I see your point.
All of us must realize that if we're going to carry a snubby, we need to practice with it REGULARLY!
Since I use a shoulder rig, I can carry a full size SIG P226. 16 shot into COM is no problem.
But especially in summer, I sometimes carry a S&W 642. I shoot the 642 in practice about twice as much as the SIG.
History fails to record a single precedent in which nations subject to moral decay have not passed into political and economic decline. There has been either a spiritual awakening to overcome the moral lapse, or a progressive deterioration leading to ultimate national disaster.
If you think a strong military is expensive, think about what a weak one would cost