Almost any snub you currently possess is a good self-defense gun if only because you can readily put your hands on it. Alternatively, for a shooter looking for that ideal optimum snub there isn’t one. There are of course several manufactures who offer their version of the basic functional snub. And among these models there are some that will work better as self-defense weapons than others. Specific recommendations are difficult to offer due to the various factors that need to be considered: Practical price range, local legal limits, prior advice, new manufactures options, personal aesthetics, owner’s hand size, where the snub will carried, what common cover garments the owner will be wearing to name just a few. While is it difficult to make any definitive recommendations I can offer a few generalities based on my personal experiences with some models.