buy a 6" stainless steel ruger 357 magnum revolver. you'll have a 6shot revolver that can take the weakest 38s to the most powerful 357 bullets. I have never met anyone or read about anyone who complained about this weapon.
if snubby go with a S&W stainless steel 5shot. I recommend 2" barrel(sometimes very slightly longer like 2 1/8")
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