Its built like a tank, very strong and robust. Recoil with full power .357 loads is stout, managable but stout. You will not want to shoot the handhun all day with these loads but its fun....for a while. In contrast .38 are downright pleasent to shoot. Its a very well made revolver and you cannot go wrong owning one.I am wantng a 357 with less than a 4" barrel. Smiths are getting very rare and pricey...I have a chance to get a SP101..anybody carry this revolver? I have't owned a Ruger double action before. How is the recoil on the snubby 357's? thanks Robbie
I'm wanting to get one for a field/hunting gun also. You may want to check out the 3 1/16" barrel model, like the one in Pirate's post. To me that would be the optimum field gun. A little longer barrel for accuracy, but still small and compact enough not to get in the way.Thanks...I am wanting a 357 to cc while deer hunting and riding my big red on the deer leases.
That is one of the great internet rumors that will not go away.My understanding (someone please correct me if I'm wrong) is that a .357 out of a ~2" barrel has the same performance as a 9mm, but has a lot more recoil and muzzle flash. Would anyone know if this is true?