I've just been doing some research on the .357 SIG round as I'm hoping to pick up my Glock 33 today. Never shot .357 SIG before and just trying to learn what I can about it. I have a G22 in .40S&W and have shot a Ruger RedHawk in .357 Magnum. From what I've read, the .357 SIG round has some decent power for its size (fast 9mm). Sounds like they wanted to design a round for semi-autos that is similar to that of the .357 Magnum. Not that this matters a whole lot, just trying to figure out if the .357 SIG really has the same power as a .357 Mag.
I hear stories both ways, but which is really true? Say you have a .357 SIG and .357 Mag, same length barrels, both 125 grain bullets. Some people say the .357 Mag will have more power. According to the barrel pressure, the .357 Mag has a psi of 35,000 and the .357 SIG has a psi of 40,000. Wouldn't that make the .357 SIG more powerful than a 125 grain .357 Mag? Just wondering?
Also, from what I've read, the .357 SIG should have about the same recoil as my G22 in .40 but a little bit louder and a little snappier recoil. I sure can't wait to pick it up and go out to the range. I wanted sub compact Glock and I like to try things different and unique, that's why I went with the G33. The .357 SIG is a neat looking round. Prices are really not too bad around here. And on-line, they are not any more than .40.
If any of you have something in .357 SIG, please tell me what you think about it? Pics are great too.