My wife loves her Ruger .38 LCR with CT's.
She loves the laser and believes a lot of that line of thinking that says if you were ever in a tough spot and put that red dot on somebody, they just might take flight, not fight.
The gun has great feel and very comfortable to shoot everything except +p and that is a little spicy for her liking.
Go to ranges/clubs and rent guns...try a LOT of them before you decide. Find exactly what you want and what feels good in your hand.
Good luck with your search...shoot SAFELY.