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Posted: 9/1/2004 7:34:08 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/1/2004 7:37:33 AM EST by MagKnightX]
Who here has experience with 357 SIG? Which handgun (factory, not aftermarket-barrel) would you recommend with it?

-HK USP357 (max 13 rds?)
-Beretta 8357F Cougar (max capacity unknown)
-SIG P226 (max 12 rds)
-Springfield XD 4" .357 (max 12 rds)

All of these fit well in my hand. Springfield is cheapest, but it hasn't been around enough to know any long-term problems. It's also the only one I've fired, and it seems pretty good, but one thing I don't really like is the grip safety.
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 7:36:36 AM EST
GLOCK 31, I NEVER LEAVE HOME WITHOUT IT
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 7:38:41 AM EST
My dad has the HK USPC357 Sig and I absolutely love it. Its a fantastic shooter. I can only guess the full size is as good.
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 7:59:05 AM EST

Originally Posted By USMINUTeMAN:
GLOCK 31, I NEVER LEAVE HOME WITHOUT IT



See, the problem with the Glock is, I like my face not full of metal shards, so with the relatively (note that I said relatively) high possibility of KB's, I'd prefer to leave the gunstore without one.
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 8:00:47 AM EST
Try a SIG 226 before you buy. Since I got mine I have sold off four other guns that quickly became substandard.
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 8:01:18 AM EST
KaBoom's only with reloaded ammo, not factory that I have heard of and G31 has more barrel meat around case head!
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 8:12:57 AM EST
The SIG P226 in .357 is what I carry on the job, and I'm very happy with it.
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 8:14:09 AM EST
I was next to a guy shooting the 357 Sig round, and boy it was loud. Sounds like a 357Rem Mag going off.
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 8:14:30 AM EST

Originally Posted By MagKnightX:
Who here has experience with 357 SIG? Which handgun (factory, not aftermarket-barrel) would you recommend with it?

-HK USP357 (max 13 rds?)
-Beretta 8357F Cougar (max capacity unknown)
-SIG P226 (max 12 rds)
-Springfield XD 4" .357 (max 12 rds)

All of these fit well in my hand. Springfield is cheapest, but it hasn't been around enough to know any long-term problems. It's also the only one I've fired, and it seems pretty good, but one thing I don't really like is the grip safety.




I'd recommend the Sig 226; as a LEO I've carried this gun with the 357Sig caliber and have been very satisfied.
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 8:18:10 AM EST
P229 in .357 SIG...had one..nice shooter..
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 8:20:17 AM EST
I have a P226, get one if you want a fullsize pistol. If you want something a little smaller look at a P228/P229. Yup, they are loud!
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 9:25:26 AM EST
I have a SigPro in .357 Sig, I think its one of the most underrated pistols out there. I would try one out if I were you.
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 9:46:27 AM EST
P229 in 357SIG. One of the first released in 1994. Really like that handgun and that round. Feeds exceptionally smooth. Reloading is a pain, especially with bullet setback. Very accurate and good penetration, but LOUD. I have a BarSto .40 barrel for the SIG, just in case.
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 9:48:25 AM EST
I was going to use a Glock 33-- the baby Glock .357SIG.

Then I read about it's penetrating characteristics... And the likelihood of overpenetration.

Still love the caliber, but not for CCW.

Let me know what you pick!

Mike
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 9:51:29 AM EST
Did you know that if you eat pop rocks and drink a soda your tummy will explode?


Originally Posted By MagKnightX:
See, the problem with the Glock is, I like my face not full of metal shards, so with the relatively (note that I said relatively) high possibility of KB's, I'd prefer to leave the gunstore without one.

Link Posted: 9/1/2004 2:35:06 PM EST

Originally Posted By Dog1:
P229 in .357 SIG...had one..nice shooter..


+1

Don’t actually have one, but I have fired the P229 in .357 Sig and that would be my choice (except that, personally, I have no use for the round).

Note that the P229 in .357 Sig is the standard Secret Service pistol.
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 2:43:48 PM EST
I have a 4" XD in 356 Sig on the way. I should have some range time with it this weekend.


Bomber
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 3:00:36 PM EST
Sig 226 here- is does breath fire, but man-oh-man it hits dead on the money. My hands are on the smaller side and I "feel" as if a Beretta 92FS or HK compact fits me better, but I have to tell ya I just can't miss with the darn thing. It certainly makes a bit more of a blast wave at the range for the guy next to me, but it also is VERY controllable. It makes me look much better than I am. As far as recoil it seems less than my HK usp .40 compact.
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 3:13:48 PM EST
One thing about the P229 is that you can buy a .40S&W barrel and have 2 rounds for it...

It's loud, but it's a hit where you aim at...
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 3:20:21 PM EST
Another Vote for the SIG- PRO!
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 3:26:14 PM EST
Go Sig. I've got a set of 226's in 357 (one's an R) and a set of 239's. 357 Sig is an excellent round. Lots of power but less recoil than 40. And, yes it's loud!
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 3:50:46 PM EST
I have the 226 in 357 sig. I also have the 239 in 357 sig. I like them both. The mags for the 226 only hold 10 rounds. John
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 4:07:46 PM EST
I really like my XD. It is a sporty round, but I've learned to shoot it pretty well. It's a loud sucker. Probably scare off any perp even if you didn't hit him.
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 4:09:42 PM EST

Originally Posted By mushoot:
I have the 226 in 357 sig. I also have the 239 in 357 sig. I like them both. The mags for the 226 only hold 10 rounds. John



I'm pretty sure you've got post-ban mags. SIGARMS' site says that the magazine maximum capacity is 12.
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 5:03:33 PM EST

Originally Posted By DarkCloud:
Try a SIG 226 before you buy. Since I got mine I have sold off four other guns that quickly became substandard.



+1

The P226 is the Mercedes Benz of handguns. Fun to shoot, flawless operation, smoothest trigger. Mine is a police trade-in and came with two hi-caps.

GET A SIG!
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 5:12:07 PM EST
you know, it's odd, but the only place I can see a non-compact 357 SIG USP listed is the price list sent to me by HK. It's not on their website, it's not on HK-Pro, it's not on the US website...
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 5:14:42 AM EST
12-hour unanswered question BTT
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 5:18:24 AM EST
Another vote for the Sig--best handgun I own is a 226 in 9mm. I've been wanting a .357 Sig (their caliber).
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 6:24:01 AM EST
Another vote for Sig
I have the 229 and 239 in .357 and love them both
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 6:37:29 AM EST

Originally Posted By MagKnightX:

Originally Posted By mushoot:
I have the 226 in 357 sig. I also have the 239 in 357 sig. I like them both. The mags for the 226 only hold 10 rounds. John



I'm pretty sure you've got post-ban mags. SIGARMS' site says that the magazine maximum capacity is 12.



I get 12 357SIG/.40SW rounds in my pre-ban mags for my P229, so I figure the P226 is gonna give you 13 or 14, as opposed to 15 9mm rounds for my 9mm P226.
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 11:47:26 AM EST

Originally Posted By SJSAMPLE:
I get 12 357SIG/.40SW rounds in my pre-ban mags for my P229, so I figure the P226 is gonna give you 13 or 14, as opposed to 15 9mm rounds for my 9mm P226.


While that makes sense, I don’t think it’s true.

40 caliber P229 mags are not simply a shorter version of P226 mags. Rather they are wider along the bottom 2/3rds of the mag body, allowing an extra two rounds to be loaded.

You can use a hi-cap 9MM P228 mag in a P229, but it’s a bit wobbly fitting and it only gives you 10 rounds of .40 S&W.

I’ve never handled a .40 P226, but I believe it’s got a narrower mag like a 9MM P226 or P228, and thus holds fewer rounds than you’d think.
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 11:57:49 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/2/2004 12:03:05 PM EST by SJSAMPLE]

Originally Posted By 199:

Originally Posted By SJSAMPLE:
I get 12 357SIG/.40SW rounds in my pre-ban mags for my P229, so I figure the P226 is gonna give you 13 or 14, as opposed to 15 9mm rounds for my 9mm P226.


While that makes sense, I don’t think it’s true.

40 caliber P229 mags are not simply a shorter version of P226 mags. Rather they are wider along the bottom 2/3rds of the mag body, allowing an extra two rounds to be loaded.

You can use a hi-cap 9MM P228 mag in a P229, but it’s a bit wobbly fitting and it only gives you 10 rounds of .40 S&W.

I’ve never handled a .40 P226, but I believe it’s got a narrower mag like a 9MM P226 or P228, and thus holds fewer rounds than you’d think.



I've noticed the taper of my P229 mags, but I figured they extended that to the 357SIG/.40SW P226 as well. Otherwise, what is the advantage (other than velocity) of the larger pistol? I love my 9mm P226, but the P228 is a better overall package, as the decrease in size drops it into the concealed carry arena. And, yes, SIGARMS lists 12rnd mags for LEO. I'm sticking with my P229, I guess (although a light rail like my Glock would be uber cool).
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 12:00:24 PM EST
.357 SIG?

how about a SIG (p-229 or 226) to go along with the cartrige?
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 12:23:28 PM EST
I heard it has a big muzzle flash.

Any truth to that?

I have a P239 and I can convert it to .357SIG for about $150 but I'm balking at it.

The muzzle flash myth and the prospect of adding YET ANOTHER CALIBER to my inventory has me thinking twice.
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 12:29:07 PM EST
I would personally pickt the HK out of the choices you listed. I have a Glock 33 for carry and have been happy with it.
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 9:38:04 AM EST
I just faxed HK asking them if they made a fullsize 357 SIG, and they just called and said that they didn't, because there wasn't enough demand.

So strike the USP from the list, I guess.
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