About a month ago I posted my first thread asking for advice for a "first CCW that was accurate, reliable, and fun-to-shoot in $250-300 range."
I appreciated everyone's suggestions and over the last few weeks I have been concentrating on finding a .38 special (or .357) that would meet my needs. Over time I discovered that the middle knuckle on my middle finger was pressing hard against the back of the trigger guard on almost all of the j frame sized revolvers. I also found on some that my index finger would sometimes wrap far enough around the trigger that it would be pinched between the back of the trigger and the trigger guard when I pulled the trigger. I started hearing from the gun shop people that I had big hands. (I knew I had long fingers, but never considered my hands particularly big because they aren't that "meaty.") One shop after another told me that the j frame wasn't the right size for me.
I found a 3" Ruger Security Six that felt very nice in my hand, and had a smooth trigger, but was told that it was likely too big for me to comfortably carry concealed behind my right hip in a tuckable IWB holster, where I would like to carry it. The guys at that shop said I didn't have enough "meat" or "padding" and that my hip bone would be sore if I carried it there. (I am tall, wear a 42 x-long, and 34 waist pants.)
I tried the LCR, and although my middle finger knuckle didn't get squeezed by the trigger guard because of its design, I didn't like the two finger grip.
The first revolver I looked at was a Smith 36 with Pachmayr grips. It felt much better than all the other j frames afterward, but because it was the first I looked at, I wasn't then paying attention to whether my knuckle was hitting the trigger guard.
For ME to carry in that location, is it probable I will have to go with a thinner, semi-auto, instead of a revolver?
Any suggestions for what might work for me, with my hand size and build, for tuckable IWB carry?