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Thinking about buying a 357 sig

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by ZS27, Jan 8, 2016.

  1. ZS27

    ZS27 Wilsonville OR Active Member

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    I am thinking about purchasing a firearm in 357 sig I've always been fascinated by the cartridge and I shot my uncles Smith and Wesson chambered in it and I liked it but I'm thinking a Glock or sig 229 I already understand about how hard it is to reload which is fine but I was curious about other members experience with the round thank you
     
  2. ZS27

    ZS27 Wilsonville OR Active Member

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    How come? And are not really interested in having a 40 barrel I'd rather use the money on 357 sig ammo
     
  3. B5Ben

    B5Ben Boise Well-Known Member

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    I have a Glock 31 and like it fine. I've never shot a 357sig out of a sig so I'm not sure why @titsonritz would prefer it over a Glock. Interested to hear though. I picked mine up at a pawn shop pretty cheap due to the caliber. It's not my favorite handgun but anything in Glock is not going to be my favorite, just my go to for reliability. :D
     
  4. B5Ben

    B5Ben Boise Well-Known Member

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    Oh and I would reconsider on the 40 barrel if you don't reload. Ammo prices on the 357sig round approach $40 a box at sportsmans last checked. At least you don't need new mags.
     
  5. ZS27

    ZS27 Wilsonville OR Active Member

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    I reload and yea it was my plan to buy one used because they usually go super cheap
     
  6. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    38 Super
    9mm Largo
    357 sig
    41 mag
    10 mm
    hot pistol calibers just never catch on:(
    even though they would make ideal carbine rounds as well
     
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  7. ZS27

    ZS27 Wilsonville OR Active Member

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    Lol I also have a 41 magnum and have had 10mm
     
  8. ZS27

    ZS27 Wilsonville OR Active Member

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    True but I reload so ammo cost is irrelevant
     
  9. ZS27

    ZS27 Wilsonville OR Active Member

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    I have always liked double single action vs striker fired, I am just going to have to keep my eye out for a used one
     
  10. revjen45

    revjen45 Snohomish County Well-Known Member

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    Is there any reason other than gun lust (which I totally understand) why you want a .357 Sig? Given the cost difference between the .357 Sig and 9X19mm +P is the difference in performance worth it? When I bought my current EDC piece I went to the gun show looking for a Steyr S40. Finding none I bought the S9, and have not regretted it. You could buy a firkin of 9mm ammo and a 6-pack of good beer for what you would spend on a .357 Sig.
    I have gun lust/facination with the .41 Mag but since have other more pressing things that require $ outlay and I have a .357 and dies my lust must remain unrequited.
     
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  11. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    While the question was posed by you, many people reading this thread may have the same questions but not reload - I think he was just trying to give you as much info as possible.

    I look forward to the day I can post "cost is irrelevant to me":rolleyes:
     
  12. xtratoy

    xtratoy Vancouver USA Active Member

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    So is that why you can get 9mm conversion barrels for Glock 40's and 357's but you can't get 40 or 357 conversion barrels for the Glock 9's?:confused:
     
  13. misterarman

    misterarman Vancouver,Wa. USA Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Glock 31 is a fine choice.
    Not that hard to reload for.
    Cam over on sizing being the main trick.
    Not using rcbs dies for it being another.
    Even though it's a bottleneck cartridge it still head spaces on case mouth.
    Don't shoot 40 since I started doing 357sig.
    Like 9mm a lot so it's a natural progression to me.
    And you can get a 40 and a 9mm barrel for it if you want.
    357sig sales would be higher if so many people didn't just convert to to it from a 40.
     
  14. czgunner

    czgunner SW WA Member

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    I'm a big 357 SIG fan. I've had a SIG P239, XD, M&P, HK P2000, and currently a P320 chambered for it.
    The best shooting was the HK, shouldn't have sold that one!
     
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    xtratoy Vancouver USA Active Member

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    OK. What is different on the gen 4's beside the changeable backstrap and the dual recoil spring?
     
  16. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    I have no qualms against using 9mm +P+, especially in a Glock. Factory Underwood 115's go an honest 1525-50fps.. quite close to the Sig... and as Tits said, most .40's and .357Sigs (which generate 9mm +P+ pressures) are really just 9mm guns modified to shoot those cartridges.
     
  17. tkdguy

    tkdguy Portland, Oregon Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    I think most gun manufactures are discontinuing the 357 sig-- a dying breed. Ammo is expensive and can be scarce. If you reload that is one thing-but if you insist on a 357 sig I'd best bet that you should buy one that has an interchangeable barrel for 40 SW--also a round the police are now moving away from. I agree that 9 mm +p+ is a strong competitor. The CZ line of 9's or 40's or if they make a 357 sig may be worth a look at. The Sig line is just great as well. Good luck with this. Ammo availability is a critical factor even if you reload.
     
  18. No_Regerts

    No_Regerts United States Well-Known Member

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    If I was going to reload 357 sig for my principal means of ammo supply, I would buy a pistol that has a chamber that fully supports the cartridge so the brass wouldnt stretch as much at the web. Glock chambers dont fully support the case and they will bulge. I think remanufactured ammo is the reason for most Glock 22/23 kabooms. 357 sig sharing the same case head should have similar issues.
     
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