Help! Looking to get a Snubbie
Okay guys, here's the deal. I had what I would call an epiphany today as I was getting ready to head into town to our annual Arts Festival.
I normally carry a full-size M&P9, which I can conceal pretty well in a C-TAC. I know it does print sometimes though when I'm bending or turning certain ways. This is fine and dandy usually though, because here in PA, open carry is legal. The problem today was the fact that part of the Arts Festival is located on the local University's property. This presents a problem because of the University's "victim zone" policy. The University is not state-owned and thus is private property. Because I am a student at the University, if I am caught with a firearm on their property, I could be expelled (which I definitely don't want to happen).
So, given this dilemma and my large carry gun, I made the tough decision to only go in with my Gerber folder. This is the point when I realized that for times like this, a small snubbie would be perfect, since I could throw it in a cargo pocket (with a pocket holster) and be good-to-go without a single worry of printing (and feel not so "sheepish").
Now I am in the market for a snubbie to fill this need. I want something that is small and light, while still being comfortable to shoot. I don't think I want anything larger than .357 (which may be ideal so I can practice with .38 special and still have the .357 option). Should I go DAO or DA/SA? Normal hammer, hammerless, or shrouded hammer?
I am brand new to the revolver world so I'm looking for all of the tips/advice/suggestions you guys and girls can give me!