You had me at Speer Gold Dot 158 gr. One of my all time favorite .357 loads.
However, It beats the hell out of me when I shoot it out of my LCR.
A load that may interest you is Underwood's 158 gr Keith SWC in 38 spl +P. Wide meplat hard cast bullet that clocks just under 1050 fps from my LCR. Recoil is stiff but not full house mag level. Should run nice out of the slightly heavier magnum LCR.