AFAIK, no lightweight snubnose in .38 or .357 is going to make anyone say, "Wow! That's really soft-shooting!" However, as jmortimer pointed out, there are also some low-recoil .38 loads available. I saw some from Federal for sale at Academy sports recently.
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If you ever have a real need for more than a couple of magazines, your problem is not a shortage of magazines. It's a shortage of people on your side of the argument. -- Art Eatman