Exploring the Benefits of the 357 Magnum 180 Grain for Self Defense
The 357 Magnum 180 Grain is one of the most popular and effective handgun self-defense ammunition choices for personal protection. It packs a powerful punch and offers great stopping power, making it an ideal choice for home protection. In this article, we will explore the benefits of using the .357 Magnum for self-defense and discuss some of the different types of ammunition available on the market today.
Owner of Buffalo Bore Tim Sundles on Buffalo Bore Heavy 357 Magnum Ammunition:
Our 357 mag. ammo adds more power than ever before to the 357 mag. This ammo is safe to shoot in ANY all steel 357 revolver – this includes J frames. This ammo is no harder on your gun than any other normal 357 ammo. Please don’t phone us and ask if this ammo is safe in your gun. It is, providing your gun is in safe condition for use with any normal 357 ammo.
We don’t recommend this ammo to be fired in super light alloy revolvers as bullets may jump crimp under recoil, but the ammo itself wont hurt these super light weight revolvers. These revolvers are simply so light that the recoil is severe enough to cause crimp jump.
The below velocities are offered so that you can see what guns/barrel lengths give what velocities with this new 357 mag. ammo. You’ll notice that new S&W revolvers with short barrels are often shooting faster than older S&W revolvers with longer barrels. The new S&W revolvers are very good and are made with equipment that makes them more consistent and faster than the S&W revolvers of yesteryear.
1. 3 inch S&W J frame
- 19A/20-180gr. Hard cast LFN = 1302 fps2. 4 inch S&W L frame Mt. Gun
- 19A/20-180gr. Hard cast LFN = 1375 fps3. 5 inch S&W model 27
- 19A/20-180gr. Hard Cast =1398 fps4. 18.5 inch Marlin 1894
- 19A/20-180gr. Hard Cast = 1851 fps