I will openly speculate that never before in history has there been such a vast and diverse collection of handguns available for the public to choose from. Even the venerable snub nose revolver has new makes and models, some constructed with super-lightweight space-age materials.
For personal carry or home defense, I offer only that a shooter may be best served by studying, as much as possible, the diverse texts that are available and then spending time at the range with as many different rental handguns as they can afford to shoot before making up their mind as to which blaster(s) fit their lifestyle.
Michael de Bethencourt specializes in snub gun training and has completed a book on the subject that he is incrementally putting online via his blog. Michael’s insight may help you decide whether a snubbie is the right handgun for you.