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Old January 9th, 2017, 04:06 PM   #16
 
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Try this one! I had one and sold it like an idiot. it was accurate, reliable, and totally usable for your purpose. Double action, adjustable sights, 3" full lug barrel. This one is a .357, but it will take .38s as well.
https://www.smith-wesson.com/firearms/model-60-3

You didn't specify caliber, so this would be a great revolver as well:
https://www.smith-wesson.com/firearms/model-317-kit-gun



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I have a 642 and I carry it more often than all my other guns combined. It's light, rugged, reliable, and very concealable. I shoot mine fairly often with full house +P JHP and I don't find it uncomfortable to shoot. It has fixed sights but I almost never use them. I mainly practice point shooting at close range because that's exactly how it will probably be used if ever needed. I think it's a fantastic revolver given it's intended use. Highly recommend.
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I'm in agreement with the rest of the crew, this is one I did in grey Cerikote;
and if I feel the need to carry it's my first choice because of weight & size.
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I am a lover of all J-frames and carry one daily. I have several and have had many more so to answer your question yes they are fun to shoot. Ammo and grip choice will dictate how much fun. In cooler weather I carry my 640 Pro ether IWB or OWB and in warmer weather I pocket carry my 340PD. The 640 is quite comfortable with 38 or even +P but not so much with 357. The 340 is just ok with 38 and brutal with 357 so keep that in mind. I say buy one and enjoy it since every on needs at least one J-frame.
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I have (5) S&W, J-Frame revolvers: a 317, a 331, (2) 60's (.38 & .357) and a 642. All of them are accurate, all shoot well, are comfortable for me to shoot and (2) are 3 inch barrels which shoot pretty accurately, like a 4 inch does. Even the 3 inch, Model 60, .357 Mag handles well and is accurate with hot loads, weighing 19 ounces.
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I shoot J frames often.
Will shoot 357 && 38+P in all mine except the 640 PD AirLite PD.
That one hurts with 357 as the recoil drives the trigger guard in to my trigger finger.
They are easy to shoot with 38s to start with with a 110gr bullit.
You can change the grips to something gives you more purchase.
I like a wood grip with finger grooves.
I have a set of Crimson Trace grips as my house pocket gun.
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Shoot it all you want. Just don't use +P ammo for practice.
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