I am a s&w wheel gun fan. I have a .38 special, a .44 mag, and a .500 mag I want to add a .357 mag with a 4" barrel to the family. If I could have just one it would be the .44 without question.
The .44 has enough kick to let you know you are unleashing a beast, but it's not uncomfortable to shoot, and it is allowed at the range. The 500 is not allowed at lots of the ranges in my area, and the ammo is spendy.