.357 Magnum vs .44 Magnum

Discussion in 'Shooting - Reloading Forum' started by Luigi Daniele, May 24, 2018.

.44 or .357?

  1. .357

    47 vote(s)
    71.2%
  2. .44

    19 vote(s)
    28.8%
  1. Luigi Daniele

    Luigi Daniele Elite Refuge Member

    Messages:
    4,861
    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2007
    Location:
    NorCal: watching the specks and sprig work
    Only failure was .357. Looks like shooter error, though.
     
  2. boodog

    boodog Senior Refuge Member

    Messages:
    834
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2009
    Location:
    e-burg, wa.
    What's your intended use? I own both a ,357 and .44 magnum revolver-never shoot them b/c it's not a lot of fun-also had a .45 winmag that I sold after I left Alaska-also not a lot of fun to shoot-maybe I'm just getting old.The pistols I use are a shield 9mm as EDC and a .22 S&W M&P22- I shoot the .22 most often b/c it replicates the feel and size of the shield. Use a .45 Colt Commander as in house weapon, but don't shoot that much either.
     
  3. Luigi Daniele

    Luigi Daniele Elite Refuge Member

    Messages:
    4,861
    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2007
    Location:
    NorCal: watching the specks and sprig work
    Self defense :)
     
  4. CA Birdman

    CA Birdman Elite Refuge Member

    Messages:
    9,735
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2001
    Location:
    Elk Grove, CA
    If size and weight wasn't an issue for bear protection, 12 gauge with slugs would be my first choice. I have a 12 ga BPS pump, 21" barrel. I love shooting hogs with it, just rolls them. That is what I keep in truck and take out when cleaning elk. A few live in the Valley we hunt and come running when shots are fired.
     
    Luigi Daniele likes this.
  5. boodog

    boodog Senior Refuge Member

    Messages:
    834
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2009
    Location:
    e-burg, wa.
    Bad guys or animals?
     
  6. Luigi Daniele

    Luigi Daniele Elite Refuge Member

    Messages:
    4,861
    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2007
    Location:
    NorCal: watching the specks and sprig work
    Sorry. Bad guys. Animals secondarily.
     
  7. boodog

    boodog Senior Refuge Member

    Messages:
    834
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2009
    Location:
    e-burg, wa.
    If you don't intend to carry concealed, the .357 would be my choice for California as an all around weapon in that the chances of running into a grizzly there is close to nil-and, as some of said above, you can target practice w/ .38 ammo. Good luck on your quest.
     
    Luigi Daniele likes this.
  8. Luigi Daniele

    Luigi Daniele Elite Refuge Member

    Messages:
    4,861
    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2007
    Location:
    NorCal: watching the specks and sprig work
    Thank you :)
     
  9. J.Bennett

    J.Bennett Elite Refuge Member

    Messages:
    7,109
    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2008
    Location:
    Acampo, California
    I'm telling you, if concealment is not an issue, the Kel Tec KSG 12 gauge is the way to go. Total length of 26", holds 14 + 1, not to mention the "bad guy crapping his pants factor" when you pull it up from behind the counter. I would recommend getting a "hand stop" for the foregrip though (to keep your hand from sliding off and ending up in front of the muzzle).
     
    Luigi Daniele likes this.
  10. newduk

    newduk Elite Refuge Member

    Messages:
    1,173
    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2006
    Location:
    North AL
    I carried a mod. 19 S&W 357 when I was a patrolman. Also had a 66. I loved that gun. Sold it for about twice what I paid for it. Still regret doin that, all these yrs later.
     
    Damian Wiening and Luigi Daniele like this.

Share This Page