My first trip to the .357 world was with a friend's Ruger 6-shot revolver (the one referenced in my above post) with 7" barrel. First pull of the trigger and a flame (!) shot outta the barrel about 6" and the recoil literally startled me. I was hooked!
I used Fiocchi .357 this trip. After 30 rds my hand was hurting and bruised for 2 days!
So I bought a Taurus 5-shot 2" SS snubby revolver for myself as a BUG and for use in the van. Shot some other stuff and it all performed well. BIG difference between the .357 and the .38 spl. And I was happy.
This recent trip with the TULA experience was disappointing. I need to go shoot some in MY snubby and see if it performs better than it did with the Ruger.