The .357 Magnum is an American classic and has been a popular round since its introduction nearly 90 years ago.
It’s a powerful round that doesn’t quite stray into “oh God my wrist” levels of recoil like some of its magnum brethren, but it still has a legacy of reliably handling a variety of game animals as well as two-legged threats.
Because of that popularity, there are a huge number of .357 guns out there, which can make choosing the best one a bit of a challenge.
Whether you’re looking for a hunting revolver, a defensive carry option, or an old-school lever gun to blast away with at the range, there’s something out there for every shooter and every occasion. The only problem is: how do you choose the best .357 gun for your particular needs?