Are you spending most of your range time shooting .357 or lightly loaded 38 special? I shoot hand loaded 38 special to get used to the gun and then finish off with the .357. You would probably get away with just the 38 specials for practice anyhow. For me, handling the gun not the recoil is the most important thing. Just a thought.
A man finds joy in giving an apt reply - and how good is a timely word. Proverbs 15:23