Originally Posted by Bill DeShivs
"Likely to make your attacker angrier" is a very irresponsible statement! Smaller calibers are deadly, too.
I have never seen a .357 cylinder damaged or eroded from shooting .38 Specials-even after thousands of rounds.
Buy the gun you shoot best.
I'm with Bill, .38's are not going to hurt your .357! Been there, done that a lot! Yes, there may be a build up in the cylinder, but it is easy to remove, will NEVER "hurt" your gun, easy to remedy.