Dear J. Kb.
You want to carry your snubbie? God Bless you and fair winds. No reloads? We are going to disagree on that one.
Till recently I carried a .357 Rossi snub and two extra Bianchi Comp II speedloaders. I know, big suckers but when your fine motor skills are gone and your hands are one step from ogre, you need all the help for reloading. So I am not allergic to Snubbies, in fact I want to buy a couple more to have as emergency reach guns around the house. I believe they are great guns to hide just anywhere… and no, I don’t carry around the house as gym shorts tend to fall off with the weight of the guns.
I carried the snub in a holster at 3 O’Clock and I felt protected knowing that the tradition of the .357, 125 grains in hollow point would deliver…if I hit where I am supposed to hit. I do realize I am not the most cool guy with a gun, might miss the sweet spot on an attacker so I rather fail to the humble side and figure I might need extra BBs. Bad guys also move when you are shooting at them. Lately I switched to a Khar CW9 with CorBon’s Pow’RBall and two spare mags. I carry it in a Sibari Hun Side Bag that my wife abandoned when she found more stylish options for her. Why? Health issues and a bad back forced me to give up anything around the waist except my own roundness.
You say that the average defensive shooting is over after only 2 rounds fired and that is true, but I live in Miami and it was not that long ago that a cop put two rounds of .40 S&W on a guy that was eating a homeless man’s face, but the bath-salt-infused guy kept chomping away like nothing had happened. The officer had to get close and put one in the brain pan to finally end the “meal.” Besides the bath salts, we are having issues with a new version called “flakka” which seems to be making people even more stupider and dangerous. So, just for the non-average event, I want to have as much advantage as I can summons because I know I am going to be the poor bastard that is gonna end up with the “He needed six shots and only brought five” scenario.
I like having eight right out of the holster and seven more close by.
Again, I am just being contrary….. because I can 😀