Smith & Wesson is arguably the best revolver brand. Model 66 aims to appeal to target shooters and shooting enthusiasts. However, it’s ideal for self and home defense as well. This 357 magnum and 38 revolver from S&W has been on the market since 1899. It has undergone numerous improvements to offer great usability. Sep 02, 2015 · 4 Reasons Your Lever Action .357 Is Perfect for Home Defense How an “Obsolete” Design Could Still Be Right for You By Andrew Betts Lever action rifles have been around for a very long time. There is no denying that they are great fun to shoot, but can a rifle designed a century and ...

Another of the .357s great strengths, its range, is wasted, and may even be a liability in the urban environment. The .357 is a very flat-shooting cartridge that retains better terminal ballistics at 150 yards than most other personal defense handgun cartridges. The mid-range trajectory of the .357 Magnum at 100 yards is only 3.5. [HTML1] When my man Potterfield rates self-defense handguns on the Outdoor Channel, he gives bonus points to firearms that chamber .357 Magnum. And why not? It is a fearsome round. I’ll tell you why not: recoil. Oh sure, a practiced shooter can learn to tame the beast through grip, stance and breathing. But you show …