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What was your carry today?

I'm too lazy to look it up: what is the barrel length on the 43x?
3.41 inches.


If I ever figger I'm smart enough to carry a semiautomatic I need a gun AT LEAST as ugly, er, utilitarian looking as my Ruger revolvers lol!
I think the Ruger GP100 is a handsome looking revolver! But what do I know, I think the Glock looks bitchin' also! :)
 
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FarmerTan

George Bailey Fanboy
3.41 inches.


If I ever figger I'm smart enough to carry a semiautomatic I need a gun AT LEAST as ugly, er, utilitarian looking as my Ruger revolvers lol!
I think the Ruger GP100 is a handsome looking revolver! But what do I know, I think the Glock looks bitchin' also! :)
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That's a good length, tho I am much better with a carbine length barrel!

My GP is my "macho" gun: it even looks tough in the safe!

I'm thinking my next gun is going to be a Ruger LCR in 9mm with the half moon clips.....THEN a nice little semi auto.

I feel like G. Gordon Liddy: "It's about time for Mrs Liddy (or Mrs Tanned Farmer in this case!) to buy another gun!"

I miss his radio show, dang it.
 
I think the Ruger GP100 is a handsome looking revolver! But what do I know, I think the Glock looks bitchin' also! :)
That's a good length, tho I am much better with a carbine length barrel!

My GP is my "macho" gun: it even looks tough in the safe!

I'm thinking my next gun is going to be a Ruger LCR in 9mm with the half moon clips.....THEN a nice little semi auto.

I feel like G. Gordon Liddy: "It's about time for Mrs Liddy (or Mrs Tanned Farmer in this case!) to buy another gun!"

I miss his radio show, dang it.
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I think you are an undercover genius Dave! Most small snubbies are shooting .38's. The .357's are brutal in smaller lightweight pistols. I think getting a bit more power with the 9mm in that lightweight LCR instead of .38's, would be exactly what the doctor ordered when looking for a tactical, short barreled revolver.

1. More power than a .38.

2. Shorter and lighter cartridge than the .38

3. Shorter case means faster to eject on the reload.

4. A couple of extra moon clips in the pocket, means doing away with speed loaders and speed strips.

5. Is 9mm, cheaper to buy and/or easier to find then .38 right now?

I also miss his radio show! :)

Now I'm online shopping small revolvers. Dang it! ;)
 
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FarmerTan

George Bailey Fanboy
That's a good length, tho I am much better with a carbine length barrel!

My GP is my "macho" gun: it even looks tough in the safe!

I'm thinking my next gun is going to be a Ruger LCR in 9mm with the half moon clips.....THEN a nice little semi auto.

I feel like G. Gordon Liddy: "It's about time for Mrs Liddy (or Mrs Tanned Farmer in this case!) to buy another gun!"

I miss his radio show, dang it.
I think you are an undercover genius Dave! Most small snubbies are shooting .38's. The .357's are brutal in smaller lightweight pistols. I think getting a bit more power with the 9mm in that lightweight LCR instead of .38's, would be exactly what the doctor ordered when looking for a tactical, short barreled revolver.

1. More power than a .38.

2. Shorter and lighter cartridge than the .38

3. Shorter case means faster to eject on the reload.

4. A couple of extra moon clips in the pocket, means doing away with speed loaders and speed strips.

5. Is 9mm, cheaper to buy and/or easier to find then .38 right now?

I also miss his radio show! :)
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Wait till my wife reads your response! She will guffaw at the idea of me having any genius in me, but I'm SLOWLY wearing her down on the whole "one more gun" theory...

I admit that my needs are such that I'm not really ACTIVELY searching out ammo, and I normally shoot the hand friendly .38s out of my LCR .357, but I'm only seeing shotgun and rifle rounds on the shelves... another case of 50% panic buyers, 25% new gun owners, and 25% folks with more dollars than sense buying everything in sight.

And yes, I made up those figgers. Y'all cain't expect a man of my limited time and math skillz to actually have anything better than Guvmint type research can ya?
 
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