5 Shots of .357 or 6 shots .38+p?

This is a discussion on 5 Shots of .357 or 6 shots .38+p? within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Adkjoe Just curious what you folks would prefer. 5 shots of .357 mag or 6 shots of .38 +P? Carrying only 1 ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adkjoe View Post
    Just curious what you folks would prefer. 5 shots of .357 mag or 6 shots of .38 +P? Carrying only 1 gun what would you pick and why?
    It would depend on which of the guns I could shoot most comfortably, quickly and accurately. That's more important than caliber. (If the gun shooting the .357 was a snub, I'd ignore it completely - that caliber does not reach the speed of its storied effect out of 2" barrels, but out of a 4". ) Anyway, caliber for all practical purposes is but one of a zillion factors in any shooting and you can't separate it from everything else; hence it's effect in any one future shooting is unknowable. Therefore: don't choose SD guns based on caliber.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adkjoe View Post
    Just curious what you folks would prefer. 5 shots of .357 mag or 6 shots of .38 +P? Carrying only 1 gun what would you pick and why?
    Since you are the one that will be carrying, and maybe using whichever weapon you select, I would have you decide by performing a simple test.

    Which one can you do the 5x5x5x5 drill with repeatedly?

    That's 5 Rounds in 5 Seconds at 5 Yards in 5". (the 5" is an Index Card taped horizontally to a bigger target)
    The start is from the low-ready

    That will give you your answer. If you can do it with both of them, then it's a wash, but I might be more inclined if I could only carry one to carry the 6 Shot pistola.

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