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Posted: 8/6/2011 12:59:13 PM EDT
Who has this caliber and in what brand of handgun?

Is it your daily carry?

Did you get it for fun?

Do you have a complete gun or did you go the barrel swap route?

How much 357Sig ammo do you have?

150 rounds of FMJ and 120 rounds of JHP so far.

Good lord is this expensive!!!!
Link Posted: 8/6/2011 7:18:57 PM EDT
I have the Glock G31... I got it because I always wanted a pistol in 357 Sig. Don't ask me why... I really have no specific answer, I guess I just thought it was a neat round.

I love shooting it, it is one of those rounds that make a hell of a blast but not so much in the recoil department. As far as ammo, I reload my own. I have perhaps 100 rounds factory but about 2000 reloaded. I have close to another 1000 pieces of brass ready to go.

Link Posted: 8/7/2011 4:44:16 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/7/2011 5:26:28 AM EDT
I started with .40SW platforms (Glock, XD, P99) and bought .357sig barrels.

My reloading buddy tells me that he reloads by sizing the brass in a .40 die and then re-sizing it again in .357 die.

I think the round fits the niche that the old .38 Super used to fill. It is fast, flat shooting, and penetrates. However, unlike .38 Super, .357sig does not give a magazine capacity advantage over .40SW the way .38 Super does over .45 ACP.

Link Posted: 8/7/2011 7:37:04 AM EDT
I've got a sig p226 in .357 sig. It is my carry gun (in rotation), and yes, got it for fun. And barrier penetration. At least that's what got my attention when I started reading about it. I started with a p226 in .40 and bought the sig branded .357 sig barrel. And with ammo for it being as expensive as it is, I've got 2 500rd bricks of lawman practice ammo and about 100 rounds of PP... At $27 for WWB ball ammo, it's not a gun that sees a ton of range time in it's current configuration.
Link Posted: 8/7/2011 11:51:41 AM EDT
I don't have one yet but I am thinking about getting a Fire Dragon Barrel for my .40 Hi-Power in .357 Sig.
Link Posted: 8/7/2011 11:51:57 AM EDT
I no longer own a pistol in .357 SIG, but I have owned several, still have about 500 rounds of Speer Lawman target ammo/200 rounds of Gold Dot, and am tossing around the idea of getting another pistol in the caliber (Hence the reason I haven't cashed out my ammo).

To date, I have owned the following pistols in .357 SIG:

1) Glock 31
2) Glock 33
3) H&K P2000SK (also had a .40 S&W barrel for it, but always kept it in the factory .357 SIG configuration)
4) Glock 33 with OD green frame

The G31 was always a range toy, and I never really cared much for it. Both G33's spent time as my off-duty/backup gun. The P2000SK was my off duty/backup gun for a good while.

Personally, I really like the caliber. It's got a lot of heat behind it, good penetrative ability, and with the right loads... it expands quite nicely too. I have never found the recoil of the round to be too much, although it does make a LOT of noise.

I also own/have owned various pistols in 10mm Auto, but I prefer the .357 SIG over it, as my handguns are primarily for defense against two-legged predators, and the .357 with a quality 125 grain defensive load is quite capable in that area. For me, the .357 SIG is second only to the .45 ACP.
Link Posted: 8/7/2011 12:05:12 PM EDT
S&W M&P 357FS and 357c, Glock 33OD frame(traded).
200rnds 125gr. Speer GDHP
180rnds 100gr Speer Frangible
26rnds 125gr Speer Lawman TMJ (haven't restocked since the last range session)

Link Posted: 8/7/2011 2:53:35 PM EDT
Sig P239. I carry it sometimes, but mostly have settled on 9mm for carry. I've got about 150 rounds of mixed ball and HP.
Link Posted: 8/8/2011 8:04:42 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/10/2011 12:26:00 PM EDT by Hawgleg44]
I recently picked up a Glock 31c and 32c. With the porting, there's less muzzle rise than with a .40. Just slightly more than a 9mm.

On hand right now, only about 200 rounds of WWB FMJ and about half of a .30 ammo can full of Gold Dots. Guess it's time to start reloading all the brass I have saved up.

I have been using my 32c in an Andrews Leather McDaniel II as my daily carry. It hides when I'm just wearing shorts and a tank top.
Link Posted: 8/9/2011 3:54:09 PM EDT
I have two the first is a Sig P229 I purchased in 40 S&W and then changed out the barrel to 357 Sig, this is more a fun gun, I find the rounds to be very accurate and hard hitting at the same time. The second is a Sig P250sc which I also purchased in 40 S&W and changed out the barrel on. The P250sc is my daily carry gun, I like having the two barrels so I can swap out calibers as needed. As far as ammo for the carry gun one box of Speer gold dots and one of Hornady XTP. for the P229 I reload for it and have as much as I need.
Link Posted: 8/9/2011 7:33:38 PM EDT
I've got 4 guns in this caliber and I carry all of them. Glock 34C, HK P2K, Sig 229, Sig 226.
Link Posted: 8/10/2011 9:38:37 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/10/2011 9:39:40 AM EDT by dhmjr40]
The bottom one is the Sig and most days is the one I carry. I like Speer Gold Dot. Local LE started using it so there's no problem with availability. Only a couple hundred rounds on hand.

Link Posted: 8/10/2011 9:46:04 AM EDT
I like bottlenosed rounds so I have a Sig229 in this caliber. I bought the .40 and added a .357barrel.
I like it but it is getting too expensive to shoot. I almost never shoot the Sig with the .40 barrel.

I also have a HK compact .40 I would love to convert but the HK barrels are too expensive.
Link Posted: 8/10/2011 4:00:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/10/2011 4:11:21 PM EDT by greyeyezz]
Glock 32
Main pistol
Replaced my P229
Rds. about 1200 Gold Dots
400 various HP's
500 FMJ and frangible

Owned a 357sig since 1996, lot of time to accumulate ammo

Link Posted: 8/10/2011 5:35:55 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Furyataurus:
Who has this caliber and in what brand of handgun?
Glock 32 Glock 27 with .357Sig barrel
Is it your daily carry? YES

Did you get it for fun? I wanted a Sig

Do you have a complete gun or did you go the barrel swap route? On the 27 I did the swap

How much 357Sig ammo do you have? about 500 plinking rounds. about 150 defense rounds. I see you have PDX ammo I am searching for it right now did not know it was released for Sig!!!!




150 rounds of FMJ and 120 rounds of JHP so far.

Good lord is this expensive!!!! OHHHH YEAH I KNOW

Link Posted: 8/11/2011 4:39:00 AM EDT
I first carried a .357 Sig in 1998, when it was issued to me. Ammo wasn't a problem, since the dept. issued ample training and duty. After I stopped working patrol, I started carrying .45.
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 6:33:20 AM EDT
Originally Posted By greyeyezz:
Glock 32
Main pistol
Replaced my P229
Rds. about 1200 Gold Dots
400 various HP's
500 FMJ and frangible

Owned a 357sig since 1996, lot of time to accumulate ammo


I remember when those 250rd bulk boxes of Speer Gold Dots were like $35. I had LOTS of them. Maybe 30. I used to be a total .357sig junkie.

Link Posted: 8/11/2011 12:21:05 PM EDT
I have 400 left stuffed in one box, failed the submersion test. Never a failure with any.
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 5:40:14 PM EDT
Just a heads-up....Mark at Summitgunbroker.com has some 31c, 32c and 33's in stock right now. They are in almost new condition with bright night sights. 31c's are $365, 32c's are $375 and the 33's are $385.

The 31c and 32c I got from him were almost new, with zero holster wear on them, but I've already added a little.

I'm not trying to violate any rule here. I'm not selling them and have no interest in the sale whatsoever. I just got a good deal and wanted to pass it along.
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