I went into Gander Mountain in North Houston today to purchase an S&W Model 638. My wife was with me as the revolver was going to be for her. She liked it due to the light weight and the great way it fit into her purse. The clerk, who was the quintessential gun store commando, told her that if the revolver is struck hard enough on the back strap with a round under the hammer the gun will fire. He said this could happen if she drops her purse. Instead, he wanted to sell her a Taurus PT something or other. Personally, I thought it was complete BS since this guy was the reincarnation of Barney Fife and had just finished telling us how “we should trust his judgment as he plays with these guns all day”. How dare I not recognize his expertise. In fact, he told us a story of how his friend shot himself in the butt while holstering his Glock into a check six holster and then proceeded to lambaste Glocks and the people who own them. My wife and I own many pistols and shoot them regularly, but we have never owned a revolver. Considering this is will be my wife’s carry gun I want her to be confident in her purchase. She asked me to do some research on it and I told her I knew just where to go. I need your help as I don’t know if what Barney said is true or even loosely based on fact. The man was obnoxious and stupid, but even stupid people repeat correct information from time to time. Thanks in advance.