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What can you tell me about the glock 32 and the 357 sig?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by horsemen61, Jan 29, 2013.

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  1. beatledog7

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    My first ever experience with .357 Sig today. I fired 20 rounds of Winchester 125gr flat nose (10 each from two .40cal mags) from a Glock 22 "converted" to a Glock 31 by a Lone Wolf barrel.

    Barrel fit perfectly, all rounds fed and fired flawlessly. Very loud but a bit softer felt recoil with about equal muzzle flip as shooting roughly equivalent .40cal. Accurate given my skill level and unfamiliarity with how POA/POI would correlate. Fun to shoot, and I'm glad I made the purchase. Will shoot my first handloads another day as I was time constrained this morning. (My main reason for going was to put some 00 through my BPS Hi-Cap.)

    The only negative is that 14 of 20 of the valued .357 Sig brass flew into no-man's land. Then again, having only about 30% fall on the shooter side of the line is about the same as .40Cal from this pistol. Bummer.
     
  2. BrainOnSigs

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    Great round...great pistol.

    I own a G32 and this G33 that is in a bug-out bag:
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  3. R.W.Dale

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    Great round great pistol but combined expect lots of bullet setback.

    If you're not a load it and forget it for months kinda guy or always unload your carry ammo bullets first than it may not be the glock for you and is exactly why I sold mine.




    posted via that mobile app with the sig lines everyone complains about
     
  4. Inebriated

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    Well I basically was going to post what R.W.Dale posted... So I guess I'll just leave now.
     
  5. BrainOnSigs

    BrainOnSigs Member

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    An excellent read on bullet set-back (in this case discussing .357 Sig): http://www.handguninfo.com/Archive/www.Pete-357.com/factory.setback.chart.htm

    I have fired (if my logs are correct) over 50K rounds of .357 Sig since '94. They were fired thru several weapons (Sig P229, Sig P226ST, Glock G32, Glock G33, HK P2000SK). I have only seen 2 examples of a dangerous set back condition. Neither involved factory SD ammo. I do not, as a practice, load/unload my carry weapon. The times that I do unload/reload...I do check the round I am chambering...no matter the caliber.
     
  6. Bob72

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    Love it, carry it during the winter and reloading is the only problem. For some reason, about 6 out of one hundred will not size properly resulting in jams. Other than that...love the gun with its very recognizable blast.
     
  7. R.W.Dale

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    Just two chamberings with my g 32 using Winchester ranger ammunition was enough to generate almost .030" of bullet setback. This was unacceptable to me since once a round made its second trip in it HAD to be fired.

    I agree setback is a concern on other cartridges too. But in my experience its far far less of one.




    posted via that mobile app with the sig lines everyone complains about
     
  8. BrainOnSigs

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    Interesting. I have checked several rounds of my carry ammo (Speer Gold Dots) and have seen zero issues.....this would have been after 3 chamberings at the most. Not exactly scientific or detailed like the link I attached earlier. I think the best lesson for shooters is to 1) Check the round they are chambering 2) Do you need to continually load/unload the round in a carry weapon...especially if you have a safe place to store the weapon when not being carried? 3) Shoot up the rounds in your carry mags at least once a year and add new ammo.
     
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