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Old 11-02-2013, 02:28 AM   #1
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Hey guys i was just looking around gander today and came across a few guns chambered for .357 sig. I have never heard of this round and was wondering if somebody could educate me about. Whats the recoil like? Are they hard to come by? Do they make good defensive rounds? Whats the penetration like? these are just some questions i have if anybody could help me out here id appreciate it thanks in advance

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Hey guys i was just looking around gander today and came across a few guns chambered for .357 sig. I have never heard of this round and was wondering if somebody could educate me about. Whats the recoil like? Are they hard to come by? Do they make good defensive rounds? Whats the penetration like? these are just some questions i have if anybody could help me out here id appreciate it thanks in advance
I've owned a Sig P239 in .357 sig and it was a nice gun to shoot, not terrible recoil. It's a bit snappy like a .40, but again not too bad. My reason for getting rid of it was ammo costs -way expensive for the amount I shoot. It does make a good defensive round, but practice won't come cheap. I reload, but didn't want the hassle of dealing with a necked handgun caliber.
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Developed by Sig (probably obvious). It is a .40 case necked down to 9mm. This gives velocities close to a .357 mag, but not quite as powerful, in a auto loader using frame sizes that would accommodate the .40 S&W round with the same capacities as a .40 S&W. not too many manufacturers jumped on the band wagon. So there aren't that many guns for it. It's not that common of a round, and kind of expensive. Recoil is similar to a .40.

Being a sort if bottle necked cartridge it tends to feed pretty well.

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It is liked by LE for its penetration. It shoots through a car door that would stop a 9, 40, or 45. For an armed citizen penetration is more of a liability, so not many carry it.

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All of our state police have swapped to the .357 Sig.

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The Secret Service also use it with Gold Dots. Here is a pic.

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I carry it in a M&P subcompact. If I could find a holster I liked I would go back to a 45. because of over penetration concerns. It is snappy but not terribly so.

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Basically a 9mm bullet necked down to a 40s&w case. Great ballistics, loud, nice muzzle blast. Little more snappy than 40 IMHO, but not by much. Great round, but expensive and less popular

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Basically a 9mm bullet necked down to a 40s&w case.
I think you got that backwards, kinda. Ya kint neck a 9 DOWN to a 10.

Just bustin' yer chops a bit. I get what you were saying. 9 bullet in a necked down .40 case.
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Hey guys i was just looking around gander today and came across a few guns chambered for .357 sig. I have never heard of this round and was wondering if somebody could educate me about. Whats the recoil like? Are they hard to come by? Do they make good defensive rounds? Whats the penetration like? these are just some questions i have if anybody could help me out here id appreciate it thanks in advance
A month or so back I picked up a Glock 32c which is chambered in 357 SIG. I've have a hell of a time finding some decently priced ammo but its popped up online for the same price as 45. I also picked up a 40 barre and conversion to 9mm so my one gun now can shoot all 3 calibers with some quick swaps.

I like the snappy recoil and high muzzle velocity in the c model and recommend it to you. If you reload it makes shooting the 357 more often cheaper and easier. Just my opinions
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