I would never want to rely on a boutique ammo manuf for my carry rounds, That is just me, but if it doesn't come from one of the majors, I am likely not going there. So yes, there are a few +P or +P + loads that are close to 357sig, but they are not cheap compared to 357sig, often cost more. Round count, depends. In Kommifornia, I get 10+1, regardless fo caliber, so round count is pretty moot. I would go 357sig over 9mm in the same platforms. I like the 357sig, shoot it as well as 9mm+P+ so I'll take the extra 75-100fps. In smaller compact or subcompact, I choose the 9mm in a +P laoding. Cost of ammo doesn;t matter to me as I relaod all my practice stuff & 357sig loads for the same cost as 9mm+P.
"Given adequate penetration, a larger diameter bullet will have an edge in wounding effectiveness. It will damage a blood vessel the smaller projectile barely misses. The larger permanent cavity may lead to faster blood loss. Although such an edge clearly exists, its significance cannot be quantified".
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