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Old 11-03-2013, 01:59 PM   #21
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Around here, 10mm is much harder to find than 357 Sig.
could be based on regional differences. it's just the opposite here in my town.
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A fantastic rd. many guns that are .40 can get barrels in .357 and use the old mags. If you like .357sig you can shoot it in a Glock, Springfield Armory, Sig, H&K, Steyr to name the ones I know off the top of my head. I've fired 30k+ rds thru my sig and it has been a joy. Even the guys at the office who would've preferred their old make/model have been won over in most cases.

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The 357 sig is a cop round designed for cops. Similar to the 40 but maybe more specialized. I doubt it's a fad as Jaegermeister suggested. It is the most manageable penetrator round, along with the 5.7, and the more powerful of the two. Maybe a fad in the civilian market, as many new things are.

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The 357 sig is a cop round designed for cops. Similar to the 40 but maybe more specialized. I doubt it's a fad as Jaegermeister suggested. It is the most manageable penetrator round, along with the 5.7, and the more powerful of the two. Maybe a fad in the civilian market, as many new things are.
i would exactly consider it to be a fad, but just never caught on as well as they had hoped. it has some decent ballistics, but for most, the cost of ammo is a bit prohibitive unless you reload.

several LE agencies tried them out and i don't know how many currently still use the 357 Sig.

i will say this, it's not a caliber really high on my want list, and would only buy one if it was a smoking deal. it is one i would definately reload forif i owned one.
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i would exactly consider it to be a fad, but just never caught on as well as they had hoped. it has some decent ballistics, but for most, the cost of ammo is a bit prohibitive unless you reload.

several LE agencies tried them out and i don't know how many currently still use the 357 Sig.

i will say this, it's not a caliber really high on my want list, and would only buy one if it was a smoking deal. it is one i would definately reload forif i owned one.
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could be based on regional differences. it's just the opposite here in my town.
I can find both around Cincinnati, albeit not in large numbers. However, my favorite LGS has .357 Sig in four bullet weights and two styles; 10mm is only two bullet weights and one style. It just depends what LGS owners have a request for. My LGS owner has over a dozen customers carrying .357 Sig as EDC and the local police, so he carries as much as he can procure.

Besides, the argument is moot if you can find it anywhere on the Internet. Priority shipping has it on your doorstep in. Few days, so ammo availability is probably one of the weakest arguments for choosing a gun, unless it is out-of-production or so limited you can't find it anywhere.

The fact that police departments are currently carrying .357 Sig means that somebody somewhere has the ammo, you just have to look!
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I can find both around Cincinnati, albeit not in large numbers. However, my favorite LGS has .357 Sig in four bullet weights and two styles; 10mm is only two bullet weights and one style. It just depends what LGS owners have a request for. My LGS owner has over a dozen customers carrying .357 Sig as EDC and the local police, so he carries as much as he can procure.

Besides, the argument is moot if you can find it anywhere on the Internet. Priority shipping has it on your doorstep in. Few days, so ammo availability is probably one of the weakest arguments for choosing a gun, unless it is out-of-production or so limited you can't find it anywhere.

The fact that police departments are currently carrying .357 Sig means that somebody somewhere has the ammo, you just have to look!
very good information there Greg. i just am not seeing a lot if any 357 Sig in my area and very little 10mm either.
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very good information there Greg. i just am not seeing a lot if any 357 Sig in my area and very little 10mm either.
see around here i see a ton of 10mm 45acp, 40 38spcl, .357 magnum and a few other calibers in cluding 500S&W i have seen some .357 sig but not alot of it and havnt really checked out the price of the ammo around here i seem to recall it was close to .40 cal ammo but i could be wrong
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I've been toying around with getting something in this caliber for awhile. And now this thread has me thinking I need a 357 barrel for my Glock to try out.

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