Originally Posted by WoodenPlank
Even though the 357SIG barrel for a 229 isn't a "conversion? Other than the barrel, the .40 and 357 models are identical. Hell, SIG doesn't even mark caliber on them except for the barrel hood.
It is a conversion, no matter how effortless the process may be...
When I purchase a firearm, thoughts of which caliber is most suitable for the specific firearm is one of the determining factors in the final purchasing decision.
An example would be when I chose the G19, there are of course more powerful chamberings offered by Glock but IMHO I believe that Gaston's design is very nearly perfect for the 9mm Luger. I have no reservations about it's durability/reliability whatsoever in that chambering.