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

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

    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?
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    One of my EDC's is 5 shots of 38+P. What I would prefer is 8 shots of 357 like S&W scandium snubby but I hear it's a frame cracker so I'm going to wait until they improve it. Until then, whenever I feel under gunned, I go to my Glock 30SF, 10+1 .45 cal.

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    I prefer my Model 66 .... six shots of .357. Of course, it's a little hard to hide. :)
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    Most of the .357's that hold 6 shots are larger and heavier. Therefore I would choose 5 shots of .38+P.
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    Given the choice by the OP I will take my SP-101 and 5 shots of .357. It hits harder.

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    Yes I also have higher capacity carry guns but I'm curious about my original question. I'm always contemplating between carrying my 6 shot colt Detective special in .38 or a Ruger sp101 in .357 I carry both of them often but it just got me thinking what I would prefer. The colts a better shooter than the ruger but the ruger hits harder ya know...lol
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    Whatever you shoot better, on the move. You could carry 20mm howitzers but it wont do you any good if you cant hit anything on the move, because in reality you arent standing still with your legs apart, shoulders square and two hands on the weapon getting a sight picture when you are being attacked, or you will be dead pretty quick.

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    I shoot both well, I've been carrying for over 10 years I wouldn't carry something I'm not 100% confident with. I will still continue to carry both I was just bored this morning and got thinking about 5 vs 6
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    Carry them both at the same time. The dick special crossdraw with the SP-101 strong side.
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    I have the option, just like you do and I typically carry the SP-101. I'll take 5 .357's everyday, over .38+P's. If you haven't finished the fight or gotten to cover by 5, the 6th won't do you any good, because your gonna be done, for good.
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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?
    The fact is that when I'm carrying my SP101 it's generally loaded with Buffalo Bore 158 grain LSWCHP 38spl+P. The option to stoke it with 357 Mag is there too. So there ya go.

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    Both would be nice but if I had to choose one I would go with the 357. Coonan makes a cool 357 semi-auto but it is expensive.

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    6 shots of 38 special... and can be found in the taurus line up in a J frame. Bunker

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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?

    I would choose the one that I could shoot the best with.........J.H. Shot placement..quickly...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bunker View Post
    6 shots of 38 special... and can be found in the taurus line up in a J frame. Bunker

    Unfortunately I have had a bad experience with the two Taurus pistols I have owned AND there customer service..Never again, you get what you pay for. if it works for you awesome, but for me no thanks.

    Taurus and Jimanez are two manufacturers that have screwed me hard, the Jimanez JA 9 getting the crown almost taking the right side of my face when it exploded using factory Winchester ammo.
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