What are your thoughts on the different hammer options for S&W J-frame type revolvers? (never owned a J-frame before but will soon) Exposed "looks" better and is easier to cock the hammer. Could possibly hang up on a draw from a pocket etc. Is that really a concern or a made up one? Internal or concealed is the smallest and is probably the easiest to retrieve from a pocket. Can't cock the hammer at all. DA only. Shrouded is probably a mix of both but looks odd, humpback. At least you have the option to cock the hammer for a head shot etc when you need accuracy.