View Full Version : Warning!!! Do Not Shoot 357SIG

06-04-2012, 9:11 AM
I have been shooting for a while and have been enjoying the pops of the .40 round. I recently went ahead and purchased a 357SIG Barrel for my Sig Pro 2022. I went on to the range with some reloads and I wasn't really impressed. I thought it felt very similar to the .40, but for the price and the hassle it seemed like it was not worth it. However, I went to the gun show and bought some more 357SIG ammo, but this time the reloads were from a different source. The price was not bad either. So I went straight to the range right after, loaded up my Sig, and POP! Then pop again, but this was a different kind of pop like I never felt before. It was sweet, and the flames that were bursting out of my gun were amazing. The sounds were beautiful. Like a magnum. I went home later that day and couldn't sleep because I had plans for a wedding the next day, but I was thinking about how am I going to sneak back over to the gun show for another fix? Well my new addiction got the best of me and I ended up swinging by and picking up more and even better 357sig ammo. I even ended up buying another gun. I picked up an XD40SC, and guess what? I just ordered a 357SIG conversion barrel for it. So now I am addicted to the stuff. So please be careful whatever you do. Don't shoot the 357SIG. It will change your life. Once you go this route, there may be no turning back. Especially if it's the good stuff :shifty:

06-04-2012, 9:21 AM
Start saving your brass cases, you can sell them to help pay for your ammo or you can start reloading.

06-04-2012, 9:24 AM
I will start doing that. I wish there was a brass catcher for the auto pistols though lol

06-04-2012, 9:31 AM
I will start doing that. I wish there was a brass catcher for the auto pistols though lol

I thought thats what girlfriends are for?

06-04-2012, 9:58 AM
I thought thats what girlfriends are for?

Mine catches everything I throw at her.

06-04-2012, 10:08 AM
Mine catches everything I throw at her.

yea she does...

06-04-2012, 10:22 AM
.357sig is a bad ****ing round.

still havent shot one

06-04-2012, 10:27 AM
yea she does...

Maybe I should start closing the drapes. :shifty:

06-04-2012, 10:29 AM
Maybe I should start closing the drapes. :shifty:

probably a good idea...

06-04-2012, 11:35 AM
Yes it is addicting. I have a .357 sig barrel on my Glock 23. The round is expensive though.

06-04-2012, 12:54 PM
Meh, the 357 sig is just a newer 7.62X25mm, I'll take the Tok over the sig.

06-04-2012, 12:58 PM
357 sig is not cheap.

06-04-2012, 1:08 PM
I always keep a 357sig in the nightstand safe :)

06-04-2012, 1:20 PM
I want to try it but it's hard to justify the money on a barrel and ammo when I already shoot full power 10mm for the same price.

Lumpia is sarap!
06-04-2012, 1:23 PM
I approve!

06-04-2012, 2:05 PM
I love shooting .357 SIG in my P226. Online you can find factory new ammo for about the same price as .45 ACP.

06-04-2012, 2:07 PM
357 Sig you say, never thought about round. Might have to bump it up the list.

06-04-2012, 2:17 PM
I approve of the sig too! hehehe!

06-04-2012, 2:36 PM
$17.85 at dsgarms.com :D

06-04-2012, 2:40 PM
Its to expensive to shoot i swapped out the barrel for a 40. though i understand the feeling your getting when shooting it.

06-04-2012, 3:40 PM
A little 357 porn...

06-04-2012, 11:02 PM
I like shooting .357 SIG using a factory Glock 31 barrel in my Model 22. Shoots flat, recoil is lighter than the .40, and then there's that muzzle flash - definitely fun. :D It's just too darn expensive to shoot much until I get my reloading bench back in order and get dies for it. :(

06-04-2012, 11:04 PM
I thought thats what girlfriends are for?
Thats what my wifes job is at the range :cool2:

06-05-2012, 12:22 AM
careful reloading that stuff. When I was looking into it a while back, it seemed to be a pretty spiteful load that didnt lend itself well to reloaders.

06-05-2012, 10:54 AM
its a great round!

06-05-2012, 11:17 AM
I've got 2-4 months for my 226EE in 357 sig to arrive.......

But I've already gotten 2k of rounds stored. It is no more expensive than 45 acp.

06-05-2012, 11:52 AM
If you like 357 sig try 10mm!

Paper Boy
06-05-2012, 12:30 PM
If you like 357 sig try 10mm!

Or the 9x25 Dillon ;)

06-05-2012, 12:35 PM
It can be had at similar prices to .40 online (if bought in 500s). Just expensive and hard to find anywhere locally.

06-05-2012, 12:38 PM
Not cheap but fun to shoot :D

06-05-2012, 2:53 PM
I like the round, love the fact most of 40s&w pistol can just drop in a barrel and good to go. Ammo price is probably the worse part. But is we look at this way, the more we shoot and buy, the cheaper this round will be in the future.

06-05-2012, 3:22 PM
I just didn't care for the round the way everyone else it seems does. I bought a Sig Pro in .357SIG and just hated it- maybe it was the gun I disliked more than the round, but the ammo was spendy and so I dumped it. For the same money I prefer shooting .45ACP or for less money 9mm. I just don't see the need for it personally.

06-05-2012, 3:27 PM
.357sig is a bad ****ing round.

still havent shot one

Since you can't handle the 40cal maybe just mayyyyyybe you should stay away from the .357sig.

06-05-2012, 3:32 PM
reloads heck you got to try some factory stuff for the full power i suggest some magtech or sellier and bellot they are loaded decent

06-05-2012, 3:46 PM
We had an IDPA night match a few months back, and one of the competitors was shooting a compact Glock in .357Sig. Suffice it to say, it was spectacular to watch him shoot.

06-05-2012, 5:12 PM
Or the 9x25 Dillon ;)

This ^^^...

Here's a short video of my 9x25 Dillon G20LS, 90gr XTP @ 2050fps.



06-05-2012, 5:51 PM
I hear if you grind up a 357sig, dilute it in water, then inject the solution directly into the blood stream, that the high will last even longer.

I've actually been considering getting a 357sig, probably actually from Sig, but not sure yet. Ammo prices aren't cheap, but they don't seem that much more expensive than .45 or .380, which I also shoot. The pistol I shoot the most though is in 9mm for several reasons, including ammo cost.

Paper Boy
06-06-2012, 6:00 AM
This ^^^...

Here's a short video of my 9x25 Dillon G20LS, 90gr XTP @ 2050fps.



Nice vid :D Ill have to try and get a good one with the Gopro next time I go out, finally got a chronograph as well so I will be putting numbers up in the ammo and reloading forum...

06-06-2012, 6:10 AM
40 cal casing necked down to 9 mm, fast round fun to shoot

06-06-2012, 8:04 AM
Sig did an awesome job on that round. A lot of highway patrol are using it because it goes right through a car door and has plenty of energy left over to ruin the day of the bag of meat behind said car door.
A buddy of mine got a CPO trade in Sig229 in 357Sig and it was like a fire breathing dragon with that muzzle flash, nice kick but not too much.
Awesome round.
Enjoy it, you've earned it.

06-06-2012, 9:22 AM
No one has mentioned that the awesome muzzle flash will render you blind in a night-shooting scenario.

06-06-2012, 9:30 AM
Most defensive ammo has flash suppressant in the powder. It's not the same flash as target ammo. It is a good idea to shoot your defensive ammo at night some time to find that out, though.

06-06-2012, 9:34 AM
No one has mentioned that the awesome muzzle flash will render you blind in a night-shooting scenario.

That's because it doesn't. First, the flash is much too dim to be blinding, and second, most of the flash is obscured from the shooter's vision by the gun. Also, the flash lasts for such a short time, it doesn't blind you like a flashlight would.

06-06-2012, 11:55 AM
I had a glock 33 and it was f'ing sweet. It got stolen from my apartment awhile back. Bought the xdsc but never thought about getting the barrel. Maybe I'll look into it and get a 9mm too.

06-23-2012, 8:21 PM
357Sig seems to be giving us basically the same results on the street as the famous 357 Magnum (125gr rounds), with a lot less recoil & muzzle lift. More rounds per gun load too. Great accuracy. Handloading is easier than we expected.

What's not to like? :chris:

06-23-2012, 9:54 PM
It's a fast penetrating round; I have a conversion barrel on a Glock 27 Frame with a hard-chromed slide; 13 round magazine available, 10 round here. I carry it unloaded in a locked container. (per the law)

Out in the toolies I was shooting car doors. The .357 SIG went right thru and out the other side. I like that in a defensive round. In any type of medium the 125 grain bullet mushrooms perfectly.

The defensive ammo is expensive but worth it.

(Yes, I carry a copy of the DROS to prove the weapon is mine, you never know).


06-23-2012, 10:00 PM
Another view..originally the KKM barrel had a compensator....but didn't run 100% because the weight would slow down the movement of the barrel in and out of battery. Not a good thing for a defensive weapon..:(

So I hacksawed the comp off. Works 100% now and really, the recoil is nothing to even think about.

Because the .357 SIG is a bottleneck cartridge....it feeds REAL GOOD. Never a jam. Just 100% reliablity. Maybe that's why Air Marshalls carry the .357 SIG round...?...


06-24-2012, 9:47 PM
I use the 357 sig cases to make 8mm nambu brass, just run thru the sizing die and trim

Big 10
06-24-2012, 10:12 PM
357 sigs are nice, but I prefer 10mm.

06-25-2012, 5:46 PM
I love, love, love my glock 31! im picking up a glock 23 this sunday and im picking up a .357 sig barrel for it!