Smith & Wesson Model 637 38 Special J-Frame Revolver
Smith & Wesson Model 642 38 Special J-Frame Revolver
Smith & Wesson Model 442 38 Special J-Frame with No Internal Lock
Smith & Wesson Model 642 38 Special J-Frame Revolver with No Internal Lock
Ruger LCR 38 Special Double-Action Revolver
Ruger LCR-X 38 Special Double-Action Revolver with External Hammer
Smith & Wesson MP Bodyguard 38 Special Revolver with Gray Grips (No Laser)
Smith & Wesson Model 442 38 Special J-Frame
Smith & Wesson Model 642 38 Special J-Frame Revolver with Pink Grips
Smith & Wesson Model 19 Carry Comp 357 Magnum Special Performance Center Double-Action Revolver
Smith & Wesson Model 637 38 Special J-Frame with Crimson Trace Lasergrip
Winchester 38 Special 130 gr FMJ 100 Round Value Pack
($0.75 / round)
Norma 38 Special 158 Gr FMJ 50/Box
($0.60 / round)
Hornady 38 Special 110 gr FTX Critical Defense 25/Box
($1.60 / round)
Federal 38 Special 158 gr LRN American Eagle 50/Box
($0.80 / round)
PMC 38 SPL 132 gr FMJ 50/Box
($0.80 / round)
Remington 38 Special 110 Gr Semi-Jacketed Hollow Point HTP 20/Box
($2.00 / round)
With decades of reliable performance to its credit, Smith & Wesson’s 638 J-Frame remains among the best and most popular small-frame revolvers on the market.
I'm a 20 year Army veteran, very well versed in weaponry and this little revolver is my choice for personal protection. This is a very simple firearm to operate, pull the trigger. No magazine failures, failure to fire/feed. It goes BANG every time with any 38 ammo. It's also fun to shoot!!
This is my first time to buy a gun. It was very fast sending to the gun shop. I am very satisfied!
This a a classic wheel gun. No frills, a long trigger pull, and as simple as can be. The price was great as was the service if perhaps a bit slow. Buy one without worry!
I cant understand why this gun is not more popular. It combines the best of both hammer and hammerless snubbies.
Pros: Can be fired through a bathrobe or jacket pocket without jamming. Is 100% reliable. Eats any ammo. Light and easy to hide.Put bigger grips on for recoil sensitive people. Safe and easy to understand. Can be loaded and unloaded numerous times without damaging ammo. Great gun for household that has people who dont really like guns - but may have to use one. If you are worried about the 5 shot load, buy two for less than the price of a Sig. Will sit in a drawer untouched for decades and still work.
Cons: Trigger is way heavy at about 12 lbs DA. Can be easily fixed if you get the Apex J-Frame trigger kit for about $25 and it installs in less than 5 minutes. Can be snappy with plusP ammo. I use handloads with 148 grain wadcutter and some Bullseye powder. Its ugly no fix for that but the hump doesnt get in the way. Matte silver finish is hard to clean.