So like I mentioned before in previous threads, yet another lightly used Ruger LCR in .357 has showed up in my local gun shop. This time I have the money on hand to buy it. However now I'm thinking, is having a snub nosed .357 worth it. Is it what much of a step up in power over a .38+p. Also is the recoil of a .357 out of an lcr that punishing. I'm basically going to be using the gun to shoot mostly .38 out of it, but I want the gun for hiking and camping as a lightweight 357 in the unlikely event that a black bear decides to chew on my ass. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!