I've decided to go with a Ruger SP101, and the PX on base has the snubby SP101 for $470, no tax. My local gun shop has the 3 inch for $500 plus tax. Is that small of a difference with the barrel length really going to make a difference? I plan on possibly making it a carry gun, and am leaning toward the snubby 2 1/4th in SP101 not only for the lower price, but the fact that its a snubby. I mean, in the end, your still getting hit with a .357 Magnum- I doubt 350 FPS will make a difference when combined with proper shot placement at 7 yards. I will admit I love the way a good snubby looks. Anyone have a picture comparing a S&W J-frame with a SP101 snubby? The SP101 looks a lot bigger than my S&W 438 Bodyguard. Thanks guys!