I have several snubbys, from 3" to under 2" barrels, and in calibers .22lr, 38sp, 357, 9mm and 44sp, and I love them all. They look good, they feel good to carry, they are fun to shoot, they are simple and reliable. They are an expert's weapon to be used to their full potential but also a beginner's weapon to be used to a practical level. I have the 357 for the versatility as there are times (like recently, for example) when ammo is scarce and maybe you can find 38 but not 357, or maybe you can find 357 but not 38. I would probably just settle for 38 if I were only going to own one.