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147gr versus 125gr for carry

Discussion in 'TOP GUNS *357 Sig* Club' started by Beware Owner, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. Beware Owner

    Beware Owner NOT a victim.

    Oct 16, 2007
    I've been carrying 125gr GD's in my G32 and thought about replacing them with 147gr. Who carries the 147gr, and why? Is it softer shooting?
  2. I also carry a G-32 with 125 Gold Dots. That is the bullet weight that the 357 Sig cartridge was designed for and I still think it is about the best choice for it. They hit hard and the recoil is not bad at all. A lot of Police departments use the Gold Dots with proven results.

    Last edited: Feb 16, 2010

  3. AZ Husker

    AZ Husker

    Mar 25, 2003
    The velocity of the 125 grain is what makes it such a success.
  4. G33

    G33 Frisky! Millennium Member CLM

    May 29, 1999
    With G29
    125 for defense.
    147 XTPs for hunting.
  5. I carry Cor Bon 115gr for SD. Then again, that's all that was available for me to buy enough to make sure it functions and have enough left over for 3 mags.
  6. mitchshrader

    mitchshrader Deceased

    Jun 14, 2005
    people like heavier bullets, if they do, because on occasion it's the difference between subsonic and not.. and sometimes there's a greater perceived accuracy, or a bit faster time back on target, either one, depending who'se telling that lie. I'm a heavy-for-caliber guy because they make deep holes and shoot straight, both virtues I admire. Each to their own, cause I don't intend to change because of what you shoot, and don't expect you to change because of what I shoot. Where's the fun in that?
  7. countryrebel


    May 13, 2007
    And I second that.
  8. Beware Owner

    Beware Owner NOT a victim.

    Oct 16, 2007
    Does the weight difference give one or the other a barrier penetration advantage, which is already their forté?
  9. G33

    G33 Frisky! Millennium Member CLM

    May 29, 1999
    With G29
    Light bullets penetrate barriers a bit better.
    Heavy bullets penetrate flesh a bit deeper.

    Nothing to write home about over the difference however.
  10. From what I understand the 357 Sig 124/125 grain bullet weight is that which most closely matched the original .357 magnum 124 grain bullet performance, so that is what I carry in my primary mag, but my second mag is loaded with 147 grain stuff.

    If the event ever did happen that I had to use my weapon in self defense I can't imagine needing more bullets than the twelve I have in my G33. If I needed more though (as an option) I would want something heavier and bonded to punch through whatever the person is hiding behind if they are still presenting themselves as a threat. Just a few scenerios come to mind, but I like to be prepared.