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This is a discussion on .45 vs .357 within the Gun Gallery forums, part of the Firearm Forum category; My wife wants an LCR when she gets her ccw. She'll carry.38's but I will shoot a few .357 through it, just to see how ...


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Old March 15th, 2017, 06:35 AM   #16
 
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My wife wants an LCR when she gets her ccw. She'll carry.38's but I will shoot a few .357 through it, just to see how it handles them.



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Old March 15th, 2017, 07:46 AM   #17
 
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I shot the 38SP LCR. Shooting 38SP in the heavier 357 LCR should be better. I do like the LCR ability to conceal easily.
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Ones like gittin hit with a really fast tri axle, the other is like gittin hit with a tractor trailer.

LOOSE LOOSE.
Don't know about all this getting shot with a 45 or 357. I got shot with a 44 magnum and it really was unpleasant to say the least....
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.45 for me but I don't own a .357... yet.
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For me, a .45 is easier to shoot than a .357 mag. The. 357 might expand, but the .45 will not shrink.
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Have both and would not want to be hit by either, but i will stick with the .357, revolvers are where it is for me, 99.999999+ % of the time when you pull the trigger there is a loud noise.
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Since I own a 1911, but no wheelguns, I will have to fall into the .45acp camp... that said, whichever gun you happen to have on you when the $#!+ hits the fan is gonna have to be the one you use!
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.45 Smith pistol vs. .357 Ruger revolver. Is there any more of a rivalry?
.45ACP v .357 Magnum

Ford v Chevy

Ginger v Mary Ann

Ruger v All the rest

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A .22 will beat either one if that's all you've got.

Whatever you have at that moment is the best one....
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If we're talking about defensive use, I'd have to go with the .45 only because I'd have more capacity and better accuracy and better follow up shots. I know myself and I'm a much better shot with a semi auto than a wheelgun.

But if we're talking aesthetics and the 'feel' of the pistols, gimme the .357 any day. Guess that's why I have many more wheelguns in the safe than semi autos. Loves me a fine revolver!
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Try one of these. A 1911/357Magnum The best of both worlds. Click the link for more info.


Coonan Inc ? .357 Magnum Classic ? Two-Tone

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Give me a 45 always
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For those that want a little less recoil but a lot of bang for your buck... ARX ammo in .357 has some promise for short barrels...ie: LCR, SP101.

357 Magnum ARX®/ 86 Grains ARX®/ 1650 fps /520 ft. lbs.
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