.357 Magnum (no ontology)

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.357 Magnum (also referred to as .357┬áS&W Magnum, .357 Mag, more rarely 9x33mm R) is a pistol cartridge designed in 1934 by Elmer Keith, Philip B. Sharpe and Col. Daniel B. Wesson, and was first produced by Smith & Wesson. This is the first in a long line of the so-called "Magnum era" cartridges, which spawned the creation of ever-more powerful cartridges. It directly descends from .38 Special, in that it has exactly the same dimensions and projectiles used, with the exception of case length ; .357 Magnum cases are longer than .38 Special cases, allowing a greater amount of powder to be used, thus allowing greater velocities to be reached.

.357 Magnum enjoys tremendeous popularity even to this day; countless revolvers, a number of carbines, and even semi-automatic pistols were produced in this caliber. A favorite of American law enforcement alongside its parent cartridge, the .38 Special, it quickly gained excellent reputation as a proven "man-stopper", and is considered to be a gold standard for personal defense, with which many other cartridges are often compared.

Mazeworld overview

Type LDV C1 C2 C3 A1 A2 A3 A4 A5
Bullet +3 58% 55% 52% 46% 38% 29% 14% 4%

How to read this?

  • Available for purchase in a gun shop or a weapon shop in boxes of 50 or bulk cans of 500.
  • Available brands and projectile types:
    • Standard (Regular, SP): FMJ, Lead, LSWC, JHP, JSP, LSWCHP, SEG
    • Reduced Velocity (Regular, -P): FMJ, Lead, LSWC, JHP, JSP, LSWCHP
    • Personal Defense (Regular, +P): FMJ, JHP, JSP, LSWCHP
    • Pocket Dragon (Regular, +P+): FMJ, JHP, JSP
    • Competition (Premium, SP): FMJ, Match
  • Retail value of a standard round (Reg/FMJ/SP): 2 P$ /round
  • Recoil level: 4 - Heavy

Handloading information

  • Primer type: Small pistol
  • Powder type: Pistol
  • Projectile type: .357, 125 grain
  • Standard load: 128 pwdr
    • -P load: 115 pwdr
    • +P load: 141 pwdr
    • +P+ load: 154 pwdr
  • Cost of a 50 case box: 21 P$ (0.427 P$/case)
  • Estimated cost to handload 1 standard round (Reg/FMJ/SP): 1.32 P$

Weapons compatible

Standard weapons

Total amount of standard weapons available in this caliber: 13

Class 1 weapons:

  • Marlin Model 1894C, conventional rifle

Class 3 weapons:

  • Colt Python, DA/SA revolver
  • Coonan Model A, pistol
  • COP 357 Derringer, pistol
  • IMI Desert Eagle Mark XIX 357, pistol
  • IZHMEKH MP-412 REX, DA/SA revolver
  • Korth Combat, DA/SA revolver
  • Manurhin MR73, DA/SA revolver
  • Ruger LCR CT, DAO revolver
  • Ruger Vaquero, SA revolver
  • Smith & Wesson Model 327, DA/SA revolver
  • Smith & Wesson Model 620, DA/SA revolver
  • Smith & Wesson Model 686, DA/SA revolver

Maze Customs

  • Customs weapon families: Available as a chambering for the Blackhawk and Redhawk families.
  • Minor services: Desert Eagle 357 Long Barrel (Minor barrel configuration for the Desert Eagle .357), Desert Eagle Rifle Package 357 (Tactical covnersion for the Desert Eagle .357)

Barrel length groups

Depending on the barrel length of the firearm, a multiplier to Pain and Limb damage is applied. Please refer to the lists of weapons or to the event lines to know your particular weapons' barrel length.

Group name Length range Damage multiplier
Short handgun Up to 3.9" 0.6x
Medium handgun 4" to 8" 1x
Long handgun 8.1" to 12" 1.2x
Rifle 12.1" and beyond 1.4x


.357 Magnum FMJ

See also

Real life information