I have a model 66 with 2.5 inch barrel that I like to carry sometimes in a PWL scabbard holster. The gun conceals as easily as a 1911 with 3 inch barrel, in my opinion. It weighs 32 ounces empty and shooting .357 magnum ammo is easy because of the weight. I like the good double action trigger on this model for rapid shooting, but it can be thumb cocked for very accurate slow shooting as well. I use Hogue Bantam grips, which absorb recoil well.