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Old 09-15-2012, 07:21 AM   #21
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No I don't think so, you just need 9m mags, my buddy just picked up the 32 and I have the 19, I put my barrel in his and put some snap caps in my mags, it all fed fine and ejected well. looked sound. I will say we haven't fired it like that yet tho. We plan to soon.

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I carried a .357 Sig Glock for years. I love the caliber and wish I had not sold mine off. I found it to be more accurate than my .40's and very cheap to reload. iTunes 9mm components which are less expensive than .40 cal components. Put some Power Pistol powder in the case and you get one serious bang! Dillon used to sell the once fired brass for a bit more than 9mm.
With the Power Pistol loads, I was pushing Ranier plated bullets at 1400 FPS which is not recommended for a plated bullet. I didn't know any better at the time and it worked!
With out a doubt, Speer Gold Dots are the best. The bullet is designed for the higher velocities. I'm not sure if anyone offers a solid copper round yet but that might be good as well.
I sold all my .357 sig gear to a fellow .357 sig enthusiast for a great price and went to 9mm. I wanted the lighter recoil, higher capacities, and subsonic loads for suppression. I still meet my friend and shoot the .357 sigs though.

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Just based on cost per round I'll stay with .40. I had a Sig 239 chambered in .357 Sig which was a great gun and great round, but good grief they are expensive to shoot!

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No I don't think so, you just need 9m mags, my buddy just picked up the 32 and I have the 19, I put my barrel in his and put some snap caps in my mags, it all fed fine and ejected well. looked sound. I will say we haven't fired it like that yet tho. We plan to soon.
I'm not doubting you, but from everything I've read, you have to use a conversion barrel to go down to a 9mm from 31:

http://www.lonewolfdist.com/products.aspx?CAT=241
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Old 09-15-2012, 02:40 PM   #25
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Nah I wasn't arguing! I just thought it would work! You could be right which is why we haven't shot it yet I wanted to hear from someone who's ACTUALLY done it before we go blow a hand off tryin.
I went to your link an I remeber finding this on their now an tellin him that's what he needed. Thanks bud.

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What round would prefer? 357 sig or 40 s&w
357 Sig is a great round but price might be different than the 40 S&W.
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Yea, in my area the 40sw goes for 30-35 cents a round and the 357sig is 50-75. Big difference.

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Just reload. If you are already using the .40 then the Carbide .40 die will handle most of the "heavy lifting" for you. Follow up with the .357 Sig die to form the neck/shoulder and its all good. The only issue is the .357 Sig uses a very small flash hole that will yank out the decapping pin of most .40 dies. Just use the .40 die bare.

This way the case does not need to be lubed as the majority of the sizing is done with carbide.

I have a .357 Sig barrel (LW) for my G-20 Glock. Drops in and works fine. No spring change needed. I can also load the ammo longer as it is fed through a 10mm depth magazine. My cheap and easy 125 gr RNL bullet (cast a little harder than normal) works just fine. This set up will not work in most .40 cal based pistols.

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Yea, no reloading for me. I just don't have the time for it. I just head over the the shop or Walmart and pick up a couple boxes of ammo and hit the range. Ok, I lied. I just take some ammo from my stock and head to the range. Then on the way home I stop and pick up some more. Just don't tell the boss, she'll kill me. Lol

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Ammo is no more expensive than shooting a .357 or .44 Magnum.

Double Tap, Cor-Bon and others offer a Barnes XPB solid copper hollow-point in .357 SIG.

Tac-XP, DPX or other names. As it has high velocity, low recoil and delicious accuracy, not
to mention, superb tactical penetration in most testing.

The only real drawback to the Barnes bullet, is expense. Copper cost more than lead.

However, you have no need to shop for bonded or non-bonded bullets as there is
no bonding or jacket to shed. You get 100% weight retention and usually perfect
expansion. Some have even shot through leather- and achieved this uniform expansion!



Loads like the (2) .357 SIG Gold Dots seem to get the nod with most new shooters, but the XPB is catching on fast with
savvy hand gunners, and for use in their rifles as well!



I would really like to see a 125 grain TAC-XP .357 SIG load from Double Tap.

Some people are just convinced that "125" is the magic number for .357 SIG.

For more information:

http://www.doubletapammo.com/php/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=21_32&products_id=622

http://www.doubletapammo.com/php/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=21_32&products_id=621

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