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Old 05-16-2013, 02:14 AM   #41
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Lol. I onli worry bout grammer in a professional setting not when typing on a small screen phone in a forum. No one likes gramma nazis
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Old 05-16-2013, 03:07 AM   #42
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I dumped the .45 and .40 for the 357Sig and still feel just as safe. However I still have the .40 & .45's as backups.
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Old 05-17-2013, 12:48 AM   #43
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Well I've got a Kimber 1911 in .45acp and a S&W686+ that will handle .357 mag just fine, but my HD weapon is my Glock G22 in .40 cal. The reason is that 1911's do sometime jam, and in an HD situation I don't want to worry about a jam. The 686+ only hold seven rounds. The Glock G22 has never jammed or failed to feed or eject and holds 15+1 and .40 cal has good stopping power.
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Old 05-17-2013, 01:39 AM   #44
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I own 3 45's and no 357's(at this time) so I am sure mine is a biased opinion when I say I don't think you could go wrong with either one. How was that??I love revolvers but mine are chambered in 44 and 22.
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Old 05-17-2013, 01:48 AM   #45
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Lol. I onli worry bout grammer in a professional setting not when typing on a small screen phone in a forum. No one likes gramma nazis
I like plain old regular, run of the mil Nazis, does that count? They carried really cool guns!
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Old 05-17-2013, 04:18 AM   #46
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Give me a good ole six shooter 357 mag and I will be fine!! But I do have a Ruger P95 with 2 15r clips just in case I miss 6 close range shots with my mag!! Probably be dead before I get to the 9mm!! Hey, I would probably make history as the worst close range shooter in the world!! Lol I still believe 6 rounds is plenty for home defense!! With no jamming potential!! Shot my little 380 today, 40 rounds had one jam!! Which makes me love my cowboy gun a little more-
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In actual LEO experience on the street, a .357 with 4 inch or longer barrel and Federal 125 JHP ammo wins by a mile.
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In actual LEO experience on the street, a .357 with 4 inch or longer barrel and Federal 125 JHP ammo wins by a mile.
How about in actual experience from a Park Ranger in Alaska woods kind of defense?

And I agree most definitely for a man stopper the 357 is awesum.
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How about in actual experience from a Park Ranger in Alaska woods kind of defense?

And I agree most definitely for a man stopper the 357 is awesum.
I think I's rather have a large can of professional strength pepper spray than any handgun in Alaskan woods.
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Yes, dem bears do love condiments with their meals
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