This cant be a fun gun to shoot. Although I know its a carry a lot, shoot a little type weapon.
I agree with this, I summer carry a 638 and practice 1-2 x month with it. I usually run 50 .38 special and 10 +P rounds (at the end) per session. You'll know you've shot it after but it's not too bad at all.I carry a 638 and have always been amazed at how friendly it is. With standard loads it's fine, it's actually quite fun to shoot, surprisingly accurate and the recoil isnt bad at all. +p isnt all too bad, but do you really need to be shooting dozens of +p rounds at a time? This is my favorite carry gun and the quality/accuracy have always amazed me. I love the trigger too, very clean break.