No patronizing taken, the link I provided above was for a 'stainless' .357, not the light weight material jobbers. I have a fair amount of experience with .357, so, it doesn't scare me. I have been doing alot of research, and I don't know that I have that much confidence in 5 shot of .38 doing the job needed. They have a low velocity, which translates to all these jacketed hollow-points not opening like they should, as a matter of fact one gentleman said the best thing to carry would be wad-cutters! But I do believe a nice lead hollow-point may possibly do the trick.Don't want to patronize, but have you shot a .357 snub yet? Don't assume you need a .357 until you've shot it and are comfortable with it.
If you are familiar with it, by all means go for it. But a strong .38 load is more than enough for me in an alloy-framed 5 shot J-frame. I wouldn't want to shoot .357's out of the same platform.