It was just pointed out to me, rather bluntly, that you don't live in the US and as such have a limited choice.
If however, you do have S&W available, look for the best bang for your buck if used and what feels good if your have the choice of new.
I like autos, but wheel guns of a good make - for the most part, S&W are one of the good ones - are very relyable.
5 or 6 shots that will go off are way ahead of a clip full which may not if there is some mechanical glitch.
Crusty Deary Ol'Coot