home defense ammo

Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by Slimslam, Oct 26, 2003.

  1. Slimslam

    Slimslam New Member

    Dec 26, 2002
    SE Michigan
    What should I keep at the homestead as "self defense ammo" for a .357 revolver? Thanks
  2. Xracer

    Xracer *TFF Admin Staff Mediator*

    Probably Federal Hydrashoks are as good as anything......but, be aware that a .357 is a highly penetrating round and may go thru walls and injure innocent parties.

    You might be better off with a shotgun for home defense.

  3. FN_Project90

    FN_Project90 New Member

    Jun 5, 2003
    Atlanta, GA, USA
    buck shot penetrates really well too...
  4. Taurus_9mm

    Taurus_9mm New Member

    00 buck from a .12 gauge would be my first choice. :)

    For my handguns though, I'm currently using Gold Dots. I am interested in getting some Buffalo Bore 125 gr. JHC though.

    125 gr. JHC @ 1700 fps for 802 ft lbs

    The test revolver was a Ruger GP-100 with the 6" barrel.
  5. thunderstruck507

    thunderstruck507 New Member

    Jan 12, 2006
    i bought some double tap

    125gr. goldot @1600 fps with ruger 4" gp100
  6. DWARREN123

    DWARREN123 New Member

    Aug 23, 2003
    For .357 mag I like 158gr or heavier. No hot loads, just plain old hollow points.
  7. thunderstruck507

    thunderstruck507 New Member

    Jan 12, 2006
    i had read that the 125gr are more likely to transfer their energy within the target as opposed the 158s

    is there any truth in this?
  8. Ursus

    Ursus Active Member

    What about Glasers or Mag-Safes? Are they still around?
  9. mark8252

    mark8252 Member

    Jan 6, 2007
    State of Colorado
    38 hollow points is what i have in my 357 mag..
    Better to not kill family and neighbors.....yet plent effective on the bad guy.

    :) :) :) :)
  10. Pat Hurley

    Pat Hurley Former Guest

    Sep 30, 2006
    Naples, Florida
    How about trying .357 ammo? Sorry, I couldn't help myself. ;)

    Try Corbon Powr'Ball in .357. It rocks!
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