For Home Defense, do you load .38, .38+P, or .357 Magnum in your 357?
For Home Defense, do you load .38, .38+P, or .357 Magnum in your .357?
I've always loaded 125 Grain .357 Magnum SJHP, because I thought, "why load up with a less effective cartridge, when you don't have to".
But I read something the other day, that has caused me to take a step back and reconsider.
Someone said that a .357 discharged indoors without hearing protection would cause permanent hearing loss, and also that the muzzle flash of a .357 indoors at night may temporarily blind you in the dark, until your eyes readjust to the darkness.
Permanent hearing damage, plus not being able to do a quick follow up shot.............that would be totally undesirable.
Maybe .38 or .38+P would be better "indoors"????????????????????????????
Air Force Shooter said it all,,,
Truer words were never spoken.
. 38 Wad Cutters.
At 5 feet they'll do the job.
There's no way you want to fire off a magnum of any kind in a closed room.
The .38 wadcutter rounds at bedroom distances are devastating,,,
I shot a huge feral dog at about 8 feet with two wadcutters,,,
The wounds bled like crazy and he was down instantly.
I trust 'em.