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Posted: 8/24/2006 8:53:30 AM EDT
I am thinking about one of the sub-compacts in either 357sig or .40. I've been a 9mm, 10mm and 45auto kind of a guy for many years. The 29 or 30 would both be a little too large for my needs and it's a pain in the butt to have to order decent 9mm ammo as dealers around here charge a fortune for the +P+ stuff...IF they have it.

Several of my friends bought .40s back in the early-mid 90s and I noticed they all were very resistant to my attempts to print tiny groups, quite odd considering how accurate my 10mm was. I have never fired a .357sig at all.

So which round is best? Have the ammo companies turned the .40 into a tack driver?
How expensive/hard to find is .357? and does it shoot?

Thanks for your help!

230JHP



Link Posted: 8/24/2006 10:26:25 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/24/2006 3:44:16 PM EDT
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If i'm not mistaken, The 40.cal and .357sig barrels are interchangeable, as well as the magazines.  If you don't like one, spend $120 and buy the other barrel.  Anyone please correct if I am mistaken.
Link Posted: 8/24/2006 3:55:34 PM EDT
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Quoted:
If i'm not mistaken, The 40.cal and .357sig barrels are interchangeable, as well as the magazines.  If you don't like one, spend $120 and buy the other barrel.  Anyone please correct if I am mistaken.



You can put 357 in 40 not the other way around.
Link Posted: 8/24/2006 10:21:49 PM EDT
[#4]
Thanks All,

After spending a large portion of the afternoon pricing ammo and reading the replies, this one turned out to really be a no brainer. And I thought 10mm was hard to find! It looks like I need a new G-27 and maybe a .357 barrel.

230JHP
Link Posted: 8/25/2006 8:09:52 AM EDT
[#5]
You CAN interchange between the .357 and .40, either way. A Glock 31 (.357) will accept a Glock 22 .40 barrel; and a Glock 22 .40 will accept a Glock 31 .357 barrel.

One Caveat: Older 2nd Gen Glock 22's are not setup for .357Sig, I don't remember the particulars, but it has to do with slide rail differences and reinforcement.

Same applies with the Glock 23 and Glock 32 compacts, Completely interchangeable.

www.glockparts.com has Glock OEM barrels for $99.
Link Posted: 8/25/2006 6:35:27 PM EDT
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