.38 Special snubnose versus the Sig 232 in .380ACP

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by Logansdad, May 25, 2002.

  1. Logansdad

    Logansdad Guest

    .38 Special 130 grain Silvertip at 925 fps from a four inch barrel (expect less from a 2 inch)
    for 247 pounds of muzzle energy. .380ACP 95 grain Silvertip at 955 fps for 192 pounds of muzzle energy. Notice how I compared standard pressure Winchester Silvertips. The J Frame holds 5 rounds. The Sig holds 7 in the magazine (most load the chamber for 8) which would you choose ? Why ?:fuss:
     
  2. AJY

    AJY Guest

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    I actually switched from a P232 to a S&W 37. Shot both into a phone book, try it, you'll switch too. Also I carry mine as a back up on my ankle, the SW is more concealable (smaller butt prints less in pants leg.) You can always load +p's in the .38. And as any revolver fanatic will tell you , if you practice you can reload a revolver as fast as a semi auto, if it even gets that far....
     

  3. NRAJOE

    NRAJOE YOU TALKIN' TO ME!? Forum Contributor

    FOR A BACK UP OR CCW WEAPON I WOULD PREFER THE .38 SIMPLY BECAUSE I TRUST A REVOLVER WITH MY LIFE MORE THAN A SEMI. NEVER SEEN A REVOLVER STOVEPIPE HAVE YOU!?
     
  4. Logansdad

    Logansdad Guest

    I forgot all about this thread...classics never die