For those wishing for an "in-between" revolver, I would suggest finding a good old Smith and Wesson in .32 long. I see them very frequently at gun shows, and in gun shops. It seems there is not a huge demand for them, so the prices are usually surprisingly low.
I still plan to buy one, simply because they are so well made, but SMALL. The double action is the classic smooth-as-glass Smith and Wesson, and they hold 6 rounds.
Since I reload, I would have a ball with it, but even non-reloaders can find ammo for it pretty readily. I think some of the russian/czech/import companies have loads for it.
Worth looking at...
I always felt that if I got to the point where I thought it was time to bury my firearms, it was actually time to pick them up..