Recoil isn't a big deal. Honestly, some people seem a little overly sensitive to me
The 329pd is the best packing revolver I own. It is all I carry when backpacking or hiking. It is an N-frame, so it is a bit large for concealed carry IMHO.
$600 is a good price and S&W's Customer Service is top notch.
I run 240gr @1220fps and 270gr @1150fps out of mine - I don't think the recoil is bad at all. But I reload so I can choose what I want (and shoot it a lot).