What is your IMO on using a .38 special for home defense over a .357. Yes I know the .357 can also fire .38 rounds. I was looking at a Ruger SP101 but I might be able to get a good .38 at a awesome price point instead.
What do you think. Taking everything into consideration like cost of ammo, cost of the gun, follow up shots, recoil, stopping power. Which would you go with?