This thread inspired me to experiment a bit with my 642 regarding carry. In the upcoming cooler months, I'll most likely switch to a compact polymer gun like a Glock 19 or FNS. I still plan on carrying my LCR as a back up to that pistol or as a gun to tote around on a walk or what have you. The Pico is my gun for when I cannot dress around a gun year round. However, I rather like the idea of the lightweight but handy 642 stuffed away in my messenger bag. I generally carry my work into my office in a small day pack ballistic nylon messenger bag. I have a pocket right on the side that isn't used for much, but it's just big enough that the .38 can ride in there in a pocket holster. It doesn't take up any extra space, it weighs next to nothing, the gun is made from a pretty durable list of materials, and it doesn't cost a great deal of money if it gets scuffed up riding around in the bag. While I would rather have a larger pistol on hand, having a potent 5 shooter a brief zipper away may not be a bad thing. I've always got that bag on me or near me. Might make for a handy back up that I can stash away and "forget" until I need it.