I feel for your struggles in that state.
If I were you, I would look at a 3"(or 4") S&W 13/19/65/66. They can be found pre-lock every day on Gunbroker for ~$500 or so. These are very high quality 38/357 revolvers. They are a K frame which is a good balance or shootability and holster carry comfort.
Personally, I would like to see a 13 3" in my stable with a parkerized or cerakote finish!