S&W airweight or airlite for pocket, crimson trace ok? something better?
I'm thinking about an S&W airweight or airlite capable of 357 magnum for pocket carry.
If I put crimson trace grips on either of those, can I expect the rubber to catch on my pockets during a draw?
What brand of laser might be best for this use?
Also, what are your opinions on the airweight versus airlite in general for pocket use?
I have a glock 29 for IWB. So at the moment, I expect this to stay a pocket gun.
It gets better with practice
My only gun is the 340 M&P. I bought it specifically for carry. I liked the SS cylinder and theTritium sight. It was the lightest I could find with those .38 or .357.
I read all of the horror stories also and never intended to carry .357. After a few month of practice I found that the .38's were getting easier and decided to try .357. After some hand conditioning, I'm shooting strictly .357 rounds for carry. After I shoot up the .38 practice ammo I have on hand, I'll only practice with magnums.
They are now no big deal.
[QUOTE=Rob72;766873] "Cost-benefit: you aren't gaining with what you can't control. I don't know many (less than 3) people who can put all five from a J frame into 3" at 15 yards or better with +P.357 on demand. That is what its about."
I wish I could say that there are now 4 of us who can do that. But I CAN put all five into a 4" circle at 7 yards with full house .357's. I haven't even fired at 15 yards and don't know of any snubbie packers who would - except perhaps on a lark.
In my opionion one would have a tough time justifying firing a full cylinder at an assailant at 15 yards and claiming self defense - except in the rarest of instances. (If one wanted to absolutely be ready for the "rarest" instance, he wouldn't be packing a snubbie IMO.)
IMO, being able to throw five yards down range to 15 yards and put them into a 3" circle "on demand" is NOT what it's all about.