.38 in .357 semi auto

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by zackthatsit, Mar 30, 2013.

  1. zackthatsit

    zackthatsit New Member

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    Can you put a .38 special in a .357 SEMI AUTO pistol. I know you can with revolvers but will it work the same with a semi auto
     
  2. Bob Wright

    Bob Wright Member

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    I don't know of which pistol you speak. Is it a true .357 Magnum chambering?

    If its the little .357 SIG, no way. The cartridges are two different critters.

    Bob Wright
     

  3. lbwar15

    lbwar15 New Member

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    Even if it was .357 mag you would run into problems. I would not advise doing that.
     
  4. Jagermeister

    Jagermeister New Member

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    Do you mean for a Desert Eagle? If so, no. The .38 will not sit right in the mag nor chamber. Very dangerous thing to attempt.
     
  5. bluez

    bluez Well-Known Member

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    Also even if you got it to seat it would short cycle the desert eagle as it sometimes even short cycles with 357 Mag that is on the softer range of loading.

    I don't know if anyone has ever tried it ina Coonan ( and why risk such an expensive instrument?)
     
  6. Cattledog

    Cattledog New Member

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    all of the above....and no