Is it a small frame like the 650 CIA? I just barely picked up a stainless 357 CIA. I remember shooting my buddy's S&W 640 stainless 357 with full house 158 and 125 grian mag loads. I know recoil is a subjective thing but DAMN!!! it was like slapping my hand as hard as I could against solid concrete! So, I probably try it with this but will most likely keep 125 +p 38 Spec Gold dots in it.