This is a discussion on .357 Snubby...Whats your carry round? within the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Bart Mine is the 158 gr. Hydra-Shok. Here is your original post, just to be clear on this....
+1 That's what I carry!135 Gr Speer Gold Dot for short barrels
Too light for heavy work, too heavy for light work!
Double Tap or Speer Gold Dot 158gr 357's.
Last edited by artificialgrey; September 17th, 2009 at 05:07 AM. Reason: Noticed similiar thread in the Ammunition section
Glock 19, 26 & 36 | Kahr K9 & PM9 | S&W M&P9c, 642 & 640 | Ruger LCP
As far as me I have no problem with the recoil of a hot .357 round, in a short barrel revolver, heck I don't have a problem with a .44 Magnum round in a short barrel revolver either. But some people do.
When it comes to choosing ammo for defense I don't pay as much attention to caliber as I do the ballistics of a particular round. With a 2-3 inch barrel I choose a round that will give good velocity and expansion in whatever I am carry on that give day. For my .357 that can be either .38 or .357 ammo, and that can change with the weather. Michigan winters are cold and most people wear heavier clothing in the winter, thus pentration of one round might not be as good as I would like. Now come summer when the weather gets hot and humid, folks wear lighter clothing and you don't need as much penetration to get through the clothing. Over-pentration is as undesirable as under penetration.
Choose what you like, but I do take offense when somebody claims that I'm " not too smart"!
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Bart: "I've shot both 125 gr. & 158 gr. in .357 magnum in the 4 inch barrel, I haven't noticed any big difference in re-coil. I haven't had the time to get out and shoot my snubby yet, but when I do I'll try both rounds in it as well. I've been told the re-coil of the 158 gr. is significantly more than the 125 gr. when fired from the snubby. Is this correct? Just curious as of what to expect. Thanks."
This is the thread from which I quote you: http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...ml#post1294643
Last edited by Rexster; September 17th, 2009 at 03:38 PM.
Hmm this is interesting.....I was going over this post to help me find a good. .357 or 38spl load for my new taurus 605.
I did shoot it with some reloads, that I picked up form the gun show, that tore up the webbing skin in the seat of my thumb. I did change out the cushy Taurus grips for some nice wood ones....but I can live with it....I liked the wood grip better...just when I shoot it (like 30-40rounds) my skin splits, or is pinched in the webbing of my thumb. Minor hinderence, cause I like the .357 in a 2incher....makes me warm and fuzzy, the ouch is later. I can handle 10-15rounds just fine.
SO I was referring to this post as to help me with a .357 SD round that I can use effeciently when/if needed.
But now it has gone all scewed. Can we get back on topic?
Seems to me the 125gr GDHP might be a option for me, but I'm still in the air. More specs, reasons, opinions please.
Last edited by Frogbones; September 17th, 2009 at 02:44 PM.
Federal 357 125 grain.
I'm still trying to master my Smith 60 and am confident only at very close range. The 357 is a remarkable round. There are more one shot stops with this round than any other.
Sig 226, 228. Glock 19, 23. Smith Model 60,and 1911. XD45 Tactical. Mossberg 930 SPX.
How we behave as gun owners is important. Posturing and threatening does not serve us well in the public eye.
135 GDHP for short barrel. WWB 110 HP for practice. I always enjoy "the flash at night will blind you!" If the sights are on, the flash will be a bummer on the other end, as well.
Sorry, but with your crappy attitude I couldn’t resist. In my older age, I've become somewhat soft and so I prefer the lower recoil of the .38+P 135 Gr Speer Gold Dot for short barrels. BTW: I like your model 60 as I ordered one too! However, after a bit of armchair lawyer reading I changed my order to the 640.
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Even if it ticks you off, I will still tell you that I carry 135 Gr Gold Dot +P's in my .357 Mag in my Ruger SP101 (2.25" barrel). I will also say that I'm damn proud of it!
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