The SP101® revolver boasts the strength to handle the powerful .357 Magnum cartridge in a controllable, small-framed double-action revolver. Among the most powerful small-frame revolvers on the market, they are engineered for solid performance. Featuring a recoil-reducing grip, the SP101 is comfortable to shoot and perfect for personal defense or field use.
Strong and reliable shot after shot, all SP101 revolvers boast solid steel sidewalls (no side-plates), making them rugged, reliable, and dependable.
My revolver has a 3 barrel which adds to the balance. Shooting the 357 mag with my SP101is not a problem at all and is a great conceal weapon. I dont find the weight a negative but rather built solid for use! However, I do recommend putting a small red dot on the front ramp sight for faster target acquisition. Highly recommend Rugers SP101.