I really don't understand the engineering behind a lot of this. I don't want to convert my .40 to something else -- I would have bought the "something else" if that is what I wanted.
I understand that finances can enter into these discussions. But, I have to assume that most of us are far more interested in reliability. (after all, this forum is about defensive guns)
Does a "conversion" actually create a reliable weapon? And, I guess a second question is, why? If you want an xx instead of a yy, then buy the xx. Not trying to be tacky, but I refer back to my reliability comment.
Just looking over this thread and thought I would add my thoughts.
My first .357 Sig was in a Sig P226 40 format that had an extra .357 Sig barrel. Really liked the round, but alas, the 226 was too heavy for plain/civilian clothes (I am a retired LEO and feel that the 226 is pretty much a uniform/holster gun).
This afternoon, I picked up a nice 40 P239 two tone with three mags (been looking at this gun at a local dealer for several months). I called Sig right away and ordered the .357 Sig barrel and two .357/239 magazines (you need seperate mags on this single stack gun or so I am told).
I think this will be a great carry gun even though it is slightly heavier than my Glock 19 and 36 (besides I wanted the same brand gun as the folks who were responsible for the .357 Sig.)
This is a great forum and the folks posting have a lot of good info to share.
PS--I think the original subject matter of this thread is very interesting. Before I go "toe up" I want to own a compact XD is some interesting caliber.
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