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    Any Experiences Open Carrying A Handcannon In Central VA (Judge etc) ?

    I just purchased a Public Defender for my wife and I am thinking back to the story a few months ago about the kids in Lynchburg getting hassled for a Mac11. If I recall correctly the cop made a big todo about "a gun like that".Any experiences carrying big revolvers like the judge or similar? I don't have the pistol in hand yet to test fire it. Anyone have thoughts on the recoil etc?

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    Hey, PeterNap! Half_life thinks a Judge is a big revolver!

    Shhhh. Don't tell him about Ruger Redhawks and Alaskans, nor S&W 629s.




    You should be fine, HL. There are plenty of revolvers of a similar size and larger that are just fine for carry. For example, a 4" S&W .357mag six-shooter is plenty big, slightly longer than a 1911 if I recall. So are the Ruger .357s with 4" barrels.

    Judges and Defenders have been around for a while now. And, its not like they are a hunting revolver. If a cop says something about your Defender, he woulda said something about anything else you were carrying, too.
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    Uhm, a pistol is a pistol.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DJEEPER View Post
    Uhm, a pistol is a pistol.
    Yep. Even if they have the silencer on the wrong end.
    I'll make you an offer: I will argue and fight for all of your rights, if you will do the same for me. That is the only way freedom can work. We have to respect all rights, all the time--and strive to win the rights of the other guy as much as for ourselves.

    If I am equal to another, how can I legitimately govern him without his express individual consent?

    There is no human being on earth I hate so much I would actually vote to inflict government upon him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Citizen View Post
    Hey, PeterNap! Half_life thinks a Judge is a big revolver!

    Shhhh. Don't tell him about Ruger Redhawks and Alaskans, nor S&W 629s.




    You should be fine, HL. There are plenty of revolvers of a similar size and larger that are just fine for carry. For example, a 4" S&W .357mag six-shooter is plenty big, slightly longer than a 1911 if I recall. So are the Ruger .357s with 4" barrels.

    Judges and Defenders have been around for a while now. And, its not like they are a hunting revolver. If a cop says something about your Defender, he woulda said something about anything else you were carrying, too.
    Sorry I asked. I have fired .44 with 9" barrels and .357 with knee length barrels . Now how many of you have pulled the trigger on one of these
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    This gun is hand loaded,hand aimed, and hand fired(at least it can be). I think that qualifies it as a handgun.

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    Obama may be anti-gun, but anti-cannon......I dunno.

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    I don't know about big revolvers and the like, but I OC'd my XD in Lynchburg this past weekend. It was only for gas and a quick run inside the convenience store, but I didn't have any problems.

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    The Judge will be fine. It's not that big. I've found it's best not to carry the biggers places where I didn't want to attract attention. Cracker Barrel is a good example. I carry Girlie guns like Glocks there

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    You should be dandy half_life. Our tall bearded friend here used to OC a Judge with him everywhere before he switched to a Glock and he had no issue with it. I occasionally carry my Taurus revolver with a 6 1/2" barrel and don't have any hassle either. Of course with the size and the big tan holster it does get noticed more than my more compact pistols.

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    All of my carry guns are Full sized.... Coonan, Glock24 and Glock 20, LAR Grizzley, S&W 610, Rossi Ranch hand , no issues.
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    Just remember, that a bigger gun isnt necessarily better contrary to popular belief.

    If I had my AR pistol on while my XDm40 is on my hip, In a crisis I would grab for my XDm40 first because it is quicker to dispatch.

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