View Full Version : 357 Sig for HD

03-14-2009, 7:10 AM
Do you use it and why?

03-14-2009, 10:18 AM
If I did use it for HD it would be because:

1. It has superior barrier penetration ability over 9 mm, .40 S & W and .45 ACP but has similar ballistic gelatin penetration characteristics to the same ammo.
2. It is louder than 9 mm, .40 S & W and .45 ACP so it is going to get a bad guys attention. The loudness of the round may contribute to a psychological incapacitation as well and that may lessen the need for additional shots.
3. Energy transfer. 506 ft. lbs. of energy/1,350 feet per second at the muzzle is a good thing. That round is going to transfer more energy to the bad guy (getting his attention) than most other common pistol rounds.


1. Muzzle flash is dependent on the ammo. Some ammo has a nice bright big muzzle flash and some has hardly any muzzle flash at all.

03-14-2009, 10:44 AM
Speed kills!

03-14-2009, 3:41 PM
I have a sig 226 in 357sig love the cartridge. If you reload and intend to use it for self defense where you might discharge a round in low light,I would recommend using Unique. I use starline brass,CCI primer, 147 grain Golddot
and near max charge of Unique powder. This combination gave me the best accuracy with a tiny blue flame for a muzzle flash.

03-14-2009, 4:10 PM
When I carry, nine times out of ten it is one of my Glock 33s (I own three of them). Here is my OD one: