First off, I'm sure glad I waited on the .357. I had been tempted to jump on a LCR since they came out. When I heard about Rugers intention of the .357 offering I decided to wait. The wait paid off!
Everyone told me the .357 will be too much for such a small gun and you will hate shooting it. Well guess what, the sky didn't fall in. This gun had no worse recoil than small polymer autos I have shot. In fact I believe the combination of the polymer and Hogue boot grip do a great job of controlling the guns felt recoil.
I was expecting much worse. The trigger was not butter smooth as some had said but I believe it will get better over time. The gun shot true to aim as I was able to put rounds anywhere I wanted out to 10 yards. For a defense gun this is more than adequate. I'm not sure that a laser is needed other than the fear factor it provides you're attacker. However, the front site is difficult to pick up quickly. That can be easily fixed.
Overall, I'm really impressed. Ruger did their homework and have produced an excellent product for easy pocket carry in a very powerful chambering. Go gitcha one!