Let’s face it, some guns are more practical than others. A Glock 19 for range duty and carry is one of the more “utilitarian” gun values out there. An AR-15 pistol on the other hand- we’ll I’m not sure exactly what they’re for, but they sure are fun to shoot!
Regarding versatility, the 6″ 357 Magnum revolver is hard to beat in that arena! Let’s quickly cover some of the uses that it’s good for:
- Shooting Practice
- Shooting Training (start 1st time handgunner with 38 Special loads)
- Shooting Competition (multiple flavors, bullseye, etc)
- Hunting (whitetail deer, etc)
- Sidearm Duties (while hunting, camping, etc)
- Home Defense (6″ is a bit long, but gets the job done)
There are some additional reasons why this gun is day-to-day practical- including ammo availability, range pickup brass, and more. Some would argue in favor of 4″ 357 Magnum for better carry, but for some reason, I like the aesthetics and steadiness of the 6″ version.
Regarding reloading, the applicable calibers (38/357) are very practical to load for because bullets are readily available, dies are usually interchangeable, and load data practically grows on trees!
What are your thoughts here? Please share…