I made a legal transfer in a Home Depot parking lot today coming home with a "new" .357 SP101 model 1520. The seller put one box of ammo through it and decided he didn't like it. I know they're a hand full with .357 but I don't think at 26 oz. it'll be too bad with 38+P(I hope). Hickok45's review of the SP 101 in .357 included the word "Ouch !" which was the first time I ever heard that from him. Dry firing I noticed the trigger had a big hitch in the pull about the time the transfer bar was coming up over the firing pin if I pulled the trigger slowly. Hopefully that's normal and will smooth out with use. Other than that I think I'll like it and will make a trip to the range this week.