We probably all have a handgun we carry while doing chores around the homestead
Mine is 90% of the time is my Charter Arms in 40S&W .. 180gr HST
100% reelable and has a good trigger
My first reaction when reading your post was that you needed a snake gun. Literally. You used the word "homestead". Having spent my youth in the outdoors, that's how my brain got wired (note: TOO much sun = skin cancers; I've had several cut out). Where I grew up people carried snake guns for snakes. Revolvers shoot doughnut patters due to rifling, but if you lead-up the barrel's grooves with soft lead bullets, then handgun shot-shell patterns get less and less toroid.
"... 40S&W .. 180gr HST 100% reelable and has a good trigger ..."
For self-defense against human aggressors, your choice of cartridge is great. And hey, it's difficult to jam a revolver. It sounds like you like your revolver's feel and performance, so double-great.
The wife and I are older. An older son of ours takes out our trash at night. Neighbors one night yell at him, "We're going to call the police!" They made some other threats. They thought he was a burglar. Glad they didn't open fire. Later, we and our son laughingly discussed how others could mistake our son for a felon. He's a little bit big, wide shoulders, is always wearing a fedora, has a scraggly beard, walks with a bad limp, ... Hmmm, maybe he IS evil looking ????
Only at night would I drop a small revolver or chopped 9mm in a pocket -- whichever is handiest. It's rare when I do that. If I must answer the door, I've got something stuffed in a back pocket. Not opening the door at night.
Maybe at night if I've heard gunfire, or some of the dopers are partying a bit too hardy, and I simply MUST go outside, I'll take a handgun with me. There was a home invasion less than a mile away, but that was gang-bangers who hit the wrong house. The invaders were from a city, not our small town. Decades back, I guy tried to weedle his way into our house -- I sure wouldn't open the door, had a pump shotgun w/round in chamber, told him to get lost. Had he kicked our door, he would have developed some very serious health issues. Same true if anyone kicked my door. It'll be my .357 carbine or a pump shotgun w/buckshot.
Maybe I'm insufficiently paranoid. In the state where we live now, we once had a dealer living next to us ... that crew moved away. One dilapidated house near us got very nicely renovated. Another mean crew of neighbors moved away. I just couldn't stay friends with that guy, then he got sent to prison (again, kept getting attitude, his problem not mine). Rather nice tiny town in an agricultural county this place. Saw a nutcase walking down our road today, that's nothing -- looked like he wasn't far from getting his dirt blanket, anyway. I feel safe, but then weapons have always been part of me, always have one near, no fear. They were always around when I was a kid and over the decades, I've gone through tens of thousands of rounds, i.e. brain wired this way = feel safe ... maybe too safe. I'm old, doesn't much matter now.
Again, that revolver in 40 S&W is neat, seems like an excellent choice on your part. I didn't know about Charter Arms' auto cartridge selection. Thus, your post was very enlightening. "You learn something every day." Thanx much!