So the vote is not to sell my 15-3?
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Ruger Super Black Hawk 44 Magnum 4 5/8" " Blue"
Ruger Black Hawk 41 Magnum 4 5/8" " Blue"
S&W Model 500 (2nd one)
S&W Model 19-4 Blue
Smith & Wesson SD9 VE
Sig Sauer Sp 2022
S&W 27-2 Nickel
S&W 29-2 Nickel
So the vote is not to sell my 15-3?
"The right to buy weapons is the right to be free." -A.E. van Vogt
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You would have to go a long ways to find a more practical revolver for concealed carry.. Hang onto that Model 15 whatever you do.
The more I'm around people, the more I like sheep, and I hate sheep.
I would certainly hold the model 15, ones in snub nose are not always easy to find and then the prices can be a premium!
Cum Deo et victricibus armis
Lots of great advice here..
For urban carry I usually have my 360PD (with +P's instead of .357's). I rotate with my Sig P938, and Kimber Ultra CDP also. The first two are light weight, easy to conceal, and will do the job if needed. The Kimber will leave a bigger hole, but it's a full 6 oz heavier than the P938. I'll choose it on occasion, but not as often.
My better half and I spend quite a bit of time in North Idaho. We like to hike. It's Grizzly country. My research has shown that the .357 is the floor for Grizzly. Next is 10mm, followed by .41 mag, 44 mag, and so on. I carried my Blackhawk 41 (4 5/8" barrel)daily for years back in my 20's. I have one pancake that is really, really broken in. , so that's what I carry now when we hike in bear country, but at 40 oz empty, I'm constantly pulling my shorts back up. I've decided on a 10mm instead, probably an XD. Mid to high 20 oz, higher round count, etc.. Far better choice IMO.
You've already said this is for urban carry.. can it be done? Absolutely. Would you be comfortable carrying it daily? I dunno.
I'll echo what's been said several times already; Don't sell the 15.
Didn't Elmer Keith 'religiously' carry a .44 magnum?
Keep the 15-3. If you just gotta have a caliber that starts with a 4, get yourself a Charter Arms, 44 (special) Bulldog. Not much bigger/heavier than a J-frame, five rounds of 44 Special "fun and surprises."
Not much fun to shoot at the range, I'll admit. It does tend to kick a bit. Those factory grips feel like trying to catch a baseball bat in full swing, but the factory neoprene grips are good and fairly cheap ($20 or so). Get yourself a speedloader or two and you're in business.
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
John 3:16 (NKJV)
Whatever you choose to carry or load it with, just remember the penetration of a .44 in an urban setting you are responsible for what comes out and where that projectile goes.
As others have said, placement is key.
everyone brings happiness, some by staying and some by leaving...
And As You Slide Down that Banister of Life You Should Pray That All The Splinters Are Pointed The Other Way...
I recall a time, in days gone by when men carried N frame Smiths and Colt New Service revolvers on a regular basics.
Third model 44 Special and revolvers chambered for the 45 long colt was the order of the day for those that had been to
the big city and had saw the elephant, as my old man used to say, and all of those that had as well...Knew what it meant.
One time while on an 'observation' I kinda got pinned down in a run-down motel/dope dive with just a sub-compact 9mm auto.
After that little deal, I swore, I'd never get caught like that again. It's been 44s & 45s for me too, every since having saw the elephant.
As far as concealing a 44....It's not magic, it's just a commitment.
I wear this concealed to Church and anywhere else I please. It's a 44.
In God We Trust
Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying,
Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?
Then said I, Here am I; send me.