It seems like no one will hesitate to jump into a caliber war, defending their beloved choice to the death, as it were...
9 vs .40 vs .45, etc & etc.
But, when someone mentions the .357 mag, everyone devoutly lowers their head in profound agreement. It is the manstopper.
Not even Dirty Harry's .44 mag gets the reputation that the .357 has.
Is this a fact? A myth?
Or perhaps a legend born of superstition?
The .45 ACP comes close in reputation, being saturated with nostalgia and the romance of several tours of duty.
Admittedly, I don't believe that the .357 ever served in the armed forces. But for some reason people believe that it 'will crack the engine block of a truck'.
How is a legend born? And how is it that homosapiens, otherwise intelligent creatures, will bet their life and money on a myth?
Or is it true?
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