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Posted: 9/26/2007 6:42:43 AM EDT
I need aSIG in .357.

Can I buy a .40 Barrel and some mags and be good to go?

Thanks.

And I did try searching
Link Posted: 9/26/2007 6:47:11 AM EDT
I seem to remember that its only a barrel change - the mags work with .357 or .40S&W.
Link Posted: 9/26/2007 6:58:10 AM EDT

Originally Posted By PhilipPeake:
I seem to remember that its only a barrel change - the mags work with .357 or .40S&W.


Thanks Philip - that makes sense as I think that's the way the Glock works. Just want to confirm.
Link Posted: 9/26/2007 8:00:47 AM EDT
Sure, I know a guy who does it. You may experience point of impact changes with the conversion barrel.
Link Posted: 9/26/2007 8:02:48 AM EDT

Originally Posted By PhilipPeake:
I seem to remember that its only a barrel change - the mags work with .357 or .40S&W.


+1

bbls are the only diff thing needed; mags will work for both
Link Posted: 9/26/2007 9:43:31 AM EDT
awesome guys, thanks

I really like the mag issue too. I guess it's also important to not have the .40 barrel in and load a .357 mag in the pistol.

Link Posted: 9/26/2007 10:03:43 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/26/2007 10:07:05 AM EDT by Aang]
I recently sold this same setup (229 originally chambered in 357sig with an additional .40 barrel).

Just be sure to keep your barrels/loaded magazines separated or preferably marked, the gun worked flawlessly regardless of which configuration it was in.

I had 2 magazines I used only for .40 and had them clearly labeled and stored with the .40 barrel. It was as simple as replacing the barrel, swapping out the ammo or magazines, and starting to shoot again.

Nice choice!
Link Posted: 9/26/2007 11:54:20 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Aang:
I recently sold this same setup (229 originally chambered in 357sig with an additional .40 barrel).

Just be sure to keep your barrels/loaded magazines separated or preferably marked, the gun worked flawlessly regardless of which configuration it was in.

I had 2 magazines I used only for .40 and had them clearly labeled and stored with the .40 barrel. It was as simple as replacing the barrel, swapping out the ammo or magazines, and starting to shoot again.

Nice choice!


But you sold yours

thanks for the info
Link Posted: 9/26/2007 9:22:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SamColt:

Originally Posted By Aang:
I recently sold this same setup (229 originally chambered in 357sig with an additional .40 barrel).

Just be sure to keep your barrels/loaded magazines separated or preferably marked, the gun worked flawlessly regardless of which configuration it was in.

I had 2 magazines I used only for .40 and had them clearly labeled and stored with the .40 barrel. It was as simple as replacing the barrel, swapping out the ammo or magazines, and starting to shoot again.

Nice choice!


But you sold yours

Take care and enjoy.

thanks for the info


Yep, at this point I decided to limit my handgun collection to one caliber, and the Sig held it's value exceptionally well so it was a decent chunk of change towards another purchase.

I really need to start reloading..lol!
Link Posted: 9/28/2007 6:34:29 AM EDT
Do you need different springs?
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 4:43:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SS109:
Do you need different springs?


Just need the bbl and some ammo!
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 9:04:02 AM EDT
When I bought my 229, my FFL recommended buying it in .40 & picking up the .357Sig barrel later
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