as i was researching effective pistol calibers and the old .357 125grn comes up as high on the one shot stops. years ago when these statistics were gathered many of those rounds would fragment on impact cause most used .38 special bullets at magnum velocities. with all the bonded bullets and good penetrating rounds we have nowadays i wonder if anything is lost in effectiveness over the older bullets that would frag at high impact speeds. for my 357sig rounds i use Gold Dot .125 grn LE and out of my 32 barrel i get 380+fps. i am thinking i might be better served with the first 2or 3 rounds to be someting like the cor bon 125grn at 1425fps. i think they still use sierra bullets and they would probably frag. any thoughts? Wanna kill these ads? We can help!