.45 ACP vs. .40 S&W vs. .357 mag revolver
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    I'm a fan of the .45 caliber, but in my opinion the .357 is the most versitile of the three choices.

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    Well Hank, thanks for that sparkling opinion of the .357! It agrees with the choice that I made many moons ago. It truly is a versatile caliber, Geezer. That's why I chose it. It's probably the best choice for me.......since I already own a snubby M-66-1 .....along with a couple of snubby .38's. Sometimes, I just get to thinkin'...... Bob

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    I tend to go with the findings of the FBI from the Miami shootout... The 10mm is a great bullet. There's enough room to put a full charge behind it. The actual recoil is nowhere near the reputation it got from the FBI after it was adopted as their caliber... In my opinion I think there's as much, or more recoil from a 40S&W. The 45, well , it's a contributing factor to winning WWII. The 357 magnum, great round, just not as big around as a 45, but, it does have the power... A 44, yeah, I own one, but I sure hope I don't need to shoot a quick follow up second round... Haven't tried a 41 mag, but I like the semi-auto's ability to carry a few more rounds and watching me with a speedloader, well, there are funny videos....

    My 2 cents...

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    If I had to make the choice today, for CCW, I would choose a compact semi-auto, rather than a revolver. But, being the old fuddy-duddy that I am, I choose to stick with .38/.357....since I already got three .38's and one .357. It seems that I've got in covered!

    If I decide to get something different, (always possible) I know for sure......... it would have to be better than a 9mm.! Why go to something roughly equal to a .38 +P.....but less than a .357 Mag? Bob

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    The Texas DPS (Highway Patrol) is quite happy with their 357 Sigs. It does the job well and compares well to 357 Magnums in similar bullet weights. There has been enough written about this already.

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    Yup all three work. I just like to shoot.

    But I have more 357's.
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    Cool

    Agreed all three will do if you do.

    I have one of each and have carried all three calibers for a duty weapon over the years.

    That said I carry the .40 S&W the majority of the time for SD.

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    Seems like this should be in a different forum than S&W Semi Autos.
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