Originally Posted by Hunting Man
I know I'm going to get kicked around on this one but I think for deer hunting you should start at 41 cal not 357. I like a 357 for people stopper power but personally I just think it's to small for deer sized game, maybe because it was Elmer Keith that believed in the 41 and maybe he developed it too? I have a Colt Trooper MK-III in 357 and it's a great gun.
For deer hunting I agree, but the OP said he wanted a pistol for protection in the woods.