Is A .44 Magnum Too Much For A Concealed Carry?
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    Quote Originally Posted by IrishRifles View Post
    Especially if it’s a snubby 500 mate

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    So Keep It?

    So the vote is not to sell my 15-3? Name:  441079d1580501594-44-magnum-too-much-concealed-carry-m1705.gif
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    Quote Originally Posted by IrishRifles View Post
    So the vote is not to sell my 15-3? Name:  441079d1580501594-44-magnum-too-much-concealed-carry-m1705.gif
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    Correct. That Mod 15 is a fine CC piece right there. Save the hand cannon for walks in the bear-infested woods.
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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.
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    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!
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    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.
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    Didn't Elmer Keith 'religiously' carry a .44 magnum?
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    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."

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    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.
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    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.



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