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    Go for the Ruger LCR and the improved accuracy that a lighter trigger will give you.



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    Another fan for the 638 here. 438 as well. The Hump Back is a fine little carry. Never win a beauty contest. Seems like there's a lot of 442/642 fans out there. I've looked at the Ruger LCR. One thing strange. I tried the trigger on 2 of them, side by side at the shop....different trigger between the two. Obvious difference in the two and I found that ..... unsettling.
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    Smith 642.
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    I have a smith mod 60 j-frame and a colt DS, both are great carry revovlers, I usually carry them IWB and not pocket, they both disappear no problem.

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    I love my 642! Trigger left something to be desired but that was a quick fix with a wilson combat trigger job and now I cant imagine having any other .38
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bowdenknxvll View Post
    How are the quality of the Taurus 85s? What makes the Smith better? I would assume the trigger is nicer.
    I have a Taurus 85

    I love mines and never had a problem with it. It has one hell of a DA trigger pull but if does the job very well. I paid $298.00 for it brand new and never looked back.
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    My favorite is the steel J frame, which is now my Model 36....weighs more than an aluminum, but the few ounces more do not bother me at all.
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    Another vote for the 638/438, although I sometimes carry my Colt DS. With the 638 you forget it's in your pocket.

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    Throwing another vote on the 642 pile.

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    My S&W Model 60 is what I choose. I love Stainless steel.
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    I also give a thumbs up on the LCR. It is my primary carry now that the weather has started to get warmer. I've put several hundred rounds through, with nary a problem. It eats any brand without discrimination. No jamming, no fouling.

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    I have carried a 5 shot .357 and a PF9 in my pockets. But, I don't need to do that if I have a t-shirt on... as anything I carry will be covered, or I will wear a belly band or carry shirt underneath.

    If anyone gave me a feather-weight or airlight anything, I'ld throw it in the trash. I hate those guns and the recoil that comes with them.

    Why not buy a .357, if you only put .38's in it ? You double your potential for buyers if you ever decide to sell it. I won't buy a .38, but if you had a .357... I wouldn't care if you shot .38's in it when considering buying it.

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    I carried a Taurus Ultralight 38 loaded with +p in my pocket while working on the railroad. I had to show it to a few hobos on several occasions before they would leave me alone. I still carry it in my pocket from time to time.

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    #1; S&W 642 without the lock and then get a trigger job
    #2 Ruger LCR; does have a nice trigger but is slightly larger/bulkyer; however, I suspect it'll recoil worse (slightly) than the 642 but that's just a hunch, I've never fired an LCR

    If you're really tight on cash you can take a BIG step down to Taurus, and then you have Charter Arms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gideon View Post
    #1; S&W 642 without the lock and then get a trigger job
    #2 Ruger LCR; does have a nice trigger but is slightly larger/bulkyer; however, I suspect it'll recoil worse (slightly) than the 642 but that's just a hunch, I've never fired an LCR

    If you're really tight on cash you can take a BIG step down to Taurus, and then you have Charter Arms.

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    I have S&W's and Taurus revolvers and I shoot and carry them both. Step down is not found. When people make baseless claims, I usually ask them to post up some facts backing those claims.

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