Originally Posted by jeepdude90
ive narrowed down to a few what gun id like to buy so i can use it to carry and have some fun with.
I'm going to answer on the asumption that you are looking for a concealed-carry weapon in lieu of a "tackle-box/woods-gun":
I like the 638 because it can go in the pocket or iwb. I do practice with it every trip to the range, but it is not what I would call a "fun" gun. Rarely have I found a gun small enough for pocket carry to be a pleasurable gun to shoot several hundred rounds at the range with. A .22 revolver would be a better candidate for that role, as it would still allow you to practice the same mechanics of firing the revolver.
I love to shoot semi's also ( I own several Glocks and 1911's). I can pocket carry my G26, but it is a pocketful. I worry too much about the myriad "little things" that can go wrong with a semi at the worst possible moment. Realizing that revolvers themselves are not infallable, I came to a conclusion based on my own personal experience that my revolver goes bang when it should and made my choice to accept what I consider to be the minimized risks of malfunction with a revolver.
I use Speer 135gr +P for carry purposes, and while I lack capacity, I don't feel undergunned.
The most important thing is to find a pistol or revolver that you are most comfortable with. Then, and I can't emphasize this enough - practice, practice, practice. The smaller platforms are more difficult to master and require more range time.
Hope this has been some help. Didn't mean to praddle on so.