I'm looking at some Colt .38 snubs to buy and use as a carry gun, my ONLY carry gun, but also want it to be a gun that I can take out and shoot frequently as well as comfortably. If money weren't an issue I'd love a python/diamondback, but then they do appear a bit more cumbersome than the det. specials. Anyway, recoil-wise, is there a significant difference in recoil between the two? What are other differences to consider?