I had a 9 shot Taurus model 94 with a 3" barrel that was just as good as my S&W model 34. I wish I hadn't sold it. You might look at those. With all the bad press about Taurus I wouldn't buy one online. Go to the gunshow and inspect the gun in person. And if you don't know what to look for take someone with you who does.
I am guessing the 22 is for low recoil? Not too long ago I bought a J-Frame model 30 S&W in 32 long with a 2" barrel for just over $300. About $200 less the the above mentioned model 34 in 22lr. The 32 long has a little more recoil than a 22 but not a whole lot more. And loaded with wadcutter bullets should be more effective for SD.
Some people think an English Bulldog looks great... many more people can't tell one end from the other, even by smell.
A village in Kenya called. They want their idiot back.