to the folks who say 9mm would never equal 357

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by G-34, Nov 18, 2012.


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  1. WiskyT

    WiskyT Malcontent

    Yup. All the guys in my club are died-in-the-wool 1911 guys. They all have carry permits. Their gun is always in their range bag. My gun is always on my hip or in my pocket and it aint no 40 ounce steel 45.
     

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  2. SCmasterblaster

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    The heaviest bullet loaded for 9x19 us the 147gr JHP, and the +p loading yields 1000 FPS or so. The 9mm will never equal the famed .357 loading of a 125gr JHP going 1450 FPS.
     

    #62 SCmasterblaster, Nov 25, 2012
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  3. There is a good chance I might reach on my belt to show you a 3" model 65
     
  4. WiskyT

    WiskyT Malcontent

    There have been some 158's in 9mm for suppressed subguns.
     
  5. As much as I like the .357mag and revolvers I have no interest in carrying one all the time. Hiking in the woods or hunting no problem. Carrying all the time I will take the double or more round capacity, lighter weight, more compact, no cylinder bulge pistol. Don't really matter if it is 9mm, .40, .357sig and etc.

    Must move at half the speed of smell.:whistling:
     
    #65 dkf, Nov 25, 2012
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  6. WiskyT

    WiskyT Malcontent

    I don't know what the commercial ammo does, but I loaded some 158LRN to some old Lyman data and got 900fps out of a pistol.
     
  7. SCmasterblaster

    Millennium Member

    Look at me. The only Glock I own (since 1989) has been the G17 9mm.
     
  8. 9mm = Girl's gun


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  9. There have been .357mag semi-autos...

    http://www.gunreports.com/news/news/Coonan-to-introduce-357-Magnum-automatic_3679-1.html
    http://www.coonaninc.com/products.php/pistol/cPath,5/osCsid,a88a171c8e8371d27294544cf8c07fcb
    http://www.magnumresearch.com/Firearms/Magnum-Research-Desert-Eagle-357-Magnum-Black.asp
     
  10. Like this?

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  11. I know there are a few out there. Look what they weigh. A 4.5lb pistol that holds 9 rounds of .357mag is far from ideal for carry. The Coonan isn't much better in the weight aspect and looses a couple rounds. Range only guns in my book.
     
    #72 dkf, Nov 26, 2012
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  12. SCmasterblaster

    Millennium Member

    And it was going way below 1100 FPS. Subsonic, for sure.
     
  13. Poohgyrr

    Poohgyrr trout fear me!

    FYI, Coonan 357 Magnum Autoloader. 5" stainless steel. Also shoots 38 S&W Special. I sold this before Dan resumed production, but it remains one of the most accurate pistols I have ever shot, two handed and standing - using standard full power (for today's standards) ammo. Much much less recoil than a 4" revolver, and quite a bit more velocity.

    A great pistol, and now magazines are available once again.

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    #74 Poohgyrr, Nov 26, 2012
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  14. I hadn't thought of that although I'm well aware that the .357 Magnum revolvers shoot .38 Special.

    But with a .357 Magnum semi-auto pistol that heavy I doubt many owners would choose to download the ammo except for range practice.
     
  15. People just don't learn and always challenging the magnum :)
     

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