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Original 357 Sig model

Discussion in 'The Sig Sauer Club' started by Teddybear, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. Teddybear

    Teddybear

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    I would like to know what the original model Sig Sauer used for the 357 Sig cartridge.


    Thank you :teddy:
     
  2. G33

    G33 Frisky! Millennium Member CLM

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    With G29
    was told 229.
    and Federal was the ammo.
     

  3. bac1023

    bac1023

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    I also believe it was the P229, but I'm not sure.
     
  4. 7tenz

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    Yep, put me down for the 229, and you jogged my memory on Federal ammo. I can remember the article in American Rifleman back in the early 90's.
     
  5. Cobra64

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  6. greyeyezz

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    Still have a box of the ol Federals.

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  7. J.R. Bob Dobbs

    J.R. Bob Dobbs Nerd

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    I remember reading that article too, and I was excited!
     
  8. 380Seecamp

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    Bought my 229 in .357 Sig before loading dies were available. Had to have a custom set made by RCBS. Great pistol!

    Later, RCBS asked me for my load data . . .

    At that time, Dillon said they had no plans to make dies in .357 Sig.

    :wow:
     
  9. G33

    G33 Frisky! Millennium Member CLM

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    First year or two, I resized .40 brass to make .357 cases.
    They were a hair short, but worked fine!
    Went through a lot of case lube....
    :supergrin::supergrin:
     
  10. Fire_Medic

    Fire_Medic Polymer Butcher CLM

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    Info on those wooden grips please? :supergrin:
     
  11. G33

    G33 Frisky! Millennium Member CLM

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    Look to be Nills.
    :supergrin:
     
  12. NYresq

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    It was the 229. At the time the .40S&W came out the 226 and 228's slide was made from a rolled steel with welded on end caps. It wasnt strong enough so the 229 was designed with a one piece stainless milled slide to handle the pressure. When the 357sig came along the 226/228 was still being made with the rolled steel slide so it went into the 229 platform. I bought one of the first production 357sig 229s and had a hard time finding ammo without having to order it a case at a time.
     
  13. Glock 17L

    Glock 17L *GLOCKAHOLIC*

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    The SIG Sauer P229 was the First 357 SIG Pistol..