G22 with .357sig conversion for CC?
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Handguns > Semi-Auto Handguns > Glock Forum > G22 with .357sig conversion for CC?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-26-2012, 07:27 AM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
lbwar15's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 2,016
Liked 293 Times on 221 Posts

Default G22 with .357sig conversion for CC?

Ok a G22 is next on my list. All of the Leo in my area use the G22. And with most Leo in the country using .40 and 9mm I figure the g22 and a 9mm conversion is the best bet for shtf.

Bad thing is I am not a huge fan of the .40. The .357sig I am highly interested in tho. So I'm thanking of using the g22 with .357 con for my CCW for now. Any thing is better than the big .45 I am using now. (To big, to heavy). The thing that worries me is the 22 was not intended to fire the .357sig. So is there any chance I could run into a issue with the function? I understand that the .357 and .40 use the same frame but the could the fact that it is a conversion kit make it unreliable for CC?

__________________
lbwar15 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 11-26-2012, 07:30 AM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
lbwar15's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 2,016
Liked 293 Times on 221 Posts

Default

But could the fact that it is a conversion kit course it to be unreliable for CC?

Sorry did not mean to add the extra the.

__________________
lbwar15 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2012, 11:55 AM   #3
Moderator
FTF_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
robocop10mm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Austin,Texas, by God!!
Posts: 10,332
Liked 2995 Times on 1560 Posts
Likes Given: 279

Default

I have a .357 Sig conversion barrel for my G-20. So far it has functioned perfectly except for the Speer RHT Leadfree frangible stuff. The bullet is too light and the G-20 is the large frame with a heavy slide. I would shoot a few hundred rounds through it including at least a box of your carry ammo of choice to insure it will be reliable enough to CCW.

__________________

In life, strive to take the high road....It offers a better field of fire.
"Robo is right" Fuzzball

robocop10mm is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2012, 12:17 PM   #4
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
lbwar15's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 2,016
Liked 293 Times on 221 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by robocop10mm
I have a .357 Sig conversion barrel for my G-20. So far it has functioned perfectly except for the Speer RHT Leadfree frangible stuff. The bullet is too light and the G-20 is the large frame with a heavy slide. I would shoot a few hundred rounds through it including at least a box of your carry ammo of choice to insure it will be reliable enough to CCW.
Do they make conversion barrels in 9mm and .40 for the g20?
__________________
lbwar15 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2012, 06:39 AM   #5
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
NM-LEO's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 135
Liked 8 Times on 7 Posts

Default

Good God. If you like the G22, but not .40 S&W, but a G31!!! EXACT SAME WEAPON, just in .357 SIG.

Do your research, kid.

__________________
"Never for one second think that I am peaceful because I have forgotten how to be violent. And never mistake my kindness for weakness."
NM-LEO is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2012, 12:06 PM   #6
10-32
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
mountainman13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 11,525
Liked 2919 Times on 1718 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lbwar15 View Post

Do they make conversion barrels in 9mm and .40 for the g20?
I think so. Haven't really looked into it.
__________________

I don't need No stinking signature.

mountainman13 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2012, 03:57 PM   #7
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
lbwar15's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 2,016
Liked 293 Times on 221 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by NM-LEO
Good God. If you like the G22, but not .40 S&W, but a G31!!! EXACT SAME WEAPON, just in .357 SIG.

Do your research, kid.
The point of buying a g22 is bc .40 is a highly available round for if shtf. I can also buy a .357 and 9mm conversion barrel and have 3 guns in 1. I don't thank you can buy a .40 conversion for g31. Even tho I don't like .40 it will be nice to have just in case.
__________________
lbwar15 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2012, 04:19 PM   #8
Moderator
FTF_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
robocop10mm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Austin,Texas, by God!!
Posts: 10,332
Liked 2995 Times on 1560 Posts
Likes Given: 279

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lbwar15 View Post
Do they make conversion barrels in 9mm and .40 for the g20?
No and yes. I have a .40 barrel for my G20. The problem with a 9mm conversion is there are no large frame 9mm magazines (yet).
__________________

In life, strive to take the high road....It offers a better field of fire.
"Robo is right" Fuzzball

robocop10mm is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2012, 06:08 PM   #9
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
therukh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 358
Liked 185 Times on 125 Posts
Likes Given: 501

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lbwar15 View Post
Ok a G22 is next on my list. All of the Leo in my area use the G22. And with most Leo in the country using .40 and 9mm I figure the g22 and a 9mm conversion is the best bet for shtf.

Bad thing is I am not a huge fan of the .40. The .357sig I am highly interested in tho. So I'm thanking of using the g22 with .357 con for my CCW for now. Any thing is better than the big .45 I am using now. (To big, to heavy). The thing that worries me is the 22 was not intended to fire the .357sig. So is there any chance I could run into a issue with the function? I understand that the .357 and .40 use the same frame but the could the fact that it is a conversion kit make it unreliable for CC?
The idea of conversions is alluring but I'm not a big fan of them. I've always subscribed to the theory that if I want a certain caliber - buy the whole gun. That said, I know a lot of shooters who do the conversion thing and like it, so if that is your thing - go for it. The .357sig is a wonderful caliber and gives most all the .357mag advantages in an autoloader. It also has a report that will deafen you in an enclosed area. Make doubly sure you are using more than adequate hearing protection when shooting it and for cc be aware that the sound of the shot is beyond the threshold of pain.
__________________

“The ultimate aim of martial arts is not having to use them”
― Miyamoto Musashi
"The only gunfight won is the one avoided."
― The Rukh
"Ignorance is treatable - stupidity is terminal."
― The Rukh

therukh is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2012, 07:39 AM   #10
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
lbwar15's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 2,016
Liked 293 Times on 221 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by therukh

The idea of conversions is alluring but I'm not a big fan of them. I've always subscribed to the theory that if I want a certain caliber - buy the whole gun. That said, I know a lot of shooters who do the conversion thing and like it, so if that is your thing - go for it. The .357sig is a wonderful caliber and gives most all the .357mag advantages in an autoloader. It also has a report that will deafen you in an enclosed area. Make doubly sure you are using more than adequate hearing protection when shooting it and for cc be aware that the sound of the shot is beyond the threshold of pain.
I will have to agree with you. That's why I asked. I'm a little iffy using a gun with the caliber round it was not made for. I would much rather just have the whole gun. I know with the glock the .357 and .40 are the same frame so it makes me fill a little better to know that the barrel is about the only difference. But I'm still a little un easy about it. I thank I'm just going to use the .40 with some good hand loads or critical duty. Until I get a 10mm or .357sig. I'm not worried about the report of the round. If I ever shoot it without hearing protection going deaf is the last thing I'm worried about.
__________________
lbwar15 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
9mm/40s&w..... 357sig filter777 Ammunition & Reloading 19 05-26-2012 02:58 PM
357sig vs 357 mag Double_tap General Handgun Discussion 30 02-10-2012 05:44 AM
357sig vs 40s&w WHOSNEXT Semi-Auto Handguns 23 08-27-2011 05:16 PM
FNG has FNP-357sig. questions The_Desert_Rat Semi-Auto Handguns 14 02-17-2011 06:39 AM
Glock .357SIG FTE Problem Zappa Glock Forum 6 06-09-2009 04:30 PM