I absolutely agree that the .357 Magnum is superior to the semiauto rounds we've discussed. I have a 6 in. GP 100. It weighs something like 45 oz. That's double what my Sig weighs. If I could carry the .357 comfortably there would be no reason to choose anything else. I could have chosen a .357 snubby but the recoil would be unpleasant enough to discourage much practice.