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    Default S15 v S16 for snubnose .38

    Hi,

    I just bought a .38 snubbie for fun because I like wheelguns. It'll just be used for some range fun. Possibly backup EDC if my S13 gun is out of commission.

    I have DSS with NHSA.

    Currently:
    S13 - 9mmP
    S16 - 9mmP and .22lr pistol

    Is there any reason to license the snubbie under S15 v S16 or vice versa? I may get a bigger revolver in the future, probably a .357.

    Your input is appreciated!

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    Default Re: S15 v S16 for snubnose .38

    I currently have all my firearms as S16.

    Cant see the need for any other type since Ive got DSS now for years.

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    Default Re: S15 v S16 for snubnose .38

    I keep a backup gun of my SD under S15. Also like wheel guns and licensed my .38 under S16. I shoot it under the 5m Snubby Target and Exercise for the NHSA.

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    Default Re: S15 v S16 for snubnose .38

    For practical purposes it does not make a difference.

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    Default Re: S15 v S16 for snubnose .38

    I licenced a 2" .38 snubby for DSS. NHSA has some suitable shooting disciplines for them.

    Don't know why but I really like snub's, maybe because the first real handgun I shot was my Dad's Rossi. When Loaded with 148gr Full Wadcutters, that thing is really accurate! A big ragged hole in the target is possible t 10m...

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    Default Re: S15 v S16 for snubnose .38

    I have noticed that once I got DSS, and motivated for a firearm under S15 (and applied under S15), that when the license was granted it was a S16, it happened with 2 firearms that are family heirlooms, that I specifically wanted on S15 just in case a day comes when I no longer have DSS.

    Was kinda irksome, but I never took it up with CFR.

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    Default Re: S15 v S16 for snubnose .38

    I have heard of that happening to others as well. Fortunately, I applied for Section 15 before getting DSS status. I would still like to fill my 2 other S15 slots one day though. Guess it will be a gamble

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    Thanks guys. Section 16 it is.I've always wanted a snubbie ever since watching Tropical Heat as a kid. Maybe that show had something to do with me marrying a redhead too. Hmmm.

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    Default Re: S15 v S16 for snubnose .38

    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Gunman View Post
    Thanks guys. Section 16 it is.I've always wanted a snubbie ever since watching Tropical Heat as a kid. Maybe that show had something to do with me marrying a redhead too. Hmmm.
    You dont need DSS for the shirt if you were worried.

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