I would like to have a snub nose handgun, semi auto or revolver - it makes no difference, and I am looking for quality and accuracy in the gun with no more than a 3" barrel. I am a rifle and shotgun shooter with a growing appreciation of the 1911 .45 and freely admit I have no clue about "snubbies" and need some suggestions.
I have a S&W Model 36 .38Special 5 shot revolver, and I love it. Small, light and very accurate to 10 yds. My reg carry guns are mid size but very concealable, S&W 9mm Shield, and Walther PPS M2 also in 9mm. Both are natural pointers and great CCW pistols
My Taurus model 85 .38 snub nose is my go to carry piece. Accuracy trumps the Colt Detective Special I used to have and it shoots exactly to the sights at 7 yards. My Dad has carried a Charter Arms 38 snubbie for over 30 years and it has given him no problems.
"A 30-30 is all you need. If you use a 30-06 you'll just hit a tree" -My Grandpa