I am in the market for a ccw .357 magnum snubby. this will get carried everyday. i've narrowed it down to 2 choices. S&W M&P 340 Ruger SP101 2.25" DAO My soul is practically being ripped in half trying to decide between them. I'll list my thoughts on both. ruger pros -BEAUTIFUL -Built like a tank -Plenty of aftermarket parts -Cheaper than S&W ruger cons -HEAVY -Larger than S&W (i'm a skinny guy) s&w pros -Very Light (half the weight of the ruger) -Very Small -Plenty of aftermarket parts s&w cons -long term magnum reliability? -EXPENSIVE So, those are my thoughts. I just feel like i need to combine the best attributes of each gun into my dream wheelgun. What are your thoughts? Help sway me! Thanks! edit: i am NOT recoil sensitive, so that does not enter the equation. i know the s&w is harsh, but this will only be shot to stay proficient. i have alot of practice with J frames.