posted on Oct, 6 2011 @ 11:49 AM
When it comes to plug and play... point and click...easiest to use firearm for self defence... it doesn't get any easier than the good ole fashioned
The LeMat Revolver, an unusual revolver from the American Civil War era with 9 revolving chambers firing bullets and a center shotgun barrel
firing lead shot.
I get a lot of people ask me for advice about a home defence gun... My first question is always... Have you had any training... no... do you have the
time and money to get training... not really... well then you need a revolver...
My Dan Wesson Large frame in 44 mag
My usual advice is to buy a .357.... Chrome or stainless... the reasons are many... not only will it shoot the reigning king of one shot stop
bullets... the 125 grain semi jacketed hollow points... but it also gives you the entire range of .38's special +p ++p and as it was built for the
.357 ... both the frame and crane can safely handle the higher pressures
Chrome Colt Python 357 2inch barrel
ease of use it the big factor... just point and pull the trigger...
No magazines to load... no slide to rack...no safety to flick off... and you can still add goodies if you want too...
The Smith & Wesson's Performance Center is producing the Model 327 TRR8. The “TRR” stands for “Tactical Rail Revolver”, and the “8”
refers to the capacity
While other calibers are available... I recommend the .357 because not only is it a good self defence round it is also capable of taking deer sized
game... not only are their hundreds of factory loaded rounds for this gun .357 shooter have a plethora of hand-loading options too...
Since so many varying factors apply to make the results of hand-loading good, indifferent, or disastrous, neither Shooting Times nor I can be
responsible for results obtained by the reader. I can only say that these loads have been safe and useful in my guns.
.357 Light Loads
Bullet (Grs.) (Type) Velocity (fps)
Lyman 158-gr 358156 5.3 Unique 900
Lyman 150-gr 357446 hp 5.0 5066 950
Lyman 170-gr 358429 3.5 Bullseye 850
150-gr. swaged half jacket 5.0 Unique 900
.357 Medium Loads
Bullet (Grs.) (Type) Velocity(fps)
Lyman 158-gr 358156 13.5 2400 1200
Lyman 150-gr. 358156 HP 13.5 2400 1250
Lyman 150-gr 358156 HP 7.0 Unique 1250
Lyman 170-gr 358429 6.0 Unique 1150
Lyman 158-gr 357466 5.0 Red Dot 1000
Lyman 158-gr 357466 12.0 4759 1250
150-gr swaged half jacket 7.5 Unique 1300
.357 Heavy Loads
Bullet (Grs.) (Type) Velocity(fps)
Lyman 150-gr 358156 HP 15.5 2400 1500
Lyman 158-gr 358156 15.0 2400 1450
Lyman 150-gr 358156 HP 15.0 4227 1400
Lyman 158-gr 158156 8.0 Unique 1400
Lyman 150-gr 358156 HP 14.0 Sharpshooter 1600
Lyman 158-gr 357466 14.5 2400 1450
Lyman 170-gr 358429 14.5 2400 1400
Lyman 170-gr 358429 13.5 H2400 1350
150-gr swaged half jacket 14.5 2400 1400
Currently there are 70 new Modles of
.357 Magnum Revolvers
made today...from the Ruger GP-100 Double Action Revolver... to the Uberti 1873
for a novice you want a double action revolver... what that means is when you pull the trigger the gun goes boom...
a single action means you have pull back the trigger with your thumb to shoot...just like the old cowbows did in the old western movies... might be
cool to play cowboy... but to "Keep it simple" you want a double action
custom engraved Colt SAA
While it might be cool to own an auto loader... the simple fact is... if you don't have the time and money to receive professional training in its use
and practice practice practice... your much better off with a good old fashioned revolver... and no one ever said a revolver cant be cool
Smith & Wesson's Model 460XVR™ has the highest muzzle velocity of any production revolver on earth. The Model 460XVR™ is so revolutionary
that it required an entirely new designation...XVR, X-treme Velocity Revolver
edit on 6-10-2011 by GrandpaDave because: (no reason given)
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