I went with the LCR in .357. Recoil is manageable with my reloads and I can go through 100 rounds just fine once I got my grip down. I personally didn't get a sp101 because I already have a security six 4" so to me that takes the place of the sp101 plus it's 1 more round. LCR fits in my pocket and I just got a mr softy for appendix carry when I don't feel like putting in my pocket but don't feel like carrying one of my mid/full size guns. If you never plan on carrying in your pocket then I guess I'd go for the sp101 if you don't already have something that is close to it, otherwise the LCR .357 even if you never plan on using .357 the extra weight is nice and there is zero difference in size.