just some fyi
Took my chronograph to the range yesterday for the first time.
Aguila 124 FMJ out of Glock 17 averaged 1140fps
Hi Power averaged 20 fps slower
Taurus 709 Slim averaged 940 fps
Winchester 40S&W 165 FMJ white box averaged 1070 fps from a Springfield EMP - 3 inch barrel
I handloaded some 125 gr Hornady XTP over 7 grains of Unique to have practice ammo to emulate my Hornady Critical Defense 357 ammo. It averaged 1040 out of my LCR 357. Seems to snap about the same as critical defense, but my load is more accurate. I was told that the flash was about 6 inches long in direct sunlight. I have shot but not chronographed Remington UMC 125 357. Lots of blast and it stings sharply. Same for Fiocchi Extrema 158 gr 357. Not as painful as the Remington 125. Spectators said the flash was a foot or more long in direct sunlight.
I shoot the LCR better than the Springfield, so i guess I am finally learning how to shoot double action.