This is a discussion on 9mm, 40, or 357 Sig? within the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; 9mm...
You do not think the 9mm is effective? Then let me shoot at you.
Sig P220R/Sig P239 (9mm)/ S&W 640/ Ruger Single Six Hunter (.22LR/Mag)/ CZ 452 Varmint .22LR/ Lee Enfield No4 MK2 sporterized dated 1959/ Mosin Nagant M90-30 dated 1942/
Go with the 9mm.....tons of ammo available.....lots of good carry ammo....and the .357 Sig, to me.....was not very impressive....just a lot more noise than the 9mm...and way more expensive ammo.
Well... This thread is really all about what people like; not which will work better, because as we all know, any of these rounds will get it done without a problem.
There are many reasons for people who choose their favorite round; ask yourself what your priorities are, and be honest with yourself. I like the 357 sig for many of the reasons people do not; I guess I'm weird like that. With all of that said, I'd proudly carry anything in the above mentioned rounds.
9mm= Cheaper ammo, easy to control (recoil lower)
357sig=Great for penetration, recoil is a bit snappy but not bad, you can find this ammo in Winchester white box in Walmart(I've seen it in several Walmarts
40=great overall caliber with street proven records, ammo will cost more, a greater chance of better stopping power (shot placement still important), ammo widely available
Each caliber offer something the other doesn't. I would have to say the best one is the one that fits your needs and accurate with.
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I have both my carry guns in 357 Sig. I reload it at about 8 bucks a box. Used brass free, 9 grains of 800X, 125 grain Montana Gold 357 Sig bullet.
It has exactly the same point of aim as my Federal HP carry load.