Shot a 357 Sig today


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chris in va
February 18, 2013, 11:41 PM
Compensated Glock, 31 I believe.

Holy mackerel this thing had some percussion blast! Felt like standing next to an AR. Recoil was a lot more than my 45 as well. Interesting how close the gun report was next to the 'ping' of the steel getting hit. Easily double the FPS of my mouse-fart 45's.:p

The flame coming out of the ports looked like a top-fuel dragster.

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youngsait
February 19, 2013, 04:29 AM
If it's not compensated, do you think the concussion might be lower and be more confortable?

ku4hx
February 19, 2013, 07:04 AM
If it's not compensated, do you think the concussion might be lower and be more confortable?
That seems to be the case. My full power 357 Sig loads are loud, but that's about it. Even with powders that have a reputation for a lot of flash (Alliant Blue Dot for one) my uncompensated gun is just loud.

340PD
February 19, 2013, 11:01 AM
I have shot both versions and really cannot tell the difference. Lots more muzzle flash with the comp.
One accurate round.

mgmorden
February 19, 2013, 11:10 AM
.357 SIG is on my list of calibers to get a gun in eventually :).

Really wish they made conversion barrels for the SD40VE. Right now I'd really like to find a used FNP-357 if possible. Barring that I'll likely get a Springfield XD in .357 SIG.

Snowdog
February 19, 2013, 12:25 PM
I have a .357Sig Storm Lake barrel for my M&P40c and with 125gr Underwood Gold Dots (that chrono 1500 FPS from a 4" barrel (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ughIFOrIP_w)) barks quite loudly and is blasty as blasty gets. However, it was controllable and proved to be impressively accurate.

bearfoot
February 19, 2013, 02:55 PM
I'll add my voice to the chorus - the 357 Sig cartridge works well for me. I have a brandy new Gen4 G32 that shoots and groups beautifully. I think I may eventually sell my .40S&W guns and ammo.

bearfoot
February 19, 2013, 03:01 PM
oh, and a comment regarding the percussion/concussion/shock wave or whatever - my non-compensated G32 didn't seem to have much, if any, greater blast than my .45 or .40, so the barrel slots may contribute to that. On the other hand, I was shooting next to someone with a 357 magnum revolver yesterday, and compared to that blast, most autopistol calibers are a bit tame!
:what::evil:

CPO15
February 19, 2013, 03:20 PM
Guy next to me at an indoor range was shooting a compensated one: my sneakers came untied from the concussion.

nelsonal
February 19, 2013, 04:39 PM
I've never noticed a concussion wave with my uncompensated FNP, but it seems pretty loud (and a blast to shoot). DAO trigger is heavy but that's probably my lone complaint.

Bovice
February 19, 2013, 04:43 PM
I always loaded mine with AA#9 and I had significantly more noise than my other pistols, a noticeable flash, and the concussion feeling. That was with a regular barrel. I'd imagine the two port barrel of a glock C would look like a dragster exhaust.

Deaf Smith
February 19, 2013, 11:56 PM
The .357 Sig should be loud. It is basically a fully loaded .357 magnum and a real .357 Magnum is LOUD!

Loads such as Double Tap's 125 gr loads do get past 1490 fps from a Glock 31. Yes 1490 fps... past what a .357 magnum gets from a 4 inch barrel.

Most other brands of .357 Sig just hit the 1400 fps mark in a 31.

So yea, the gun will be loud but I have a 31, 32, and 33 and they are all three more accurate than my .40 and 9mm Glocks.

Deaf

Bovice
February 20, 2013, 12:27 AM
But it can't be like a 357 magnum, it's the same as 9mm +p+! :p

Numbers don't lie. From short barrels, 357 SIG mimics magnum performance.

Shmackey
February 20, 2013, 11:30 PM
It's a nice little cartridge. Its big brother, 9x25, can get you real close to 2000 fps.

meanmrmustard
February 21, 2013, 12:12 AM
Compensated Glock, 31 I believe.

Holy mackerel this thing had some percussion blast! Felt like standing next to an AR. Recoil was a lot more than my 45 as well. Interesting how close the gun report was next to the 'ping' of the steel getting hit. Easily double the FPS of my mouse-fart 45's.:p

The flame coming out of the ports looked like a top-fuel dragster.
It's high pressure, its loud, but its manageable.

It'll wear a gun out quick, but its fun.

M2 Carbine
February 21, 2013, 12:25 AM
I never had anything to do with the 357 SIG but a few months ago I came by a Glock 33.

Immediately I was so impressed with the round I bought dies and brass to load several thousand rounds.

Chances are I'll get some more guns cambered in 357 SIG.:)

greyeyezz
February 21, 2013, 03:38 PM
It'll wear a gun out quick, but its fun.

Cartridge had no effect on my 15 yr old P229, thousands of rounds. G32 is holding up just fine.

meanmrmustard
February 21, 2013, 04:20 PM
Cartridge had no effect on my 15 yr old P229, thousands of rounds. G32 is holding up just fine.
I'm talking thousands of rounds in a year, not decades.

Practicing with a service pistol in gun fighting scenarios requires a lot of lead downrange.

.40 S&W and .357 Sig will wear things out faster than 9mm and .45 ACP.

Dan-O
February 21, 2013, 07:32 PM
If you really want some flash you should load some rounds up with Blue Dot.

Rob G
February 21, 2013, 09:28 PM
I have an M&P 40c with a 357 SIG barrel in it and I love that gun. Recoil is completely manageable and the noise doesn't seem bad to me. It is one heck of an accurate round though and I've come to love it. I see more guns in this caliber finding their way in to my collection.

twice barrel
February 25, 2013, 11:53 AM
I put a 357 Sig Storm Lake barrel in my XDm40 but couldn't locate any factory rounds. Ordered the dies and found some once-fired cases online and tinkered with a few loads settling on 5.2gn Hodgdon Universal under a Berry's plated 124gn hollow point. I don't recall anyone nearby complaining of the blast and the load shot well and my pistol functioned well with it.

Haven't experimented with it since.

TB

ClemY
February 25, 2013, 03:47 PM
I have a pair of .357 SIGs, a stainless SIG 226 and a 229. The 226 is a 9mm with a black slide for .40 S&W and .357. The 229 has a spare .357 barrel. Both are super accurate. Also very loud. I load them with Longshot.

wunderkind
February 27, 2013, 12:11 PM
OP,

Was this outside or indoors? I've always thougth .357 SIG was cool outside, but there's always That One Guy at the indoor range that has saved up 1,000 rds of full bore .357 Gold Dots to run thru a short barreled G33! Outdoors, no biggie, but man alive, are those little subcompact .357's loud indoors.

Cool idea, near-magnum performance, 15+1, cycling slows down recoil impulse.

Ky Larry
February 27, 2013, 06:43 PM
My niece CCWs a Glock 33 in .357 SIG.It is, by far, the loudest handgun I have ever shot. The muzzle flash looks like a flame thrower.

Stress_Test
February 27, 2013, 11:39 PM
Stop it! Y'all are making me want one!! :banghead:

And the local store had a couple of 357sig Glocks when I was in there last weekend!

Peter M. Eick
February 28, 2013, 05:03 PM
What is fun is to get some 90 grn "screamers" as I call them and shoot them at the range out of my 229 sport.

http://eickpm.com/picts/229sport_3.jpg

These can be loaded up to just over 1700 fps and are just hilarious to blast with. I tend not try very hard because they are so loud and fast that it is just fun pulling the trigger.

jim243
March 2, 2013, 12:01 PM
If it's not compensated, do you think the concussion might be lower and be more confortable?

No, mine was a 4 inch uncomp barrel and it was loud and flashy, 6 to 8 inch flame. 357 Sig is a horse of a different color. Taking a 9mm and puting it in a necked down 40 S&W case makes for one hell of a round.

Jim

PabloJ
March 2, 2013, 12:24 PM
If it's not compensated, do you think the concussion might be lower and be more confortable?
Yes. The blast and more noise makes recoil impulse seem worse then it actually is.

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