I have a lightweight .357, the Smith MP340 comes in around 12 ounces. I can shoot +P 38's with no discomfort at all. I guess Im not recoil sensitive. That said I dont really plan on carrying it with .357 rounds. Im accurate with the gun to 25 feet and dont really practice at much further distances with it. I can hit a target at 25 yards but I dont think thats what the gun is designed for. I would not get a ported barrel either.
Every year there's a little less here.