest little revolver I've ever shot. It's heavy enough to where it can handle magnum loads and not phase you yet small enough to conceal. She always takes it on her trips too. I wish I gave her one of my glocks instead and kept the SP101
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Old 03-29-2014, 10:41 PM
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S&W 442. So light it drops into a jacket pocket and almost disappears.
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If it's good enough for Inspector Calahan...a blue steel M29 should go well with any California bug-out-bag.
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Old 03-30-2014, 12:07 AM
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SP-101. Or maybe even a GP-100, but an SP-101 can be concealed (if need be), much more easily than a GP-100, but not as easy as say the LCR
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For the BOB, is anyone protecting their guns, as in inside water tight containers, vigorous pre oiling, seems the weather around me might cause sweating/condensation.
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My BOB main gun, 8 shot, lightweight but big enough that recoil is mild with Standard .357 Ammo.



Takes Moon Clips as well. Very Pleasant to shot and accurate at Self Defense Range...
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I do recommend Rossi. No issues ever with mine. YMMV.
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Ruger SP101 3" stainless.. nice middle of the road size and shoots nice..

or a S&W 44mag! wait that's a little big for a BOB.. lol - but fun to shoot!
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