This is a discussion on 357 sig within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I've been doing more research and pretty much nixed the idea of 357 sig. I have a .40 S&W and think i have decided to ...
I've been doing more research and pretty much nixed the idea of 357 sig. I have a .40 S&W and think i have decided to get a 9 mm for everyday carry, Ill get the 357 eventually but in a revolver and magnum vice SIG
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Me too, Scorpionsf, as I reload 357 sig, 9mm, and 45acp
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holes. They say the .357 adds additional wounding or stopping power due to hydrostatic shock commonly associated with rifle rounds. That's not to say the
.357 is in the same class as rifles. But that it gains some of those properties because it can reach (what I believe is the threshold) speeds between 1350 and
1450fps with a 125gr. bullet. That's 357 magnum class right there.
Now as to the Sig P250, I had one in 40cal, compact model. It came with a extra .357Sig barrel. (buds guns) It fit my hand like a glove. Night sights, trigger like a tuned competition revolver. I had to sell it, killed me to do it. The trigger is smooth but looooong. And that killed it's usability with me. It consistently shot 3 to 5 inches low. I tried all the recommended ideas as to grip, trigger control and correct sight picture to no avail. It had the correct sights on it. (I checked)
If only they shortened that trigger it would be great. If you look at the P250 forums a lot of people had the same problem. That's why the initial price quickly
went from $600 to as low as $350 in many places. Sig Sauer P250 40S&W 14 + 1 Capacity w/Night Sights/Black $388.00
You may want to consider the Sig SP2022 instead.
Last edited by mrwonderful; January 25th, 2012 at 07:27 PM.
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There is only one gun law in this country, the 2nd Amendment. All else is bureaucratic nonsense that I choose to comply with or not at my discretion.
FMJ Ammo : Ammunition To Go
With this round, just have to stock up when the price is right. I got lucky before the shortages and price jumps the past 1-2yrs, I picked up a bunch of Speer Lawman 125gr FMJ for $16 a box to last for awhile.
I'm a .357Sig fan, but I still use a Glock in 9mm for inside the house defense at night (less noise and flash). I can afford the .357Sig chambering and just like having a cartridge with the ballistics of a .357Magnum for CCW (i.e. roadtrips, backwoods carry) in a compact hi-cap semi. Also fun to shoot.
S&WM&P357Sig with Crimson Trace Laser Grip is my Everyday Carry weapon and is very controllable. If you do not have problems with the 40S&W you will not have problems with the 357Sig. Since I shoot the M&P357Sig pretty well I would not have any reservations about it's ability to stop someone from attacking me if I place my shots COM. Concealed Carry for self defense is really all about Stopping the Threat and that's it.