I recently bought a Ruger SP 101, 357 mag, 4" bbl with adjustable sighths. Got it shooting pretty good and can ding 5 out of 5 steel plates at 25 yards. That is good for my skills so far.
This small 5 shot revolver makes a good trail gun.....not too big / not too small to carry on your belt.....but just a tad big for every-day concealed carry. The good thing is....you can hit something with a gun this size and it has great sights. 357 is enough power for most critters I deal with.....and I can reload econmically for lots of practice.
My goal is to learn how to shoot a handgun accurately and reliably in this lifetime. Elusive.