Yes, they really exist. I aquired a 3" 605 357 Magnum from a Patrol Officer that works for me. I swapped him a beater S&W Mdl 37 Airweight for it. Many, many folks tout the virtues of a 3" revolver & dearly love them. 2" snubbies I like, 4" revolvers I like; 3" revolvers were neither fish nor fowl for me. After using the gun for a while I swapped it for another Taurus® (Mdl 85UL). I've been grandfathered by my dept & I carry only a wheelgun by choice. For Patrol I use my S&W® 686 4" 357. For plain clothes assignments, which I'm doing a lot more, I use a Taurus® Mdl 617 2¼" 357. In both cases my Mdl 85UL is my BUG/ODG.JimL said:I'm wondering if Taurus 3 inch snubs really exist... The Taurus web site doesn't have pictures of any, even though they are listed with specs. I saw one advertised somewhere, but that could have been a typo.
Interesting.badge851 said:3" revolvers were neither fish nor fowl for me.
<snip>Qwiks draw said:3 inch barrels are better at somet hings, but not better in so many ways as to count overall. Ballistics are improved over the 2 in. barrels and give more sight reference,and make a good carry gun, but there isn't that much advantage over a 4 in.barrel except for easy carry. And that's only a small advantage.
My own interest in a 650 or 651 would be to probably shoot .38 +p yet have the option for .357 - a personal matter.Qwiks draw said:there isn't that much advantage over a 4 in.barrel except for easy carry. And that's only a small advantage.