Horace Smith and Daniel B. Wesson's first foray in 1852 saw the manufacture of a lever-action pistol known as the Volcanic pistol for their Volcanic Repeating Arms Company. Four years later, they left the company to begin anew and started work on a newly-designed revolver known as the Smith & Wesson Model 1. Over 150 years later, Smith & Wesson is still going strong and shows no signs of slowing down. That kind of experience can only mean one thing – Smith & Wesson produces high-quality firearms marked by their reliability.
As noted, the Smith & Wesson Model 638 is a great choice for personal protection due in part to its small, lightweight frame, which makes it easily concealable. However, revolvers are typically a great choice for concealed carry anyway for a number of reasons. First and foremost, revolvers offer a foolproof operation that usually requires nothing more than a pull of the trigger. What is more important, though, is that when you pull the trigger the firearm properly discharges. When a fail-to-fire occurs in a semi-automatic firearm, more time and effort is required to clear the round than is required for a revolver, which needs nothing more than a cock of the hammer or the pull of a trigger. If you want a firearm for self-defense, there is no risk in choosing a proven design like the Smith & Wesson Model 638.
The Smith & Wesson Model 638 is a small revolver that packs a big punch as well as a number of other cool features. This revolver features a barrel that measures only 1.875 inches long and an overall length of just 6.31 inches. As noted the frame is manufactured using a lightweight aluminum alloy that gives the revolver a weight of less than one pound. But its weight is not the only thing that makes this revolver perfect for concealed carry. The Model 638 features a shrouded hammer that makes quick draws a breeze. Coupled with the negligible recoil of the .38 Special cartridge, the Model 638 is manageable by just about anybody. Other features include a synthetic rubber grip, fixed sights and a matte silver finish. Those concerned about the safety of their revolver will be pleased to hear that Model 638 includes an integral trigger lock that can render the firearm inoperable with the turn of a key.
A revolver like the Smith & Wesson Model 638 will not last in our web store for long – especially at a price like $379.21. My advice is to grab your purse, your wallet or whatever it is that you keep your credit card in and grab this revolver today. Consider the Model 638 for:
- Personal protection and concealed carry
- Law enforcement
- Target shooting
- Sport shooting
- Much more…