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Old 03-31-2011, 12:34 AM   #11
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I dont get it guys.....

Why in the world would u ever wanna fire off a .357 round in your own home
and tear your walls apart and blind u and blow out your ears. A nice .38 revolver
will MORE than get the job done.

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I dont get it guys.....

Why in the world would u ever wanna fire off a .357 round in your own home
and tear your walls apart and blind u and blow out your ears. A nice .38 revolver
will MORE than get the job done.
Seriously guys; that's what my 12 guage pump is for.


But seriously, Whispering, if you don't like loud pistols, don't get one; find a nice .22 for target shooting and be done with it. If the sound is really a problem for you (hearing issues), you can buy a device to suppress most of the sound and flash (subject to $200 tax stamp and federal approval).
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I dont get it guys.....

Why in the world would u ever wanna fire off a .357 round in your own home
and tear your walls apart and blind u and blow out your ears. A nice .38 revolver
will MORE than get the job done.
To stop a threat. Why shoot twice?
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The .22 - Get a Smith and Wesson model 17 or 617. I have a 10 shot model 17. It is just a fantastic gun. .22's are notoriously finicky when it comes to ammo. Unlike many other .22's, even high quality .22's, the S&W revolvers will eat any ammo you put in them.

I'd go with the other's recommendation about the .357. It is by far the most versatile chambering of any revolver caliber.

And just fyi. There are many on here, not me, who recommend firearms by their experience in law enforcement and combat. They know the very ugly side of man.

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Quoted for absolute truth here. You may feel all safe & secure in your quiet suburb - but the bad guys DO NOT respect any boundaries.


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I dont get it guys.....

Why in the world would u ever wanna fire off a .357 round in your own home
and tear your walls apart and blind u and blow out your ears. A nice .38 revolver
will MORE than get the job done.
Because I'd rather have some ringing in my ears than not remain among the living. Thankfully we all have the choice to use what we wish to. My nightstand gun is a .357 BTW...
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Hum...

So you guys REALLY believe that a .38 revolver will not stop an intruder?? For Instance, the S&W .38 Model 67. You really are expecting
an armoured gang of 5 thugs to be breaking into your home? I mean come on guys. lets be serious here. A .38 Special, loaded with Glasser Ammo Safety Slugs is the more common sense, practical approach, NOT a .357!

Also, I have perfect, great hearing, and I wanna keep it that way!!

You really feel its necessary to have .357 revolver for home defense??

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So you guys REALLY believe that a .38 revolver will not stop an intruder??
You really feel its necessary to have .357 revolver for home defense??
Is it necessary... probably not. Modern bullet design has made lighter calibers much more effective. But I do believe the .357 is a far more versatile chambering than the .38.

Whether I was looking for a revolver for defense or sport, I'd still pick the .357. You then have twice as many choices of what you can load and shoot in the same size package.
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So you guys REALLY believe that a .38 revolver will not stop an intruder??
Not saying there is no difference between the flash & noise of a .38spcl vs. a .357mag round in the same revolver, but have you ever shot a .38spcl indoors? I don't think it would be all that comfortable, either.
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Also, I have perfect, great hearing, and I wanna keep it that way!!
Folks on here a zealots about protecting their hearing. Just start a conversation about shooting .22's in an open field with no chance of echo. I myself fly small aircraft and spend A LOT of money to protect my hearing.

But let's face it, if you are in the unfortunate position of having to discharge a firearm in your house, the only thing that is going to protect your hearing is the adrenaline washing through your body.
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A .38 Special, loaded with Glasser Ammo Safety Slugs, is the more common sense
approach, for inside home defense.

Im my opinion....

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