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135gr 38+P VS .357 for 340PD

Discussion in 'GATE Self-Defense Forum' started by myanof, Sep 24, 2011.

  1. myanof


    Dec 2, 2005
    Dallas, Texas

    I have read your recommendation many times regarding Speer 135gr+P for the lightweight J Frames, but I am curious as to why you never mention the 357 version. At 1,000 fps vs 860 fps, I have always felt a little more comfortable carrying the .357 in my 340PD. By the way, I am 67 years old and have found very little difference in the recoil in the two loads. I have the advantage of being able to buy the Speer component 135gr bullets so I can reload to factory specs for practice.

    Thanks in advance, and I appreciate the time you take on this forum.
  2. Mas Ayoob

    Mas Ayoob KoolAidAntidote Moderator

    Nov 6, 2005
    myanof, while there's lots of good street feedback on the 135 +P Gold Dot out of the .38 Special, I haven't found a shooting yet with the .357 version. It's hard for me to imagine that it WOULDN'T work well...I'm just old and very cautious and stick with stuff that's been street-proven.