What is the most accurate 2", STS, revolver for personal protection?
Is S & W the best way to go? For reliability, safety and accuracy, is a 357 preferred over a 38?
- Anonymous1 decade agoBest Answer
The Smith & Wesson 640 is a pretty decent gun, five shot, double action only, revolver.
The Ruger SP101 is another good snubby.
Taurus makes a nice snubby as well.
I'd stay with a .38 spl. Load with 125 gr. jacketed hollow points. Use the standard stuff, not the +P rounds. The bullet is quite capable of doing its job at close range.
- thegubmintLv 71 decade ago
Smiths are good products, reliable, easy to maintain, and priced well. Some of the knockoff like Taurus are OK, but the quality control just isn't there.
For a 2", I'd stick with a .38. .357 rounds in a 2 inch are pretty tough to control.
- The Big ShotLv 61 decade ago
No 2in revolver is going to be very accurate. Get a .357 magnum. You can shoot .38 specials out of a .357, but not vice versa. S&W makes good revolvers, but they are expensive.
Check out the Ruger models or even Taurus.
- miyuki & kyojinLv 71 decade ago
I use an S&W "Bodyguard" as a Pocket Handgun. It has a hammer shroud built-in to stop snagging in clothing. Mine is quite accurate. i killed a muskrat at 120 yards with it. It won't do that every shot, but it beats other pistols of its size I've tested. A .357 this small kicks badly and has wicked muzzle blast, plus it isn't as accurate. If you keep a gun only in the house, you can have a bigger one or use a shotgun as someone said.
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- gls_merchLv 51 decade ago
The best personal protection weapon (for home) is a shotgun. Stopping power and accuracy doesn't matter much.
- 1 decade ago
#1 357Magnum and you can shoot 38's in it also. use 357 ammo in it for protection.. S&W is an excellent choice..Source(s): You must be the change you wish to see in the World..