S&W 60 or 640?

S&W 60 or 640?

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    S&W 60 or 640?

    Which of these two would you get for IWB OWB carry? I do like the centennial design and I realize these types of revolvers are best for pocket carry,but I have a 340PD centennial for this role.

    So either of these smiths will be carried on the belt IWB or OWB which do you guys feel is better for this? Is a hammer snag while drawing from this carry position likely like with pocket carrying? Thanks for any help on this everyone.
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    I had a S&W Model 60 .38 Special years ago (Lost it in a house break-in quite a few years ago.), but have to say while I had it, I liked it a lot.

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    Maybe I'm old school, but I prefer having a hammer when I feel like shooting
    S/A.. I have a S&W model 60 .357/.38 with the hammer and it doesn't snag
    while drawing.

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    I have the S&W 638. I think you have the best of both worlds with a non-snag hammer but still have the option of going single action if you want to.
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    Being of the "old School" I prefer an exposed hammer. But I Never "pocket carry"


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    I like my model 60 in .38. I guess that would be old school


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