S & W 642 with Crimson Trace Laser Grips
I just returned from a local gun shop looking at a S & W 642 for concealed carry in a front pocket holster. This will be my first concealed carry gun as I just got my CWP. If I select the S & W, I am also interested in having Crimson Trace Laser Grips factory installed. When I mentioned this to the salesman, he discourged me from considering this. He said that the Laser grips were bigger, and would make the revolver much more difficult to conceal. Unfortunately, he did not have a J frame with Laser Grips for me to try.
I would appreciate feedback from other Forum members who have S & W J frame revolvers with Laser Grips as to whether you agree with what the salesman told me. Do the Laser Grips create concealment problems for front pocket carry? I should also mention that, because I live in Florida, I wear cargo shorts most of the time.