One of the things that my continuing experiment with concealing a big handgun (Ruger GP100) has shown is that concealing the barrel is the easy part. Due to the way barrel lengths are measured, a 4 inch wheeliegun has just as much barrel to conceal as a 5 inch 1911. That’s not the hard part about concealment.
This is how I’m carrying right now. What do you think in this carry position is the hardest part to conceal? The barrel? Or the cylinder, frame, and stocks? It’s definitely the latter, because the barrel of any gun just sort of disappears down the holster if you’re using an IWB. So why then do we get these little guns with three inch barrels and full size grips marketed as “concealable?”