.40 S&W Revolvers. Performance vs .357

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by Frankenrifle, May 21, 2013.

  1. Frankenrifle

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    My wife is getting rid of her .357 and mine is languishing in the safe. We carry .40 semi-autos daily, but I like the feel and action of a revolver. With the proper load I'm pretty certain the calibres will compare well. What about recoil. Does anyone have experience with a revolver chambered in .40? What is the better choice of model and maker?

    I really like the idea of shrinking our caliber spread. Would mean I'd have to collect less brass to reload for our handguns.
  2. Mark W.

    Mark W.
    Silverton, OR
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    The Charter Arms PIT BULL with its clip less cylinder is far and away the functional best option in a .40SW revolver. As to recoil I have the same sized pistol in .38 +P and .44spl. and with mild loads both are easy on the recoil with hot loads they are controllable but a hand full.

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