This is a discussion on Glock 33-.357SIG within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by AZ Husker I've never been a big Glock fan, but fell in love with the .357 Sig round and now own a ...
The 357Sig is the caliber I carry but, I carry it in an S&WM&P with a Crimson Trace laser grip.
Shooting .357 Sig out of a Glock 33 is equivalent to shooting a .357 magnum out of a 2 3/4 inch barrel revolver.
Not a wise choice at all, not by any means.
A suggestion you might consider is to get the G33 and then get a drop-in 40 Cal barrel for it. This way, you have two calibers for the gun.
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Hey Boomer252 since you have already put it on layaway, this is somewhat a moot point. I just picked up a Glock 32 yesterday. Had I been more observant, I would have seen your posted question, but did not. I got lots of good input from forum members. I struggled with the cost of ammo, and the fact that I could have picked up just a barrel since I have a Glock 23. In the end, I went with the really good price for a near perfect Glock and the fact that I just "wanted" it. In some ways, it was almost harder to deal with the thought that I might miss a good deal than the obviously good advice I was getting.
I have read good things about the .357 SIG.. The more I read the more I like. A regular .357 is like a + P + 9mm, imagine a .357SIG in +P+!
The Glock 31 was my first handgun that wasn't a 22. Bought back in '98 and it never gave me a hint of trouble. Very accurate round and tremendously loud.
I carried it for a while until switching to a much thinner Ruger SR1911. Eventually sold the Glock to buy a CZ 75 Compact.
The one thing I didn't care for in the full-size Glock was its bulkiness for CC. I'll replace the 31 with a 32 or 33 soon.
As posted elsewhere..
The .357 SIG has a lot of attributes for someone looking to experiment with loads a bit
and that wants more power than a 9mm, less recoil than a .40 and stopping power
that rivals a .45.
You can go from light (80 grains)
to heavy (180 grains) or in between ( 115-147 grs.)
It is also More Accurate.. than any other caliber I've encountered.
Others will tell you the same!
I like to see people buying Glocks and other pistols for it.
The 9mm Magnum they never made!
Best of luck with your eventual purchase.
PS. I found the 147s to shoot softer than the 125s and others from my Glock 33.
In comparison to my old Glock 26.
The 9mm's ammo was cheaper, but it had a bit more muzzle rise , esp. with +P ammo.
A Glock 33 pushes straight back, so I don't feel much flip.
More power, but also louder.
There is no need to look for +P 357 SIG ammo, as it's already there!
The Gen 3 G32 is even tamer for recoil, but larger for me to conceal.
I really love both shooting and discussing .357 SIG!
The .357 Sig is a good round. I don't own one but have shot some. I have a G23 and G27 already, so at some point I will just buy a .357 barrel for one or both of them. I am curious as to why you won't buy aftermarket barrels? There are some very well made barrels out there from several different makers. In any case, I think you'll be happy with it.
enjoy your new G33. Great round.
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