40s&w or 357

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    40s&w or 357

    I bought a Smith & Wesson M&P 40 and i noticed that the clip reads 40s&w-357 Does this mean it will shoot both or just the clip will fit in a S&W 357
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    It's a magazine. Clips go in a magazine, magazines go in a gun...<g>

    .357 Sig is a necked down .40, so the magazines are USUALLY interchangeable.

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    Zachgry:
    The term "clip" in the realm of shooting refers to a stamped piece of metal that holds bullets in place by the rim. They are then stripped off into a magazine. The term magazine, which I believe you are referring to holds bullets contained within. A magazine can either be removable or fixed.
    The reason your magazine is labeled 357sig/ 40 S&W is because it will hold both cartridges. The 357 Sig is essentially a necked down 40cal case; therefore your magazine will fit both cartrides.
    Do NOT attempt to shoot 357 Sig out of your 40 S&W gun, because it may cause severe damage.
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    Freedomofchoice, Thanks for the info. Sorry for my last post i did mean magazine. By no means was i going to try to shoot a 357sig out of my 40sw i just couldnt see why s&w would put both on the magazine since it would cause confusion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zachgry View Post
    Freedomofchoice, Thanks for the info. Sorry for my last post i did mean magazine. By no means was i going to try to shoot a 357sig out of my 40sw i just couldnt see why s&w would put both on the magazine since it would cause confusion.
    Smith isn't the only manufacturer that does it. My Astra A-75 mags are stamped 9mm/.40 S&W. Same mag can be used for both rounds, just have to make sure the right round is used in the right weapon.

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    Hmm... don't know about Smiths but my Glock G23 will shoot .357sig if I change the barrel only.
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    I love the .357 Sig, loaded with Gold Dots from Double Tap. That's performance!
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    mmmmm...... 357 Sig
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    It uses the same mag for both calibers ,just change the barrel for a 357 sig
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    you can use the same mag for both cals.
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