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Old Yesterday, 09:27 PM   #1
lee40215
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Opinions on a smith 649 & 638

Looking at getting a revolver for coat carry this winter. These 2 smiths are what I’m looking at like to keep the da/sa instead of dao. Don’t have any revolvers mainly all semi auto. Thoughts on these or other suggestions.
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Old Yesterday, 09:41 PM   #2
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Don’t think you could do much better. One is all steel, the other is steel and aluminum.

I’d lean more towards the 638 for your stated use. It’s also got a shorter barrel so it’ll clear your pocket easier.
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Old Yesterday, 10:20 PM   #3
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Great choices.

Mine are way more accurate than I am. Or in other words, I'm the weak link, not the short barrel.

What you have going against you today is the shortage of .38 spl ammo. The recoil is sharp too. So between expensive and scarce ammo and a recoiling pistol that's not a lot of fun to shoot it will take some dedication to practice to a level of proficiency with any snub nose revolver.
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