This is a discussion on Help Me Choose a Revolver within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; hardly any recoil, decent ballistics (better than .380 or .32 ACP), hard to find ammo, Light (you barely know it is there), 6 shot....
hardly any recoil, decent ballistics (better than .380 or .32 ACP), hard to find ammo, Light (you barely know it is there), 6 shot.
A short barrel revolver like the model 66, when worn in a high ride belt holster with forward cant, fits in the natural contours of the average man's waist area. The revolver cylinder, which is the thickest part of the gun, fits just above the belt in the natural hollow of your waist, which is smaller in diameter than your hips or your chest (assuming a man of average and not overweight build). The short barrel of the revolver is very thin compared to a semiauto slide, so it doesn't make much of a "bump" in the area of the belt and just below the belt. And the grip of the revolver is also thinner and more curved than a typical semiauto grip, because it doesn't have to contain a single or double stack magazine full of ammo. So the revolver is less likely to print on the cover garment than a similar size semiauto.
The easier concealment of the revolver in belt carry may not be obvious to those who have only carried semiautos, but I would recommend trying it - you might be pleasantly surprised. Here is a shot from the Galco website of a man carrying a S&W revolver in the Galco Speed Master OWB belt holster, which illustrates my point: