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ZOMBIEHUNTER
07-05-2008, 10:51 AM
Years back i had a Glock 31 in 357sig but sold it because i got tired of the lack of ammo now i see it popular they even sell it at wal-mart anyone else shoot the 357 what do you guys think about them?

Corbin Dallas
07-05-2008, 11:44 AM
Love my sig, but then again, I reload it.

If I had to buy 357sig, no way. Last time I saw a box of 50 it was nearly $35. I think wallyworld has it for $30.

Too expensive in my book.

goathead
07-05-2008, 1:01 PM
Love my sig, but then again, I reload it.

If I had to buy 357sig, no way. Last time I saw a box of 50 it was nearly $35. I think wallyworld has it for $30.

Too expensive in my book.

wal mart just got 2 boxes of FMJ wincester 21.97 per box,
BASS pro shop 26.99 1 box JHP remington
i have SA XD 357 SIG AND NOT THE BARREL

BossHog
07-05-2008, 1:23 PM
357 SIG is no more expensive than 40 S&W if you shop around online. I have three pistols chambered in this caliber and buy my ammo almost exclusively from ammoman. Even though the prices have gone up about 40% over the past couple of years, it can still be had for 29 cents per round when bought in bulk ($289/1000 shipped to your door).

hamster
07-05-2008, 1:43 PM
i like this round best over the pistol calibers i've shot being: 9mm, 40S&W, 45ACP, and 357MAG. i shoot it the most accurately and recoil isn't as bad as many would make you believe.

norcal-ar
07-05-2008, 8:44 PM
yeah i may go glock 31 for my pistol purchase. we'll see 9mm and .45 are extremley cheap!

bigchelis
07-05-2008, 11:28 PM
I just purchased a Glock 32C,

Shoot 50 rounds of remington FMJ $26 a box of 50, but I purchased it at the range, I have seen it for about $21 dollars at Walmart in Milpitas (North Cal).

Definitely accurate and more fun to shoot than my .45, 9mm, and 357 mag.

the recoil is similar to my magnum 2.5in revolver, but with the compensated barrel it brings tears of joy:D

I only shoot the revolver in single action mode due to the long and heavy trigger pull, but with the Glock in a 357sig you can keep on target and keep the rounds comming.

Im just as accurate with the 357sig as I am with my 2k 1911.

C.G.
07-06-2008, 12:44 AM
i like this round best over the pistol calibers i've shot being: 9mm, 40S&W, 45ACP, and 357MAG. i shoot it the most accurately and recoil isn't as bad as many would make you believe.

+1. However, it is loud and has a fairly pronounced flash signature.

norcal-ar
07-06-2008, 8:00 AM
I just purchased a Glock 32C,

Shoot 50 rounds of remington FMJ $26 a box of 50, but I purchased it at the range, I have seen it for about $21 dollars at Walmart in Milpitas (North Cal).

Definitely accurate and more fun to shoot than my .45, 9mm, and 357 mag.

the recoil is similar to my magnum 2.5in revolver, but with the compensated barrel it brings tears of joy:D

I only shoot the revolver in single action mode due to the long and heavy trigger pull, but with the Glock in a 357sig you can keep on target and keep the rounds comming.

Im just as accurate with the 357sig as I am with my 2k 1911.

yeah but arent the wal-mart packs value packs? (100 rds)

Sobriquet
07-06-2008, 8:14 AM
The ammo's expensive. I just don't understand the need for the caliber. Why not just get a 9mm? Cheaper ammo for practice and high performance 9mm ammo for self-defense is highly effective. If that isn't enough, get a .45.

bigchelis
07-06-2008, 8:40 AM
The ammo's expensive. I just don't understand the need for the caliber. Why not just get a 9mm? Cheaper ammo for practice and high performance 9mm ammo for self-defense is highly effective. If that isn't enough, get a .45.


The 357sig is definitely no 9mm; although logistically they are. The 357sig standard is a 125g 1350fps which is faster than the Wallmart 125g 357magnum which goes 1250fps. I have shoot both the same day and they feel similar in recoil and flip.

Granted you could get a 357mag 158g FMJ with 1250fps, but then 357sig also has
140g that goes 1350fps.

Ammoman.com if you buy the 1000 pack it is $29 box of 100. Which is cheaper than 357magnum ammo.

12-Banger
07-06-2008, 7:06 PM
The ammo's expensive. I just don't understand the need for the caliber. Why not just get a 9mm? Cheaper ammo for practice and high performance 9mm ammo for self-defense is highly effective. If that isn't enough, get a .45.

This actually an interesting perspective and one that's been debated ad nauseum in Glocktalk.com. I own a Glock 31 and prior to my purchasing it, it was between it and a Glock 17. I chose the G31 because it seemed like a 17 on 'roids. So my 357SIG is in essence, my 9mm. I have my sights set (pun intended) on a Glock 21 as well. I figure the 31 & 21 pretty much cover all bases.

And yes, I'm well aware of the argument that if the 357SIG is the answer, then what was the question. :rolleyes: