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Hello members, I recently purchased a used Taurus 357 Magnum with a 4 Inch barrel at the gun show a few weekends ago, and my only regret is not buying more defensive ammunition while I was there. I picked this piece up for a very good price due to cosmetic issues( the bluing worn off in some places, found a gunsmith through a friend of the family and going to get it taken care of as soon as I can) took it to the range and it works like a champ!

I bought some Federal 158 grain jacketed soft points for plinking, and at the show I bought a box of 135 grain Speer gold dots, and at the range some 38 special +p's. I went through the 38+p's first, lol they were nothing. My first magnum round were the Federals and WOOF, first taste of magnum, tho it was much much more manageable than I had thought it would be.

The Gold Dots I got did not kick so much as I thought they would, but the muzzle flash coming out of them was incredible, though oddly enough I was able to place my shots better with these than the Federals. I am very open to any advice you can give me on munition choices specifically for defensive purposes. Factory loaded of course from the hot to the moderate.
 

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Welcome thought I was reading my own post, I just bought a 4 inch Taurus 357 M689 at a gun show a few weeks ago. I love the gun looks and shoots great. can not wait to get it back back to the range. Not sure if it will be a carry gun yet due to its size, normaly I carry an old [email protected] 9mm.
 

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