That's such a hard thing to quantify... I do feel that the .41 magnum fills in between the .357 magnum both in power and bullet weight and size very nicely and leaves off where the .44 magnum takes up. It has something over the .357, but obviously not the .44... here is what I like personally. Although I am a pretty large guy, I have impossibly short fingers. I play acoustic guitar, and have a horrible time with some of the cords... Because of this, my grip is not all that great, and the .44 magnum with full throttle loads are really difficult for me to control. My S&W 629 with the combat rubber grips with finger groves is just right in the recoil department, much easier for me to control, and I can shoot it much better with more confidence than I can the .44... Hey, what can I say. The .41 does have it's staunch followers, and I'm one of them. I love Brussels sprouts, Hawaiian slack key guitar, and contemporary gospel music... not everyone likes those things either... I just like it,.... just because I do..Advocate said:What is go great about the .41 Magnum? Just asking.