One of the most popular concealed carry handguns remains the small frame revolver. Diminutive wheelguns have been a top choice for decades, with the J-frame Smith & Wesson guns being some of the most popular.
One of the problems with a gun small enough to slip into a pocket is that the grip is frequently too small for many shooters to get a full hand hold. Boot-style grips are frequently selected because of their size, not because of their shootability. If you go to a larger grip, that can be too big to easily conceal in a pocket.
Lyman Products believes that the company has a solution: a grip that is small like a boot grip, but can instantly convert to a larger grip when it is time to pull the trigger.
Called the GuardianGrip, it has the same general shape and size as a boot grip when carried. However, there is a activation button on the front of the grip that allows the shooter to squeeze to release a finger ledge that drops into place underneath the grip. The extension is spring loaded, so it should snap into place regardless of the angle the gun is being held.
This new grip is being made by Pachmayr, a division of Lyman Products. Right now, the grip is being made for Smith & Wesson J-frame revolvers and the Ruger LCR and LCRx series. However, the company is working on designs for other popular revolvers. So, I would expect to see options for guns like the Taurus 85 in the near future. The MSRP is $49.98.