I just bought a new 4" GP100 and got a chance to visit the range today with my wife. As far as .357s, I have a KLCR, two SP101s, a S&W 686Plus & now the GP100. I swapped the front sight for the Super Redhawk orange insert front sight. I replaced the Houge grip the GP100 comes with now, for a new, Ruger replacement grip in the Lett style. I cant believe how the 40 oz weight and the Lett old style grip soaks up the recoil from 357 loads. With 357s, the LCR is a handfull, the SP101s are much better, and the GP100 is a real joy. The GP100 handles recoil better than the S&W 686Plus, Im sure because of the grip frame is a "peg" and wrapped in rubber. The S&W is a full grip frame, covered thinly in rubber. The GP100 wood insert is satin finished Rosewood laminate, and really looks nice. I have a Super Redhawk I bought new in 1989, and it has the same grip, but with Goncalo Alves inserts, and they are dull and brown. The SRH has basically been a safe queen, and Im sure the wood looked like that when I bought it. The Rosewood sure looks better. Overall, I am very happy with the GP100, so much so, that I wish I would have bought it instead of the 686Plus. Sorry about the crappy basement workbench pic, but I know... No pics, didnt happen.