I know there are a great many .22LRs out there that may fit this bill, however... is anyone aware of such a thing in .22 magnum? Is there an alloy 8 or preferably 9-shot SA/DA .22 magnum revolver with decent sights and a 3" or 4" barrel from a reputable company? This person doesn't have interest in shooting and will likely shoot only once every few years. The idea of a .38 special doesn't work due to the recoil and capacity. The capacity issue continues even with the very low recoiling .32 long. I've noticed there are a few ammunition manufacturers that now offer .22 WMR JHPs compatible with shorter barrels, such as Federal Punch, Speer's Short Barrel Gold Dots and even Hornady's FTX. Some ballistic tests I've seen with these from 3" + barrels are likely adequate, especially if there are 8 or 9 rounds to work with. I am generally not a fan of .22LR for defense due to several personal experiences over the years where an oily environment deactivated the powder by moisture or oil seeping past the heel-base bullet, contaminating the powder (I have seen this happen with CCI, Federal and Winchester). On one occasion it nearly cause me to get bit by what was likely a rabid racoon after a "click"... tap, rack and yet another "click". A story for another day. I understand like the .22LR, the .22WMR has the same rimfire priming issues that make them inherently less reliable than centerfire. However, being a revolver, I figure she can simply pull the trigger again without having to worry about clearing a malfunction. Any leads? Thanks in advance!