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New G32 Gen4 what .357 ammo do you use?

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by Texas-Glock, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. Texas-Glock

    Texas-Glock

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    I just bought a Glock 32 Gen4 and want to hear what .357 sig personal defense ammo my fellow Glock 31/32/33 owners prefer to use.

    Prior to that, other recent purchases are a Gen4 G19 and a G23 FDE. I love the look of the G23, it's my first FDE.
     
  2. T-Rod45

    T-Rod45 Loves The Glock

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    Congrats on collecting all 3 mid-size models. I did things the opposite and converted my 23 to 9 and .357sig.

    I've not shot the .357 yet, but tomorrow I have plans to take it to the range with 200 rounds of Winchester White box to break it in, followed by 50 rounds of Underwood premium Gold Dots. They are advertised at a whopping 1,475fps but chrono'd 1,500+ on TNoutdoors' you tube tests. If I like the way it shoots with the Underwood, that's definitely what I'll be carrying...
     


  3. Glock23shooter

    Glock23shooter FN Herstal

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    i carry the Hornady critical denfense 124gr hollow points in my G32 good stuff!
     
  4. deputy1199

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    Cor Bon, Gold Dot or Federal HST 125 gr in my G32.
     
  5. dkf

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    Federal HST or Golden Sabre Bonded for me. The HSTs feed much smoother than the Gold Dot loads so I don't buy Gold Dots any more. If I had to choose one load for my G31, 32 and 33 it would be the HST.
     
  6. cowboy1964

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    Gold Dot or Golden Saber Bonded or HST. Can't go wrong with any of them.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5FOFnJVS0E"].357 SIG Speer Gold Dot Ammo Test - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lK6KbA-HuZ8"].357 SIG Remington Golden Saber Ammo Gel Test - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kLkpIljrNA"].357 SIG Federal HST Ammo Gel Test - YouTube[/ame]
     
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2013
  7. in mine I carry HSTs. for the woods I carry the GD 1375fps.
    I would be concerned about a Gold Dot at 1475-1500fps. it may be a speed out of the range for best perfomance for that bullet.
     
  8. JimIsland

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    Gold Dots or Underwood. Either will get it done.
     
  9. T-Rod45

    T-Rod45 Loves The Glock

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    I'm a total .357 noob. The tests here looked pretty impressive though...

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ughIFOrIP_w&feature=youtube_gdata_player"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ughIFOrIP_w&feature=youtube_gdata_player[/ame]
     
  10. dkf

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    Penetration looks good for that load. Underwood upped the velocity even more after that test. Now they claim 1475fps but I have seen chrono results over 1550fps.

    Thing is with such a hot load you are going to get more recoil and you got more muzzle flash. If you have no problem with then ok. My main qualm with max loads for carry is bullet setback. Ignore bullet setback and you could have a blown up gun and messed up hands.
     
  11. rdunk

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    Winchester Ranger .357 SIG 125 gr. T-Series - RA357SIGT (Law Enforcement Ammo)
     
  12. I just think that the Gold Dot and HST is a good compromise for a SD round supplying both power and controllability.
     
  13. Texas-Glock

    Texas-Glock

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    Thanks. If you have the chance, let me know how you like the Underwood ammo.
     
  14. unit1069

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    I was fortunate to have bought some fine .357sig ammo over the past six years, especially now that a second panic in the past four years has taken root.

    At the moment I have the 125-grain Speer Gold Dot (54234) loaded; but I also have Federal 125-grain HST and 125-grain Remington Golden Saber Bonded in reserve.

    In addition to this I have some 124-grain Fiocchi Extrema XTP that I have discovered is loaded with a 9mm XTP so I plan on shooting up this ammo at the range (withholding a full mag for possible future use, as is my custom). I also was fortunate to buy some downloaded Bitterroot Valley 125-grain Gold Dots that upon close inspection uses the right .357sig Gold Dot six-petal bullet and Speer nickle plated brass. The BVAC rep was upfront about the comparatively low velocity (1300 fps) but that just makes me think it's excellent for home self-defense purposes to compliment any 9mm +P+ options for the same role.

    One round I recently bought but haven't had the chance to try is Hornady's 147-grain XTP. After learning about Hornady's different bullet designs I looked closely and both its 124- and 147-grain XTP offerings in .357sig are .357sig bullets, in contrast to Fiocchi's use of the 9mm XTP bullet for this caliber. In 2007 I bought some 125- and 147-grain Double Tap Gold Dots but from close inspection and anecdotal information from other GT members DT used the 9mm bullets in their .357sig products, so this will be shot/archived when the Hornady is finally tested. I tend to believe the 147-grain .357sig bullet is a great weight for this caliber and anticipate a lot of future information on this bullet. (At 1250 fps, 500+ ft lbs, and sectional density what's not to like for wide-range .357sig accuracy and effectiveness?)

    From all I've read Underwood ammo is the real deal, although I do have some concern about driving a bullet beyond it's design window. So far I haven't read anything to make Underwood suspect as the components are all top flight. My personal opinion is that .357sig is such a complete self-defense caliber that my instincts tell me to stick with the Big Three US ammo makers' variety (plus Hornady) that registers in normal .357sig velocity. Of course, Underwood's products seem to be priced under the market for the Big Three so that --- along with its quality components --- would sorely tempt me to buy some Underwood the next time I need to stock up on .357sig JHP self-defense ammo.
     
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2013
  15. cowboy1964

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    I don't know what the big deal about Underwood is. Yes it's fast. Does that make it work any better than "only" 1350 fps choices? I doubt it. But on the negative side, it has no real-world street data.
     
  16. packinaglock

    packinaglock John 3:16

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    Same here 125g Gold Dots in my G32 and my gen 4 G27 with a G32 barrel.
     
  17. Smoker

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    One idea to throw out that works for me is to load my own, I'm not the speed freak that some are. I have some that I have slowed down to about 1,250 fps that handle really well that I keep on target better and they cycle through the gun as well. Besides that they are about 10 cents a round plus or minus a penny or two. Glock 32.