Cost has been raised a few times by the OP. I'd suggest the likes of Bud's or J&G for a LEO turn-in .357 or .38 - 4" (3" better yet for carry if you can find one but they are scarce-ish). In snake country, load the first few with CCI shotshell followed by warm .38/+P or .357 in whatever load is suggested by the next most-likely trail threat (jhp if 2 legged varmints, 158 hard cast/jsp for bigger toothed critters. Etc), Voila.
Edit. AzMark I see you hail from Arizona too. Though you are closer to Tucson and likely could find something there (if not at a Sierra Vista LGS), failing those take a road trip up to Prescott for J&G.
Last edited by gak; August 20, 2012 at 11:44 AM.