Ron L here = SERESURPLUS
I've carried a snub .38 over the years, I did like and carried a S&W model 36, as well as a Colt Agent and a Detectives Special! The weight of the Alloy Colt Agent, even though it was a bit wider, didn't make it all that hard to conseal? But, did 1 shot matter that much? I usually carried 1 speedloader, so I had 10 shots if I needed them! If you need more than that, your in over your head, or you need to shoot better? LOL Seriously, a 5 or 6 shot is fine, a good Holster, a proven method of consealment, is far more important and shot placement is KEY! No 500 yard shots with a 2" snub, PLEASE? I knew a girl (Woman) than got a Taurus model 85, and it shot as good as my Model 36/37, at a lot lower cost, and was reliable! I did carry an old Charter arms "UNDERCOVER", but it was not of the quality of the Smith, Colt or Taurus! It was cheap, a back up gun and lite, so I got and carried it! Sold it to a good friend when her ex would not stay away and it servers her well to this day! All in al, try what ya like, carry what ya can and for gosh sake pratice, pratice pratice!