just at what point do you really consider the barrel length of a gun compared to ballistics?
i have no issue with a small snubnose revolver. i merely seem to have a hard time even thinking of a short barreled semi auto for anything serious.
its not the cost of ammo designed for short barrels, its equally pricy in rimmed and rimless ammunition.
its not the easyness to drop a mag or open the cylinder, each gun has its own weakness in that regard tha tvaries from model to model.
its not ballance, or capacity.
how do you offset the choice between a small snubnosed semi auto with a 8-15 round capacity that will never equal the ballistics of the same cartridge shot from a full size barrel?