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    .357 Sig

    Whats your opinion about this round?

    One of the guns Im looking at for my next purchase is available in .357 Sig. I dont hear too much about them, so I was thinking it'd be cool to have a gun with an "uncommon" round.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mdnitedrftr View Post
    Whats your opinion about this round?

    One of the guns Im looking at for my next purchase is available in .357 Sig. I dont hear too much about them, so I was thinking it'd be cool to have a gun with an "uncommon" round.
    Just remember: uncommon can be translated as 'expensive'.

    I just bought a SIG 229 in 357 SIG - if the round gets too expensive, I'll swap out the barrel to .40.

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    My brother carries a Glock 31 on duty. We both think the .357sig is a great 1600 fps. is hard to argue with even if your like me and a shot placement guy and not a caliber guy, but like Kansas said it is a very expensive round to shoot on a regular basis. My brother only shoots his to qualify with 4 times a year and shoots it at the range only here and there. A box of ammo is $20 give or take a few bucks, but if price is not an issue a .357 sig is a very fun round to shoot.

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    I still prefer the 9mm!

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    Yes, I will stick with 9mm, and sometimes 45ACP, myself...

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    I think it is a decent round. But if you are just buying it for range use, it isn't worth the money. The rounds are a touch on the expensive side, but not awful. However, it isn't that different in feel from the 40 S&W on the range. If you are using it for something like work or for carry, then it is a fine choice of round.

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    It's a good round but as the others have already said, the ammunition is more expensive. For range time, the 9mm is the best because ammo is cheap (as ammo costs go). I've got a few .357 Sigs, but I find I don't shoot them as often as my 9's, .40's and .45's.

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    357 Sig is a very accurate and capable defensive round. Is it any better than a 9mm, 40 S&W, or 45acp? I do not know but it is one hell of a hoot to fire! I can fire the 357 Sig in two of my handguns and I do not buy a second in a caliber if it is no good. Regards, Richard

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    I shoot .357 sig through my Glock 22 with the help of a conversion barrel. Love the round. Too expensive to shoot on a regular basis.

    Your basically shooting a light .357 Magnum round in an auto loader.

    Check here for everything you wanted to know about the .357 Sig:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.357_SIG

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    It's interesting to see necked down pistol rounds.

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    I have a Glock 22 40 S&W, put a 357 Sig barrel in it. I really like the round. It's my bed side gun, have nite sights on the Glock..

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    Quote Originally Posted by poncaguy View Post
    I have a Glock 22 40 S&W, put a 357 Sig barrel in it. I really like the round. It's my bed side gun, have nite sights on the Glock..
    poncaguy, I doubt I would use the 357 Sig as a housegun. Why? The flash would blind everyone in the room. Regards, Richard

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    After less than satisfactory performance from the .45 ACP ammunition they were using, the Texas DPS (State Troopers) went to the .357 Sig... they seem to like it alot.

    I have a Glock 31 and it is a blast to shoot... expensive?

    Shoot, guns are an expensive habit, period... If you're looking for cheap, try needle-point!

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    Thumbs up 357 Sig.

    My police Dept were trying to decide between the .40 S&W and the 357 Sig. We were carrying the 9mm +p+ and wanted a power increase. I took a Chrony to the range with a 2340 SigPro in .357, and another in .40 plus my issue P228 and as many kinds of ammo for the 9mm as I could find. The .40 sent the 180 gr bullet across the screans at just over 900 fps. About the same as the 147 gr Subsonic 9 mm that I had recently gotten the Department to drop after carrying it for several years. We had gone to the 9mm +p+ which had a great reputation amoung police officers. The 357 Sig gave me an honest more than 150 fps faster than any round I tried. The 115 gr 9mm +p+ was fast but the 135 gr 357 Sig was more than 150fps faster. and the recoil from the Sig round was not any worse than the 40 S&W. It was a no brainer. We went for the 2340 SIGPRO in .357 Sig. I like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimg11 View Post
    My police Dept were trying to decide between the .40 S&W and the 357 Sig. We were carrying the 9mm +p+ and wanted a power increase. I took a Chrony to the range with a 2340 SigPro in .357, and another in .40 plus my issue P228 and as many kinds of ammo for the 9mm as I could find. The .40 sent the 180 gr bullet across the screans at just over 900 fps. About the same as the 147 gr Subsonic 9 mm that I had recently gotten the Department to drop after carrying it for several years. We had gone to the 9mm +p+ which had a great reputation amoung police officers. The 357 Sig gave me an honest more than 150 fps faster than any round I tried. The 115 gr 9mm +p+ was fast but the 135 gr 357 Sig was more than 150fps faster. and the recoil from the Sig round was not any worse than the 40 S&W. It was a no brainer. We went for the 2340 SIGPRO in .357 Sig. I like it.
    I had a 2340 in .357 sig but the ammo cost was to much.The Texas DPS has had outstanding results with the .357 sig round.I carry the next best round in my opinion,the federal 9BPLE you mentioned in summer.In winter I carry the federal EFMJ in the LE version due to its performace thru heavy clothing.The 9BPLE will require a recoil spring change if you want your pistol to last a long time.I picked up two cases of it at a good price three years ago.

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    Shoot, guns are an expensive habit, period... If you're looking for cheap, try needle-point
    +1 and Amen brother!! I have a Sig P229 and a Glock 31 - both very accurate and both just flat out fun to shoot!!

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    Love it. It's almost neck and neck with .45 for my favorite, but probably just a bit ahead. I own a H&K USP-c with both .40 S&W and .357 Sig barrels, shoot a lot of .40 at the range, but I can find S&B .357 Sig for $13.00 a box, so I don't think it's that bad. When I'm carrying my H&K, it has the .357 Sig barrel in it for sure You should see .357 Sig hollow points just flat out explode waterbottles and mellons, and leave big holes in the dirt. It's an FBI favored round as well.... I don't think the recoil is much "harsher" than .40 just "snappier" and, as mentioned above, it seems to be very accurate. Opposite end of the spectrum light and fast vs. .45 massive and slow, both are great rounds, .45 with a longer proven track record, it all comes down to what you like better. I don't shoot it cause it's cool to have a new fangled caliber, I shoot it cause I believe in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Revolver View Post
    It's interesting to see necked down pistol rounds.
    He're .40 & .357 sig side by side. Doesn't look too intimidating, but it's a hoot...a 9mm bullet with a .40 powder charge:


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    I guess the flash from my 357 Sig would be the last thing an intruder would ever see.........at the moment, my bedside pistol is my Ruger P345..............

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