Finally got my Glock 31, 150 rounds later I am in love

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by jamesr, Sep 16, 2007.

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  1. jamesr

    jamesr Member

    Aug 20, 2007
    Wow, just got back from the range. I shot 150 rounds through my new model 31. I was the guy that had the rusty M&P. I will say the 357 sig has a lot more recoil than the 40 s&w, and is a lot louder also. The first round turned everyones head. Than after shooting that I shot 100 through the M&P and the 40 felt like a 9mm. I am going to buy a 40 barrel for my 31, but for self-denfense I won't carry anything but a 357 sig now.

  2. ognnosnim

    ognnosnim Member

    Jul 24, 2007
    Nice pic and nice guns.

    Glad you like your Glock. I know I love mine.
  3. Rokman

    Rokman Member

    Apr 29, 2006
    The Lone Star State
    I'm glad to here things are getting better for you.
  4. Phantom Warrior

    Phantom Warrior Member

    Mar 7, 2003
    Not to rain on the parade, but my best friend carried a Glock 33 for several months. He eventually sold it because even ball ammo was pretty pricey and the selection was very poor, esp carry loads. And this was in a good sized city, not a rural town.

    If you have a good source for .357 SIG you will probably content. Just throwing that into the hopper.
  5. MikePGS

    MikePGS Member

    Aug 4, 2006
    Metro Detroit, Michigan
    two words for you my friend: Double Tap :)
  6. CountGlockula

    CountGlockula Member

    Oct 1, 2006
    In a Los Angeles coffin.
    Another two words: Trigger Reset!

    Go GLOCK!!!
  7. jamesr

    jamesr Member

    Aug 20, 2007
    Phantom Warrior, You are correct, ammo is expensive. That is why I am ordering a 40 barrel to shot, and carring 357 sig for protection. After shooting the sig I think it hands down out powers the 40. And if law enforcement keep switching to it the price will start to drop.

    pa game commission just switched to the 357 sig in the glock 31 flavor.

    Rokman, thanks I have calmed down now having two guns. But I won't carry the m&p after all i went through. It will be home protection.
  8. tank mechanic

    tank mechanic Member

    Nov 7, 2006
    colorado springs
    I love my G31. It is my first Glock and it always turns a head or two at the range when I start shooting.

    I have found that dedicated 357 mags often go for a few dollars more than their 40 cal counterparts, so it often pays to double check if there is a price difference. I have bought a small handful of the 40 mags and they work just fine. ( I know some people reading this are saying "duh, they are the same mags" but, if it helps saves someone some money I will say it again.)

    You should definitely post again after you get the forty barrel. It is on my to buy list and I am interested in knowing how it works out.
  9. 10-Ring

    10-Ring Member

    Dec 24, 2002
    Congrats on the new Glock! Glad to read of the happy ending :D
  10. yongxingfreesty

    yongxingfreesty Member

    Oct 3, 2005
    ive got a glock 32 and I love it! can shoot 9 40 and 357sig with 3 diff barrels.
  11. Glockensig

    Glockensig Member

    Jul 12, 2006
    Let's go over this well trodden ground again.... the 357 sig is a 21st century caliber. The best way to find ammo for it is to use a 21st century method - the Internet!!!! If you have computer skills/ access ( which you must to post here ) & a credit card, the 357 Sig possibilities are substantial. I have shot 54 different loadings and still have a ways to go if I want to try them all ... here's my list:

    1.) American Eagle - 125g - FMJ F
    **2.) CCI Speer Blazer - 125g - TMJ F
    3.) CCI Speer Lawman -125g - TMJ F
    4.) CCI Speer Gold Dot - 125g - GDHP F
    5.) Collins Cartridge Co. - 125g - FMJ
    6.) Corbon - 115g - JHP F
    7.) Corbon - 125g - JHP F
    8.) Corbon DPX- 125g - DPX
    9.) Corbon Pow'R Ball - 100gr - PB
    **10.) Corbon BeeSafe - 91g - BS F
    11.) CNC Cartridge - 124g - FMJ F
    12.) CNC Cartridge - 124g - JHP F
    13.) CNC Cartridge - 102g golden sabre - JHP F
    14.) DFA - 85g - Nylon ( lead free )
    15.) Double Tap - 125g - JHP F
    16.) Double Tap - 125g - FMJ
    17.) Double Tap - 115g - JHP
    18.) Double Tap - 147g - JHP
    19.) Federal - 125g - FMJ F
    20.) Federal - 125g - JHP F
    **21.) Federal - 150g - JHP F
    22.) Fiocchi - 124g - FMJ
    23.) Georgia Arms - 125g - FMJ F
    24.) Georgia Arms - 125g - GDHP
    25.) Hornady - 124g - JHP F
    26.) Hornady - 147g - JHP F
    **27.) Lancer Custom - 125g - FMJ F
    **28.) Lancer Custom - 125g - XTP
    **29.) Lancer Custom - 125g - JHP
    30.) Maine Cartridge Company - 147g - JHP F
    31.) Master Cartridge - 125g - FMJ (RL) F
    32.) PMC - 124g - FMJ F
    33.) PMC Starfire - 125g - JHP F
    34.) Precision Ammunition - 125g - JHP F
    **35.) Pro-Load - 125g - JHP F
    36.) Reeds's Ammo & Research - 90g - XTP
    37.) Reeds's Ammo & Research - 115g - XTP
    38.) Reeds's Ammo & Research - 124g - XTP
    39.) Reeds's Ammo & Research - 147g - XTP
    40.) Reed's Ammo & research - 124g - Gold Sabre
    41.) Remington - 125g - JHP F
    **42.) Remington Gold Sabre - 125g - BJHP
    43.) Sellier& Belliot - 140g - FMJ F
    **44.) Triton - 115g - JHP
    **45.) Triton - 125g - JHP
    **46.) Triton - 135g - JHP F
    47.) Ultramax - 125g - FMJ (RL)* F
    48.) UMC - 125g - FMJ F
    49.) UMC - 125g - JHP F
    50.) Wagner Acuswage - 125g - TMJ
    51.) Winchester - 125g - FMJ F
    52.) Winchester - 125g - JHP F
    53.) Winchester - WinClean - 125g - BEB
    54.) Winchester Ranger - 125g - SXT

    ** - no longer manufactured

    Within this list is a variety of good carry rounds:

    Gold Dot
    Double Tap
    Corbon DPX
    & I recommend Reed's and CNC as very good ammo!
    Buffalo Bore is also now making loads!

    There is practice ammo that is not much price difference than a .40

    Georgia Arms
    master Cartridge
    Wagner Acuswage
    I have heard good things about Precision Cartridge although I have not personally tried any ( Yet )
    Lawman, American Eagle, Fiocchi, Winchester are a little pricier but all good stuff.....

    By the way, I really really like my G31. I have used it to shoot GSSF matchs and one IDPA match. Never ceases to amaze me how consistantly accurate it is.....
  12. John Gault

    John Gault Member

    Sep 15, 2007
    La Vergne, TN
    You, sir are a gun geek, and I mean that in the most complimentary way.

    Thanks for your story and your pictures. There is nothing like hearing about a man and his gun. Many happy endings.
  13. Reyn

    Reyn Member

    Mar 20, 2005
    I shoot GA Arms through mine. It's like 12.00/50 for FMJ. Never had an issue.
  14. BossHog

    BossHog Member

    Jul 19, 2006
    Redwood City, CA
    The G31's my next purchase and I expect it to be a nice companion to my G33. While 357SIG ammo is hard to find and expensive locally, I can purchase it online in bulk for just a bit more than 40S&W and considerably cheaper than 45ACP.

    In fact, I just found a source for factory new 357SIG for just under 20 cents per round shipped to my door if I buy a minimum of 500 rounds. How's that for too expensive? :p
  15. Glockensig

    Glockensig Member

    Jul 12, 2006
    Thank You! I take it in a complimentary way!! Now, if only Guns & Ammo would take me onboard.....:)

    My G31:
  16. FerFAL

    FerFAL Member

    Apr 7, 2006
    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Yes, got a Glock 31 here too. I love the system and the caliber, it’s power, accuracy and reliability.
    The way I see it, It simply does not get any better than 15+1 rounds of 357 SIG. Worth every single penny, besides, how much is your life worth to you? You can practice with cheaper FMJ ammo or .40 all you want.
    There’s more than enough to choose from, CorBon, Gold Dot, Federal, Hornady and Double Tap, just to name a few.
    Besides, the .40 barrel solves the practice issue nicely.

  17. jamesr

    jamesr Member

    Aug 20, 2007
    FerFAL, the 40 s&w / 357 sig combo is IMO the best caliber out there. You can get a 200 grain bullet from double tap for trail gun, or switch to the 125 grain 357 sig for perfect self defense. Plus 40 s&w are really getting cheap for range use.

    tank mechanic, I will post as soon as it gets here and I test it out. I am ordering a Lone Wolf from glockparts.com for $99. I have heard good things about it and it does fully support the 40 case. That is why I went with the 31 and aftermarket barrel for the 40. I don't care for the factory 40 glock barrel. Now as for the factory 357 sig barrel I have seen test that show less case expansion then the sig barrels. Most reviews rank the 31 at the top of 357 sig guns out there.
  18. Black G31

    Black G31 Member

    Oct 12, 2011
    I love my g31.my defensive carry always...
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