Carry gun comparison

In this semi-recurring series, I will take three guns that are completely unrelated, compare meaningless statistics about them and then arbitrarily declare one a winner!

1st up: the Smith & Wesson Model 640 Pro Series

smith & wesson 640 pro series

  • Weight (loaded) 25 ounces
  • Capacity: 5
  • Caliber: .357 Magnum/.38 Special
  • Lasers available: Yes (CTC LaserGrips)
  • Factory Night Sights available: Yes
  • Trigger pull: 12 lbs, DAO

Verdict: The perfect expression of the belt-carried J-Frame, the 640 Pro Series is what every compact defensive revolver should be.

2. Lionheart LH9


  • Weight (loaded): 35.2 ounces
  • Capacity: 15+1
  • Caliber: 9mm
  • Lasers available: Yes*
  • Factory Night Sights available: Yes
  • Trigger pull: 14 pounds DA, 6.5 pounds DA+, 5 pounds SA

Verdict: This South Korean import seems to be designed specifically with AIWB carry in mind, offering the safety features of a DA/SA gun with the trigger pull benefits of a striker fired gun.

*Available lasers work on rail-equipped models only.

3. Browning Hi-Power .40 S&W

Browning Hi-Power

  • Weight (loaded): 41.6 ounces
  • Capacity: 10+1
  • Caliber: .40 S&W
  • Lasers available: Yes (CTC Lasergrips)
  • Factory Night Sights available: no
  • Trigger pull: 4 lbs SA

Verdict: An elegant weapon from a more civilized age, the elderly BHP receives a firepower upgrade with the .40 S&W cartridge. It is basically the only .40 I enjoy shooting.

The Winner: The BHP in .40, because BHPs are awesome.


  1. Trick question, even if you replaced the BHP with a Glock 19, the winner would still be a BHP. Because as previously mentioned…

    BHP’s are awesome. 😀

  2. I gotta say, the Lionheart is on my short list, but only because I already own a BHP.

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