I have a Taurus 605 myself and it's a great small .357. Very controllable and reliable. Price point is good, also. The 651 is another good choice. I've sold a few of them and have had no complaints.
The letter designations refer to the size of the frame. The two Taurus pistols I mentioned are J Frame models, which are the smaller framed revolvers which are the size of the small 5 shot (6 if it was a Colt) detective revolvers you used to see them carry before semis got popular with the police. The higher the letter designation, the bigger the gun.
Last edited by wjnfirearms; 03-22-2012 at 11:32 PM.