Re: sugestions on a 357 for my mom
Something that hasn't been mentioned in connection with this is ammo. There's a lot of choices in .38spl. JHP, SWC, hard cast Keith, different bullet weights, etc. You should give this some consideration, since they will have different effects on an attacker. JHP is probably the most popular, but may not be the best round for the need. My wife loads alternating JHP and SWC in the cylinder for example.