Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by JediKnight, Dec 2, 2011.
Regarding the critical defense, I had a bad lot of 110gr .38 +p which was replaced by hornady (multiple strikes to set them off). I also had some 125gr .357 CD, and that lot worked just fine, nice moderate .357 round.
Any of the premium SD rounds should fit your bill, I just happen to really like this load in my gun. With the 3 1/16" bbl, you'll be better able to take advantage of 125 grain loads than I can with my 2.25" bbl.
has quick access to hearing protection. Most encounters occur during
low/no light, think about muzzle flash.
I do not generally use .38 specials in my .357 mags., except for practice. It's a .357 mag. That's why I have it.
What does your wife want?
You should buy a wide variety of ammunition and let her try them all. Review the pros and cons of each and then settle on a practice load and a defensive load. Buy in bulk and make sure to take her to the range every month.
XTP's also get the job done well.
"When seconds count, the police are only minutes away"
But let her try first.
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