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Rob454
10-14-2011, 7:40 PM
between a
357 magnum 6 inch barrel
or
.45 cal semi auto

Which would you keep and why. You can only keep one of the two guns. I did not put a brand because i want the decision to be made simply on caliber functionality, ease of use or lack thereof, comfort etc. I did not want the brand of the gun to be a factor.

MrClamperSir
10-14-2011, 7:42 PM
Semi auto. It holds more ammo and is more comfortable to shoot IMO

Ackrite
10-14-2011, 7:44 PM
.45 hands down. Between my Glock 30 and Ruger Vaquero, the Glock spends more time in my hands and it happens to be my nightstand gun.

golfrj
10-14-2011, 7:44 PM
Keep what You like, ALWAYS Buy or keep what YOU like....

Most Practical in my opinion? 45 semi...

MrPlink
10-14-2011, 8:58 PM
Well the .45 is more practical, I love wheel guns. Do you have another semi auto? If so keep the 357.

dls
10-14-2011, 9:02 PM
Depends on the Price point. Right now I'd take a $1500-2k Python over a 1911.
for $500 I'd get a Glock,since I don't own one yet.

Edit,
Ones I already own, I'd keep my .45 over my .357

bassbones
10-14-2011, 9:22 PM
Of every handgun I have ever owned.. I miss my s&w 686P the most ...... Nothing like it.. Not the most tactical... You can't buy " re-build " kits that hold 100 rds for it ... BUT nothing made me feel safer that the 7 rds of FSSU that comes with the 686P... Just saying.....

Maddog5150
10-14-2011, 9:26 PM
I picked the 45 auto. mostly because ammo for a 375 revolver would be really hard to find. I've never heard of it actually so it must be really expensive to shoot. :p

NapaPlinker
10-14-2011, 9:31 PM
Im not sure that a 375 would be practical i mean finding ammo would be virtually impossible!

NapaCountyShooter
10-14-2011, 9:32 PM
If I could only have one gun, it would be a revolver. .357 or .45 Colt.

VegasND
10-14-2011, 9:33 PM
I like revolvers; they are fun and useful.


I love my 1911s

.45 without a doubt.

foxtrotuniformlima
10-14-2011, 9:34 PM
i voted Revolver.

Ubermcoupe
10-14-2011, 9:41 PM
.357.
There has yet to be a gun to replace when I experienced my first .357. My vote is sentimental though, and you didnt mention the mfg of either gun. :shrug:

bsg
10-14-2011, 9:44 PM
.45 ACP semi auto.

epcii
10-14-2011, 10:02 PM
Tough decision. But, between the two, I'd have to choose the .45 for capacity.

ibanezfoo
10-14-2011, 10:05 PM
Of every handgun I have ever owned.. I miss my s&w 686P the most ...... Nothing like it.. Not the most tactical... You can't buy " re-build " kits that hold 100 rds for it ... BUT nothing made me feel safer that the 7 rds of FSSU that comes with the 686P... Just saying.....

I love shooting my wife's 686 6". Accurate as hell and fires as fast as you can pull the trigger. Holds the same amount of rounds as a 1911. *RELIABLE* Plus, looks big and mean.

I let my friend fire some .38 rounds through it and he thought it was just ok... Put some hot .357 loads in there and told him to hold on. Squeezed off a couple and turned around and went "holy #%&@, thats a mans gun!" My wife just laughed at him.

I like my 1911 too so really I don't care... You need to specify some more parameters... for a SHTF gun? Carrying around? Home protection? What?

Ubermcoupe
10-14-2011, 10:13 PM
I let my friend fire some .38 rounds through it and he thought it was just ok... Put some hot .357 loads in there and told him to hold on.

That's how I fired my first one... Old man thought it would be funny. Hah! :(

BUT you can fire .38s in a .357; another reason for the wheelgun! :thumbsup:

ee2
10-14-2011, 10:21 PM
With a Colt, HK, or Ruger 45 I'm doing well to hit a pie plate at 25 yards but I can pop tennis balls with my 6" GP-100. I prefer to hit what I aim at.

Sub95
10-14-2011, 10:58 PM
.45 semi for capacity and i have 3500 rounds for it.

voiceofreason
10-14-2011, 11:53 PM
Decide whether you'd want a revolver or a semi-auto.

Caliber with either .357 or .45 is irrelevant.

Both will get the job done.

Rob454
10-15-2011, 12:14 AM
looks like it wont make a difference. Buddy gave the rifle to his brother. had a chance for some horse trading but its not happening

MrExel17
10-15-2011, 5:20 AM
+1 45acp

redcliff
10-15-2011, 6:18 AM
Sell them both and get a .44 magnum S&W Model 29/629 with a 4" barrel? If I could only own one handgun that would be it. Between 44 specials and 44 magnum cartridges you can do anything a handgun is meant to do :)

Of your original choices I'd probably go 1911 but I like .357 revolvers too.

Uriah02
10-15-2011, 6:30 AM
I like the feel of pistols vs revolvers. The slim frame of a pistol is better for LTC and I want to maximize ammo capacity.

jdg30
10-15-2011, 7:38 AM
For a single all around gun I would choose a 4" revolver in .357. Very accurate and also easy to handle. If you want the best of both worlds you can always get a S&W 625 .45acp revolver. I have one and it's a great shooter. I prefer to shoot .357 in a revolver between the two. If I were you I would get a .357 revolver and a .45 semi-auto because they are both good.

Reloading is the solution to cost and availability of ammo for both .45 and .357.

r3dn3ck
10-15-2011, 8:07 AM
screw capacity. Rifles taught this lesson, I'll take power and accuracy over volume of fire any day.

Vanguard
10-15-2011, 11:45 PM
I was vote number 45 for the 45. Do I win a free 1911?

83-604
10-16-2011, 7:09 PM
Revolvers are the best. I prefer Rossi.

bob7122
10-16-2011, 7:10 PM
I honestly would not sell either. but if i had to, then i would choose to sell the .357 just because it is a smaller than the .45.

robcoe
10-16-2011, 7:13 PM
going on the assumption you ment .357 revolver, I would go with that. I love my 1911, but if I had to pick a single handgun to have it would be my 6" GP100.

TheThousands
10-16-2011, 8:43 PM
My uncle has a 686P that never fails to put a grin on my face when we get out and shoot it. Given that you can also shoot smaller (.38) rounds out of it and I LOVE revolvers I would have to go with the .357 :)