I have always used a 357 for home defense. However, I now live in an apartment and wonder if this is too much gun, as it could penetrate walls and endanger others. Would fragmentation loads be better and are they adequate for personal defense, and if so at what range do they become ineffective? I've no experience with them, so input is greatly appreciated.
Another consideration is you can always step down a bit to .38+p or even standard .38's... also, the .357 Magnum is an "ear-splitting" bright-flashing round for close-quarters indoors... some think it's maybe too much... so you're not alone in your concerns.
"If the Earth were made of gold, I guess men would kill for a handful of dirt." - Gary Cooper's last line in the movie THE GARDEN OF EVIL
the .357 Magnum is an "ear-splitting" bright-flashing round for close-quarters indoors...
for me personally if my life or my families lives were in danger i wont care how bad the ol' ears would be ring or how bright the flash was. you gotta do what you gotta do. thats "my" personal opinion though.