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357 sig and 40 barrel

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by overhill23, Jul 22, 2012.

  1. overhill23

    overhill23

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    I have a G23C with a 357sig Barstow barrel. Last week, i replaced the 357 with the original 40 barrel so that i could try some new 40 ammo that was given to me. My son borrowed the gun yesterday for practice. I forgot to tell him that i had changed the barrel. You guessed it. he loaded it with a magazine of 357 sigs. Anyone want to venture a guess of what occured when he shot it?
     
  2. 4949shooter

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    Probably nothing but I am curious as to the answer.
     

  3. barth

    barth six barrels

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    I'm going to guess nothing except crappy groups.
    Now if you try the 357 barrel with 40 ammo *(&(*_&_*(&&
     
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  4. dkf

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    Probably .357sig cases that now look like .40 cases. I guess he figured he was having an off day because of bad groups.:whistling:

    Its a good thing the gun will not go into battery trying to load .40 in a .357 barrel. That would be a real mess otherwise.
     
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  5. ScottieG59

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    I expect nothing happened special. That assumes the extractor held onto the case. If the extractor did not hold on while chambering, the round may have gone in too deep for the firing pin.

    If it fired, the case would expand and look like a 40 S&W. It may stove pipe and the bullet would not be going very fast.

    Though this should not be dangerous, it is a bad habit not to inspect a firearm when you first pick it up. I am the only one that touches my guns and I always check it out before heading out.
     
  6. bustedknee

    bustedknee The Snowflakes have invaded GT

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    The brass hit him in the head?

    :animlol:
     
  7. avenues165

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    I hope nothing other than 357 cases blown out to look like jacked up .40 cases and bad accuracy.

    That is one drawback to having multiple barrels in different calibers for the same gun. Luckily, the .40 s&w shouldn't go into battery in the 357 sig barrel.
     
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    :rofl:

    Of course, I don't know what I was thinking, this is the right answer!!!
     
  9. overhill23

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    gentlemen, you were all right on. He could not hit the side of a barn at 15 yards and ended up with some ugly looking brass. the barrel is ok and fortunately nothing hit him in the head.:shocked:
     
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    Good to hear nobody was hurt and nothing was broken.
     
  11. Batesmotel

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    My daughter shoots a G31 and practices with a 40 barrel. Good set up.