How do you pick a gun when there are none available to test out??
I would second Alex C's post and look at the Taurus line. If you want to cc it the have several excellent snubbies although the accuracy would be inherently less than the 4inch Rossi you used due to the shorter barrel. They also offer shrouded hammer versions or hammer less d/a only models which would lessen the chance of a snag while drawing as would their bobbed hammer versions. They do offer longer barrel versions as well.
As far as issues with a used gun, buying a Taurus would somewhat alleviate that as their warranty is fully transferable and lifetime of the weapon.
As far as safety in storing (should you have inquisitive children around or adults for that matter) they have a key lock safety which positively locks the weapon.
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Re: How do you pick a gun when there are none available to test out??
I bought both of my CCW handguns without ever laying a finger on them.
I read a ton of reviews, watched YouTube comparisons, and read forums.
Got a Walther PPS 9mm & a Ruger SR9C and couldn't be happier.