Guns like that K-38 show that it is folly to contemplate what all around barrel length, etc., is best. You do not play golf with a single club, whether it be a Driver or a Putter! Buy several, and have the best one available for the job at hand...in this case, "...for silhouette matches..." A wonderful gun for that purpose...not so much for concealed carry.
Welcome to the wonderful world of revolvers!
Sometimes you get what you pay for, sometimes you only pay more for what you get.
Three shots are not a "group"...they are a "few".
If the Bible is the literal, infallible, unerring word of God...where are all those witches I am supposed to kill? (Exodus 22:18)