I simply can't imagine shooting a a snubnose big magnum.
My Redhawk .44 IS 7 1/2. My Super Redhawk .454 is 10 inches.
I like for my gunpowder's energy to push the bullet, not to make a lot of wasted flash and bang.
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