Now, of late, I’ve taken a liking to carrying this 3-1/2” S&W 27-2. Shown with a Barranti Leather CCR OWB holster and a brace of Barranti Triple Deuce ammo carriers. And a nifty little fixed-blade knife and horizontal sheath from Kistner Knives.
I recently did a little surfing online about N-frame defensive carry and the consistent consensual consensus on the topic seemed to be along the lines of: “No, that’s too big / heavy / impractical for concealed carry.”
None of which same as a surprise and to which I can only smile and think: “Okay” in silent response haha.
Make no mistake about it - this gun IS bigger and heavier than a lot of other very fine concealed-carry choices. Impractical? Maybe, depending on one’s desires / interests / skill-level / risk-level / etc. As we here on this Forum know all-too-well, many “out there” think our treasured 1911s are impractical (and too big and too heavy), too.
The standard caveat applies, as always: “To each their own.”
I like shooting revolvers a lot, but realistically need more time or a training class before I would carry one every day. The panic has made shooting .38/.357 an outrageously expensive option. I have a few revolvers, but I carry this N frame 627PC in a Galco combat master holster once in a while. I did an action job on it and tuned the springs to where it is supremely smooth and nice to shoot, I'd like to get a rough country rear sight for it and have the cylinder fluted next.
Wilson trigger tuning kit, will have a fiber front shortly. Really great carry piece. I found that trying to reload with the Speer Gold Dot was difficult on account of the bullet nose width, so I switched my carry rounds to Hornady, and have had much better reload consistency.
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