I've had no trouble carrying a 3" S&W M36 over the years...and really, it's no more difficult to conceal than my wife's S&W M637 with its 1-7/8" barrel. I'd opine that for the most part, it's the size of the grips on the gun, not the barrel lenght, within reason, say up to 4", that affect concealability and printing. The grips on this M36 offer firm control even with +P HD loads. I carry this scarred veterin in a close fitting, high riding, Tom Threepersons, open top holster, behind my right hip. I tuck the tip of the holster into my right rear pocket for better concealment. HTH's, Rod
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Last edited by rodfac; October 9, 2012 at 09:27 AM.