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Give me a reason to buy a .357SIG

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Alan Fud, Sep 26, 2004.

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  1. Alan Fud

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    I own a few 9mm's.; a few .40S&W's and a few .45ACP's. Is there anything that a .357SIG can do that these other calibers can't.
     
  2. 45R

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    I love the smile .357Sig puts on my face when I shoot this round :)
     
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    No--and some things not as well!
     
  5. Blueduck

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    Was thinking of the same post myself ;) but to fair there is at least some evidense to suggest with bonded bullets (like Goldot) it has better effect on targets after penetrating glass or metal than most 9mm/40/45 rounds. I've also *heard* it tends to have less deflection on hitting glass at an angle, FWIW

    If above turns out to be true maybe the ultimate nich Highway Patrol Pistol? Nothing there I could get too excited about myself...
     
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    Because they're cool, It'll make you cool and you'll never have bad breath again.
     
  7. cratz2

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    Well, the 357SIG will probably allow you to shoot through auto body panels a bit better than the other rounds... Great if you're a highway patrolman...

    With a 357SIG you can light up a range quite effectively.

    Main drawback I see is pretty expensive ammo... And much of it isn't radically faster than the best 9mm ammo and most 357 guns hold less rounds than the equilavent 9mm.
     
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    Any of your 40s convertible to 357SIG? SIGs and Glocks are usually very easily converted.
     
  9. Lennyjoe

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    Skip the .357 Sig and buy a 10MM;)
     
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    Buy a 10mm and convert it to .40s&w/357sig.
    A Glock 20 will fire all three very well.
     
  11. Alan Fud

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    Already got a 1006
     
  12. SAG0282

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    SIG makes guns chambered in .357SIG. ;)
     
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    Uh....you get to buy a new gun?
     
  14. Obiwan

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    Because you don't have one!
     
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    Other than having a new caliber I do not really see all that with the 357 sig. I believe you having 9mm, 40, and 45 covers it pretty well. I might consider it if Smith would offer a TSW in it.
     
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    Forgot to mention I did try the 357 with a Glock 32, I didnt care for either, may be I didnt like one because of the other. Would still consider A TSW Smith in it.
     
  17. PJR

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    The top ten reasons to own a .357SIG.

    10) Because you don't have a .38 Super?

    9) You're just a drop in barrel away from having a two caliber gun.

    8) Lot's more noise and big sheets of flame.

    7) Drives brass pickers crazy. "What's that funny little bottle necked cartridge there Bubba? Danged if I know."

    6) No need to buy a different caliber bullet if you reload. Your 9 bullets will do just fine AND go faster

    5) Great way to meet women. "Hey there big fella, what's that round you're shootin'?" .357SIG? Cool! 'Kin I try it?"

    4) Great way to make men who bring women to the range jealous. See above. You are the uber of cool.

    3) It puts you on the leading edge of tactical wonderfulness. Really, it does. Just ask anyone.

    2) It's what the Secret Service uses and if it's good enough to guard Dubya, it's good enough for you.

    And the number one reason to own a .357SIG.....

    1) Liberals and Democrats hate the .357 SIG. See reason #2. Why? Because it will be guarding Dubya for four more years.

    That do it for you?
     
  18. Poohgyrr

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    Conversion is a big plus in my mind. For Sig & Glock it's a barrel swap.

    Plus if I could only have one caliber of firearms, in pistol rounds, .35 caliber would cover everything from all the 9mms, .38 Spec, .357 Mag, .38 Super, .357 Sig, and everything else I'm not thinking of right now. With some care, you could load the same bullet into alll those rounds. Might not get the best performance, but it could be done. Makes it easier to keep track of reloading supplies.
     
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    Since I already had a 9mm, I avoided having to replace my cleaning brushes by going with the .357 SIG.
     
  20. jc2

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    Not really. You need to buy a .40 S&W brush to properly clean the chamber!
     
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    'cause.
     
  22. MK11

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    You want it? Buy it.

    The .357 Sig is super accurate and a lot of fun to shoot. Whether it's got any real ballistic advantage I can't tell you (although from the way some people froth at the mouth over it, you'd think the Texas DPS was putting its troopers in jeopardy by issuing the .357 Sig instead of having a lot of success with it). The fact that the barrels swap in Glocks and Sigs make it an affordable alternative. Get new springs and mags and you could also add a 9mm barrel for three in one.
     
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    Standard ammo for .357 Sig is faster than +P+ for the 9mm. And the 9mm +P+ is not that easy to get.
     
  24. Sylvilagus Aquaticus

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    My wife bought a P229 for me several years ago after she saw me eyeballing it. I didn't know much about 357sig then, and I had never fired one.

    It was an unknown quantity to me when I got it, but I was hooked with the first magazine. It's something you have to experience. It shoots straight, flat, and fast with an Old Testament grade of muzzle blast.

    I absolutely love it.

    All the Texas DPS officers I know like it. I think that's a pretty good endorsement.

    I'd consider buying another.

    Regards,
    Rabbit.
     
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    Because you're an American, and you can.
     
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