Originally Posted by arch308
the ammo being much lighter and easier to carry.
Both will do the job.
This factor should not be underestimated. You can carry more rounds per pound of .357 than .45lc. And if you use HP ammo the expansion can cause just as big a hole. I also don't have a reloading bench so all my ammo is commercial. And that makes the .38/.357 round much more economical for me. I do love the nostalgia of the .45lc round and if I ever get that New Vaquero I've been wanting, it will be in .45lc.