Ruger, but in .357 as the .38s are not easy to find. With a 4" bbl it's enough gun to hunt deer with, still small enough to conceal, and ammo is cheap. Reloaded ammo is even cheaper and low pressure target loads mean many many reloadings with the same cases. It takes either .357 or .38 special so you have twice the ammo possibilities. Even in .38 chambering the Ruger is more than strong enough to handle magnum level loads in the .38 cases. Built like a tank, your great grandchildren will still be trying to wear it out.