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Old 02-11-2013, 06:19   #1
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357 Sig for CCW?

Hello Mas,

357 Sig is acknowledged to be a very hot, very reliable round but is still expensive, even compared to premium SD rounds like Gold Dots.

As you know, a number of LE and Government organisations have converted to 357 Sig and seem pleased with its performance.

In your opinion, is its increased energy/velocity over the, say, 124 grain +P Gold Dot worth the extra expense for civilian SD?
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Old 02-11-2013, 06:58   #2
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Depends on perceived needs, bro. If everyone's were the same, we'd all carry identical guns.

I like .357 SIG. However, I rarely travel with one because good carry loads and plentiful practice ammo are hard to find in that caliber on the road. Some find it a bit too snappy in recoil.

One approach is two identical pistols in each caliber, such as a Glock 17 for practice and match shooting and a Glock 31 in .357 SIG, set up with the same sights and trigger system, to take advantage of 9mm's generally lower price and greater availability. .22 conversion units and 9mm conversion kits for your .357 SIG pistols give you another option.

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Old 02-12-2013, 18:38   #3
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Depends on perceived needs, bro. If everyone's were the same, we'd all carry identical guns.

I like .357 SIG. However, I rarely travel with one because good carry loads and plentiful practice ammo are hard to find in that caliber on the road. Some find it a bit too snappy in recoil.

One approach is two identical pistols in each caliber, such as a Glock 17 for practice and match shooting and a Glock 31 in .357 SIG, set up with the same sights and trigger system, to take advantage of 9mm's generally lower price and greater availability. .22 conversion units and 9mm conversion kits for your .357 SIG pistols give you another option.

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Mas
Very kind - thanks.
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