i finally got my hands on a 605 and its just a little smaller than i was wanting.....so i am ordering a stainless 617 and a set of hogues. i have 3 speedloader for my 627 so i won't have to buy any of them. thanks to all who replied
I like to carry my 617 IWB and my 605 week side back pocket. 2 / 7 shot Speed Loaders in right front pocket for 617 and 2 Speed Strips in left front pocket for the 605. I have never read or herd of a privet citizen needing any more firepower than that.
I think some of these pepole watch too much TV. They think they are going to stand out in the open arms locked in a Clasic Weaver Stance and blase away with 20 rounds of ammo then slap in another mag and keep shooting. I have never had the need to use a firearm to save myself and hope I never do. The two people that I do know and every story I have read about Self Defence shooting, Nobody ran out off ammo and died. I have read a few stories ware they did go to a backup gun to end a problem. I am not talking about a Duty Cop, I'm refering to the average Joe.
I, too, bought the 605 because it was small, therefore easy to carry and conceal.
And I agree with Dave, except that as a former LEO I did have the rare occasion to use a firearm and hope I never have to do so again. More to the point, most potential perps tend to look elsewhere when they realize you've got a gun.
But it never hurts to carry a speedloader or a speedstrip. If you practice, practice, practice reloading it pretty much obviates the need to carry a backup gun, and perhaps just as fast as going for the backup.