Regarding the snub nose revolver question...if you can test one out, I'd give the Ruger SP101 .357 a try. I have one and I put a Hogue Monogrip on it, which makes it even more comfortable. Shooting .38 +P in this gun is a real treat....very comfortable and fairly accurate for a snubby revolver. I love mine! The only downside to the Ruger is that you wouldn't get the cherry grips that you want.....but I believe if you got to shoot one, you'd probably end up purchasing one. I got mine for around $500.