I've been reading your blog for a while but never commented before.Oh, yeah. Lots of thoughts
This isn't so much a comment on your post, but it's a gun thing. Santa brought me a Winchester lever action carbine for Christmas (94AE) in 357 mag. I thinking about putting a peep sight on it and making it a truk gun. I have a pistol of the same caliber that I keep there now.
First of all, a peep sight gives the Win 94 a longer sight radius and tends to make it easier to shoot accurately. I prefer the Williams, although others like the Lyman or the AO sights. Get what suits you.
Second, the 94 makes a great truck gun. Check your local laws to make sure you don't run afoul of the law, but I carry one in my truck with the blessings of the 2nd Amendment and local laws.
Third, you will find that the .357 magnum cartridge is a whole nuther animal when fired in a rifle. Knowledgable shooters find that the cartridge gets a new lease on life when used in a rifle, and becomes a 100 yard deer cartridge. While velocities of 1300 fps are all most people see out of a standard revolver, in a rifle the same ammo might give 1800 fps or better. With the standard 158 grain bullet, what you have is a substantial increase in range and muzzle energy. Most shooters who have rifles chambered for the .357 magnum really like it in a rifle and it makes a great companion piece to the revolver.
If local laws allow, do it.