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Old 11-04-2013, 05:18 PM   #41
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I would love to see a keltec sub 2000 in .357 Sig
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Old 11-04-2013, 06:36 PM   #42
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.357 Sig:
It's a hot rod 9mm round specially developed for people who get their ammo provided by taxpayers. It's a bit hotter than 9 mm +p+, but not so much as you'd notice in actual use. It's easily found right beside the huge pile of .45 GAP ammo at every LGS.
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Old 11-04-2013, 07:53 PM   #43
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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
Here is a picture of .357 Sig entrance wound in a forum members leg from another forum.
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Old 11-04-2013, 08:00 PM   #44
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Here is a picture of .357 Sig entrance wound in a forum members leg from another forum.
holy crap thats alot of damage on entry. did it exit?
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I'm really interested in the new Sig MPX SBR version in .357SIG. Anyone handle one yet? I haven't seen any vendors list them yet, I sure hope Sig isn't jerking us around now that their "honey badger killer" is getting all the press.
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just curious as what other might think of a 1911 type pistol in the 357 Sig?

good idea or bad?

just something that popped into my head.
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Old 11-04-2013, 11:36 PM   #47
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I think any caliber in a 1911 is good or fun at the very least
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Swap out? Well yes, but generally you will only find that in a frame make for 40 S&W.

9 mm to 357 Sig, NO.
40 S&W to 357 Sig, YES, but you will need a conversion barrel.

Why a conversion barrel, because the chamber is 40 S&W while the barrel itself is 9 mm.

It is a slightly longer case than a 40 S&W, but can be used in 40 S&W mags. (so no new mags needed) OAL is about the same, but because of the neck of the 357 Sig case is so short that very few bullets can be used for reloading, the best would be the Hornady TXP 9 mm bullets in 124 or 125 grains.

Here in lies the problem with the 357 Sig. Most 40 S&W pistols are rated at 35,000 psi. The 357 Sig is a 38,000 psi round. Now do you want to beat up your pistol (springs & frame) with a hotter round. My choice was "NO" and put the conversion barrel away and went back to 40 S&W rounds.

If the gun is made as a 357 Sig (Sig or Glock) then you can use a conversion barrel to make it a 9 mm (will require new mags) or a 40 S&W (same mags).

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Yes and no. The Sig does have higher operating pressures, but that has little effect on the frame. The pressures are contained in the barrel.

A bottleneck case acts differently than a straight wall case. Part of the pressures are balanced out by the shoulder. Texas DPS (State police) have been using the cartridge since the inception. I have heard of no problems like blown guns or accellerated wear
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.357 sig is a ballistics and reloaders dream. The gold dot HP's are the standard defensive round.
The caliber has been around since the early 90's. My third gun was a P229 in 357 SIG. It was loud and the recoil was snappy. It was my conceal carry choice until I got a Glock 32. I never had a use for .40.
I reloaded a lot and 357 Sig uses 9mm components which were cheap and plentiful at the time.
This caliber is far beyond fad status, it is a proven man stopper in compact semi auto platforms.
I left the platform after more than 10 years of carrying it daily due to an employers decision. I wish I had not.
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Yes and no. The Sig does have higher operating pressures, but that has little effect on the frame. The pressures are contained in the barrel.

A bottleneck case acts differently than a straight wall case. Part of the pressures are balanced out by the shoulder. Texas DPS (State police) have been using the cartridge since the inception. I have heard of no problems like blown guns or accellerated wear
is the DPS still using the 357 Sig? i knew they were using it at one time, because a friend of mine retired from the DPS and he was carrying one up until he retired.
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