.357 sig conversion?

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  1. chrisbritt15

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    I have a G23 gen 4in 40 caliber. I am trying to decide whether to buy a .357 sig conversion barrel for a couple hundred bucks. Local Glock armorer confirmed to me that the one for the G23 (a G32 barrel) will function in the G23. It'd be nice to basically get two guns for the cost of one barrel.

    My question is: should I even bother? Tell me why I should or shouldn't make the move to .357sig. Who thinks the .357 is better? Who thinks it's a waste?
     
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    Factory Glock G32 barrels are $150 or so. Throw in a G32 mag and you have a G32.

    I don't know if it's "better", but it's a different animal for sure - fast, flat and hard hitting. Range ammo will run you more, but that bottleneck just looks sexy to me :)
     
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    BAHAHAHA I like that, I was looking at the balistic for the .357 and was amazed, concidering for CCW

    when I go to the range ill through my 23 barrel back in lol
     
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    G33 is probably going to be my next purchase for that very reason :)

    The round itself seems to be building an excellent reputation as a "fight stopper" from what I've read. You can find name-brand FMJ for $.36/round online (plus shipping), just wish Walmart would stock it for that price!
     
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    true, my walmart is hard to get any ammo their always out. I couldnt do the 33 the subs are just to small for my big hands, the 23 fits my had just perfect i love it
     
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    If your G23's serial number prefix is alphabetically before the CPU prefix, you shouldn't shoot .357SIG using that frame. G23 frames with prefix CPU and after have added reinforcement to the front frame rail insert to stop frame battering, which is necessary to shoot .357SIG.
     
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    hmmmmm... im not sure what it is, i know it was a blue label glock so its an le g23 gen4, im not sure if that would matter
     
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    If it's a Gen4 you can shoot .357SIG.
     
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    You don't need new mags.
    Only difference between 23 mags and 32 mags is the caliber imprint. 357 and 40 have the same outside diameter.
     
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    wahooo, lol it keeps getting better and better lol, I have a g35 with two mags and a g23 with 3 mags so i could put a 32 barrel in my 23 and use all 5 of my mags to load up .357 sig, thats awesome.

    but i think the better question is would i gain anything by doing that or will the 40 s&w work just as fine?
     
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    There is (or used to be at least) a small difference in the follower. I don't know of anyone who's used G23 mags having problems shooting .357 SIG, but having G32 mags will also decrease the chance the wrong caliber is used.
     
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    The .357 SIG shoots flatter and better through hard barriers, but in SD situations, your ability to shoot accurately is far more important than the ballistic differences between these two calibers.
     
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    True, I have shot the 40 S&W for a pretty long time and have gotten pretty accurate with that, I wouldnt start using the .357 cartridge until after i had shot and gotten used to the differences in the rounds. I was just amazed with the power of the round and was considering cambering it in my gun
     
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    The ballistics are good and some people swear by the .357 sig round. I am getting a .40 to 9 conversion for my G23, but eventually plan on getting a .357 barrel as well. If for no other reason, I like having the ability to shoot different rounds if the mood strikes me. :D
     
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    i like the sound of that, can buy 100 rounds of hard ball ammo for 19 bucks at my walmart lol alot cheaper then other ammo lol