Originally Posted by c3shooter
We may have some conflict here.
First, you DO understand that a .32 S&W Long has about HALF the energy of a .38 Special?
Second, an ankle holster may not be compatible with oversized grips.
However, I THINK the H&R is similar to the S&W L frame revolvers. Something like this may work for you- but I would ask the maker of the grips first.
Hogue Monogrip Grips S&W K, L-Frame Square Butt Rubber Black - MidwayUSA
Your right on the money. The pistol has stamped on the barrel "S&W 32 L". I wear boots so concealing the pistol shouldn't be an issue. Even if I use it as a carry in pistol, leaving the sig 229 in the car would be a big help. At the moment my choices are the following.
1. Browning hi power - 9mm. A little heavy and a very long 1911 style profile. Hard to hide
2. SIG p229 chambered for 357. Double stack and a large frame. Also hard to conceal comfortably.
3. Taurus 9mm. Smaller frame but I'm trying to get my wife to carry it as her primary.
4. Walther p22. Nice small frame but very small caliber to use as a back up. Plus, rim fire (can't fully trust it to be there 100 percent)
5. Beretta. 25 cal. Jet fire. Can carry it in my front pocket but need a concealed weapon for work as I work in a hospital environment and weapons on site is a no no. However, with the way the clientele has changed with the advent of Obama care, things are very rough in that atmosphere
6. 38 special. Not a good back up weapon as the profile is fairly large and long.
7. This brings back to the 32. Small frame, a little more knock down power and no one should know I'm healed - ever.
Thanks for the feed back. I trust you all on this forum as I get true life advice. Just trying to make what i have work.