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Posted: 1/2/2006 4:49:23 PM EDT
I do not want to start a caliber war. I just would like some honest help. I am looking for a smaller pistol for CCW, and mayber even a IDPA match here and there. I have shot both the .40 in a G23 and the .357Sig in a G32. I really like them both, and found both to be ejoyable to shoot.
Since I like them both , I would like to ask people with experience with them which one they would pick?
Also what are the pro's and cons of each?
Thanks.
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 5:03:53 PM EDT
When I got my XD, I could have got it in either a .40 or .357 Sig. I choose the .40 S&W because more stores seem to carry that ammo....and it's more common. I like my XD-40, but I've never shot anything in .357 sig. I don't really hear much about it.

Link Posted: 1/2/2006 5:28:58 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 10:48:21 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 5:37:19 AM EDT
i own a service XD .40 and .357 sig. So far I have shot the .357sig more than the .40. Both have shot flawlessly. the .40 was a little pickier on the ammo. but it still shoots fine. the 357 will shoot 140FMJ, but mine likes the WW 125FMJ better.


.357sig is harder to find ammo, and its more expensive.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 2:53:34 PM EDT
I went with a Glock 22 in .40 and bought a KKM .357 bbl. I reload the .357 because I save a ton. .40 ammo is fairly cheap and widely available. I don't carry either caliber, but usually have .45 or 9mm. I am starting to think about carrying a .40, but the .357 is not a consideration due to the extreme muzzle blast.

The .357 is a great round when you want the range all to yourself. A mag of that will send people home, every time.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 3:05:11 PM EDT
Most quality companies make .40S&Ws with drop-in .357Sig barrels. 40 is cheaper by 1/2 here thus you will shoot more. Buy 40 get the Sig barrel with or later. Stay with Glock, HK, or Sig.
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