This always confuses me. I get putting .38 in a .357 but why buy a gun in ONLY 38 when the same gun comes in .357? Even if you do not like .357 all that much does it not make more sense to get the one that can handle a larger variety of ammo? I load .38 in the LCR .357 when the wife takes it. Why would I want to have one I cannot put .357 in when I carry it? This has always bugged me. If there really is a point to it then please educate this ignorant old man.