I have often wondered about the thinking behind the Sheriff Model. As a retired law enforcement officer I get the idea behind smaller hideout guns but this one would be impossible to reload in a hurry. Perhaps it was intended to be a backup gun to the service gun? I am guessing that the barrel is too short for an ejector rod and shroud of sufficient length but don't know. I find very little about the design concept in my SAA books. Please school me, why did they build it?