I can certainly relate to that.like another poster stated I wish S&W would make one of the alloy framed 32 mags with a 3-4" barrel and adjustable sights. What a nice plinker/trailgun that would be. It would ride lightly on your belt or disappear in a backpack. I wouldn't even mind if it was just in 32 Long.
The first time I ever saw a civilian carrying a revolver openly outside a rodeo, the gun was on the belt of a groundskeeper who was driving a Ford tractor above the Missouri River near Lexington, MO. The gun was a Smith and Wesson .22-32 Kit Gun. The year was 1957.
I have often thought that a 32 would be a better choice.
Yep. I would prefer one more inch of sight radius and one more inch of barrel.Snubbies have a place. Even in .32
So do I. But where I am now, I do not drive a tractor, or work around cattle, and the most likely targets are big, mean, dangerous, and fast. I don't carry for fun today.I wish more people could have growed up where the concrete don't cover every inch of the earth.
I started a thread in General Handguns a while back on musing about handguns for reasons other than SD. I started by listing the guns I would not want. That's the shorter list by far.
A .32 would be near the top of the other list.