Mleake said it all, Hammerless for CCW, whether you plan to pocket carry or not, and practice with it in that manner...always double action (the little nubbin on some S&W's allows single action use, but this is counter productive for CCW use, when double action fire is the rule.) For my purposes, any of the S&W J-frames, the hammerless models, make perfect sense. If you can tote the weight and bulk of a K, L, or N frame, the 2-1/2" barreled models might make sense...they are bulky however. Taurus makes some appealing types for considerably less less pocket change than S&W, the cost savings however are generated by a severe lack of customer service and quality, if anecdotal evidence is to be believed. Best Regards, Rod
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