7 shot revolvers : are easy to carry
I have heard a lot of "bad" about how big the wheels are on 7 shot .357 revolvers, how uncomfortable, create bulges too big & too obvious to carry concealed, too heavy when loaded, etc.
I bought a Taurus 617 (.357) anyway because I wanted one, like the gun, like the 7 shots, etc. I figured if it was too big, bulgy, etc. then I would keep handy as a home protection gun.
However, I got a IWB Don Hume holster for it.... and I find it "very" comfortable and easy to carry. There is no extra "bulge", it isn't too heavy at all, etc. In fact, it is easier to carry (in terms of bulges, etc) than an XD and similar guns. I find it as easy to carry as the KelTec PF9 (also 7 shots) but has the umph of a .357, although I would not consider it a pocket gun by any means. I can't really figure out what people were talking about at all..... they are "easy" to carry, carry well, and it is very comfortable compared to other guns. I find it a very easy gun to carry.. IWB.
It also shoots great and has really good accuracy, as well and handles .357 mags with much less kick than I expected.