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baccusboyParticipantMay 7, 2012 at 2:04 pmPost count: 404baccusboyParticipantMay 7, 2012 at 1:57 pmPost count: 404
According to these tests, the Judge lacks in penetration overall using various shotshell rounds. I would load-up with .45LC if you’re serious about using it as a home defense gun.
I suggest you guys enjoy perusing these tests from Box O Truth:baccusboyParticipantMay 5, 2012 at 1:54 pmPost count: 404
What’s your carry load in .357 sig? I was pretty impressed by TNoutdoors9 and his tests on the different sig rounds. The one that impressed me most was actually the least expensive — Golden Sabre bonded. And you can get them from http://www.sgammo.com for under $30 a box of 50.baccusboyParticipantMay 5, 2012 at 1:11 amPost count: 404
I wouldn’t purchase a .357 sig for self-defense because I value my hearing. Same with a full .357 Magnum. You touch one of those off indoors with no hearing protection in a self-defense situation, and your ears will likely be damaged for life. When other calibers will get it done without such serious potential damage to your hearing (if firing just a few rounds), then I’ll go with the others. A .45 ACP averages about 157db. A .357 Magnum is about 164db. The amount of sound energy is doubled every 3db, so the sound energy from a .357 magnum is well more than quadruple that of a .45 ACP.
It’s one of the reasons why I feel the .357 sig was a terrible choice for air marshalls (sound pressure levels are approaching that of a .357 magnum). Fire just one in a plane and they’ll damage the hearing of most people in flight. It’s a mass lawsuit waiting to happen.
The .357 Sig is an excellent round for highway patrol work, but not something I’d use for self-defense.
Remember, the damage caused by one shot from a .357 magnum pistol, which can expose a shooter to 165 dB for 2msec, is equivalent to over 40 hours in a noisy workplace.baccusboyParticipantApril 29, 2012 at 2:29 pmPost count: 404
I might have gone that route, but when I was itching to buy, the wait was just too long. I ended up spending a lot more on a S&W 1911SC Bobtail which will be sitting at my FFL for a while until I can get back into town. It will be my first 1911, so I hope I like it! I just got my new Milt Sparks VM-2 in. It was a long 6 month wait, but didn’t matter much because i’ve been away.