Really like this frame. I have an LCR .38 Special for CCW and like it a lot for it's size, but I keep wishing I could *try* to fire .357 in it (but the $100 extra for it wasn't worth it...plus, even +P 38's in it are pretty snappy/abrupt). So I wanted to get a "good" heavy .357 and settled on this. After shooting .38 Specials (including +P) and even hot/heavy .357, I'm very happy with how well this revolver tames the recoil. I don't regret getting the 4" (over like a 5" or 6"). Dialed in the rear sight (it was shooting 2" high at 7-10 yards but extremely precise) and it was just rock solid.
The only reason for 4 stars over 5, was because the black front sight really just isn't even remotely practical. They make it *easy* to swap out, but a red/white ramp default really should be included.
I replaced it with HiViz lightwave front sight. Pretty happy with everything all-in-all.