Picked up a new 638 for pocket carry today to replace my P3AT. I got it home, installed a Houge Bantam grip on it, grabbed a box of my .38spl reloads and headed to the back of the property to try it out... My comments? Oh yeah! I like it. I like it alot 7 yards, rapid fire, double action The portrait I always hear alot about the buck and spit that the airweights are supposed to have. I didn't think that this gun was very bad at all recoil wise and I was shooting a pretty warm loads.