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Smith and Wesson 638 Stainless .38 SPL 1.875-inch 5Rd

Smith and Wesson 638 Stainless .38 SPL 1.875-inch 5Rd

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Smith & Wesson Model 638, Small Frame, 38 Special, 1.875" Barrel, Alloy Frame, Stainless Finish, Rubber Grips, Fixed Sights, 5Rd 163070

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Looking for a reliable, compact carry revolver - can’t go wrong with a classic!
Andrew C on May 20, 2019
For my wife to use will carry in purse. No problem to remove.
Mark D on Apr 13, 2019
Looking for a reliable, compact carry revolver - can’t go wrong with a classic!
Andrew C on May 20, 2019
One can't go wrong with this S & W gun...
Chris P on May 7, 2019
For my wife to use will carry in purse. No problem to remove.
Mark D on Apr 13, 2019
Best price
Adam L on Apr 8, 2019
RONALD W on Apr 7, 2019
lowest price and good reviews
William C on Mar 27, 2019
It will be my second S&W Airweight. Light, compact and reliable.
Manuel S on Mar 17, 2019
Wanted a pocketable revolver that had a hammer but wouldn’t snag on clothing on the draw.
Timothy on Feb 15, 2019
I'm a revolver guy and I appreciate the quality S&W is known for. This is a light weight, +P .38 spa and will make a good pocket carry firearm. Can't beat GrabaGun prices!
John B on Feb 9, 2019
Great price and low shipping costs
SCOTT W on Jan 15, 2019
I was locked on to this particular weapon for the manufacturers reliability and customer service and Grab A Gun finalized the deal with the best price of anyone on or off line. The weapon is extremely light weight, proven, and snag free during concealment.
Tony H on Jan 13, 2019
Had one before loved it, traded for something else at the time but always missed it. Great gun, best of both worlds with double/single action, compliments easier carry for my model 60.
Kevin K on Jan 12, 2019
It is a conceal carry weapon for my wife.
Brian C on Dec 20, 2018
price was best i could find you tube videos with your guns reports were very positive
fred s on Dec 16, 2018
If you want a quality revolver, get a Smith. Rugged and reliable. Also, revolvers are great for people with arthritic fingers who have trouble charging the slide on a semi-auto pistol. The cons for revolvers is that they have less capacity and are generally slower to reload. The pros are reliability and ease of use which make them great for newer shooters.
Joseph K on Dec 11, 2018
shrouded hammer
Dave on Sep 9, 2018
Smith and Wesson reliablity
Chris B on Aug 2, 2018
One can't go wrong with this S & W gun...
Chris P on May 7, 2019
Best price
Adam L on Apr 8, 2019
Does this have a lock?
Scott on Dec 7, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it has the S&W internal key lock.
Is this 38 only or 38 + P?
Michael on Dec 30, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Both I know I have one of my own.
4.6 / 5.0
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[2nd Purchase] Had to send in for repair
This is the second S&W 638 that I have owned. I loved the first one, and never encountered any issues with it. This one however, I had to send in for repair after picking it up from my FFL. The cylinder was making contact with the rear of the frame when unlocked. If you were to spin the cylinder, it would very quickly come to a stop (with the muzzle pointed down to ensure it was not play causing the interference). Visible wearing lines on the rear of the gun were visible.

The S&W warranty team immediately sent me a return label, and I am currently awaiting them to send it back. I will update my review after receiving the firearm back from repair.

No fault of Grab-A-Gun, just an unfortunate QC issue at S&W.
April 26, 2019
1 month ago
S&W 686 fit and finish is excellent but would like a better front sight.
Best hideout revolver on the market. Stoked with Hornady Critical Defense +P and it is a perfect handgun for social work. Price can't be beat and the service was great! Thanks GAG, will be doing business again.
February 28, 2019
3 months ago
Love this double/single action 38. Trigger seems better than the dao airweights.
February 25, 2019
9 months ago
Love my S&W 638
Very pleased with my purchase of the S&W 638. Been wanting a snub revolver for a while, and this was a great choice. Feels great in my hand and trigger pull is smooth and relatively light. Single action hammer a little hard to pull but it's nice to have the option. Would recommend this gun to anyone looking for a small revolver. The price was excellent and shipping was fast.
February 5, 2019
4 months ago
will buy again from GRAB_A_GUN
the price was the best on line shipping was very fast ,talking on chat with employees was enjoyable. Made buying fun. Looking forward to my next purchase!
Thank-you G-A-G.
January 5, 2019
5 months ago
Great Product
S&W Quality
December 11, 2018
over 4 years ago
S&W makes a very good product and I have remained loyal to them for more than 50 years.
I've always preferred a wheel gun. It's fool proof. Point and pull. The 638 is rugged, conceals and draws well in powerful cartridge. I also think it my safest carry gun. If I want to I can use the key lock when children are around although I just lock it up mostly.
December 7, 2018
over 2 years ago
Great gun.
Perfect pocket pistol. Snag free and single action if you want it. Smooth trigger. Great gun.
November 19, 2018
1 year ago
Nice no-snag pocket gun
I like revolvers. No FTF or FTE. Just have to practice reloading. I do like semiautos too.
October 6, 2018
8 months ago
Great carry piece
Compact, lightweight and very concealable. It is temporarily my primary carry piece due to an injury... the J frame revolver still works great in that role.
August 6, 2018
1 year ago


Smith and Wesson 638 1.875 inch 38SPL 5rd STS

Smith and Wesson 638 1.875 inch 38SPL 5rd STS This Smith & Wesson small frame .38 Special is a late model version of a famous design which will be familiar to most gun owners, the classic Magnum style snub nose with the businesslike attitude and the excellent portability and lightweight feature configuration. This variant offers pink and black grips (black grips included) and is a member of the famous Smith & Wesson J Frame group, If youre looking for top quality, high performance and precision quality this Smith & Wesson is exactly what you want. Product features Caliber: .38 S&W Special P Capacity: 5 Rounds Barrel Length: 1.875" / 4.7 cm Front Sight: Integral Rear Sight: Fixed Grip: Synthetic Action: Single/Double Action Frame Size: Small - Shrouded Hammer Finish: Matte Silver Overall Length: 6.31" / 16.0 cm Material: Aluminum Alloy Frame Stainless Steel Cylinder Weight Empty: 15.1 oz / 428.1 g Purpose: Personal Protection Professional / Duty

Additional Information

Additional Information

Manufacturer Smith and Wesson
Condition New in Box
Action Type No
Caliber .38 SPL
UPC 022188630701
Model 638
Type No
Manufacturer Part Number 163070
Accessories No
Barrel Length 1.875
Finish Per Color Stainless
Capacity 5
Firing Casing Fired Case
Frame Per Material Alloy
Hand Right Hand
Sights No