I've noticed a theme, and perhaps you have too. The more I read about professional shooters and trainers, it seems to me that an overwhelming majority of these professional shooters/gun guys/firearms trainers seem to choose J-frame revolvers as their CCW of choice. I know this is not true in every case (i.e., James Yeager carries 2 G19s), but it holds true in many cases. I don't have any actual data to support this observation, so perhaps my observations are skewed by some kind of bias. Anyway, why do all the "pros", or experts, seem to prefer J-frame revolvers? I've looked at them in gun shops, and I've even briefly owned a 642. I just can't get excited about them for some reason. Cons for me: The guns really aren't that small. (I don't see how people really pocket carry these guns in nice looking slacks or jeans) They only hold 5-shots. Reloading is a slow process. The caliber really isn't that powerful. (It's weaker than 9mm NATO) The trigger is too heavy and gritty. The sights are usually hard to see and virtually useless. The fit and finish is less than stellar. (Why can't S&W make a lasting finish on these guns, or make the trigger out of a nice uniform looking metal?) The newer guns come with the internal locks. All in all, they are slightly underpowered, hard to shoot, and don't seem that easy to carry. The only positive benefit I see is that they are highly reliable. Nevertheless, these guns are heralded as the ultimate CCW option by many experts. What am I not seeing?