Right now with the gun craziness going on it might not be so, but when it settles down the Rugers 3 inch .357 should be found everywhere. Not so with the S&W 36 with a 3 inch barrel. I own more that I should admit to but I think the 3 inch 38 spl J-frames are great. Great size and balance for the 38 spl. and the 3 inch barrel really helps with the longer sight radius. Try to talk them down to $400 or $450 and pick up a really fine revolver.
And try to find a S&W 60 .357 with a 3inch barrel, you won't be sorry.It's the model 36's big bad brother.