I really appreciate the heads up and feedback on the relationship of .357s to the 65-3. I REALLY like the look of the 65-3 and the price is manageable but I don't like having to limit myself in calibers when it comes to practice...or at the very least not being to enjoy shooting a steady diet of .357s (which I did with my Rhino pretty consistently when I first got it) because I'm worried in the back of my mind about breaking an irreplaceable forcing cone.
I've seen some SP101s locally but no GP100s. I'll keep an eye out for those and maybe I'll get lucky. It's funny, I've seen Ruger be hit or miss but apparently when it comes to their .357s, they can't be beat. I'm surprised anyone could edge out S&W.