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Old July 17, 2013, 12:03 PM   #26
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A wheel full of .38 for the first 5 rounds and having a .357 as the last and sixth shot sounds kind of enticing, but there really is no practical reason for this. Even if practiced in this particular sequence, a set-up like this would likely have a hard time earning any merit.
I can just see a prosecutor or plaintiff attorney laying their ears back on this - can you say "coup de grace" round? They sure can.
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Old July 18, 2013, 01:07 AM   #27
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I can just see a prosecutor or plaintiff attorney laying their ears back on this - can you say "coup de grace" round? They sure can.
They could make this argument.

But the shooter's defense could easily make the argument that the .357 round was merely used to indicate that the defendant had just shot his last round, and that it was time to reload (a louder report and a harsher recoil = that was the sixth round).
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Old July 18, 2013, 02:27 AM   #28
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This sort of fascination with mixing loads is common, but it's a bad idea. Think about what the requirements of your situation are, find a load that best meets them and then stick to it. The last thing you need in a tense situation is a gun that reacts differently every time you pull the trigger.
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Old July 18, 2013, 10:29 AM   #29
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But the shooter's defense could easily make the argument that the .357 round was merely used to indicate that the defendant had just shot his last round, and that it was time to reload (a louder report and a harsher recoil = that was the sixth round).
It also indicates to the target that you can't shoot worth a darn and you are out so time to shoot at you. Kind of like the Garand ping stories.

Natman has it correct.
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Old July 18, 2013, 11:46 AM   #30
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But the shooter's defense could easily make the argument that the .357 round was merely used to indicate that the defendant had just shot his last round, and that it was time to reload (a louder report and a harsher recoil = that was the sixth round).
That's pretty tenuous, to say the least. And why put yourself into the position of having to explain all of this in the first place?
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Old July 18, 2013, 12:10 PM   #31
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I think it is safe to say that the question asked in the OP was answered by the consensus that it isn't wisest to carry mixed loads in your carry gun...

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