October 9, 2011, 06:04 PM
I have a P229 in .40 which is a fabulous pistol and BEST I have ever tried in .40. I know I can put a .357 SIG factory barrel in it to use it for .357 SIG. For those that have tried both .40 and .357 SIG in a P229 how does the recoil compare?? I find my P229 shooting .40 feels like most other pistols shooting 9MM. Much difference between recoil in the .40 and .357 SIG?? I hear the the .357 SIG has a pretty loud blast compared to the .40.
October 9, 2011, 06:27 PM
I personally feel the .357 sig has less recoil then the .40, so YMMV.
October 9, 2011, 06:34 PM
I have a Glock 32 and it does not snap as hard as my G22c. The recoil is by no means a problem. It's quite a bit snappier than the equivalent 9mm but it's a great round. My favorite caliber.
October 9, 2011, 10:23 PM
My favorite 229 is the 9mm, but between the .40 or the 357SIG in controlability, I'd choose the 357Sig. Not only is it faster between shots, I have found it more accurate also.
The blast of a 357Sig is louder, but the recoil/muzzle flip is less
October 9, 2011, 11:40 PM
Thanks for the information - much appreciated!