What does .357 magnum mean?

.357 magnum in Community Dictionary

probably the most powerful bullets worldwide. by WilfordReport definition
Not "one of the very most effective bullets on the planet", but nonetheless so good. You may not be experiencing too-good after becoming shot with one, which is for really certain. Although it's called a .357, it uses a .38 bullet with a somewhat longer cartridge instance (so you don't blow-up a .38 weapon by wanting to shoot .357's through it) and a lot more powder to propel it with, which makes it better than a typical .45 and far better versus .38 it's according to..38's could be fired through a .357 if you're a pansy, or a lady and you can not manage the recoil, or if you're simply target shooting and you also don't want to invest the extra money on the bullets.Also accustomed relate to a gun shooting that kind of ammo. Not everyone knows if the guy is carrying a Colt Python or a Smith and Wesson model 19 or no matter what fuck. by MyrleReport definition
A handgun cartridge on the basis of the .38 unique. A handgun chambered in .357 magnum can generally speaking utilize the .38 special cartridge.A weapon noted .38 special cannot usage a .357 magnum cartridge. Utilizing these types of a cartridge may cause said handgun to explode.Please disregard the author on here whom promises "you don't inflate a .38 quality firearm by shootings .357s through it".He is certainly not correct!!!Attempting to capture a .357 magnum cartridge through a firearm chambered in .38 special is dangerous! by LatrinaReport definition
A revolver cartridge designed in the 1920s with the .38 as base. At that time it was the only bullet that could penetrate the bulletproof vests of the time. The bullet is 0,357 inch(or just about 9 mm.)wide. It packs a vey nice punch, you feel a bit like Dirty Harry when you fire it (even though he uses the .44 magnum, which is just about twice as powerful). Personally, I prefer firing it in one hand - which i do with all revolvers and semi-automatcs. This means I never hit anything XD It's the most powerfull handgun cartridge you'r allowed to shoot with in Denmark, where I live. I personally own a Smith & Wesson m.27, which is a relatively common piece in this caliber. General George Patton had the same one. He called it his 'Killing gun'. Obviously he's was a bit more pimped than mine, with mother-of-pearl grips and all that pretty stuff. by Mahalia MaresReport definition
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