The mighty 357.

The mighty 357.

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    The mighty 357.

    There is something about packing the 357 magnum that feels different. :) I carried mine today, first time in years that I have carried one. It is the Smith 386. 7 shot, scandium frame. It fits perfectly in a Smartcarry. I've got it on at this moment.

    I put a box of ammo through it today, snappy but not uncontrollable or harsh. Anybody else enjoy the 357?



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    Yes. This is my favorite gun. Mine is too large to carry.

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    Have several, favorite is S&W Model 19 2 1/2 inch barrel.
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    Hi those night guards are sweet wheel gun alright. I love the .357 especially for defense. I have your gun's smaller sibling the 340M&P and while its not the most pleasant gun to shoot .357's out of with the stock rubber boot grips its a small light,reliable and powerful gun thats easy to carry. The 340M&P is no range gun but it fills an important niche for me,as I can no longer comfortably carry a larger heavier gun due to lower back issues. Is that 386 heavy when loaded? Is it easy to carry on the hip?
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    I've been thinking a revolver is my next gun and in .357. When I'm ready, I'll certainly throw the can I get an opinion question on here. I'm sure I'll get some advice.

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    My CC is a .357 snubbie, I fire .38s +p out of it. They seem to be more controllable, to me anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1911luver View Post
    . Is that 386 heavy when loaded? Is it easy to carry on the hip?
    I have not tried hip carry with it. It is very light in the Smartcarry. You really don't think about it being there. Loaded, it is still a lightweight package. I think that it would be a good hip gun if that is what you wanted to do with it.

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    I have the S&W 649. It is really a sweet gun and is the easiest to use the Smartcarry holster with. It is heavy enough that the bite is not bad at all.

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    I LOVE .357's... my favorite gun... carry a 7 shot Taurus 617. I some times stick the Keltec PF9 in the vest pocket along with it. LOL.

    Reliable, will do the job well, and reliable. What can I say ? Besides just being fun to shoot.

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    I carried both my 66-1 2.5" and 686 2.5" today and love shooting them.
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    I enjoy .357 a lot, my first handgun I ever bought was a Rossi 461 snub nosed .357. Great round, perfectly adequate for defense. For those of you that like to keep a .357 around the house for HD, I recommend looking into a lever action .357 carbine, great companion gun, and easy shooting rifles.
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    I love my Ruger SP101 .357. It's the only gun that will make me leave my 1911 at home. Somtimes you just gotta carry a wheelgun.
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    My EDC is a sp101 goin to and from work. 357 is probally my favorite round to shoot. but it is soon to be a bug to my 24/7c .45, which btw is a great lil pistol and fun to shoot to boot, then the 101 goes on the ankle.
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    Love my M&P 340.... its a "blast" to shoot!

    waiting on enough funds to make all my .40's into .357 Sig..............
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    Like someone posted above I have a Ruger SP101...... and on occasion I carry it rather than one of my .40 Glocks. The .357 has awesome power.... The only negative for me is that it's not a lot of fun to shoot more than a couple of cylinders worth. Just hurts my senior citizen hands....

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