As a devoted snub nose fan, I would not intentionally choose a gun with anything longer than a 4 inch barrel and even those are a bit too long for my tastes. Yes I own a couple of six inchers but bought them MANY years ago, when my skill level needed all the help it could get. If I need a long barreled pistol for hunting I'll take my contender. Otherwise I most often shoot 3 inch or shorter guns today and love it.
Mark Lane to William Buckley: "Have you ever referred to Jessee Jackson as an ignoramus?"
Buckley: "If I didn't, I should have"