.357 Magnum (9x32R)

.357 Magnum 9x32R


The .357 Magnum (9x32R) cartridge was created in USA circa 1935 as a joint effort between Smith & Wesson and Remington to produce a more powerful revolver round for American law enforcement.

It caught on from the start and is still extremely popular for most practical purposes – sport shooting, self-defense and hunting. Over time, quite a few carbines (mostly lever-action type) were also chambered for this round, and a few semi-automatic pistols were built to fire it. Today .357 Magnum is produced by many ammunition manufacturers worldwide and in a great many loadings.


Designation Manufacturer Bullet weight, g Muzzle velocity, m/s Muzzle energy, J Comments
Golden Saber JHP Remington 8.1 372 560 from 4″ revolver barrel
Express JHP Remington 8.1 442 792 from 4″ revolver barrel
Hydra-Shok JHP Federal 10.23 378 727 from 4″ revolver barrel
JFP Magtech 10.23 376 723 from 4″ revolver barrel
JFP Magtech 10.23 550 1548 from 20″ carbine barrel