hey guys do any of you know what the cheapest hammerless 38 small frame revolver is?.. i REALLY like the smith and wesson bodygaurd with the built in laser and if i think that if i were to buy a small frame the laser is a MUST.. is it worth getting a cheaper gun then buying laser seperate?
A good laser is around 150-200 bux. You may find a used taurus or EEA, or charter arms or something like that around 200 bux. Then you're still around 350- 450 with tax/transfer and everything. Might as well go ahead with the smith. Plus, just my personal opinion, but "cheap" isn't something I'd look for when picking out a gun that my life may very well depend on.
Locally I seen the S&W ultralite for $389 with no laser sights. I was picked it up, and it felt good in the hand. I just didn't care for it being hammerless. I like the option of being able to pull the hammer back.
I picked up a new Taurus 85 a month or so ago for $301 OTD. I've been carrying it since, and the hammer doesn't catch on my cloths at all. I have a slim holster that comes high enough to protect the hammer.
Ruger LCR with Crimson Trace...I'd also not let a hundred bucks or so get in the way of a quality piece that I'd trust my life too. What is your loved ones and your safety worth to you? It's a rhetorical question but I think you see the point some of us are making. Save more if you need to and buy later...I love (my wifes) LCR with CT (I'm wearing it now)but I can't call it cheap or inexpensive. Now to be fair to "inexpensive guns I carried a Charter arms Undercover with a bobbed hammer for a long time and it is reasonably priced...