Recommendations for a 357 magnum
This is a discussion on Recommendations for a 357 magnum within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Idahokid
I have a model 28-2 in a 4" barrel.It's a tank of a gun but great to shoot.
Yes, and Model ...
February 8th, 2012 10:51 PM
Yes, and Model 28s may still be had for less than most other Smith & Wesson models. Offers all the N-Frame goodness of the Model 27 357 Magnum without the current price tags asked on most Model 27s these days. My first .357 Magnum revolver was a Model 28 6-inch purchased used for $145 (wasn't just the other day). It handled all the experimental heavy handloads a young and enthused handloader could think up to try in it.
Originally Posted by Idahokid
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February 8th, 2012 10:51 PM
February 8th, 2012 11:45 PM
The Model 28 is the girl next door when compared to the Model 27 Prom Queen. Still good looking but a lot more fun to be with.
Originally Posted by bmcgilvray
When you have to shoot, shoot. Don't talk.
"Don't forget, incoming fire has the right of way."
February 8th, 2012 11:51 PM
Spot on with the N frame. There are .357's that were designed to be carried everyday and seldom shot. The N frames were designed to be shot. Many of the light weight alloy revolvers were designed for police carry, not to be used with full house loads on a daily basis.
Originally Posted by msgt/ret
What is the most important to you? Carry comfort or a large heavy gun that will handle a large diet of real magnum loads. I honestly believe that one of the reasons that the .357 is loaded lighter nowadays is because of the advent of alloy guns.
February 9th, 2012 12:38 AM
The K-frame can not take a full loads of 357 mag..... however the lighter stuff will be fine in them.
Originally Posted by LSP972
G22 .40 S&W and G23 .40 S&W Sig Sauer:
P938 9mm Smith and Wesson:
Model 437 .38 Spl, Model 65 357 Mag, and Sigma SW9VE 9mm
February 9th, 2012 09:05 AM
Sure it can. The question is... for how long?
Originally Posted by Knightrider
February 9th, 2012 09:08 AM
I picked up a used stainless GP100 w/ 6" barrel. Very nice condition. I'm changing out the hammer spring to lighten up the double action pull a little. I'll be shooting it this weekend.
From the recommendations here and what I've read, I'm confident it will handle everything I can put thru it and still pass it on to a future grandkid in 30 or so years.
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