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Old 07-16-2016, 11:30 AM
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Default .357 sig packs a punch!

Took my 32 to the range the other day for the first time. Also brought my 92fs as well. First up I went through a few mags on the 92 to get the cobwebs out. Then switched to the 32 and damn what a difference! Loud as hell and felt like twice the power. First 2 mags I had the slide lock back on me twice after firing the second round each mag so I figured due to LW so I shored up my grip and it cycled flawless after that. Mean *** gun for sure and will be my #2 HD gun.
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Old 07-16-2016, 11:40 AM
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.357 Sig is so fun too shoot. Same diameter bullet as 9mm but a couple hundred feet per second faster. Power difference is definitely noticeable even with similar weight bullet. Welcome back, I bet the cobwebs are gone
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Old 07-16-2016, 11:43 AM
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The 357Sig produces 9mm Euro muzzle performance at 100 yards.

Great field round.

Prefer the subsonic .40/ 180 gr., or the .45 ACP/ 230 gr., for the home.




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Old 07-16-2016, 12:03 PM
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I love mine. Took a while to get it to feed properly but it has been great so far.
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Old 07-17-2016, 7:46 AM
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I love mine. Took a while to get it to feed properly but it has been great so far.
Can you go in to more detail? I've never heard of a 357 sig pistol having feeding problems. The shape of the cartridge promotes good feeding.
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Old 07-17-2016, 8:03 AM
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And the Glock is the perfect design for the 357 Sig. The polymer frame flexes & recoil is less snappy (at least that's my perception in my Mod. 31.)
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Old 07-17-2016, 8:05 AM
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I dont own a Glock, but I got into the 357 sig round after shooting a friends p226. I liked it so much I ended up buying a p226 and a Xd in 357 sig. Both guns work great and no feeding problems.
Its just as snappy as a 40cal.
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Old 07-17-2016, 8:24 AM
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If you have not tried Underwood ammo pick up a box for the real 357 Sig effect. Just like 10mm most of the factory loads are watered down quite a bit.
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Old 07-17-2016, 8:27 AM
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My favorite carry round.
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Old 07-17-2016, 9:56 AM
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Can you go in to more detail? I've never heard of a 357 sig pistol having feeding problems. The shape of the cartridge promotes good feeding.
I ended up having to get mag blocked 13rd. mags. The factory 10 rounders have 2 problems in my opinion,the first being the internal ribs that limit capacity also change the way the cartridges stack on top of each other. The other problem is the follower in the California 10 rounder is radically different than the 13 rounder that was designed for the gun.The 13 rounder has a steeper angle and more upward tension compared to the 10 which prevents nosediving compared to the lower angled 10 rounder.

I tried shorter o.a.l on my reloads, different nose profiles (even sharply tapered xtp's would jam!) changing spring tension etc and nothing worked.I couldn't even get one mag to feed without a nose dive into the feed ramp. if you search my screen name you can read about all the fun I had, like 5 months back at Glock with no resolution.

After I got the mag blocked 13 rd's I went to the range and shot about 500 rounds of varying bullet profiles and oal's without a single hiccup. In my opinion its kind of a safety issue using the 10 rounders that came with the gun as I measured substantial setback like .040" with only one nosedive into the feed ramp. (remember the the .357 Sig doesn't have much of a neck to keep the bullet in place).

The way the gun runs now I have 100% confidence in it.


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Old 07-17-2016, 10:58 AM
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Definitely my favorite auto pistol round!
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Old 07-17-2016, 11:17 AM
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The 357Sig produces 9mm Euro muzzle performance at 100 yards.

Great field round.

Prefer the subsonic .40/ 180 gr., or the .45 ACP/ 230 gr., for the home.




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I have a Glock 32 and a Glock 20 with a 357 Sig conversion barrel.

Love them both, zero issues in either.

OK one issue - I have to reload because 357 is so expensive to buy.


Considering a Glock 29 w/ a 357 conversion next .....
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I got into .357 Sig on accident funny enough. My Uncle gave me a Glock 23C for my birthday one year and that included a aftermarket ported .357 SIG barrel. I went to the range one day and didn't pay attention to the fact I brought my ammo can with .357 instead of .40. So luckily I had the spare and switched barrels and found out how awesome the .357 SIG is.
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Old 07-17-2016, 12:32 PM
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I effing love my glock 31. If anyone can find a good deal on a police trade in, BUY IT. You will not regret it
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I effing love my glock 31. If anyone can find a good deal on a police trade in, BUY IT. You will not regret it
It's also a good way to go with a police trade in 40 S&W, get that and drop in a 357 barrel.
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What happens when you shoot 135gr. bullets in a 10mm auto?
You make 357 Sig look like a 9mm.
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FMU .357 Sig = Mega Penetration.
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Old 09-18-2016, 9:21 PM
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I have two pistols in 357 Sig and looking for my first carbine. Fun round.
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FMU .357 Sig = Mega Penetration.
Back when I was in a free State I used to load the Rainer electroplated TMJ bullets in 357 Sig and 10mm - they burst open and expand more than you might think with that thin copper coating.
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Got the Lone Wolf 5.3" LWD Barrel M/32XL 357 Sig for my GLOCK .40 G23.4.

Titties.

HDY 147 gr. XTP at > 1300, and S&B 140 gr. TMJ at considerably faster than that, makes for a flat shooting and deep penetrating round.




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I have two pistols in 357 Sig and looking for my first carbine. Fun round.
I just finished up a 10.5" barreled blowback build on a glock mag AR lower.
With the Underwood 115gr JHP, it chrono'd @ 1890-1910 fps. Smokin'
Underwood 124gr XTP JHP- 1710-1735 fps
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Old 09-19-2016, 8:45 PM
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Now this is a little snappy with no room for your pinky.
P320 Subcompact small grip module with a compact 357SIG Upper.
I have three SIGs all with 357SIG Barrels
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Love the 357 sig round but prefer it in my P226
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I agree with a few guys on here. Underwood 10mm ammo makes 357 sig feel like a 9mm
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Shoot the 9x25 dillon, it's even funner
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I agree with a few guys on here. Underwood 10mm ammo makes 357 sig feel like a 9mm
he, even during the great panic of 08-09 my LGS couldn't give away the 32. The 20s were all gone.
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.357 sig is basically a 9mm in a .40 case, right?
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he, even during the great panic of 08-09 my LGS couldn't give away the 32. The 20s were all gone.
Underwood .357SIG makes storebought 357 SIG feel like a misfire. Underwoods 357SIG is full 357 velocity. Full house loads.
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.357 sig is basically a 9mm in a .40 case, right?
Correct, .40 necked down to 9mm basically. A 10mm auto necked down to 9mm sounds even more interesting, doesn't it? That's basically what a 9x25 Dillon is. Hot hot hot round, but yet not very popular.

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Ooh, do I love me some .357 sig. I wish the Sig 1911's in that cal were available here.


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yeah I love shooting 357 sig out of my M&P, hope sig comes around someday and makes the caliber conversions for the MPX.
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.357 sig is basically a 9mm in a .40 case, right?
Sort of. It's commonly thought of that way but it's really its own thing. One might think it's 40 S&W necked down, but in fact the case is a little longer to allow the smaller 9mm bullet to end up making the same OAL as 40 has.

So just trim down 10mm right? Nope, 10mm has large primers, 357 and 40 have small primers.
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If you have not tried Underwood ammo pick up a box for the real 357 Sig effect. Just like 10mm most of the factory loads are watered down quite a bit.
What he said
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Underwood .357SIG makes storebought 357 SIG feel like a misfire. Underwoods 357SIG is full 357 velocity. Full house loads.
So are the bigger manufacturers intentionally under loading their 357 sig or is Underwood over load it?
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