"Rocking", I don't know. But I've carried the S&W 640 and 642 .38s a lot. Sometimes the 940 9MM.
Are you willing to drive down from Alaska, and then back through Canada with it? And pay three times what I did?Can I have it?
I'd include Grant Cunningham to your list. He's probably the foremost advocate of the J frame for personal protection.Having said that, if three SMEs like Tom Givens, Chuck Haggard and Claude Werner agree that a revolver is a viable (if not optimal ) option I'm going to pay it due attention.