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Anybody own a .357 sig?
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I know people either love this cartridge or think it is a waste. For people who own or have owned a pistol chambered in this caliber, what is your opinion about it? I know the ballistics are impressive, and from what I have researched it's a very accurate round.

Also I did some research and the .357 sig ammo generally costs the same or a little more than a box of .40 s&w, but less than a box of .45acp. Comparing the ballistics on Speer's website (using their gold dots), the .357 sig is more powerful than all their 9mm and .40 s&w loads. It is also more powerful than all but one of their .45acp loads too. The only .45acp load that is more powerful is a 200 grain +p round, and it is only 12 ft/lbs more powerful.

I'm not sure if I want to pick up a striker fired .45acp or a Glock 32 (compact .357 sig). This pistol would be used for range and self defense. I still love my Ruger SR9c, but this pistol would be carried if I want more rounds and little more power behind the bullet.
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Philadelphia Patriot;145102 Wrote:I know people either love this cartridge or think it is a waste. For people who own or have owned a pistol chambered in this caliber, what is your opinion about it? I know the ballistics are impressive, and from what I have researched it's a very accurate round.

Also I did some research and the .357 sig ammo generally costs the same or a little more than a box of .40 s&w, but less than a box of .45acp. Comparing the ballistics on Speer's website (using their gold dots), the .357 sig is more powerful than all their 9mm and .40 s&w loads. It is also more powerful than all but one of their .45acp loads too. The only .45acp load that is more powerful is a 200 grain +p round, and it is only 12 ft/lbs more powerful.

I'm not sure if I want to pick up a striker fired .45acp or a Glock 32 (compact .357 sig). This pistol would be used for range and self defense. I still love my Ruger SR9c, but this pistol would be carried if I want more rounds and little more power behind the bullet.

I have a S&W M&Pc in .357 SIG and I love it. It shoots smooth and very accurate. Mine in perticular has a bunch more punch then the .40. (read below how I make the comparrison) I like the caliber and would recomend it.

The one thing that I did is that I bought a .40 cal barrel for the same gun. The barrels are interchangable and the mags are the same. .40 is cheaper to shoot if im just out plinking.

Feel free to shoot me a PM with any specific questions . . .


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Isn't this some of the hardest ammo to find even during the non-lean times?
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Camper;145106 Wrote:Isn't this some of the hardest ammo to find even during the non-lean times?

Nope
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I bought a Glock 32 and dropped a 40 KKM barrel into it to more or less duplicate my carry gun but be able to shoot lead. The reason I bought the 32 was because I had 2 boxes of 357 sig gifted to me about 10 years ago that I was just dying to fire off. It took me a while but I did finally put the factory barrel back into it and blew through those 2 boxes. Ever since I have been wanting to buy more to run through it.

It was impressive to the say the least. There was a distinguished difference in recoil from the 40 but nothing unmanageable. The ammo I had was not the currently produced flyweight stuff, it was supersonic and packed some punch.

My brother in law put a few rounds through it that day and has since switched over to carrying the cartridge. I have been thinking of doing the same but am so invested in 40 and have a really good stock of FBI surplus ammo that I haven't made the switch yet.
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#6
I own both a Glock 32 and an M&P Full Size .357 sig. Both are very accurate and the recoil is very controllable, but did take some getting used to.

The Glock was my first handgun and my EDC for years. I carry the Glock once in a while, but they both mainly just sit in the range bag or gun safe these days. I put a light on the M&P and just keep it handy for home defense.

The .357 sig can be tough to find at local shops and ranges from time to time, but can be easily found online. Thanks for the GunBot link. That's gonna come in handy!!

I'm in Philly, so feel free to PM me if you wanna try them out at the range sometime. I'm usually around most mornings and Fridays (not this week though).
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I did get a chance to shoot a custom built 1911 chambered in 357 Sig. Good cartridge for that platform. I would look at a full-sized pistol, if it were my choice.
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