I work armored and can carry any semi-auto cartridge. What are your thoughts on the round for a daily duty round? Looking at a conversion barrel for my 23.
Yep. More state police agencies carry it than the ACP and is second only to 40 caliber.There are a lot of people who carry it, including many police departments.
Yep that's tnoutdoors9! I also carry the Hornady 125gr TAP's!ltd51 said:Check this guy out. He does ammo reviews for the 357 sig in the Glock 32 and did a review on the G32. Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kE6YRu40Mss&feature=plcp&context=C4a1489aVDvjVQa1PpcFPVSbYlMeVtZ9Nols3tVg0zmSSbmytlrN0=
So if I have a glock 22 then all I have to do is buy a barrel chambered for 357 and I'm good to go?BORIS said:Yep. More state police agencies carry it than the ACP and is second only to 40 caliber.
Best feature is if you have a 40 caliber gun all you need to do is buy a new barrel and you have a dual caliber weapon.
Truth? There aren't any. A .357 sig is a misnomer. In reality the cartridge is a .40 cal, and the projectile is a .9mm. It's .356 which is 9mm. Sig called it a .357 because the .356 Sig doesn't sound as cool. What you're basically getting for all the added expense is a 9mm +P. As for stopping power, it does have a faster muzzle velocity than a 9mm, and so if you're comparing it to a 9, it's a lot stronger. But it's not much more powerful (if at all) than a .40 cal.
See this page for a list, but basically you'll find that MOST pistol cartridges (revolver and semi-auto) have 9mm diameter bullets. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/9_mm_caliber
I don't see an advantage for you at all, here.
Werd lots of energy that tears ur inside up bad.brutusvk said:The advantage is the energy. This has been explained before several times. And the reason it is called 357 is the round was trying to duplicate the ballistics of the tried and true 125 grn 357 magnum but out of a higher capacity auto.
Here is a better way to show the advantages. Here are some typical "duty rounds"...
http://www.speer-ammo.com/ballistics/detail.aspx?loadNo=23614 9mm (typical duty round)
http://www.speer-ammo.com/ballistics/detail.aspx?loadNo=23617 9mm+P (for added measure)
So to say "there aren't any" and discount it as a marketing ploy is misleading.