Dear Mas, My wife has her concealed carry license and carries a Kel-Tec P3AT. She is considering getting a snubby revolver. In researching options, I found the following revolvers from a given manufacturer: 1) .38 Special +P, weighing 16 oz., with 2" barrel. 2) .357 Magnum, weighing 23 oz., with a 2.2" barrel. Are there any advantages in purchasing the .357 Magnum (such as added weight to help recoil) if she is only going to use .38 Special +P ammo? Thank you for your kind attention to this letter and for any advice you are able to offer.