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I'm considering the Glock 32 .357sig. Some LE agencies carry Glock .357s. so I know they must have their place. Research tells me good things about .357sig as a defensive round (more push than the .40's snap) with higher capacity than .45 ACP/GAP. Any first hand opinions or experiences on here? Thank you in advance.
 

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I also wonder if you can shoot a .380 out of it for cheaper range time.
 

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I think you can interchange with .40 barrels and even use the same magazines. Probably a good idea to confirm with Glock to avoid injury or damage. Not sure about .380.
 

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I read a couple old forums/posts online it seems that aftermarket barrels are not 100% reliable. It's more pragmatic (and economical) to buy individual Glocks (guns).
 

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The 40 s&w barrel works in the 357. You don't need to change mags. The 357 is a 40 shell necked down to a 9mm. You can buy a factory G23 barrel or an aftermarket, makes no difference. You can find barrels sometimes in shops but it is easier online.

That is a no for the shooting 380.

I love 357 sig. I have two pistols now in it and a third on the way. (the G32 I just ordered) I have shot thousands of rounds of 357 and loaded thousands too. The round has a bit more snap to it that 40 s&w. The best way to describe it is the 357 pushes straight back whereas the 40 shaps up more. It is hard to explain. The 357 is wicked fast at 1300 fts for mellow rds over 1400 fps for the hotter stuff. It has a lot of energy as well. It does well through car doors, etc. In ballistic tests it shines well too.

I have been shooting 357 sig for quite a while and have been loading it for about two years. I think I am pretty comfortable with it. I do carry it as my duty round. Let me know what you want to know.
 

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I have been shooting 357 sig for quite a while and have been loading it for about two years. I think I am pretty comfortable with it. Let me know what you want to know.
Do you feel it's better all around than the .40?
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Better? Hard for me to say that. Just different. I own both. I prefer the 357. It is faster and hits hard. Compare the best 40 ammo to the best 357 ammo and it is a push. In general I prefer the 357. (political answer I know) More specific questions and I will address them. lol
 

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Better? Hard for me to say that. Just different. I own both. I prefer the 357. It is faster and hits hard. Compare the best 40 ammo to the best 357 ammo and it is a push. In general I prefer the 357. (political answer I know) More specific questions and I will address them. lol
That's okay I know there's no "right" or "wrong" answer :).
In a car jacking or self-defense scenario would you want a 19, 23, or 32 handy?
 

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I'm sorry. I meant can you shoot .38 through the .357 glock. Stock everything?
 

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I'm sorry. I meant can you shoot .38 through the .357 glock. Stock everything?
That's still a no. .38 is a revolver round that can be shot out of a .357 Magnum revolver. We are talking about .357 Sig, not .357 Magnum, which is a semi-auto round.

Nothing with a 3 and an 8 in the caliber can be shot out of a Glock.

.357 Sig can be shot, with a barrel change, from a .40 S&W gun, using the .40 S&W magazines and vice versa. That's the extent of it.
 

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That's okay I know there's no "right" or "wrong" answer :).
In a car jacking or self-defense scenario would you want a 19, 23, or 32 handy?

In my car I ALWAYS have my G33. It is a pocket cannon. I usually have it with my CC too. In uniform I have my 31. I prefer the 357 for several reasons. I have seen what it does to kevlar vests. I have seen what it does to lexan "bullet proof windows". I like the energy it produces. Being a ballistics nerd it appealed to me. So, if pressed I say I like 357 over 40. I still think of the 40 as a detuned 10mm. I am not attacking the 40 because I have owned the G23 longer than ANY handgun I have now.

At home I have my 1911 and my G20 next to my bed. (we have no kids, so no worries there) Not to mention the AR-15 and 12 ga 870 tactical is four feet away in the safe.
 

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That's still a no. .38 is a revolver round that can be shot out of a .357 Magnum revolver. We are talking about .357 Sig, not .357 Magnum, which is a semi-auto round.

Nothing with a 3 and an 8 in the caliber can be shot out of a Glock.

.357 Sig can be shot, with a barrel change, from a .40 S&W gun, using the .40 S&W magazines and vice versa. That's the extent of it.
Learn something new every day. Thank you sir.
 

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Thanks brutusvk! That is some helpful information. I think the 32 would be a better "in the middle of nowhere defensive weapon" over the 19. I am a .45 fan, but .357 capacity vs. ballistics is hard to resist.
 

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The 32 is perfect for "out in the middle of nowhere". Park police and other wildlife areas have utilized this round. As I have said before, a buddy of mine killed a black bear that invaded his tent while camping with a 357 sig. (wasn't even his pistol) He subsequently bought a G32.

I don't always shoot Glocks but when I do I prefer 357. lol
 

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Dude that is one scary story. Good thing he had a way to protect himself.
 

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you can convert any .40sw to a .357 Sig with just a barrel swap..

I turned my glock 23 into a Glock 32 with just a factory glock barrel
 

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The 32 is perfect for "out in the middle of nowhere". Park police and other wildlife areas have utilized this round. As I have said before, a buddy of mine killed a black bear that invaded his tent while camping with a 357 sig. (wasn't even his pistol) He subsequently bought a G32.

I don't always shoot Glocks but when I do I prefer 357. lol
And yet you keep a 10mm Glock closest to hand when you're sleeping. :D
 
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