A hammerless Smith & Wesson J frame is the ticket. The internal hammer models are referred to as Centennial models. They are a little smaller and lighter than the Ruger SP-101. The Ruger is stronger. I have a S&W 640 which is an all stainless steel 2 1/8" J frame .357 Mag. The 340 someone mentioned above is the new alloy framed, titanium cylindered lightweight version. It is so light that recoil is brutal with .357 loads. There is a new M&P 340 that uses an alloy frame, but with a blackened stainless cylinder. I just put one on layaway and will bring it home after Christmas. I love my 640, but it is heavy for pocket carry, which is my preferred method of carry. My 640 saved my life once, so you could say that I am a devotee of the J frame Smith. Whatever you get, make sure it is snag free. Whether its the bobbed hammer SP-101, a shrouded hammer Smith Bodyguard, or the internal hammer Centennial, a snag free draw is essential. Remember that.