I carry a smith 642 which has recess in the frame at the back of the butt for a lanyard and I have attached one there. I am right handed and I carry my money (what little I have) and my keys in my front right pocket. I carry my gun in my left front pocket leaving about 8" of the lanyard hanging out. You would be amazed on how fast I can get to having my gun in my right hand. I pull the lanyard with my left hand from my left pocket and catch the gun with my right. It works pretty slick making me believe something along those lines had to have been anticipated by Smith to have incorporated the lanyard attachment when making the gun. It is the only modern day Smith I can think of that has that feature.