I need sig help

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by outlawcustoms, Dec 20, 2009.

  1. outlawcustoms

    outlawcustoms New Member

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    I bought a Sig p229 in 40 awhile back and love the gun. now i am considering the 357 sig barrel for it from looking around they go for 185.00 about, but i have never have any dealings with that cal. talking to the sig guys they swear buy it but its theirs, so I am looking for unbias oppinion.

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    Last edited: Dec 20, 2009
  2. Buckeyeshooter

    Buckeyeshooter New Member

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    I have both and enjoy them equally. Ammo cost is much more expensive for the 357 sig over teh 40 s&w. Depends if you want and can afford the costs of that ammo. If its for CCW then the 357 sig has better balistics and punch through power. The 357 sig does seem to have more jump and muzzle flash so if that bothers you and the higher ammo costs hurt the wallet too much stay with the forty. I am glad i have the option to choose either caliber.
     

  3. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    maybe you need to think about why your interested in a .357 sig barrel. are you interested in it because of others opinions or did you fire a weapon in that caliber and like it??

    my preference is .45acp some like 9mm others 357sig and yet more the .40 its up to you. but i think you need to think about why your looking the way of the .357.
     
  4. outlawcustoms

    outlawcustoms New Member

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    The main reason I am looking at the 357 is just to have some more options. I have a 45. glock 23c in 40 the sig in 40 and a few others just looking for imput on the round dont want to spend extra money for somthing that is not that great
     
  5. Cnynrat

    Cnynrat New Member

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    Just FYI, you can also convert your .40 229 to 9mm with a new barrel and magazine(s). If I was just looking for more options I'd probably go that way as 9mm is more widely available than 357 Sig and typically cheaper than .40 to boot.
     
  6. sweeper22

    sweeper22 New Member

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    I have a 226 that converts between .357sig and .40sw, and I'm really happy with it. The .357 is actually my nightstand gun. Here's an affordable place to order pipes for either the Glock or the Sig p229.

    Ammo cost is a slight issue for .357sig. I usually end up paying about $20 per box of 50 FMJ. JHP defense ammo on the other hand, is no more expensive than 9mm or 40sw...about $30 per box for Gold Dots, Rangers, etc.

    But here's something to consider: Having multiple barrels and the option of shooting .357 is pretty cool, but you can damn near simulate the ballistics by simply buying 135-140gr 40sw rounds and save the cost of an additional barrel.
     
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  7. Phelenwolf

    Phelenwolf New Member

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    I have the P229 9mm and love it. I would recommend that you stay with the .40 since all I ever see is .40 cal on the shelves of most gun stores and Wal-Mart. I have not seen any .357 Sig around my home town.
     
  8. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    i bought the sig conversion for my P220 to shoot 22LR ton of fun.