I would like to get my wife a purse gun. She works late a couple of nights and she won't carry a holster yet so a purse carry is what she will end up doing. She can handle full power 357's so the round isn't a issue the revolver size is. I was thinking of a 686 but I think the muzzle blast out of a 2 1/2" may be a bit excessive so I was thinking of a 3" revolver. She also has trouble with j-frames.
Any advice on what smith and wesson model to look at, I would like to stay with smith as that is what she is familiar with.