Not exactly my idea of a "sporting firearm" or primary hunting gun. More of a back-up fieldgun/SD/critter gun, IMO.
I usually pack one of these when I'm in the sticks, fly-fishing.
Top gun is a 629-4 3" and the botton one is a 624 3".
They all shoot like 4" guns, and I like the full length ejection. All are as easy to conceal as a 2.5".......except the L-comp. That thing is bulky....and I don't like the ported barrel on a carry gun.
Hey mjr when are you going to sell me one of those 3" 65's? Regards 18DAI.
On small to medium (J & K frame) revolvers the 3" is my favorite all round barrel length.
It's short enough for concealed carry and long enough for better sighting and a little extra velocity.
I own a 3" M-36 and several 3" M-65's (my 2.5" M-325 almost qualifys too).
The most accurate "Kit Gun" I ever owned was a 1970's vintage 3" Charter Arms Pathfinder.
It was one hell of a cotton tail popper. I killed three in one afternoon while quail hunting in a south Georga lodge pole pine forrest near Albany.
Nearly every time we stopped to take a break near a bush pile there would be a cotton tail near by. Rather than pulverize the bunnies with #8 birdshoot I'd pop em with a .22 lr from the little Pathfinder.