How many .357 sig fans do we have? 32C Glock


September 9, 2008, 04:05 PM

I just picked that baby up. Found it on guns america and grabbed 70 rds of hollow points for it. This one will NOT be fired as much as my 9mm! This caliber per fifty is what 9 is per 100!

In any case, how many like the .357 cartridge? I am hopefully going to test it tomorrow and see how I do with it.

Slightly apprehensive as I wasn't very consistent shooting straight with my .45's which about three shooters I know put it down to recoil sensitivity. Did I bury myself buying this thing? Time will tell!

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September 9, 2008, 04:51 PM
Love the 357sig, in fact it is my CC weapon. I carry a Glock G33 with
125gr. golden saber bonded and sometimes double tap 125gr. gold dots.

Armed 24/7
September 9, 2008, 05:53 PM
I have shot my G23 with the lone wolf 357 SIG conversion barrel in it. That basically turns it into I liked the .357 round, it's just a little more snappy than the.40 S&W, but not bad. The barrel was for sale, but my buddy liked it more than I did and bought it. That round is what the Texas DPS (state troopers) carry, so it's probably excellent for Concealed Carry. I hope you like it, and if you don't like the .357, just call Lone Wolf and convert it to .40S&w.

September 9, 2008, 06:16 PM
Nice! I'm going to pick up a Glock 32 barrel for my G23 to join in on the fun!

Thank you Gaston for interchangeable parts!!!

September 9, 2008, 06:24 PM
I dropped the .357 barrel in my G27 for carry with a high cap mag (13+1) and carry it everyday. It isn't a bad shooter at the range either.

September 9, 2008, 06:55 PM
I originally carried the goldensabers in my G31, but they had terrible setback after being chambered only a few times. Just something to watch out for.

Enjoy your .357, they're a blast to shoot.

Gary G23
September 9, 2008, 07:01 PM
I carry a M&P-357.

September 9, 2008, 08:31 PM
Glock 32 with 13+1 rounds of A$$ Kickin Corbon 357 Sig 115Gr JHP (1500 FPS)

LOVE IT!!!!!


September 9, 2008, 11:35 PM
the 357 sig is brilliant! Outstanding accuracy and terminal performance out of the g31

September 9, 2008, 11:49 PM
I think the cor-bon DPX performs the best in the 357sig and that its performance rocks as well as other good bullet designs. fragmentation rocks for varmints; stick with a bonded bullet for humans IMO for this high speed round.

September 10, 2008, 12:01 AM
i'm hoping to try it tomorrow. how's the recoil on this little rocket? how does it compare to a glock 21?

September 10, 2008, 04:13 PM
Subjectively speaking it seems worse than many other calibers due to noise and muzzle flash. Honestly it isn't any worse than any other caliber making the same numbers, but most semi-autos don't make the numbers (velocity, MV, etc.) that the .357sig makes. It is pricey in factory form, which drove me to reload for it. Setback can be an issue if you rechamber the same round repeatedly.

September 10, 2008, 04:28 PM
Currently I have a Glock 31. What I am now on the hunt for is a Springfield XD 357 with the 5 inch barrel. So far I haven't come across one yet.

September 10, 2008, 05:10 PM
While I currently don't own any firearms in .357 Sig it is one of my favorite rounds. In fact I really need to get a barrel for my G23.

September 10, 2008, 11:17 PM
HK USP Compact .357 SIG. :)


September 11, 2008, 09:47 AM

there's a video from yesterday. i'm on the fence about it. maybe it's me, but it didn't do anything differently than my glock 19c can do. it has a punchier sound for sure. recoil wasn't bad, but definitely more than the 9mm. i hold it firmly so it didn't rise all that much.

September 12, 2008, 06:52 AM
Wasn't sure if this was a post for the .357 in general or the glock in .357. In the late 80's the narc's and dective were issued beretta's I was a narc at the time. all other deputies were furnishing thier own weapons most were 9mm. About 10 years ago the departement issued all a weapon and they went with the Sig 2340 pro in .357 sig. we had a new captain at the time who just retired from D.P.S. and this was after they went to the .357 sig. First thing i notice was scores went down this was not because the round is bad but cost more and budget force us to shoot less. I still have to carry it but now own a 9mm which I able to shoot more and keep my scores up. Not a bad round but IMO does not really do anything more then a good 9mm, and since pratice ammo in 9mm cost so much less more practice = better shot placement which is the key and for the smaller deputies the .357 is a little harder to control then 9mm. Oh i didn't address the glock issues as i just don't like them great guns our P.D. issue them in .40 cal just never been a fan of them.

Be safe

September 12, 2008, 10:07 AM
i've decided to sell it.

September 12, 2008, 10:12 AM
you could always get a 40 cal barrel and shoot 40's in it as well

September 12, 2008, 03:13 PM
Glock 22 with drop-in .357 barrel:
These hollowpoints ain't gettin' clogged with debris!

Using the Federal Arms ported .357 barrel i get 1-1/2" groups at 25 yards with most factory loads!!

.357 Sig has been my favorite autoloading caliber since 1996 :cool:

September 12, 2008, 03:57 PM
I just acquired a Glock 32 a few weeks ago. I love it and the round! Ammo can be a bit hard to find locally, I generally have to go to a proper gun shop, and WWB is $28 for a box of 50, so cost is definitely higher. Once I get enough brass I'm going to start reloading for it, I've already got the dies.

The recoil is not bad. Definitely snappier than 9mm, you can feel it in the web of your hand, but it's not uncomfortable.

September 12, 2008, 04:07 PM
P226's, P229's and a P239 here. :)

Ammo isnt bad if you buy online. Ammoman has it for $289/1000 delivered ($14.45/50) for Speer Lawman, and $250/500 rounds delivered($25/50 round box), for Speer Gold Dots.

If your going to reload, use a case filling powder like AA#7 or #9, and you wont have any set back issues. If lubing turns you off, buy a ..40S&W carbide sizer and use it first, then use the 357SIG sizer. No need for lube that way. Your probably not going to save a whole lot of money reloading for the round, as bullets for it are caliber specific and tend to cost a bit more. You cant use normal 9mm bullets in the 115-125 +/- ranges as the shape is wrong. I've used 147 grain Gold Dots, but didnt have real good luck accuracy wise with the load I was using. I'm sure I"ll find one, but I'm lazy and have a good 125 grain load. :)

Claude Clay
September 12, 2008, 04:19 PM
i reload $13/100 replicating factory SD round. that to me is good savings.
my P239 started as a 40 and i added the 257 SIG and 9mm comped bbls. same magazines and spring works all 3 .

September 12, 2008, 04:23 PM
Thats roughly what it costs me, but with new Speer Lawman costing $1.45 a box more, I dont know that its worth my time for the effort.

I know, reloading is therapeutic, but sometimes it can be a chore if your not in the mood. :)

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