What has more stopping power 9mm or 357?

Sticking with the two Federal Hydra-Shok products, we see that the 124-gr 9mm rounds deliver a muzzle energy of 345 foot-pounds (ft-lbs). At 25 yards, it maintains 315 ft-lbs; certainly enough to stop almost all threats. 357 Magnum has a muzzle energy of 539 ft-lbs. At 25 yards, it still has 494 ft-lbs of force.

Does a 357 have good stopping power?

Their initial research, published in 1992 and entitled, Handgun Stopping Power: The Definitive Study, showed the . 357 Magnum had the best track record in actual shootings. It delivered one-shot stops at a rate well over 90%.

What will a 357 magnum kill?

357 was regarded as the ultimate in handgun hunting cartridges by many nimrods. It was effectively employed for taking elk, moose, deer, antelope, giant Kodiak brown bears and even some African game animals.

Is a 357 Sig more powerful than 9mm?

HST Comparison The muzzle velocity for the 9mm was 1135 FPS. The 125gr HST in . 357 Sig also met the FBI’s penetration guidelines. The rounds expanded to about 0.60 inches, but had a higher muzzle velocity of 1300+ FPS.

Is the 357 Sig obsolete?

357 SIG is a perfectly viable cartridge. It was adopted by several law-enforcement agencies, with rather good results. The . 357 SIG has a good balance of velocity, bullet weight and terminal ballistics, however there are some who find the recoil level and muzzle blast of the SIG to be more than acceptable.

Would a 357 Magnum kill a bear?

For a bear cartridge anything equal to or more powerful than a . 41 Magnum or . 44 Magnum will be fine. 357 Magnum or other similar-caliber load, a well-placed shot with a good bullet will certainly kill a bear, but it’s not recommended.

What kind of gun stops a 357 Magnum?

The more sordid gun rags were filled with stories of bad guys going down after one hit from a .357 Magnum, reduced to a shower of gore by the powerful “man-stopper.” Probably the most legendary of the .357 Magnum rounds was the famous Remington 125 grain jacketed hollowpoint.

Which is better a 9mm or a 357 Magnum?

The gun rags of the era were filled with “9mm vs. 38” and “9mm vs. .357” articles. As is to be expected, most of the articles decried the downgrade in “stopping power” that the 9mm offered vs. the legendary .357 Magnum.

Do you need a wheelgun for a.357 Magnum?

For new shooters, despite my deep and abiding love for the wheelgun, you should probably just get a Glock 19 or something like that. So for the .357 Magnum, its era of legendary stopping power is over. Unless you’re going hunting, in which case by all means continue.

Can a 357 Magnum round stop a coyote?

So for the .357 Magnum, its era of legendary stopping power is over. Unless you’re going hunting, in which case by all means continue. I’ll probably bring a magnum with me on a coyote hunt I have coming up later this year, but that’s because rolling up coyotes with Hornady’s lever gun .357 Magnum round is hilarious.