At a time when it seems defensive handguns are getting smaller, being built around cartridges which are less powerful, the .357 Mag. is getting overlooked. A mainstay for law enforcement for many years, the .357 Mag. is without a doubt the king of revolver cartridges, and this 158-grain load from Speer is one of the most wicked options I've tested out of a 4-inch .357 Mag.
|Load||Handgun||MV (fps)||PEN (inches)||EXP (inches)||RW (grains)|
|.357 Mag. Speer 158-grain Gold Dot||Smith & Wesson Model 686 (4-inch barrel)||1,247||23+||0.56||158|