I don't know how many guns you've already got, but if you're looking for a reliable weapon you should go for a Ruger SP101 or a S&W model 60. Whichever you like best, I highly recommend the 3" barrell models.
With the extra money you can:
-Get a trigger job and other gunsmith work done (bob the hammer, switch the sights for tritium ones, etc.).
There's nothing like a good .357 revolver, and these two are hard to beat for concealed carry.
Now hatred is by far the longest pleasure;
Men love in haste, but they detest at leisure.
- Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron), Don Juan
(canto XII, st. 6)