I just posted this in another thread;
Ruger LCR hands down!
Get the 38 spl +P model, it's all you need.
Best DA trigger in this genre.
Only 13.5 ozs and < 1 lb loaded!
Practice with 38 spl target loads and carry with Buffalo Bore, Heavy .38 Special +P Ammo - 158 gr. L.S.W.C.H.P. w/G.C. (1,000fps/M.E. 351 ft.lbs.)
Best bathing suit carry when a 45 ACP just won't work!