Thinking about a new Sunby 357 vs 44 spl


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Ghostrider_23
April 10, 2010, 10:58 AM
I am thinking about summer here in sunny South Florida and can't really carry my hand howitzer so I am thinking of getting a 1 7/8" J-frame type revolver. I wanted to know which would give the better protection.

357 magnum

or

44 spl

WHich one would you think would perform better in a J-frame type package?

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FoMoGo
April 10, 2010, 11:31 AM
Well, you cant get a .44 in a J frame.
However... Between the 2 the .44 is much more pleasurable to shoot, and with good ammo VERY effective.
I carry a Taurus 445 .44 special 5 shooter as my pocket gun.


Jim

Guillermo
April 10, 2010, 11:33 AM
we should carry the most gun that we can shoot well

head to the range and shoot both

your performance will determine what is best for you

Radagast
April 10, 2010, 01:46 PM
You are looking at a Charters Arms revolver if you want a small frame .44.

S&W did make a .44 on their medium L frame, the 696 and an airweight model, the 296, but both are discontinued.

In .357 magnum you have a plethora of choices from S&W & Taurus (I'd go S&W).

ChristopherG
April 10, 2010, 02:19 PM
If you want a gun that can be conveniently pocket carried, the difference in size between a J-frame (i.e. an S&W .38/.357) and any available .44 special will prove significant.

ms6852
April 10, 2010, 05:11 PM
I would go with the 357. Cheaper to shoot and practice which makes your more competent. Especially if you use 38's. I have a 44 magnum in a Taurus with a 8" barrel and a burris scope and it is not for the faint at hard. Got it as a gift from my brother. Used it a couple of times to take a doe down at 95 yards. Go 357 more than enough for self defense.

Taurus 617 CCW
April 10, 2010, 05:29 PM
Try this next time you are in the ammo aisle. Take a look at any .357 hollowpoint round and compare it to the CCI blazer .44 special 200 grain gold dot rounds. I felt that there was no comparison when I did that. You also get 50 of them in a box.

snooperman
April 10, 2010, 05:38 PM
because you have a very large variety of ammo that could be used, not to mention 38 special as well. Also, the 357 magnum hot loads impart far more ft/lbs of energy than a 44 special.

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