The J-frames are great little guns that take a lot of practice to get good with. Getting one in .357 gives you the option to shoot all the different loads you want. Try them all till you find the one that you do the best with. The .357 is to much for most people in snub to shoot with any degree of accuracy. In due time with a lot of practice you will get good with the hotter loads. Just remember these are pure defense guns and are made for up close and personal.