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357 Sig barrel in Glock 22?

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by taylor, Feb 23, 2010.

  1. taylor

    taylor Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    I've been thinking of getting a 357 Sig barrel for a G22. Is it strong enough to handle the pressure? Or is it advisable to buy a pistol like the G31 designed for the 357 Sig?
    Taylor
     
  2. rmlarsen

    rmlarsen Seattle Member

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    there is no difference between a G22 and G31 other than the caliber. Find a used or new G31 barrel and put it in your G22 and shoot .357 Sig.
     
  3. onearmedswordsman

    onearmedswordsman Hillsboro, OR Member

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    +1 remember: 357Sig is nothing but a necked down 40S&W
     
  4. taylor

    taylor Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    I read in the Glock site they use heavier frames in the 357 sig's, heavier then what?
    Taylor
     
  5. NWPilgrim

    NWPilgrim Portland area Member

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    I have a couple of third gen G23 (.40S&W) and a SIL has a couple of third gen G32 (.357 SIG). I can't tell any difference in the frames and slide parts. It has the same number of pins, same ejector and extractor, same locking block, etc. The factory barrels interchange fine.

    I've never heard of any difference in the models' frames or slides except the barrel and how the mags are marked (haven't compared the followers, but they fit OK).

    I would buy whichever one is cheapest or more readily available, or the one you prefer to have marked on the slide. Both the G23 and G32 can shoot OEM .40 or .357 barrels, conversion 9mm barrels and the same .22LR conversion slide assembly.
     
  6. longcolt

    longcolt Zephyrhills, FL Active Member

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    I have a Glock model 32 in 357 sig and I did the opposite. I bought a 40 caliber barrel for mine. Works great, same mags and its a drop in fit.

    But I will suggest that you buy a Wolf match SS barrel ($100) instead of the one from Glock. That way you will have a little better accuracy and can fire reloads in the Wolf barrel since the rifling is different.

    I added the Wolf SS barrel to my Glock 17 and its also a drop in fit, cost $100. Added a Ghost 3.5 connector and a SS recoil bar/spring. Makes a big difference in accuracy and the trigger pull.

    The Wolf SS barrels are cheaper than the std barrels from Glock, but more accurate, stronger, and come with std rifling so you can shoot lead reloads.
     
  7. milwaukieman

    milwaukieman SE Portland Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I put a Lone Wolf .357 barrel in my 23 and it's been great.