I don't have chronographs, . . . charts, . . . gelatin tests, . . .
But I do have a wrist that is very much not in favor of ever being punished again by a snub nosed .357. Years ago I had a beautiful, 4 inch, blued Python that I really did enjoy shooting.
I found a 2 inch version, . . . and figuring on making a full set of all the barrel lengths, . . . I bought it.
Cliff notes version: I did not keep it long. Muzzle blast, recoil, and the mind set it gave me, . . . I'd never be able to efficiently carry it.
Since then I have shot a .40, . . . and my wrist says it's OK, . . . but didn't offer to throw a party if I bought one.
Looking at other's specs on the .40, . . . I have it figured to wind up like the .45GAP or the .41 mag, . . .
May God bless,
If you can breathe, . . . thank God!
If you can read, . . . thank a teacher!
If you are reading this in English, . . . thank a Veteran!