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Old 08-08-2013, 07:22 PM   #1
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Should I get a s&w sd9 or eaa windicator 357 for mainly target practice and a little for defense.Another choice I guess could be s&w sd40. Just so you guys know I'm not rich

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Old 08-08-2013, 07:30 PM   #2
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both 357 and 9 are great, but very different.

have you tried both calibers? which type do you prefer? do you like revolvers aor semi pistols better?

in our troubled ammo times, having the option of both 357/38 might be advantageous?

having both a 357 revolver and a 9mm auto, i think i would go with the 9mm IF you're main use will be target shooting/plinking. but honestly, if you buy a good 357 or 9, you're unlikely to regret it.

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both 357 and 9 are great, but very different.

have you tried both calibers? which type do you prefer? do you like revolvers aor semi pistols better?

in our troubled ammo times, having the option of both 357/38 might be advantageous?

having both a 357 revolver and a 9mm auto, i think i would go with the 9mm IF you're main use will be target shooting/plinking. but honestly, if you buy a good 357 or 9, you're unlikely to regret it.
Thanks, its hard because I enjoyed both a lot
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Could you buy the revolver now and save up for the 9mm?

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Could you buy the revolver now and save up for the 9mm?
Yes, but it'd take a little while
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I would recommend the revolver. I love reloading for the .38/.357 as it is a greatly versitile cartridge. I've pretty much fallen out of love with the 9mm and don't know that I could recommend a S&W below the M&P line of pistols.

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I agree, go for the revolver. Nothing beats a good wheel gun.

Its more versatile, being able to shoot .38 Specials and .357 Magnums. Its more fun, if you ask me, to shoot. If you don't like the way the grips fit your hands, replacement grips are usually pretty cheap. Its usually harder to replace grips on a semi-auto.

.357 Magnum is plenty of power for defensive purposes, if you ask me. Even the .38 Specials are perfectly fine.

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If those are your choices, I'd go with the Windicator. EAA's revolvers don't always have the best reputation, but I am very leery about the ongoing S&W Sigma series, which is all the SD9 is.

For slightly more, you could get a Ruger P95 in 9mm. A very reliable gun but hardly "Hollywood".

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Some folks like chocolate, some like strawberry. Both are good guns. Both have points in their favor. It really comes down to a matter of personal taste. So why not do the taste test thing?

Go find a range that rents handguns, and put a box of ammo thru each. See what floats yer boat. Me? Love my 9's, and love my .357's. How could you ask me which of my children I love the most????

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Should I get a s&w sd9 or eaa windicator 357 for mainly target practice and a little for defense.Another choice I guess could be s&w sd40. Just so you guys know I'm not rich
Seriously? You answered all your questions in your post. Get the 9mm.
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