Originally Posted by Flyingfool
are all the 3" J-frames 38 special only?
No, but they should be! The ones using the J-Magnum frame will fire .357's, but recoil is grim.
I think the Ruger SP is the smallest and lightest .357 I'd want.
I can shoot a .44 Magnum well for at least one box of ammo, more than I'd likely ever fire at once in the field. Most people can't do that, if they're honest. But I avoid J-framed .357's.