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Old 08-05-2011, 03:42 AM   #11
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220 carry 45, 229 elite 40, and 229 357 sig in a perfect triangle.
Beautiful trio you've got there. Sig P22# firearms are outstanding. It seems you're lacking a 9mm...better get to fixing that.
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220 carry 45, 229 elite 40, and 229 357 sig in a perfect triangle.
Azn, How do you like the .357 Sig as a carry gun? After reading the FBI Results for this round, I changed to it for carry. Was just wondering what you thought.
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Azn, How do you like the .357 Sig as a carry gun? After reading the FBI Results for this round, I changed to it for carry. Was just wondering what you thought.
I usually carry the the 357 if I'm going on a road trip or hunting. The 229 is a little bit on the thick side, but dead on accurate. I've shot it out 100 yards and hit 10 out of 13 in center mass. It wasn't a tight group at a 100 but it will group descent at 50 yards and nothing off the paper. 25 yards and closing it will group in a silver dollar all day. The 357 sig has made me a believer in the round, but for carry I like the g32.
I think the round is just accurate, cause it even grouped tight in the g32. My g32 was the first pistol I've shot at 100 yards with and hit. Both pistols shot on par with my S&W 686 357 magnum but with more capacity. I'd like to see it in a production 1911 and AR.
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Beautiful trio you've got there. Sig P22# firearms are outstanding. It seems you're lacking a 9mm...better get to fixing that.
I got a 220 platinum on the way, then I'm gonna build first AR, and then I'll get a 9mm. I'm already looking at the 226 navy or 226 extreme. If I get a pay raise or maybe at tax time, I'd like get the x tactical.
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Azn, How do you like the .357 Sig as a carry gun? After reading the FBI Results for this round, I changed to it for carry. Was just wondering what you thought.
I live in Texas and that is what the state police and rangers carry, a 226 in 357 sig. It has a manageable recoil, great ballistics, and awesome accuracy. An ex deputy I worked with took his g32 hog hunting.
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I'll butt in and tell you what I think of it, since I own one as well as its competing calibers.

Pros: 357sig is a very good defense caliber. You're not going to find to many critics there. It boasts impressive ballistics and you could make a case that the necked case results in more error-proof feeding. But pretty much all guns that support this caliber are ultra-reliable iron horses in whatever caliber they're shooting, which makes the feeding gain somewhat of a moot point.

Cons: Way too expensive at the range! And when it comes to defense ammo, a nasty 9mm (Win Ranger 127gr+P+) will measure up to the 357sig quite well, while being far cheaper at the range and holding about 25% greater capacity. And you can even replicate 357sig JHP ballistics in the lighter (135-140gr) CorBon 40sw loads. No capacity gain with 40sw, but again it's far cheaper at the range.

Bottom line: It's an exceptional performing but financially impractical round. My P226 357sig has been outstanding for me...and it's currently for sale. My 9's and 45's are not for sale. That's my two pennies.

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I'll butt in and tell you what I think of it, since I own one as well as its competing calibers.

Pros: 357sig is a very good defense caliber. You're not going to find to many critics there. It boasts impressive ballistics and you could make a case that the necked case results in more error-proof feeding. But pretty much all guns that support this caliber are ultra-reliable iron horses in whatever caliber they're shooting, which makes the feeding gain somewhat of a moot point.

Cons: Way too expensive at the range! And when it comes to defense ammo, a nasty 9mm (Win Ranger 127gr+P+) will measure up to the 357sig quite well, while being far cheaper at the range and holding about 25% greater capacity. And you can even replicate 357sig JHP ballistics in the lighter (135-140gr) CorBon 40sw loads. No capacity gain with 40sw, but again it's far cheaper at the range.

Bottom line: It's an exceptional performing but financially impractical round. My P226 357sig has been outstanding for me...and it's currently for sale. My 9's and 45's are not for sale. That's my two pennies.
If you had it in a 1911 platform I'd be your buyer.
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Default My Sig X5 Tactical in 9MM

I've been shooting & reloading for over 35 years. I own several pistols including many Sigs and nothing I own will out perform my X5. My HK's are almost an equal but the weight and ergonomic feel of my X5 has the slight edge IMHO. If you're a reloader this "Beast" will really shine with the Hornady 124 grain JHP's.

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I should've posted this along with my reply. This is my X5.

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Bottom line: It's an exceptional performing but financially impractical round. My P226 357sig has been outstanding for me...and it's currently for sale. My 9's and 45's are not for sale. That's my two pennies.
You might want to consider a .40 S&W barrel for your .357 SIG 226. They interchange with no spring change. I have a 9mm 226 and got the caliber conversion for .357 with a .40 barrel as well. I use 9mm on the range, but if I carried it I would probably go with the .357.
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