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Sig P229, .357 auto

Discussion in 'Band of Glockers' started by glock4ever!, Apr 24, 2010.

  1. glock4ever!


    Oct 9, 2008
    I'm planning to buy a Sig P229 in .357 auto when I go back to the Philippines later this year.

    Pero tanong ko lang po sana, hindi ba ako mahihirapan maghanap ng bala ng .357 sig sa Pilipinas? Marami na bang gunstore nagbebenta nito?

    How durable is a Sig P229 in .357 auto?

    How much does a new Sig P229 cost in the Philippines?

    Thank you.
  2. bikethief

    bikethief itchy trigger

    I have the 229 in .40. Bnew is around 80k.

    No experience yet with the .357sig but I think it uses the same nags as the .40. All you need is a 357sig barrel and you have a dual caliber gun. I might be wrong though.

  3. I know a couple of stores that have .357 auto ammo, PB dionisio and twin pines.
  4. isuzu


    Jul 3, 2005
    North America
    I would suggest you evaluate which ammo is most common in the country where you will have the pistol. I believe the most practical caliber in the Philippines for the Sig P226 is 9mm.
  5. So if one has a firearm chambered for a 357 sig, one can easily swap 40 cal and 357 sig ammo through it and gun will accept? Are there any problems associated with this that one should be aware of?
  6. ess45


    Nov 17, 2006
    Changing a 357 Sig to 40 SW and vice versa is just a barrel change. Have not encountered any problem.

    To the OP, why 357 Sig?
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2010
  7. true. just a simple barrel change. i use .357 sig for carry, change the barrel to .40 when i shoot it at the range

  8. glock4ever!


    Oct 9, 2008
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2010
  9. my 229 already came with 2 original sig barrels (.357sig and .40) when i bought it brand new from a friend. sig barrels in the US runs for about $200+.. i just dont know how much they sell it for here in the philippines
  10. vega


    Sep 29, 2001
    If you reload you can swage a 40 to 357.
    We have a BOG member who swages a 40S&W to 357sig.
  11. De Angelo

    De Angelo

    Jan 6, 2009
    I think stronghand offers reloaded 357 sig ammo..I might be wrong