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    357 Sig

    Hey guys I was looking in to buying another firearm to add to my family, I was thinking of going with a Springfield 357 SIG, so if any of you guys have any experience or good info about this caliber please post.
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    Its a great round, however it can be pricey and hard to find.
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    I agree with Sixto.

    Also, it's designed to be a ballistic copy of the 125 Grain 357 Magnum in an autoloader. Why have a copy when you can have an original?

    I'd go with a 9mm, 40 S&W or even a 45 ACP before I spent the money on a 357 Sig.

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    Ditto what Sixto said. Fantastic round, but expensive to practice with. Get a .40 barrel if you can to practice with.
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    Thanks guys for the info
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    Cost more to shoot, but a good round.
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    Comparitively loud and snappy, with a lot of muzzle flash (when compared to the same platform in .40 or - even more significantly - 9mm). When I went through the CITP class at FLETC, half the students used P228s in 9mm and half used P228s in .357SIG. The difference was quite noticeable in terms of noise, "split times," and the massive fireball that the .357 produced. Certainly not a deal-breaker - the .357SIG is a very potent and capable round, and I don't want to steer you away from it if you like it - just something to consider.
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    If you are going to get it in the XD get the 5 inch barrel. I love the .357 sig. Great round, although like everyone here has said its expensive and harder to find.
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    Our Wally World doesn't even stock 357SIG.

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    I love the 357 Sig round but I recommend renting/firing one before buying one. Why? I gave my Glock 27 with a 357 Sig barrel in it to a friend to shoot. My friend is an experienced shooter and he took one hot (he claims two) cursed and put it down The 357 Sig is not for everyone. Regards, Richard

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    I work at Sportsman's Warehouse, and we stock a fairly decent amount of .357 compared to most stores. In target ammo only winchester WB, but defensive stuff we have gold dot, federal in 50 round boxes and winchester WB hollowpoints. Prices are ok target ammo going for about $22 for 50 rounds $24 for WWB hollow points, $39 on the federal 50 round boxes and about 19 for 20 rounds of gold dot.
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    A very flat shooting and penetrating round. Being used by the Secret Service and U.S. Air Marshals in their Sig P229's, and is also in use by the state police units in Virginia, Texas, Delaware, North Carolina and New Mexico.

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    I love my Glock 32. It is what I carry everyday. Like a lot have said it is not good for all shooters. For me, I shoot it as well and as fast as I do my G-19.
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    I have a 357sig barrel for my P226 in .40

    It's fun to shoot , no more offensive than a .40

    Georgia Arms sells good quality remanufactured practice ammo for
    $117.50 per 500 rds.

    http://www.georgia-arms.com/index.as...&Category=3135

    (thats $12 / box of 50 )
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    Thanks again guys, i think i will rent one from the range and try it for myself
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