Well the wife felt guilty after I bought her that $600 COACH purse so she said she is going to buy me a gun for my birthday. It was a toss up on that Ruger LCP and a Smith 642 but I think I will rule out the LCP for a year or so and let them make the slide lock work with a magazine and let them work out production bugs. So I am in a quandry over the Smith models 642 and the 638. I kinda like the idea of pulling that hammer back (old SASS cowboy shooter). But I also like that fully enclosed hammer idea - just because it seems like a real good idea as I will be pocket carrying. I think it's going to be my summer gun, it can get to 120 here in Vegas sometimes. So as always I look for your opinion.