believe all the bs stories about .45 ball, instead of shooting some animals to find OUT. I did so, and I was AGHAST to discover that Cooper, Tappan and Elmer were fos about .45 swc's (much less ball ammo)
Bears out my own past experience with pistol calibers beginning with the Number 4: warm side of standard to PlusP, no lighter in weight than 85% of " standard/heavy " spectrum ". Bullet types do matter, but most of my last experience was with ball,FMJ FP; and plain vanilla HP. With the bulk of it being the former.
My reasoning was always" hit first". After that, everything else was Numbah One.
when i see loads fail to stop house cats, chucks and the like, I know that it might as well be a .22, as to the odds of it sufficing on a man. While the full bore 125 gr jhp 357 HAS failed, the odds are 4 to 1 that it'll be better than a makarov with ball. Since the mak is no pocket gun, I see no reason to bother with such a feeble load. the 9x21 or 356 Split nose does just as well on critters as the full bore 357, and those loads ARE fully controlable in a pocket auto. yes, it costs $600 or so to set up to use such. So what? do without some silly Mosins and there's the money you need to have a real ccw pistol.