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Old 11-26-2012, 04:54 PM   #31
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There are currently 5 .357 magnums onwned by members of my family. Dad and I co-own a Ruger GP100, a Magnum Research Desert Eagle, and a Ruger Vaquero (on both permits). My uncle has a Dan Wesson model 15.2, and my grandfather has his old sevice pistol that he carried for 22 years as a NYS Trooper, a Colt Python. The only one that has never fired .38 Special is the eagle. Dad and I are not sure if it would cycle.

When Grandad bought his python in the '50s, NY had just phased out the .45 revolvers, and gone to .38s. He bought the pistol because of the fact that it would fire both rounds, meaning he would still be able to use it to qualify at the range, and the state would pay for the ammo. While on patrol he would carry it loaded with the magnums for the extra stopping power (an encounter with a perp on speed changed his mind as to the stopping power of the .38 special). He has fired countless .38 and .357 rounds through it ovr the years. The only advice he gave the next 2 generations regarding firing .38 in a .357, Make sure you give it a good thorough cleaning afterwards. Especially the cylender. We all have follwed his advice, and half of the rounds for these pistols is .38 Special. I dont think any one of us could give an acurate round count for any of them. I know for a fact that I can't count that high.

OP. I would go for the .357. That way you can work your way up to magnum loads, or stay with the .38s. The . 357 will give you more options when it comes to loads. Just my 0.02, YMMV.
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Old 11-29-2012, 05:46 PM   #32
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Originally Posted by orangello View Post
I have the Ruger GP100 in 357/38 and LOVE it. It could be a handy sidearm for woodsy stuff and is the best plinker EVAR with the .38 target rounds. I like both.
I second the GP100.... Love it!
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:47 AM   #33
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I have a Gp100 and I have only had it for a little over a year and ive fired alot rounds through it and never had a problem with it. I shoot .38's and .357 with no worries. Just like everyone has said make sure you clean the cylinder really good and you wont have a problem. I have these patches I got at my lgs that are specifically for stainless and they work wonders. I dont remember what they are called im sure someone will buzz in soon. But it comes in a big sheet and it feels almost like really thin leather and works amazing on stainless steel. It CAN NOT be used on a blued gun because it will take the finish right off. If no one post about the product im talking about I will post it in the morning, im at work right now.
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I have a 6 inch 357 for the range/woods/nightstand and shoot both 38 and 357. I bought an airweight 38 for carry. I have no desire to shoot 357 out of a 16 oz snubby and saved money by not buying in 357. I also have a marlin 1894c in 357/38. I have buckets of 38+p handloads that get shot the vast majority of the time in all 3 guns.
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[QUOTE=canebrake;1021830]" .357 hurts my ears" ORLY? Put your "big girl panties" on and start shooting real firearms! Or continue as a paperboy on a girl's bicycle!

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Old 12-03-2012, 12:53 AM   #36
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The first pistol I bought for myself was a 44 mag. I can't blame the ringing in my ears on guns. Chainsaws, loud music, loud motorcycles, loud equipment have all taken their toll. I could draw a card and it would be just as accurate as a doctors diagnosis.
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