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357 Sig Convert

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by CoyoteDrifter, Jul 25, 2012.

  1. CoyoteDrifter

    CoyoteDrifter

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    I recently purchased a G33 barrel for my G27. My reason for wanting 357 Sig was basically because I wanted to reduce the weight of ammo I carry. I usually carry one spare mag in my cargo pants pocket, and when it is full of 180 grain 40's it is just heavy enough that it annoyingly thumps against my leg when I walk. The weight of the G27 when full of 180's also pulls my belt down a little bit even with a crossbreed supertuck. The 357 Sig also seems to have just the right amount of spunk that I feel confident that it will be effective coming out of this subcompact gun. The more I read about this cartridge, the more I like it. I've also found that Georgia Arms has a reasonable price on practice ammo. I think this a going to be solution to the weight issue and a nice carry package.
     
  2. G26S239

    G26S239 NRA Patron

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    I just weighed 10 .40 180 grain HSTs and 10 .357 125 grain Ranger loads. On my postal scale the 180 grainers were 5.8 ounces and the 357 were 4.8 ounces, my scale is accurate to within .2 ounce or 5 grams. If the weight of a loaded 27 pulls your belt down you should consider buying a gun belt instead of something you picked up in a clothing store. Also carrying your extra mag in a carrier on your belt would keep it from flopping around or getting lint in a bad spot.
     
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  3. bac1023

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    Seems like an unusual way of thinking, but the 357Sig is an awesome round.
     
  4. The Gemini

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    Welcome to the New World Order!

    I am one of the biggest fans of .357 Sig there is, but I have to admit this is the first time I've heard of someone liking it because of weight savings. Oh, well. What ever works. We'll take ya'.


    II
     
  5. Buckshot Barry

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    If it was a Glock barrel, please tell us about the markings on it. Serial number? Pentagon with the dot? Color, dark grey or black?
     
  6. MACVTM49

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    What do the barrel markings mean? I just purchased a Glock 33 barrel for my Model 27 and the markings are different than the ones on the .40 cal barrel ( aside from the caliber of course ). Is there a problem with some Glock barrels?
     
  7. Buckshot Barry

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    I have heard of no issues with Glock barrels. Just curios what they have on them compaired to a current production barrel that comes on a complete gun.
     
  8. maestrogustav

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    Um. . . I think you better weigh the barrels. there is more steel in the .357sig barrel. Not sure if it's quite a full ounce, but. . . I'm guessing the belt pulling factor is not going to be decisive.
     
  9. cowboy1964

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    Seriously?? We're talking about an ounce or less. You wouldn't be able to tell that difference with your eyes closed.

    I went through this angle (weight of .357 Sig vs .40) months ago when looking at all the advantages and disadvantages of each caliber. Any weight difference is a non-issue. PS. I still carry 9mm 99% of the time.
     
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  10. Pierre!

    Pierre! NRA Life Member

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    I was also about to mention the extra barrel weight...


    BUT...

    Just Do It if you like the round! Yah, you probably still will need a belt, or change to Appendix carry.

    The barrel is under $150, true enough the ammo isn't inexpensive, but you can train some with .40 AND .357 and still be good with BOTH!

    Didn't think .357Sig was anything much... then I bought and shot a conversion barrel.... :supergrin: It's a sweet shooting round, and I haven't had to change sights for shots out to 50' or so...

    Go For it if you think it will help...

    Patrick
     
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  11. G26S239

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    Not quite the same but my model 23 barrel (the one I actually use in my G32 90% of the time) weighs 3.4 ounces and the G32 barreil is 3.8 ounces on my postal scale.
     
  12. Little Joe

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    Any of you guys ever have problems with Speer Lawman 357 SIG, truncated cone, falling to feed?

    I've put an OEM 357 SIG barrel in my G23RTF2 and the Lawman ammo was not feeding well up the ramp. It would not go into total batter until about half way through the G32 10-round mag. To get it back running after FFTF, I only had to pull the slide back and let it go to get it to chamber. It has new recoil spring.

    The Federal HST fed fine.
     
  13. G26S239

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    I never had a problem like that, but I have noticed the older barrels I have are nicely polished feed ramps versus not as nice with my 2005 (G19), 2007 (G26) and 2009 (G17) Glocks. It has not affected feed reliability in any of the three.
     
  14. Doughnutman_923

    Doughnutman_923 Blessed Are The Peacemakers

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    This is a good sign, that diet is working. Sounds like you need a sturdy gun belt. invest in one, or two. You'll thank yourself.

    Just don't end up like me and have to buy several hundred dollars worth or uniforms, pants, shirts, belts, undergarments, etc. . . because the diet worked.......too well
     
  15. hulk2k8

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    Welcome to the 357 SIG club!
     
  16. G26S239

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    :rofl:
     
  17. 4949shooter

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    In the next couple of months I will be looking to purchase a .357 Sig conversion barrel for my G20.

    I am interested to see how this combo shoots.
     
  18. clarkstoncz

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    The G20 .357 SIG should be a real soft shooter with any load.
     
  19. MarcDW

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    I prefer the .357 SIG over the .40 for a number of reasons, but I would have never considered it because of weight.
    Anyway, give it a try and I am sure you will like it!
     
  20. Glock40man

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    357 SIG is a great round and, a lot of fun to shoot.