I'm thiking of picking up an M&P 340, that scandium j-frame with a stainless cylinder & a tritium sight. I understand that it kicks fiercely when loaded up with magnums, and I was wondering: what kind of magnum factory ammo/handloads do people have experience with in this kind of gun? I'd think that something light, say 125-135 gr, would work best. I'm thinking gold dots or DPX. What about hardcasts? Does the gun jump crimp with heavy loads? Or does it get too painful to shoot at that weight?
I'd probably shoot .38 spl most of the time, .38+p for general carry, and .357 once in a blue moon. I'm looking for a gun that has nearly the same capabilities as my SP101, only a lot lighter. I think dropping from .357 down to +p as a carry load would be acceptable given the 12 oz difference. Any other thoughts I should consider?