First off, pawn shops (at least the ones in Virginia and Maryland) expect offers for items--they price accordingly. They'd like you to buy something at the advertised price but will often come down considerably--they would rather make $100 today than $200 in six months. If they are asking $300, offer them $225 CASH IN HAND. Do your homework, take notes on what they have, find out what they retail for and then make a decent offer. Most revolvers are not good for concealed carry simply because the cylinders are too wide and those that are will have short barrels, which reduces velocity and accuracy. I don't hog hunt, but I'd much rather quickly chamber a second round in a bolt action than have to put that gun aside and whip out a sidearm. And I don't think you'd want a .38 anyway. It is plenty gun to kill a hog with a properly placed shot, but not as likely to drop one in its tracks as would a magnum.