Semi auto that will handle both 38 special and 357 magnum?

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  1. Denwhit

    Denwhit
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    Have plenty .38 special and .357 ammo. I suppose shooting both will require a revolver, since springs and everything in semi-auto's are probably built for the .357 load. Hopefully, I'm wrong about that and there are semi-autos built for both. Or I just stick with a 38 special semi-auto. Any thoughts?
     
  2. Greenbug

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    Get a levergun in 357 mag. I am not aware of any semi-auto rifles chambered for 357 or 38. Pistols for 357 or 38 are scarce and usually unreliable, they don't make very many for a reason (it's tough to reliably cycle that long skinny round in an autoloader).
     
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    For that money I'd rather have this....about the same price and same 8 round capacity!

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    or the more traditional

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  7. Denwhit

    Denwhit
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    Thanks for that. I think I'll sell the ammo. and stick with 9mm and .45. I love my Sig P226, p229 and Colt Gold Cup. Live and learn.
     
  8. asiparks

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    whilst I love autos, wheelies are a lot of fun to shoot and prices haven't gone loopy...you could pick up a S&W 28 for around $400 or a model 27 for $550-$600.
     
  9. jordanvraptor

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  10. ronin223

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    Mateba semi auto revolver. Only problem is you have to change the springs for it to work using 38 special.

    However, it too is a very expensive and rare way to shoot 357/38 semi auto
     
  11. dobeman

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    I have a levergun that eats both.
     
  12. Sgt Nambu

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    Love that horizontal mushroom cloud!
     
  13. RVTECH

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    Yep - find a Winchester Trapper in .357. With it's 16" barrel it is nearly as handy as a large wheel gun but with a whole lot more range and accuracy. I love mine. I had to perform a mod on the cartridge lift to improve it's .38 Special feed reliability but now it is just fine.
     

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