Welcome to the world of the best revolver you've never heard of. Dan Wesson was the first to build revolvers to handle regular use of full power .357 Magnum loads, so it can take the punishment just fine.
I have one in 5" myself and it's my personal favorite handgun, and personal carry piece. It takes a shoulder rig to conceal but it's worth it. Be it for target shooting, defense, or hunting, the Dan Wesson will serve you well.
"Use more gun." -The Engineer- (Team Fortress 2)