This is a discussion on Revolver within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I like my S&W 642. It's light and small and easy to carry. Also, a .38 is reasonable size....
I like my S&W 642. It's light and small and easy to carry. Also, a .38 is reasonable size.
Just picked up a 638... was afraid it was going to be too light for the recoil... It had quite a kick to the palm with the stock grip and Federal 130g .38s. I picked up the Hogue grip which wraps rubber behind the metal frame and gives a third finger for better stability.
Can't believe the accuracy with this little gun and the Hogue grip made all the difference. Put 150 rounds through it in about an hour last weekend... felt great. Grip is a little bulkier, but performed much better. Couldn't tell much difference with the Hydro Shoks.
Very happy with the purchase.