357 revolver carry options

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357 revolver carry options

Postby cmgee67 » Sat Sep 23, 2017 4:54 pm

Got a buddy who asked what are some good carry options in 357 magnum. Me being new to to relvolvers I didn't know what to tell him but I knew you guys could help out. What do y'all recommend? He said hammer or hammerless it doesn't matter. I mentioned the Ruger lcrx but that's about all I know of
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Re: 357 revolver carry options

Postby bigtek » Sat Sep 23, 2017 5:18 pm

If he wants to carry IWB, he should look at the Ruger SP-101. It's compact but all steel so it's not great for pocket carry but it's much more comfortable to shoot than the lightweight snubbies. If he wants to carry for OWB, any big name 3-4" DA six shooter will do the job and the right choice depends on personal preference more than anything else.
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Re: 357 revolver carry options

Postby cmgee67 » Sat Sep 23, 2017 5:22 pm

He said he's only gonna carry 38s in it but wants the option of a 357. I wouldn't think in such a short barrel that the 357 ballistic ally would make much of a difference than a plus P 38
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Re: 357 revolver carry options

Postby parabelum » Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:04 pm

I'd prefer hamerless in 327 mag.
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Re: 357 revolver carry options

Postby skeathley » Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:02 pm

I have a Rossi all-steel snub-nose, and have shot both .357 and .38 +P. The difference is very slight.

Carrying IWB is difficult, because of the thickness of the guns, unless you go with one of the 5-shot models. A 5-shot .38 that will handle +P is a good choice, but if the gun is too light, it will be punishing to shoot.

However, if you are determined, you can carry a steel .357 and make it work.
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Re: 357 revolver carry options

Postby Lena » Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:10 pm

I carried a 4" 19 for years on duty, they issued a 2-1/2" 66 which I loved and still have as a gift, I never had any problems with either, all we were allowed were Colt S&W or Ruger.
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Re: 357 revolver carry options

Postby Bruin98 » Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:30 pm

I carry the lcr. Most of the time it's in my pocket. If I'm wearing swear pants I carry iwb with a sticky holster. No issues yet.

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Re: 357 revolver carry options

Postby cheezit » Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:29 pm

S&W 28-2 in 3.5" barrel length would be my number 1 choice in .357 for a carry gun.

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Re: 357 revolver carry options

Postby JustSomeOldGuy » Sat Sep 23, 2017 10:20 pm

bigtek wrote:If he wants to carry IWB, he should look at the Ruger SP-101. It's compact but all steel so it's not great for pocket carry but it's much more comfortable to shoot than the lightweight snubbies. If he wants to carry for OWB, any big name 3-4" DA six shooter will do the job and the right choice depends on personal preference more than anything else.

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SP101 will make the .38+p and .357 125gr comfortable to shoot, the stock trigger on mine indexes almost as well as my S&W x86's, and the 101 uses the j-frame HKS speed loaders (HKS Model 36?).

Ditto the above if he wants to carry a larger revolver. Carry whatever he likes; the trick will be finding a holster that meets his preferences.
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Re: 357 revolver carry options

Postby cmgee67 » Sat Sep 23, 2017 10:29 pm

Thanks all. I will be forwarding him this thread!
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Re: 357 revolver carry options

Postby J.R.@A&M » Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:08 am

I like steel and don't mind slightly beefier sized five shot snubs like the SP101 (carried in shoulder, ankle, and belly band holsters). The recoil using Speer Gold Dot 135 gr. "short barrel" ammo for .357 magnum is very manageable.
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Re: 357 revolver carry options

Postby kg5ie » Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:25 pm

Look at Ruger LCR in .357.
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Re: 357 revolver carry options

Postby nimravus01 » Sun Sep 24, 2017 2:54 pm

I have a Chiappa Rhino (5" version), but, they make a snubby too. It handles .357 like a champ and is easier on the recoil than my S&W of similar size. It's also a little thinner on the sides thanks to the cylinder being flat on the sides.


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Re: 357 revolver carry options

Postby GreenMan0352 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:23 am

There are plenty of options but my favorite out of all my carry revolvers would have to be my Kimber K6S and they now make a 3" barrel if he wanted better ballistics. Also another member mentioned the Chiappa Rhino although I do not have a snub nosed either the 6" barrel is a sweet shooter! So I would for sure also tell your friend to check out the rhino.

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Re: 357 revolver carry options

Postby karder » Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:53 am

I am still trying to get my hands on a Kimber 6. I've heard great things and that 3 inch barrel would be perfect. Plus, they're darn pretty too.
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