32 years ago on my 21st birthday I bought a S&W model 60, and a S&W 586. The stainless 686 wasnt out yet. Both revolvers have served me well. There have been a number of 9mm's. a couple of .40cal and a few .45s come and go. Those two wheel guns are my fave. My wife decided she wanted something in between. She chose a Ruger SP101 carries and shoots .38+Ps in it.
Matter of fact I never carry .357 rounds in my 586 always +Ps. I dont like the recoil and want to be able to hear exactly where that bear went after the shot.
I was hound hunting one time. The dogs had treed a bear. I got to the tree first and grabbed a dog to stake it out. That old Walker latched onto my left arm, chomped down hard. I dropped my rifle struggling with the dog and then the bear came out of the tree.
The tree was right at the base of the cliff, no where for the bear to go but at me.
So had a dog gnawing on my left arm, a bear coming at me, I pulled the S&W 60 and put all 5 rounds in its skull... 38s do the trick...