Who uses 357 Magnum as their primary weapon?

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by kcolg, May 25, 2009.

  1. kcolg

    kcolg New Member

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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...
     
  2. 1861

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    I usually carry a 4 " .357 mag with a kel tec pf 9 as a BUG .
     

  3. ScottG

    ScottG New Member

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    My .357 is a closet gun. You'll never see it until it's too late....

    No fumblin', no bumblin' in the dark, just point and shoot.
     
  4. JoshX3Magazine

    JoshX3Magazine New Member

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    Right here!

    I keep my Taurus Model 65, matte stainless, 4 inch barrel with Hogue grip loaded with Golden Sabres on the nightstand. Like has already been said, no fumbling, no bumbling, if I wake up in the middle of the night and the zombies are inside the wire, the first few through the door are gonna HATE it.

    Plus, as an added bonus, my girl (who HAS shot before but isn't a regular shooter) can just pick it up and pull the trigger to make "bang" happen if I'm not around and it hits the fan.
     

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  5. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    My GP160 is my walkin' in the woods gun. :cool:

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  6. KBlue

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    I regularly carry a smith model 60. whether it's my primary or a backup depends on the season.
     
  7. CA357

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    Oh yeah, I forgot, a S&W Model 60 is my wife's bedside handgun. It's loaded with Federal JHP .38's.

    The GP160 is my bedside gun as well as a woods gun. ;)
     
  8. UnderFire

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    I have owned a S&W 357 Mag. model 581 since 1987.
    Wouldn't sell for anything. I use it for home defense
    and when I'm hunting just in case of the unforeseen.

    Wouldn't mind buying another .357Mag...
    maybe a lite weight compact model, but the funds don't allow. :(
     
  9. Franciscomv

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    My main defense handgun is a .357 S&W 686 (4" barrel). I love it, I can fire it accuratly and quickly, I trust it.
     
  10. Mark F

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    I don't always "carry" my .357 Magnum, but it's ALWAYS next to me when I'm in my house. Especially when I'm working in my home office. I wouldn't ever give up my Colt King Cobra for anything. I also have several S&W 629's near by too.
     

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  11. user4

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    Hey Mark, would you be willing to sell that King Cobra?
     
  12. Bob Wright

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    The Model 19 at the bottom is my "American Express" gun, Never Leave Home Without it.

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    And, in its Don Hume holster:


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    Bob Wright
     
  13. keymastr5912

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    S&W model 66 21/2 inch. owned it for over 25 yrs. :)
     
  14. KBlue

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    once again, i cannot stop drooling over this revolver.
     
  15. masterPsmith

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    Although I prefer to carry my 1911, I also carry this Mod. 66 2 1/2" which I built back in around 1979. It started life as a 4". I shortened the barrel, gave it a custom target crown and milled a front sight for it. The finish is matt and polished stainless. Action is one of the slickest around and it will print 1" groups at 25 yards all day.
     

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  16. RL357Mag

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    My .357 is my primary winter carry gun. Summer time carry is a Walther PPK/S (more concealable)
     
  17. Mark F

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    Possibly... PM me.
     
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  18. UnderFire

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    My .357Mag

    Thought this a good place to post a pic of my S&W.357mag.
    I posted a thread earlier on this topic (pg.1) of how I use my
    .357Mag. it's mostly a woods gun, but I do have it available
    for home defense.
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  19. Kishido

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    Love my Ruger SP101, but since ammo is scarce I've had to buy a Brazilian make of rounds. Magteck using steel instead of brass. My reloading buddy tells me that they are so hard on the dies as to be unusable. So, it's target ammo at best.
     
  20. bigsky

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    highway patrol model 28

    I keep the .357 highway patrolman model 28 S&W 6 inch barrel with Hogue monogrips and old school black talons for ammo. S&W Performance Center gave it a action tune-up and fixed the timing........now, flawless!