QUESTIONS re. 357 SIG

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    QUESTIONS re. 357 SIG

    Looking for input on the 357 Sig caliber: compared to 9mm , 40. Pluses, minuses. Any info. helpful as I try to decide whether or not to give this caliber a closer look. Many thanks!
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    Getting a Sig P229. 9mm or .357sig?

    Check this out. I ended up with 9mm.
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    I've never fired it, but if the Secret Service is using it to protect our President I would say it was a good round. I'm assuming they did some extensive research on the round before they picked it for their agents.
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    only the 125gr bullet in the 357 SIG has the same velocity as a 125gr 357 Magnum from a revolver ( same relative bbl length)
    so make all your comparisons off of that fact.

    many 40 models will accept a 357 Sig bbl swap. usually the same magazine and bbl spring
    one reason this works is cause the 357 Sig is a bottle necked 40 S&W case.
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    I just posted in another thread running concurrently with yours, pertaining to .357 sig
    Heres that thread
    357 sig
    Last edited by oneshot; January 22nd, 2012 at 09:25 PM.
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    I am a big fan of the .357 sig. The more I shoot it and read about it the more I trust it.
    I carry this everyday: Hornady Manufacturing Company :: Ammunition :: Handgun :: Choose by Caliber :: 357 Sig :: 357 Sig 147 gr XTP®
    and am very confident that it will fill my needs very effectively.

    I also own and am very comfortable with these: http://www.shopcorbon.com/Self-Defen...20/100/Product
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    She's a honey. Mine recoils easier than my 40. Very accurate. Ammo will cost. Kinda loud. But I love mine. My preferred carry gun.

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    Yep, the 357 SIG is great. More fun to shoot than my .40. Snappy recoil and louder than the .40. Flatter trajectory than the .40. Plus the necked down case just looks cool. Sure, they make some hot +P 9mm but I'm sticking to the 357 SIG.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZJD1968 View Post
    I am a big fan of the .357 sig. The more I shoot it and read about it the more I trust it.
    I carry this everyday: Hornady Manufacturing Company :: Ammunition :: Handgun :: Choose by Caliber :: 357 Sig :: 357 Sig 147 gr XTP®
    and am very confident that it will fill my needs very effectively.

    I also own and am very comfortable with these: 357 Sig 125gr CORBON Self-Defense JHP | COR®BON/Glaser Self Defense | Dakota Ammo

    agree with AZ 100%. While I don't carry a .357SIG every day, I ususally have my Glock 33 somewhere close.....24/7 as a bug to the 9mm Glock. Great round and a lot of fun to shoot......and expensive.

    my carry loads are the same as AZ's. :








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    I'd rather have a couple more rounds of 9mm with less recoil for follow-up shots than the supposed edge that the .357SIG may or may not give.

    But that's just me.

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    Zonker: Liked your G33 frame so much I'm having my G26 Duracoated in that color--- or as close as my guy can get to it. Thanks!
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    Buds was having a closeout on the .357 SIG OD Green Glocks last year about this time at a price that was too good to pass up. Buds recently had a G19 OD green
    used for almost twice what I paid for the new ones. Who knew that a color could turn a gun into a collector's items?

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    There's a lot of good stuff about the .357Sig on-line. Here's an old article with a lot of stuff. Especially a section about repeat shots being made faster than a 9mm or .40SW by pro-shooters.
    HandGunInfo.com: 357SIG: 357 Sig and 9mm Comparison

    I think an important factor is ammo cost and your budget. I cheat by having both a Glock G19 and G32. Both are same size guns so grip, sight picture, and trigger pull are almost the same. So when I make it out to the range, I'll shoot a bunch of 9mms out of the G19 first to work on fundamentals and a rhythm, then finish with .357Sigs out of the G32 until I feel good about it.
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    Just my opinion, FWIW...

    The difference in terminal ballistics between a .40 and a .357 Sig is negligible. The .357 has an edge over the 9mm. I prefer a .45ACP to any of 'em.

    My main objection to the .357 Sig is ammo price, availability, and selection. Not knocking the .357 Sig round, but I've got 9's, .40's, and .45's already, and personally, I wouldn't add another caliber to fill a need that doesn't exist.

    All the analysis goes out the window if you shoot one & find you really, really like it! Then you buy it!

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