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Old 11-15-2013, 05:54 PM   #11
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The .45 ACP was developed to basically be a combat caliber. There are those who believe it is the end-all, be-all caliber in this regard.

The .357 Magnum was developed because cops way back when needed more penetration against gangsters' cars and whatnot. In this regard, it performs beautifully in most roles (as txpossum said) and IMO has great numbers for civil work.

What this means is they were essentially developed for the same purpose. They each have their almost cult-like following, and its usually justified if you ask me.

*Shrug*

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I would much rather pistol whip somebody with my GP-100 than with my XD45.

For shooting naked people, the .45acp should be better, but for shooting people in heavy, heavy clothing, the .357 should be more effective, IMO.

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In the urban city, i'd go 357 all the way only because they will shoot through both sides of a dumpster

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In the urban city, i'd go 357 all the way only because they will shoot through both sides of a dumpster
So you do hate bears!
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So you do hate bears!
Absolutely I do. I've always luved the Philadelphia Eagles waaaay more that the Bears.


Gooooooo Eagles
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The .357 Magnum was and is the standard by which all others are judged. Its one shot stopping record is unparalled. Simple, versitile, powerful, the .357 does it all well.

The .45 ACP has its loyal followers, with good reason. Unarmored, two legged vermin are prime candidates for intervention with the .45. As stated, heavy clothing and other intermediate barriers will challenge the .45 to some degree. The higher sectional density of the .358 158 gr bullet gives it much more penetration potential.

The .357 Magnum is only challenged in self-loading pistols by high end 10mm loads.

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Absolutely I do. I've always luved the Philadelphia Eagles waaaay more that the Bears.


Gooooooo Eagles
Not the Eagles. Your cool points just went down in my book.

It's alright though, you can give me some crap back. I've been a Cowboys fan since Landry was the coach and Staubach was the quarterback. Been a rough few years.
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Anna - I've been an Iggles fan since 1974, when my man, Roman Gabriel was traded to the PHL Iggles from my beloved L.A. Rams, and I've been a tortured soul ever since!

Now to the OP, I used to have handguns in .22lr, .22wmr, .380acp., 9mm, .357 mag & .45 acp. before the horrific house fire that consumed all of my firearms.

If it came down to TSHTF, I would have chosen my S&W mod. 19 over every other platform & caliber!

It was the 1st handgun caliber I ever owned and may be the last if I'm blessed to ever own another handgun.

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I actually own a 357 and a 45. The 45 was my first pistol. Ps i own only steel frame guns. Like everyone else is saying it all depends on purpose type of ammo length of barrel etc. If all else fails and you still can't decide get one at a time or save up and get both.

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The model 19-6 is my 357. I know what your saying. Its a bad ass revolver. Although I have heard a lot of hear say about a forcing cone issue when using lower than 158gr lead loads in both 38 and 357. I have shot 130gr fmj 38 loads with no problems though I see some wear on it. It was used when I got it so I dunno what its been through other than being a texas highway patrolman's sidearm. Reguardless I have a 2nd barrel on standby

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