Howdy: I am usually a 1911 man, but I have found that my favorite pistol to pack while on long road trips is my WIFE's Smith & Wesson Model 64 .38spl with a 2" barrel. I carry it OWB strong side in a thumb snap holster made by Strong Leather or in a pinch a Don Hume JIT Slide. https://photos.app.goo.gl/hLB3gwY3m4Agspd9A https://photos.app.goo.gl/ZHSfcmmrMCMW4tjG7 https://photos.app.goo.gl/dwQxg1aHeYfKnyTEA Her SW64 is a LEO/guard trade-in with a factory DAO fire control system. In addition to dry-firing it 1000+ times, I ordered the Wolff spring packs and mixed & matched to get the lightest trigger that reliably ignites Remington's FBI load and Federal's match wadcutters. A good, but not the best S&W trigger I have experienced. Would require some gunsmith stoning to improve on current state. Also kitted it out with a Tyler T-grip and mother-of-pearl grips (WIFE's gun that I swipe for trips. WIFE's gun.). The MoP grips are nice in that the MoP is laminated on to wood laminate, in which the brass hardware is embedded. All that so that the MoP does not crack under impact/recoil. And the grips do not grind into me at hour 12 of a 17 hour day. Given it is .38spl out of a K-frame, recoil is no big whoop, even with +P. My wife prefers shooting Federal Gold Match 148gr tgt wadcutters and cuts the center out of the target with them. I prefer Rem's or Underwood's +P FBI 158gr LSWC-HP load. It is as easy to shoot as a nice K-frame, but as easy to carry as a J-frame snubby OWB on the belt. Hard to beat in the summer, as an untucked polo or button-down shirt conceals it easily.