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    good looking gun. Did you put something on your front sight?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeb21 View Post
    good looking gun. Did you put something on your front sight?
    Yup, Ford Chrome Yellow auto touch up paint. I use it on all of my tactical guns. Different people will be drawn to different colors, this one works for me.

    When I shoot fast (Line of sight point shooting), my eyes look for the yellow, when it crosses line of sight,BOOM! I use to swap out my 686 inserts for bright yellow or gold. Red, for some reason, comes out black for me in most circumstances. I then have to consciously line up back and front blacks. Takes too much time. Yellow, BOOM, yellow comes back down, BOOM!

    Works for me, don't know about others.

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    Thanks for the reply, looks like a good system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RAINS View Post
    Going to pick out a new wheel in a week or so but I'm kind of stuck. Looking for a backup pocket gun/super small, tight clothes primary carry gun. Settled on a Taurus m85 ultralight stainless snub. Would like a reg-hammer gun for longer range shooting. As I live in the county. Alas I am very concerned that it will snag something fierce in my pocket. Any thoughts on this guys? Is is possible to carry a hammer snub in a pocket? Perhaps with a pocket holster? Or do I really just need to bite the bullet, give in and buy a DAO snub?





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    Buy the 85....I've got one and it's great. Worried about snags? A Nemesis holster works very well.

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    Unless you have no job and can spend 8 hours a day five days a week practicing, I'd give up on worrying about needing single action capability for long shots in a snub. It is possible but the guys that do it are pros and they do practice for hours every day to be able to do it.

    I carry snubs and only snubs, but I know that they are a 7 yard gun. For the in close shooting they are supurb, but they will not equal a good service revolver or semiauto at 15 yards and more.

    I don't really believe that the hammer has to be an issue, but again you will need lots of practice covering that hammer with your thumb when you draw from a pocket. I tried it with a model 60 S&W for a year and tore up my pocket and the holster. redesigning the holster isn't the problem, the material in your pocket is the problem. I found pretty much the same problem when I carried IWB/OWB under a sweatshirt or sweater, I ended up tearing into something.

    Most of us that carry snubs fire them DAO all of the time anyways. You don't precision aim at 5-7 yards , you cycle fast and point. The S&W and Taurus hidden hammer and bobbed hammer guns are made for the pocket carry.

    Personally I think it is best to define how you will carry and then buy the type of gun that works best in that mode.

    That said, the truth is that a whole lot of people carry S&W 36s and 60s everyday with no problems. Just depends on how much time you have to practice and how fast you will really need to get your gun out.

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    That last post contains excellent advice.
    My experience leads me to completely agree with it.

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