Originally Posted by keymastr5912
a quality 357 revolver is probably the most versatile handgun you can own. i have taken truck loads of small game with 38's out of 357's and with magnums it is great for self defense and probably adequate for close range deer. they are also accurate, reliable, and very uncomplicated making them easy to teach new shooters how to shoot. just my 2 cents but i think that nowadays to many people overlook revolvers. they should still work just fine for any situation short of a full combat role.
As far as what is legal for CC in TX, I cannot help you.
I purchased a .357 Mag. Rossi Rev. for my wife. She handles it without
I have a Colt 1911 in .45 ACP for myself.
You mentioned you are a vet, what was your side arm? Baretta 9mm or 1911,
I am "old" we had 1911's back then but then again I was Navy and we still
had the M-14's on board.
I personally do not like the 9mm round, in my opinion (not looking to start a 9
mm debate), not enough stopping power. But then again I am a long gun
type and have several big magnum rifles, I like them and recoil is not an issue
for me as I am 6'2" and 270 pounds. I have several friends with .454 Casull
and .500 S&W revolvers I shoot one handed.
You want cheap ammo, get into reloading. .357 Mag and .45 ACP and be reloaded easily and very cheaply.
I got into reloading for my .300 H&H Magnum, my basic equipment was paid off after the first 300 rounds where reloaded.