i've never shot a handgun more fun to shoot than 226 in 357 sig. i think the reason it hasn't caught on more is because the ammo is expensive. there's a reason the ammo is expensive. 25 plus yard shots at cans, bottles, and heads on targets are effortless with 357 sig. i've never shot past 50 yards because i don't want to hit anyone behind the dirt mound. this round is the most reliable semi-automatic handgun load of all in my opinion (i've shot 9, 10, 40, 45). i've never had a failure to feed with this gun/round. not one hiccup. with a mec-gar magazine you can shoot 16 shots before a re-load. the recoil is snappy and accurate rapid fire is a breeze.