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Old July 21, 2013, 12:01 PM   #7
CDW4ME
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I had a Ruger Speed Six with a 2 3/4'' barrel
I have a Glock 27
Fair comparison since the revolver barrel length doesn't include the cylinder, but the semi does include the chamber.

Chrono average for 5 shots:
Speed Six: Federal 125 gr. JHP magnum @ 1,248 fps / 432# KE
Glock 27: Speer Gold Dot 155 gr. @ 1,134 fps / 442# KE
Glock 27: Winchester Ranger T 165 @ 1,116 fps / 456# KE

The Glock 27 slightly trumped the snub .357 in both bullet diameter and KE.
If capacity and follow up shots are taken into consideration, the Glocks advantage increases further.
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