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Compact Light DAO Revolver Options?

This is a discussion on Compact Light DAO Revolver Options? within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by svgheartland I do like the 638 hammer option. It's shrouded so completely, no hang ups but it's there if you want it. ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by svgheartland View Post
    I do like the 638 hammer option. It's shrouded so completely, no hang ups but it's there if you want it.
    the pictuer on the S&W website the hammer is barely noticable is it a button type that you slide down? Or is it entirely different? I noiticed three different models as well Cheif w/ exposed hamme, Centenial w/ enclosed hammer, or Bodyguard w/ shrouded hammer.


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    IMHO, any S&W snubbie. My preference is 442\642. Tried and true history.

    Ruger LCR, should be considered too. It's relatively new, but has gained many fans.
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    SO, too add to my list of guns to check out are the Smith 642 Power Port Pro Series, Smith 442, Smith 638, Smith M&P 340, Ruger LCR. Keep them coming if you can. I want to really try or look at the 642 Power Port in matte black, but no dealer has it nor does gunbroker, or Ebang.com

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    I currently use the LCR with laser as my quick drop in pocket gun. I use an Uncle Mike's pocket holster and a Bianchi pocket holster for cargo shorts. I recently added the XS standard Big Dot night sight on it and feel real comfortable with it. Unfortunately, my LCR got pushed back in EDC line by my original CC weapon HK .45C. As to date, my LCR has been reliable! Overall, I say LCR all the way!

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    I have 4 snubbies: Colt DS, S&W M 49, S&W M 640-1 and S&W 327NG; I favor the 640-1 over the rest. I actually prefer the weight because it mkes the pistol more pleasent to shoot and easier to control. I don't carry in my front pocket so it isn't an issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwhite75 View Post
    I have the 340 M&P and love it. You might also look and see if you can find a 342...it is .38 +p only. The 360 is also a very nice choice. They are all a little spendy, but the scandiums just are so nice. Plus my 340 has the ability to change out the front sight. The 442/642 is a very nice value option. I humbly believe that Smith is the best option hands down for a small DAO revolver.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jwhite75 View Post
    I have the 340 M&P and love it. You might also look and see if you can find a 342...it is .38 +p only. The 360 is also a very nice choice. They are all a little spendy, but the scandiums just are so nice. Plus my 340 has the ability to change out the front sight. The 442/642 is a very nice value option. I humbly believe that Smith is the best option hands down for a small DAO revolver.
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    'Another 637 fan here. I used to be more accurate shooting it DA, but since I've been working on my grip, I'm better in SA mode now. I've never had a problem with the hammer snagging.
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    How about the Charter Off-Duty. Light, well made, and usually a little less stress on the wallet.

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    442 here, Covered hammer for shooting from concealment, If I had an exposed hammer I'd just cover it with my thumb upon draw.

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