Yeah, I hear that. While target shooting with friends and family I did loose a Taurus Mil Pro PT-145 to my sister and had to put away my Bersa Thunder .380 for fear of loosing it too.I used to have a Charter Bulldog .44 that I carried a lot. Then the Mrs. found it. Now SHE has a Charter Bulldog .44!
I would think you have problems with Alligators and not Snakes....My "yard and park" revolver is a Taurus .357 m605. It is currently stoked with .38 Specials. When yard working, I add a .22 that has snake-shot up for the first two rounds. (It disappears into my jeans watch pocket.) If I ever actually see a poisonous snake, I'll start putting a snake round in the m605, instead.
I know what you mean since the first gun I ever purchased ( a ton of years ago) is a Ruger SP101 38/357. Great gun but my hand does get tired when I fire a box of 357 ammo so I usually just fire 38 ammo. My carry weapon is a Bersa 380CC which some people say is under powered for CC. They say a 40 or 45 will stop everyone with one bullet where as a 380 would not stop anyone with only one bullet. Well I am not sure I can hit the side of a large barn with a 40 or 45 gun but I can empty my Bersa 380CC (8 shot) into the 3 center rings of a B-27 target at 21 feet before putting in my second clip if my life is still in danger.I can't imagine shooting .357 loads from an LCR..instant pain ! I've been pocket carrying my LCR 38 ( it's even lighter weight, but bulkier than my micro desert eagle), and with the right jeans, it's a treat. I put some Buffalo Bore 150 gr HCWC thru it, and that ammo really rattles my cage. My trigger finger still hurts ! If I had a LCR 357, I wouldn't be crazy enough to use 357 ammo.