Ithaca, I reciently added LG405 laser grips to my 642. Old eyes. Short barrel. Small sights. Girlfriend likes the revolver, and has a lot the same issues with finding the sight and accessing a potential aggressor under stress. Fast and SCARY EASY to aquire a target, even at some distance, and laser comes on as soon as you close your hand on the grips. Pocket carries perfectly, and presents out of the pocket like your bare hand. Have carried mine like that for years, and have often stood around in potentially uncomfortable situations or locations with my right hand wrapped around that little 642 with no one the wiser. I have owned several snubbies. Sold a couple, one stolen, and then purchased another. It just fills so many niches. Pocket carry. Ankle. BUG behind left hip. Primary behind the right hip. To a lesser degree in a fanny pack or in Thunderwear. Reliable, hard hitting. Just works. Gray_Rider Unreconstructed Old Secessh P.S. I still remember a posed instructional photo of Mas Ayoob as a policeman doing a traffic stop with a the driver opening the door on him, big knife in hand. Mas producing a snubbie out of his right front pocket, straight into the driver's upper chest, and the caption. "SURPRISE DIRTBAG!!" Mas in the article stated he usually pocket carried a snubbie; hand on the gun butt in the pocket, when he did traffic stops for this exact happenstance.