357 SIG Hi Power Conversion Questions...


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Stephen A. Camp
September 17, 2010, 10:15 AM
Hello. As you know, 40-caliber Hi Powers can be converted to 357 SIG by replacing the factory barrel with an aftermarket one chambered for the cartridge. I am interested in the first-hand observations of people actually owning such conversions and these questions in particular:

1. Is your converted Hi Power reliable in 357 SIG?

2. How many different 357 SIG loads have you used?

3. How many total 357 SIG rounds do you estimate firing through your Hi Power?

4. If your pistol malfunctions, how frequent is it? (1 out of ten, one-hundred, two-hundred?)

5. What strength recoil-spring do you use?

6. What brand aftermarket barrel are you using? (I recall that Bar-Sto Precision no longer offers a conversion barrel.)

7. Has your Hi Power suffered any small parts breakage or even catastrophic frame or slide damage?

8. Has accuracy been satisfactory?

9. Do the existing sights offer POA matching POI?

10. Are you satisfied with the conversion in general?

Thank you in advance for your taking time to share your experiences and observations. I appreciate your taking the time and effort to do so.

Best to you and yours.

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silversport
September 17, 2010, 12:46 PM
I am very interested in this as well Stephen...thanks for posting and hopefully we will get some good info with this...maybe we can get a group buy on a barrel (KKM Precision is a recommendation from Don Williams IIRC...don't know if it is still valid)
Bill

EmbarkChief
September 17, 2010, 01:45 PM
Paging Allan Yoast....

Stephen A. Camp
September 17, 2010, 01:49 PM
Hello and thanks to those who have responded. My interest in this is strictly for accurate information based on the first-hand observations of folks who have had this specific conversion done or certainly gunsmiths who've fitted barrels, etc. I do not personally intend to have this done.

Best and thanks again.

EmbarkChief
September 17, 2010, 02:42 PM
I'm hoping Allan posts on here as he is in posession of the only .357 sig HP I've ever seen. I've put some thought into this conversion myself, the 2 things that keep me from this conversion are ammo cost and no real requirement for the change. If it were my daily carry I might be more inclined.

silversport
September 18, 2010, 09:12 AM
c'mon people...Stephen is always there for us...no one has a fresh look at this???
Bill

WC145
September 18, 2010, 10:25 AM
I don't have one but it sounds like a pretty neat idea.

silversport
September 23, 2010, 08:57 AM
no one else...:D
Bill

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