I carried a 4" blued version on post for about 4 years loaded with 110gr SJHP .38's. An absolute pleasure to shoot. Arguably the best combat revolver on the market. Just my opinion.
"Tolerance is the Virtue of a man without Convictions" G. K. Chesterton
Considering the fact that the victim is the first one at the scene of a violent crime, I believe all law abiding citizens should be armed.
"Fast is fine, Accurate is final." - Wyatt Earp