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    I have a S&W 586 and have shot .357 Magnum out of it on only two range trips. .38 Special is really more than enough for target practice, and if for some reason I had to load it for self-defense, I'd go with .38 Special +P at most.

    Though this is purely a target pistol for me, which really makes anything more than .38 ridiculous to shoot. Now if I could just get my hands on some cowboy loads....

    •  I have a .357, a .45 and a 9mm (3+ / 0-)
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      andalusi, duhban, BlackSheep1

      but I would prefer the .38 just as a recoil issue and an ability to actually hit the target.  Since I don't have a great deal of use of my left arm, the autos are out of the question for me, which means i have to have a sidewheeler.

      The .357 is too heavy to shoot reliably one handed just because of its weight, not to mention recoil.  The .38 has the stopping power to make it an effective defense weapon while being light enough to fire one handed but without excess recoil you might expect in a lighter gun.  

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