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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.
 

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I carry it. The guys at the range hate it since it is harder to buy in bulk for a reasonable price. It is a great round. But if you carry it you need to shoot it alot and they can become a problem. Unless you reload. :)
 

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There are a lot of people who carry it, including many police departments.
 

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There are a lot of people who carry it, including many police departments.
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.
 

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Yep I carry Remington Golden Sabre bonded in my G31 love em tnoutdoors9 did a great test of em on YouTube.
 

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I like the round and considered getting involved with it because of the velocity and the amount of LE's who carry it, and I also found a sick deal on a Sig sp2022. You want some hot rounds check out underwood ammo, they make some nasty nasty stuff.
 

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Check this guy out. He does ammo reviews for the 357 sig in the Glock 32 and did a review on the G32. [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kE6YRu40Mss&feature=plcp&context=C4a1489aVDvjVQa1PpcFPVSbYlMeVtZ9Nols3tVg0zmSSbmytlrN0=[/ame]
 

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I have talked to a lot of our State Highway Patrol who carry it, and they don't seem to like it very much. If you do daily chamber checks then the casing can actually shorten and cause some pretty bad problems. But they also don't carry Glocks, so who knows? I have shot the rounds a few times out of a friend's weapon, and I honestly think I'd rather stick with my .45 for the money.

But as with anything else it's really all about what works for you.
 

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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.
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?
 

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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.
 

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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.

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=23918357sig

http://www.speer-ammo.com/ballistics/detail.aspx?loadNo=2396240s&w

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.
 

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I always thought of it as a 9mm on crack. Able to reach out with force further than you'd think.
 

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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=23918357sig

http://www.speer-ammo.com/ballistics/detail.aspx?loadNo=2396240s&w

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.
Werd lots of energy that tears ur inside up bad.
 
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