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Old 05-24-2007, 04:44 PM   #1
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I know many police officer that hated to give up their 357 Magnum revolvers, when their departments went to a semi-auto handgun.

The 357 Mag has a outstanding reputation for stopping a bad guy! The 125 gain hollow point traveling around 1,400 fps. was one of best, if not the best defensive handgun rounds produced.

Since the 357 Sig also has a 125 grain hollow point traveling around 1,400 fps. does this make it just as effective as the 357 Magnum?

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Old 09-26-2007, 06:14 PM   #2
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Source: http://en.allexperts.com/q/Guns-Firearms-Projectile-1501/357-Pistol.htm

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Sig Sauer sought to pack the power of the .357 Mag into an autopistol cartridge when they introduced the 357Sig about a decade ago. In reality, the 357Sig falls about 30 fps short of the .357 Magnum in velocity out of barrels of the same length. Probably the most reasonably-priced pistol firing the 357Sig is going to be the Glock.
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Hmmmmm, Interesting.




















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The .357 sig. bullet is actually a .355” diameter (9 m.m.) so its pretty close diameter wise. I am still working up hand loads for my P226, and my Lyman book lists 1400 fps as about the maxload for a 125 gr. Speer Gold Dot, depending on powders, I’m still down in the 1200-1300 fps range, but still a fast bullet.
Interesting question though, My Ruger Blackhawk .357 mag has a helluva lot more recoil than my Sig P226 .357 sig. I guess a range report is in order, as I have never had them both out at the same time.
Thanks for the idea, maybe next weekend

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Dang, I've been had again

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I am very interested in seeing your range report using both rounds, you should make some ballistics gel and to the testing, would be fun and informative.

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Yeah , I’ll still try it Shihan, even after posting to a 3 year old Glock thread, Funny Stuff
I was just going to shoot steel plates though, and see which did the most damage, I think I know that answer already though

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I would make the ballistic gel and do the range report also, problem is I don't have a 357 magnum.

You don't by chance have a 10mm you could test also.

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In fact I do!

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How about a range report with all three? That would be good.

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