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Old 12-18-2010, 12:09 PM   #11
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+1 on the 357 mag.find a redhawk in 357 mag and go mild to wild.
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+1 on the .357 mag. It is supposed to be the perfect balance between power and controlability. There are more powerful revolvers. But that quick follow up shot is considerably more dificult.

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Ditto, ditto, and ditto.

The .357 the most versatile chambering bar none.

Yup...can't go wrong with a .357. Seems like every time I get another revolver it's a .357.
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Ditto on .357 and I agree with all these previous posts and for first-time carriers or slighter individuals there's nothing wrong with 38 sp., considering both rounds will kill the threats you are most likely to encounter in civilian land.

Many shooters may not agree with me but to me skill and coolness under fire acquired through training and constant repetition, and shot placement are more important than caliber. Learning to channel your adrenaline to make it work for you rather than against you. No bullet does you any good if you can't hit the target when the juices are flowing.

And a gun you are comfortable with and love to shoot gives you an edge.

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I own, love and shoot many revolvers (of only the Smith or Ruger type), but the ones that see the most time out of the safe and I make sure I'm most proficient with are my 2"-4"

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2 1/2 Barrel, (half the energy goes out the cylinder during discharge) a six inch .38 revolver is a very effective defense weapon when loaded with + P ammo - also comfortable to shoot.

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Comfortable to shoot and harnessing every ounce of muzzle energy is great and all, but being practical and carrying something of a reasonable size is what most of us are after here, unless we're just punching paper. . .

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Thanks for the advice. I really appreciate it. Sounds like I'll be going with .357 when I buy a revolver!

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+1 on .357 Magnum,it is the gold standard of stopping power and as you are learning it can shoot .38's too which .38's aren't too terribly more expensive than 9mm's.Now for gun choice,if you want a smooth shooting revolver that is just more refined,get a S&W,if you want a real rugged gun that can easily handle hotter hunting.357 magnum loads that can be 33% more powerful than a standard .357 load,get the Ruger GP100.Another good caliber for revolvers is .44 magnum because you can also shoot .44 special ammo in it too,but even .44 special ammo is more expensive than .357 mags.

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.38+p and .357 magnum are pretty much the all-around agreed on standard.I carried a .500 s&w before i got my 1911s,but i dont reccomend it.I was stupider back then.

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