.357 through 340
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July 28th, 2007 09:49 PM
.357 through 340
Today I was back at the range with my SW 340 snub. I read the horror stories of shooting .357 rounds from a 12 ounce gun.
I had the range guy put a .357 in the mix of .38 SP+P. It seemed like Russian roulette. I began firing just waiting for the round causing the gun to fly out of my hand. bang, BANG, bang, BANG, bang. He put two of them in. All in all, it was no big deal. I could certainly feel the grip drive into my palm. Yes, it would be uncomfortable to shoot .357 all day with the 340 but personal defense is not about comfort.
After putting the rest of the .38 SP+P though I borrowed a XD9 Compact. After shooting the snub the XD9 was a pleasure. I was significantly more accurate and if here was any recoil I could not detect it.
The range I use provides excellent service. After a gun purchase I get free use of the range for a month and can borrow any of their rental guns for free!
This is becoming addictive...
July 28th, 2007 10:15 PM
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Haha - nope - you are more than well bitten. From henceforth it only gets worse (or better - depending on viewpoint!).
This is becoming
I don't enjoy snub shooting hot loads even now but still keep up to speed on it at times. Makes a 9 semi seem like a pop gun
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August 2nd, 2007 12:30 AM
The bite is very ammo dependent. The most comfortable 357 loads I've found are the Speer GD HP Short barrel and the Corbon DPX; resonable recoil and low flash.
No question, shooting just about any semi-auto after shooting the alloy j frames seems mild.
Can't argue with the practicality of the 340 provided you can shoot it well.
August 2nd, 2007 12:34 AM
When I first shot my 642 I was prepared for the worst after all of the "omgz recoil" stories I have read but it was awesome.
But going from 38spl +p to 9mm was awesome.
August 2nd, 2007 09:01 PM
...that's because a 9mm semi is a pop-gun.
JK 9mm guys.
I'm thinking a 340 will be my next gun - appendix carry is my plan. How do you carry yours? Glad to hear it wasn't too bad.
August 2nd, 2007 09:27 PM
I mostly carry at 4:00 but I have carried at 2:00 also. I am still determining what is the most comfortable and effective for me.
Originally Posted by aus71383
I recommend the 340 (if it within budget) because it is not only easy to conceal but is so light you almost forget you are carrying. In fact, I can clip my IWB on to my shorts and wear it without a belt.
August 3rd, 2007 12:06 AM
Just what I needed to hear!