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Old 12-28-2017, 07:59 PM   #1
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Got my CC a while back and never bought a pistol so my kids got me a Taurus revolver for Christmas. It is a 38 and I know little about it. All I have shot was a 9MM or a 380 auto. Should I keep it or exchange? They do make snake rounds for it so it may be an OK caliber.
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Old 12-28-2017, 08:12 PM   #2
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Personally, if my kids gave it to me I would keep it. Plus, if you ever use it for any "questionable" activities, revolvers dont leave any shell casings behind..... Looks small enough to make a good CC weapon though.

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Old 12-28-2017, 09:13 PM   #3
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The best CC pistol is the one you carry. Yes, they're common round for many different loads, snake shot included. Nice thoughtful gift.
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.38 snake shot is readily available too
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I like the looks of that revolver. What is the model #. It's smaller in size than what I have so would like to check it out.

In the summer I sometime carry a revolver with snake shot. Snake ammo can be found here and there but not everywhere. Easy to find online. Each round is about $1.00. You would be surprised at the short range damage a .38 pellet load can cause.
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Nothing wrong with a .38 dam good round.
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As stated above, 38 Special is a good round. Speer makes .38 Special +p Gold Dot hollow points specifically for short barrels.
You can also get snake shot in 38. Plenty of options on 38 ammo.
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Yep, nothing at all wrong with a .38.

If you ever decide you want something else, then get another one, but keep that one.
The formula used to calculate the proper number of guns owned is: n+1, with n being the number of guns you currently own.
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keep.

i'm biased as I have a Taurus .357 for nearly 30 years. carry blue and red covered snake shot, as well as hollowpoints.

the only mods I did to mine was to take off the wood grips and put pachmyrs on.
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As stated above, 38 Special is a good round. Speer makes .38 Special +p Gold Dot hollow points specifically for short barrels.
You can also get snake shot in 38. Plenty of options on 38 ammo.
This Speer round is the perfect .38 carry ammo, but read your guns owners manual and make sure your gun can take +p pressures before buying it.
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