the 2" barrel doesnt do the round justice.
Maybe not. But but 327 MAG from that barrel will still outdo the any 38 Special round fired from a two inch barrel. Actually, the traditional two inch J frame is only 1.88 inches, whereas the 327 MAG "2 inch" barrel is 2.125 inches. Shooting both from an true 2 inch barrel might well give nearly equal results.