I got a few wheel guns......an S&W 438 Bodyguard, an S&W 325 Night Guard, and a Ruger SP101 2-Inch.......of all my revolvers, only one will fire .357 Mag. Of that one .357 Magnum I have, its the snubby SP101. I know I'm not getting the full potential from the round, which is why I've decided to pick up a Ruger GP100 in stainless steel this week. Here's my trouble; I'm debating on the 4-inch or the 6-inch I like the looks of the 4 inch better, but at the same time the 6-inch costs more. I know I'm getting screwed over in price, but none of the distributors I've checked with at my gun shops that usually give me great prices, have any GP100s in stainless.....Its like they've dried up. I've been able to find a 4 inch stainless GP100 for $600 plus tax, and I've been able to find a 6-inch stainless for $620 plus tax at my local BassPro. The gun will be a general purpose weapon/range toy, and possibly CCW during winter months, and possibly a trail gun if I go hiking. I don't like the front heaviness of the 6-inch, but at the same time, I'm liking the idea of full power. Just how much power would I be losing if I decided to go with the 4 inch GP100? Is the loss of a few hundred FPS worth it to have a more versatile weapon, I.E. the 4-inch? I considered a Smith, but I love the way my Ruger SP101 feels like a tank, and if I'm gonna shoot .357 Mags from it, I'm shooting the hottest, most loud, obnoxious load I can find.