I've owned a lot of different J frames. A J frame was always my BUG while on duty - different models over the years. I still own one J frame, a S&W Model 38 Bodyguard (original bodyguard). It fills my "I'm not carrying a gun" gun role. Used to have cocobolo Spegel boot grips on it, but now have the Crimson Trace Laser Boot Grip on it. Consider me a fan of the J frame snubby!