Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by LeftyRed, Jun 17, 2022.
I really like .45 Colt, 9mm, .22 LR in addition to .38 & .357, but if the imagination of some folks and their “what if” scenarios came to pass and I only could have one cartridge, I would still take 2. The .38 Special and the .357 Magnum. They’re both great from one type of handgun, the .357 Magnum revolver. They’re pretty darn cool out of my Marlin 1894CB too.
Sure do like those two Dan Wessons (and the others too) VERY nice
-the SW28 is one of the best shooters out there!
-don’t know why Ruger doesn’t make more 3’ GP100s, too damn nice looking!
-a clean looking SP101 is sexy!
-more barrel on a 357 the better, still don’t know why most modern ones stop at 6-6.5”. It’s started out at a 8 5/8” I do believe. I shot a custom 357 BH with a 7.5” barrel that was just about the best handling BH I ever used. But then a 41 out the the same barrel is my preferred pistol too.
So much 357 porn!
If I'm going to put up with all the noise and recoil, it will be .44 magnum.
While I love my S&W M19, that gun only sees .38 special loads.
My Ruger Blackhawk is an unusual gun. The gun works fine for other people, but, it's the only thing I own that I can't hit anything with.
I gave it to my son since it works well for him.
The only gun I have that I enjoy shooting .357 mag is my Marlin Cowboy
Winner winner, chicken dinner! That’s my favorite handgun on this thread! Beautiful and elegant, they don’t make them like this anymore.
357mag round, you're not looking.
I only have 3 as well. I do plan to remedy that.
My next .357 may be something a little different. I am considering a Chiappa Rhino, but I have others on my list of desires. Pretty much any gun on my list below may be my “next .357 Magnum”. Trouble is I am retiring so my income is going to take a cut so my list may remain just a list, but that’s okay. I am sure I can make do.
S&W model 19-4
S&W 327 Night Guard
My short list: (in no particular order)
S&W 327 TRR8 or M&P R8
S&W 27 or 28
Taurus 608 just because I have never owned a Taurus
I may as well stopped there. I have several more. I find that I pretty much want “one of each.”
Amen to that. My Rossi 92 is a sweet shooting in 357. Love it.
Here's a little more barrel,
my DW sporting an 8". I think they made a 15" too.
My daughter can shoot mild 38 special range ammo through them. They can be loaded with appropriate 38 special ammo for SD. You can shoot high-power 357 loads to enjoy the flash and boom. It's a decent deer cartridge for small deer at close range. My buddy has a lever-action 357 rifle that is impressively accurate. What's not to like?
Some form of 4" 357 was my HD weapon for most of my life.
Taurus Model 689 by Tallball posted Jan 7, 2018 at 1:13 PM
These long-barreled Blackhawks are popular for hunting. I even have a 9mm cylinder for this one. Talk about versatile: 38 special, 357 magnum, and 9mm luger, all in the same handgun.
Ruger Blackhawk 357 Magnum by Tallball posted Jul 30, 2018 at 9:22 AM
Can't argue that.
I have one and it is a great revolver.
Part of my Dan Wesson revolver collection.
My pre-lock 686 with Eagle Heritage conversion grips. The underlug helps soak up muzzle flip, lots of good self-defense, hunting, and target loads available. I sold my model 29 N frame, the K/L frame just fits my hands better.
I happen to like the 357 Magnum cartridge. It has lots of depth in its uses from soft shooting target ammunition to short range, medium animal hunting ammunition.
I prefer mid-sized frame handguns in 357 Magnum. Large frame are fine but I'd rather have them chambered for cartridges with a larger diameter bullet than 38 caliber. Small frames are just too small and light for full power 357 Magnum and even 38 Special +P for my liking.
Only good in a TC, just a gimmick in a revolver.
This man gets it! If you reload, the 357 is a top tier caliber for any not worried about grizzly or brown bears. When I found out I didn’t need to push everything as fast as possible, I really started to enjoy my 357s.
Somewhere in heaven, Major Wesson just smiled……
I still like the round though. It does just about anything I can ask a revolver round to do and doesn’t break the bank doing it. (I kick myself on occasion for not buying a Coonan .357 when they were still being made and sold for $1,200 bucks.)
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