Need advise asap on 38 special +p speer gold dots 125 grain & 135 grain

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    Need advise asap on 38 special +p speer gold dots 125 grain & 135 grain

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    I do not post much, but have really learned a lot from this site. Lots of good info here. Long story short. Friend of a friend needs money bad he has a lot of speer 38 special +p 125 & 135 grain gold dots. I would be using in my 357 mag. Looking for advise on either. If I can only get one which would you recommend? Going to get as much as I can. Money talks!!!!!!

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    Not a huge difference between the two. The +P 135 gr is their "short barrel" load and is more efficient in snubs with less powder going out the muzzle as flash, but you don't give up anything with a longer barrel. I'd give a slight edge to the 135 gr over the 125.
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    When it comes to the .38 S&W Special, penetration is your friend! It may not be popular, but the old FBI load (158-grain LSWCHP) will probably serve you best. If the bullet does not penetrate, it can't pierce the vital organs, blood vessels or central nervous system. This is how you stop the threat/attack.

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    I would choose the 125 gr offering with those choices. Just a personal choice.

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    I would opt for the 135's.

    Especially if you have a snub.
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    Yes, go with the 135 gr bullet in the +p if it's available.

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    I would buy both if possible. If you're limited to only one or the other, I would go with the 135 gr short barrel loads for reasons already mentioned in this thread.

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