I recently shot a smith and Wesson five shot .38 special snub nosed revolver. The gun I shot looked a whole lot like this or this. It had no external hammer and no rear sights. This was one of the models that I wanted to look at for conceal and carry. I shot amazingly bad with this type of gun.
It was nearly impossible to aim with it, and it did not fell like I was able to get off a decent second shot with this model of gun. Whenever I shot the gun, it would end up shifting in my hand. It would twist to the right, not matter what I did to keep it from moving. While this gun has its advantages, it is not a whole lot of fun to shoot, and it is a little tricky to aim correctly. I might consider this type of gun when I become a better marksmen, but right not I would not feel confident carrying around such a weapon.
I want to shoot one final gun and then I will compose my final list and post it. I am close to making a decision.