.357 Sig Revolver

.357 Sig Revolver

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    .357 Sig Revolver

    9mm, 40 S&W, and .45 ACP revolvers are showing up (finding a niche). I was on another forum, and I read some talking about how a .357 Sig would be nice in a revolver. If you are a .357 Sig owner, I guess it would be nice (in a limited way). I might buy one as a BUG for my Glock. Big might.

    As some point out, the thought of taking a .357 Mag ballistics, mimic it to create a .357 Sig round that would match the ballistics, then put back in a revolver platform, would be irony.

    Can it even be done? Since the .357 Sig is bottle-necked, that would cause problems in a revolver right? Even if you were to make it work, it might be finicky with different ammo, right?
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    .357 Sig has less energy than a .357 magnum...Not sure why you'd ditch a rimmed cartridge for a rimless that's less powerful?
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    Quote Originally Posted by C9H13NO3 View Post
    .357 Sig has less energy than a .357 magnum...Not sure why you'd ditch a rimmed cartridge for a rimless that's less powerful?
    I 100%, fully agree.

    I really just want to know if it could even be done. I don't think you can make the revolver platform work with that tappered of a round. Right?
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    I think it could potentially be done...The cylinder is essentially the chamber, so as long as it is fit to the round, I don't see why it wouldn't work.
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    It would be cool but redundant.
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    Only problem is that it'd be a pretty big bug. Unless you like a four shot J-Frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmcgilvray View Post
    Only problem is that it'd be a pretty big bug. Unless you like a four shot J-Frame.
    I think Charter Arms has a 5 shot 40 S&W (40 S&W same size around as a .357 Sig). Not sure if it is larger than the J-Frame.
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    I think it's the same size as their .44 Bulldog.

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    Historically, bottle necked cartridges in revolvers have not worked well due to cartridge set-back problems. Cylinder chambers have to be kept scrupulously clean and dry to keep the cartridges from backing out of the chambers against the recoil shield when fired, thus preventing cylinder rotation.

    This was why the S&W Model 53 in .22 Jet was never popular. The .22 Jet is a .357 Magnum necked down to .22. The cartridge was produced commercially by Remington.

    The same problems affected the wildcat .357/44 Bain & Davis, a .44 Magnum necked down to .357 in re-chambered N frame .357 cylinders.

    The rimless .357 SIG would have to be used with moon clips in a revolver. That would solve the set-back problem. But a conversion like this would be expensive, and wouldn't be worthwhile. The SIG in a revolver wouldn't do anything that the .357 Magnum can't do.
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    There would be no need to do this. The whole purpose was to get similar ballistics to a 357 magnum in a semi auto with the capability of more rounds. I personally love the 357 sig round for SD. Glock 32 with 13 rounds makes me feel safe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 357sig View Post
    There would be no need to do this. The whole purpose was to get similar ballistics to a 357 magnum in a semi auto with the capability of more rounds. I personally love the 357 sig round for SD. Glock 32 with 13 rounds makes me feel safe.
    IDK. You could say the same thing about any semi-auto handgun caliber (9mm, 40 S&W, 45 ACP, etc). They don't gain anything from being put into a revolver platform other then being a revolver (IMO). If you have several firearms of a certain caliber, then there is something to be said, in a limited way, of also having a revolver in that caliber. I doubt I would buy one, but I'm not sure I would buy any revolver that was not a .22 LR, .32, .38 Spl, .357 Mag, .44 Spl, or .44 Mag. Still, there is a market for revolvers using semi-auto ammo.
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