Hello folks , I'm Steve and I'm an FNG here .
I'm trying to get some feed back on getting a new pistol .
I currently own a Chiefs Special 45 ACP . and am considering trading it in for an FNP(H) 357 Sig.
The "Chief" is a nice pistol but I have a few problems "handling" it .
I've got small/mid sized hands with fat fingers , so I can only get 2 1/2 fingers on the grip . Other problems are nerve damage and Carpal Tunnel in both hands and to top it off I got my right forearm crushed in an APC door in the 80's; Medically Retired USAF 81'-91') .I've been a Tradesman for 35+ years, "bit" of a basket case at 51 .
I bought the "Chief" 2 years ago and I've been talking with the Shop owner about getting something a bit easier to handle . He's willing to give me either full price trade-in or very near to what I originally paid . I called him again Saturday and asked how the 357 Sig. rated on recoil and he told me it was comparable to shooting a 9mm.
I've done some research on the 357 Sig. round and it seems to be a formidable round .
How would this pistol be as a CCW/Close Quarters home defense ? I've read that the 115gr. is real hot and have looked and found the round in 125gr. ,but have not been able to find the 147gr.(?) .
We live in a remote "Meth" infested , high unemployment area here in the S.W. Mo. Ozark's (nearest Cnty. LEO's are 18 miles of backroad away). No exagerations when I say most folks are "packing" either liscensed or not . We have alot burglaries etc. Positive point is Missouri has the "Castle Law" which extends to vehicles or any structure that can be slept in .
With both my wife and I disabled I want to make damn sure if I ever have to use Lethal Force it needs to be exactly that , hence the .357 Sig . sounded like a good candidate .
Good or bad I could use some educated advice on this choice .
I had a few reviews but lost them when my Hard Drive fried .
This is the most recent review that I was able to find .