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357 sig or 9mm for CCW

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by Glock 302, Sep 6, 2010.

  1. Glock 302

    Glock 302

    Feb 7, 2010
    If you had a G26 and a G33 which would use as your CCW? Which would you feel better about? Both loads are without +p and cost of ammunition does not matter.
  2. mrsurfboard

    mrsurfboard The Anti-Glock

    May 23, 2010
    I would feel fine with either one, but given a choice, I would pick the 9mm due to better controllability in a small sub gun. Plus it's cheaper to shoot and find ammo for.

  3. S9Man


    Feb 15, 2005
    Farm country
    357 SIG is more powerfull. Enough said. I would rather have a 10mm if given that option. I have a 20SF and have my eye on a 29 for a CCW.
  4. glocknbruce


    Mar 7, 2010
    9mm.....127 +p+.....G26.....
  5. Apples to apples the 357 SIG will out perform the 9mm. Plus you can go hotter in the 357 then 9mm. I would go 357. Plus depending on who you talk to the 357 is not bad to shoot, easier then the 40 apples to apples ammo to ammo.
  6. israel 54

    israel 54 I'm here now...

    My first Glock was a 32c, I love the .357sig rd. I have never been abig fan of the 9mm even though I have several. I guess that the 9mm is a little more controllable for a beginner, but if you have enough range and practice time this is no longer an issue. Both have very potent ammunition, they are the same size the fully loaded weight is within an ounce or two. One extra round isn't going to matter if your shot placement is on point. Shoot both not just a few times but a considerable amount and see what your more comfortable with. My vote is the G33. don't for get with a 33 their is the opportunity to use conversion barrels.
  7. israel 54

    israel 54 I'm here now...

    SAAMI Scale 9mm luger 35,000 psi/ 9mm NATO 36,500 psi/ +P 38,500 psi- +10% / +P+ no SAAMI Spec. Approx. 42,000 psi- +17% / .357 Sig 40,000 psi
  8. Kabarred


    Jan 2, 2009
    North Dakota
    My next gun is going to be a G33. I think the advantages with the .357 over the 9mm are considerable enough
  9. ssgrock3


    Aug 10, 2003
    Yukon, Oklahoma
    my follow up shots are by far faster with a glock 26, when I still had both a g33 and a 26, the 33 went on vacation just for sheer power for on the road needs (god forbid).
    So I like both weapons, but only carry a 26 now (don't own the 33 anymore) shoot it often and carry everywhere. A joy to shoot and can keep the whole mag of ammo in the 10 ring.
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2010
  10. Bob45acp

    Bob45acp HandgunWorld

    Oct 2, 2006
    San Antonio, TX
    My vote is for the .357 sig, that will be my next purchase. The reason is that you can get .40 and 9mm conversion barrels for it. The .40 cal barrel is a direct replacement and I've heard the .40/9mm conversion barrel usually works pretty well. Good enough for practicing. Practice with 9mm or .40 (cheap to reload) and carry .357sig. The Pro Arms podcast folks with Massad Ayoob did a real good show on the .357sig that has me convinced.
  11. 96hog


    Jan 24, 2009
    Valparaiso IN
    Have a G33 and run Hornady 147gr XTP's thru it .
    Reliable & smooth shooting peice .
  12. Ogie


    Jul 27, 2010
    Northwest Indiana
    9mm 124 gr. Gold Dot +P at 1230 fps. .357 SIG Gold Dot 125 gr. at 1350 fps. Same diameter bullet, same weight, with the .357 SIG going a little faster. Big deal, the end result will be very similar with a hit in a self defense situation. Of course you will have less muzzle blast, flash, and quicker shot to shot recovery time with the 9mm and 9mm ammo is cheaper to buy. It's a no-brainer to me.
  13. Free Radical

    Free Radical Miembro Antiguo CLM

    Sep 11, 2005
    Four Corners
    I am a huge fan of .357 SIG chambered handguns. Without moving to a larger, heavier platform it is as bad ass as you can get.
  14. Go shoot both if you can. Pick the one you shoot best. It's really all about shot placement. I'm sure I'll get flamed for that but... it's true. There is nothing wrong with 357 Sig or 10 mm or 45 ACP etc...., they all have their place and do the job well. If I can't shoot the 10 mm as well as a 9 mm, the 10 mm will be useless to me. Buy the one you shoot best, buy lots of ammo, and practice, practice, practice. The T zone in the CPU is your friend. If you want happy ammo, send those shots there. Shot placement stops the threat not the size or power of the ammo. This is only my humble opinion so take it with a grain of salt.
  15. hatidua


    Nov 21, 2004
    right here
    I owned the G32 and G19 simultaneously (not subcompact but same size frames in both 9mm & .357). I sold the G32 in under six months.

    If I'm going to go up from 9mm, I'm going to .45, not some oddball .357Sig thing.
  16. Haymarket


    Aug 5, 2010
    I much prefer .357. Ballistically, with the hottest rounds in 125 gr it is better than anything else available in a concealable package that holds as many rounds. it is also controllable and fun to shoot, and you can get the .40 barrel to save money at the range. I much prefer it to 9mm for me....
  17. Glock 302

    Glock 302

    Feb 7, 2010
    I actually have both of the guns and for the past year I have been carrying the G33. I recently bought a G26 with factory night sights and I LOVE the way it shoots. I just feel that a the 9mm round is a bit underpowered and I was wondering what you guys thought about it.
  18. Gokyo


    Apr 24, 2005

    10mm>357 sig>40 S&W > 9mm >22LR >45 acp


    To answer your question. G26 is just fine for CCW. I porbably would use it.

    I guess if it was me i would buy a 357 sig and then get a 40S&W barrel and a 9mm barrel from Lone Wolf
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2010
  19. atl-g33

    atl-g33 Lifetime Member

    Aug 1, 2010
    Atlanta, GA
    g33 is my choice for ccw if i need something small. otherwise its my sig p226 e2 w/ 357 SIG barrel.
  20. cowboy1964


    Sep 4, 2009
    Both achieve the necessary penetration and expansion so either is "good enough". .357 Sig is better at barriers but is that really a factor for you? Personally I can do without the blast and recoil of the .357 in a baby CCW piece.