I finally got to take the .357 out to the range today (the range at the shop I frequent was closed last week.) This was my first real experience with .357 magnum/.38 spl, and I liked it. I had a couple boxes of both .357 and .38, and started out with .38. Switching to .357 mag was definitely noticeable, but not as much as the switch back! After the .357, the .38 was surprisingly less powerful.
It took a little while to get the gun (and myself) adjusted and hitting (more or less) where I wanted, but I was pretty happy by the end.
I will be needing more practice. 🙂