Hello, all! My wife is really comfortable with revolvers over semi-autos. She's fired both and really feels good about carrying a revolver. She has her CHL and we're about to pick up a revolver for her. Here is the thought process so far: **.38spl (maybe +p) will be perfect for her and she feels comfy shooting it **She has some hand weakness issues so we want steel to help absorb recoil **DAO is just fine and no hammer would be great **Smaller is better, but steel is important **I was thinking (for me...), "Why not go with .357 just so we have one in the house?" **Money isn't really an issue that would hold us back from anything in this category After all of this we have tried the Smith and Wesson 640. My main purpose for having a .357 was to carry it as a trail gun, but my new .45acp 1911 would suit that purpose just fine and I wouldn't trust even .357magnum against a bear, anyway. If I was really in badlands, I'd want to take my shotgun with slugs or buy a 45-70 lever-action rifle. So, since my wife would never use the .357 capability, this opens up the field a bit. I love Cane's LCR. I'd buy that before a .38spl Airlight any day. But, steel still might be better. Thoughts? I can't wait to have a revolver in the house, anyway.