Done it. Love it.
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How many of you have done this? I know the ammo market is not kindly for new venues at this time, but I recently purchased a 357SIG barrel for my G27....then found a few decent deals for ammo online. I actually bought 3 357 specific mags even though the 40S&W should work just fine. I fired 50 rounds through my G27 with the 357SIG last weekend. I do think it's more accurate...and less muzzle climb trying to control the sub-compact Glock. I kinda grew up on the sub-compact Glock 40 for concealed carry and I'm used to the feel/recoil of that.....but the 357SIG is fine by me and better hits on target actually.
Done it. Love it.
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My Sig P229 and M&P40c both have a barrel for each caliber. P229 currently loaded for 357, M&P currently loaded for 40. Wish 357 Sig was not so expensive.
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Did it also . . . converted my G27 to .357 sig and purchased an extended, ported (2) barrel from Lone Wolf. Lots of fun at the range as I just love shooting .357. Recently in a trade, I picked up a G33 which I now use as my EDC. The only drawback is that .357 sig ammo is scarce around these parts and damned expensive when you do find some.
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I wanted to do it...then found out that bottlenecked cases and Para ramped barrels are not simpatico.
One of these days, I'll likely just get a Glock 20 and get a .40 and .357 barrels for it...
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Can anyone who has done this tell me if the POA/POI changes when shooting .357 Sig from a Glock .40 with .357 Sig barrel? As it is, I notice a lower POI when shooting 155 and 165 grain loads out of my Glock 23. I'm thinking about getting an adjustable rear sight if necessary before getting a .357 Sig barrel.
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I have a SigPro that I swap out barrels from .40 to .357. Mags handle both calibers. Cheap way to have two guns in one.
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I do love the 357 Sig round. Almost my exclusive EDC. I find that for me, the Glock 23/M&Pc is easier on the recoil and just handles better than the G27. I have barrels for all three size Glocks. The 357 Sig is just hard to beat. I am finding that the cost per round is no more than that of the 45 ACP when it can be found.
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My current EDC is a full size HK usp 40. Since hk doesn't offer it 357 sig, I'm buying the "sub compact" glock 29 in 10mm and a .357sig conversion barrel. Depending on how I feel on any given day, I'll be carrying either the 10mm or .357sig exclusively.
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My Glock 31C has barrels for 357 and 40, My Glock 27 has 357/40/9 all shoot to same POI/POA within 25 yards. The 357 Sig make gong hits at 100 yards child's play.
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M&P with both 357sig and .40 barrels. A quick change to either one. Like having two guns in one.
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I have a 32 barrel for my 23. Haven't come across any decent carry ammo yet. I may try it out.
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my first Sig P-229, which i bought in 1995 or so, is factory chambered for .357SIG. i later bought a factory Sig .40 barrel for it. both have been 100% reliable, although i have fired MANY more .357SIG rounds through the gun than .40.
my second P-229, an Elite Dark variant, only came as a .40, so i bought a factory Sig .357SIG barrel to go in it. both barrels have worked well, though i'm having some other problems with this gun.