A big "thank you" to everyone for the information, suggestions, etc.
I currently carry a LCR and am very comfortable with a 5 shot 38. I will be looking to see what I can find in a J frame and hopefully can stumble across one. If I run across a 4" M & P that is in good shape, I'd have no problems with that either.
I have a 4" Python - yea, I know a lot of folks love 'em but I really don't care for all the extra weight of the barrel and ejector shroud. That's why I'm thinking a more "vintage" model - such as the M & P with the tapered barrel, exposed ejector would fit the bill. However, I'll keep an open mind and see what I run across.
I have a more vintage M & P Target with 6" barrel - my first Smith. I enjoy the action and trigeer on it - just don't like the barrel length as far as CCW.
Thanks for the photos as well - gives me a good idea of what there is and what to look for!