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Who uses 357 Magnum as their primary weapon?

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Old 06-05-2009, 12:13 AM   #21
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It seems to be most of the time 9mm vs 40 vs 45...what happened with good old 357 Magnum..Wondering who here still relies on it as their primary carry/house gun...somehow I'm growing a soft spot for my Ruger GP100 3' with magnum loads as my house/car handgun even though I own 9mm and 40 pistols...
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I normally carry the S&W M&P 40, but will carry the 650 as back-up. I like the .40 round - very manageable kick, good knock-down power, plenty of ammo around since it's not one of the preferred calibers. I used to carry the Glock 23, but got the M&P 40 as I was never quite comfortable with the Glock trigger safety as the only safety.
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Old 06-18-2009, 03:09 AM   #22
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Well usually ill carry my Colt Combat Commander as a primary and a .357 sp101 loaded with +p hps as a back up. But often ill carry my Gp-100 as a primary and use either my sp101 or my bersa .380 as my back up. In colder weather i like having my GP100 in a shoulder holster. Its nice... It usually doubles as my House gun also.
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Old 06-19-2009, 07:41 PM   #23
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I alternate between a 44 Spl. and a .357. The Taurus 605 is the bedside weapon, so I gues that's primary now. Wife prefers it - well, actually she prefers my Blackhawk .357.
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Old 03-19-2010, 12:15 PM   #24
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My wife's bedside gun is a Model 60. It's loaded with .38+P's right now but I'm loading hornady XTP .357's for it. I keep a 4006 on my side of the bed.
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I have often carried a 357 and used it as a house gun as well. Since my wife has taken ownership of my SP101 I keep it loaded with 38 +p's and keep a 45 by my bed.
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My S&W 627 Perf Center is my bedroom gun--8 rounds of .357 and a silky smooth trigger that rivals my Python.

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Old 03-19-2010, 09:01 PM   #27
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My GP100 is my primary gun. You can have your 9mm, 40 or 45 ACP....but I'll take my .357 all day.

I'm not a big semi-auto fan....less is more for me. I am however looking to add a an SP101 to the Ruger family for more of a daily carry.
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I have two guns in my bedroom all the time. One of them is an EAA 2 inch 357 Mag. It's a heavy gun. My wife can handle the recoil fine because its not a lightweight.
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I used to have a Rossi snub loaded with .357's in my closet until I traded it along with another gun for the 9mm I own now.
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Default S&W Model 681 does well.

My 681 is my always outdoor-woods carry piece. Sometimes carry during normal routine around town, with proper cover over. It's simple, always works, and with fixed sights, it is snag less with any covering.
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