Anybody who has fired high-powered handguns a lot, knows that they 'shoot themselves loose'. When I go to the range, I take a set of gunsmithing screwdrivers with me to re-tighten the frame screws of my .44 Super Blackhawk, for instance. And that pistol is one of the most perfectly engineered devices that has ever existed. It just utilizes items that explode with incredible violence.
I just read a post by a newbie weenie, dissing the .357 Colt Python for being 'weak'. He has been listening, apparently, to other weenies assuring him of that. And it is simply not true.
Now, I personally do not care to own any .357, as I do not like the enormous bang, over-penetration, and incredible kick, just to launch a .38 caliber bullet through something. And several walls.
BUT! If I could afford one, I would own one, even though I don't like the Colt cylinder release system. I would load +P+ .38 SJHP (Hornady) loads in it, and it would be bad ass.
Have you ever handled a Colt Python? The balance of a Luger, and an action so smooth you're not sure at first if it is even working. Best double-action trigger pull, ever. And if you cock it single action, all you have to do is breathe on it to set it off.
Anyway, enough of this crap. My final piece of advice is to buy yourself a set of gunsmithing screwdrivers. And don't listen to amateurs and newbies for advice on anything.
That is all.