|Ruger has found a solid following for this gun,
and while this is the .357 version - has made it
for .22lr and also 9mm, tho that has ceased production.
Although there is a 3" barrel option this does
for me make the ideal carry snub configuration.
It is for sure hardly the lightest snub but is very
strong and so well able to handle a diet of hot
loads - added to which being stainless is very tolerant
of summer sweat! The Crimson Trace grips make it
more versatile in my opinion. The trigger is not
up to ''Smith'' standards, particularly when new
but most people find with use, including plenty
of dry firing, that it smooths quite well.