Gdhp-sb +p38 special or gdhp-sb 357

Gdhp-sb +p38 special or gdhp-sb 357

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    Gdhp-sb +p38 special or gdhp-sb 357

    I have a chance to buy the 357 gdhp-sb at a good price. It will be used in a 340pd. Will there be much difference in recoil? The specs are close but the 357 is a little stronger on paper. Just wandered if anyone had real expierence with both.


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    The Gold Dot load think you are referencing is the 135 grain? If so, then you are correct it is only a little bit faster than the +P 125 grain. Basically it is a +P 38 Special loaded into 357 Magnum brass. It is a reduced recoil load, so the report, blast, and muzzle flip will be more along the lines of a 38 Special. I carried Gold Dot loads as a police officer and have always held them in high regards in terms of performance. I purchased a box of the 135 grainers to test some months back, and for all purposes it is real life what it looks like on paper...a 38 Special load by performance. Should work well for you.
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    I just picked up 500 rounds of the GDHPSB 38+p. Good for snubs by all reports. If your looking to pack a bit more punch try Buffalo Bore. There 158 grain LSWCHP 38 +p is 1000 FPS. It might be a bit much for my airwieght, I'll know soon as i got 2 boxes to shoot soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GetSmith View Post
    I just picked up 500 rounds of the GDHPSB 38+p. Good for snubs by all reports. If your looking to pack a bit more punch try Buffalo Bore. There 158 grain LSWCHP 38 +p is 1000 FPS. It might be a bit much for my airwieght, I'll know soon as i got 2 boxes to shoot soon.
    Yep! I am a fan of Buffalo Bores loads, and of the 158 grain Lead Semi-Wadcutter HP's in 38 Special +P. There is another gentlemen shooter here named Easy8 who has alot of experience with these. If you could get his input it would be worthwhile.
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    The buffalo bore is great for snubs, I have always been a fan of Sabres an GD ( still am ) but as I carried snubs more an more I was looking for something that would reduce the smoke an flash, my snubs are ported an when we were doing low light shooting I realized if I had to use my snubs at night in the house or outside I did not want to blind myself or have my wife blind me with her 642 ported ,but I did not want to reduce effectiveness. After reading up on buffalo bore I gave them a try. Very impressive. Flash cut at least by half hardly any smoke very clean burning. I tried their penetrator for 9mm was really impressed great round. Their ammo is extremely consistant my CZ, Shield, BG has never had a hiccup with this ammo an I shot quite a bit of it, around 800 dollars worth just wanted to be sure it fed well before I carried it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Easy8 View Post
    The buffalo bore is great for snubs, I have always been a fan of Sabres an GD ( still am ) but as I carried snubs more an more I was looking for something that would reduce the smoke an flash, my snubs are ported an when we were doing low light shooting I realized if I had to use my snubs at night in the house or outside I did not want to blind myself or have my wife blind me with her 642 ported ,but I did not want to reduce effectiveness. After reading up on buffalo bore I gave them a try. Very impressive. Flash cut at least by half hardly any smoke very clean burning. I tried their penetrator for 9mm was really impressed great round. Their ammo is extremely consistant my CZ, Shield, BG has never had a hiccup with this ammo an I shot quite a bit of it, around 800 dollars worth just wanted to be sure it fed well before I carried it.
    Like I said....worthwhile!!!!!!
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    Thanks guys. I bought the gdhp-sb 357 and will pick up some buffalo bore for a comparison.

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    I really like Buffalo Bore Colt .45 loads. Little hotter than my cowboy loads but for the speed you are getting they are definitely VERY easy to shoot!

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