.357 Snubby...Whats your carry round?

.357 Snubby...Whats your carry round?

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    .357 Snubby...Whats your carry round?

    Mine is the 158 gr. Hydra-Shok.


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    Hyrda Shok or Golden Saber +P
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    135 Gr Speer Gold Dot for short barrels

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    135gr Speer Gold Dot, Short Barrel - .38 Spl.

    My understanding is that a .357 Mag out of a snubby at best has the same performance as a 9mm. I find the 9mm much more manageable recoil-wise when wanting that kind of energy.

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    I have a Ruger GP100 with the 2-inch+ barrel and rounded concealment grip. Not a true "snubby," but my carry round is 125-grain hollowpoints.
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    135 Gold Dots 38+p

    I would also carry 125 Sabers if I could find any.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chasbo00 View Post
    135 Gr Speer Gold Dot for short barrels
    +1 very well thought out and engineered round. I carry GDHP in all my carry guns.
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    Most often I carry the Federal 125 grain ammo, but occasionally I'll carry the Federal Nyclad .38 spl rounds that I always carry in my .38 snubbie.
    Disclaimer: The posts made by this member are only the members opinion, not a reflection on anyone else, nor the group, and should not be cause for anyone to get their undergarments wedged in an uncomfortable position.

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    I carry the same load in all my .357 Magnums for defensive purposes.

    Black Hills 125 Grain JHP or Remington 125 Grain SJHP. If I had a J-Frame .357 Magnum I'd consider a second load, as the recoil is a bit much in that platform/load, but the guns I have aren't J-Frames and I can handle the recoil.

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    135gr, Speer Gold Dots in .38

    Shoot that .357 load at night from a snubbie and see if you still have your night vision after that flash. I tried it and stayed with the .38 load. Ballistics are great and I've got better 2nd shot follow up.

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    Although my S&W 340PD J-Frame is rated for .357, I carry Hornady .38+P Critical Defense for the advantages that round brings to penetration through any clothing. If Hornady ever makes a short-barrel (less flash) .357 in Critical Defense, I'll switch to that.

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    I am another that trusts the 135gr Speer Gold Dots, they were engineered for snub nosed guns!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NCHornet View Post
    I am another that trusts the 135gr Speer Gold Dots, they were engineered for snub nosed guns!!

    NCH
    I believe the 135 gr. Speer Gold Dots were engineered for the .38 spl. snub nosed guns, not .357. I guess I should have asked what .357 round do you carry in your .357 snubby.

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    I carry .357 130gr hydrashoks in my S&W 340 M&P and while the recoil is stiff its controllable. I'm going to give the .357 135gr gold dots a try this week as well and maybe some corbon DPX's if I can find them. I also have used federals new 235gr nycad round in .38 special as well when I've been out of .357 magnum ammo,thats another thing I love about this little gun is the ammo versitility.
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