I've owned my lcr 38 for about a month now and I was in the same boat as you. I have a single six convertible 22/22 mag so I was deciding on 38 or 357 . I'm so glad I didn't get the 357 ..... There's plenty of punch out of a 158g bullet and then throw some +p rounds through it and its plenty to hang on to. I really like the lighter weight of the 38 as well seeing how that was the intention of the gun. Comfortable very concealable and light. And a great shooter!