Glock 31 .357 Sig is AR loud

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  1. Ghost doctor

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    I agree. I own a G35 as well as a G19, so your point is well taken. I just get tired of some trying to insinuate that the 9mm is no more powerful than a red ryder BB gun. To each his own....
     
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    I live with hearing loss and tinnitus from my early days and it ain’t fun and it’s forever. The 357 Magnum was my gun.
    I have a Sig barrel for my 23 that I use in the summer when riding my motorcycle. For woods carry the 147grn XTP from Underwood makes a great lightweight carry gun. I can hit very good with that round for some reason.
    That said I prefer other calibers for general carry where I might be indoors and use heavy for caliber loads.
     

  3. Ridgerunner665

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    Even a 38 Special will cause hearing loss fired indoors...

    3 - 3.5 inch barrel 9mm is just as loud as 4 inch barrel 357 Sig with most ammo... there are exceptions both ways though.

    You want to save your ears... carry longer barrels and steer clear of revolvers.... the cylinder gap makes it worse.

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    Well said I too carry a 33 everyday because I believe more is better. I like having g34 +p+ ballistics in a small gun
     
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  5. rlewpolar

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    I meant the Underwood load with the traditional 125 gr. bullet.


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    When I first got into 357 Sig a few years ago I thought it was a 1 trick pony.... that being equaling the magnum with 125 grain bullets, and that was the very trick I wanted it for....but...

    I was wrong, thats not all it's good for...it does that for sure with the right loads... but the 135 and 147 grain bullets come into their own in the Sig too.


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    One of the differences is super sonic and sub sonic as far as noise.
     
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    It's loud but not exactly AR loud. I wouldn't even call it 12 gauge loud from what I remember (it's been years).

    I like the 357 Sig but the loudness that it does have is IMO a detriment.
     
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    That was my thinking initially as well but after shooting it a bunch at the range (doubled up with ear pro), it’s not an issue, just like shooting an AR or AK is not an issue.

    For self-defense, my reasoning is that everything is really loud unprotected anyway and let’s face it, most of us will go through our entire lives never having to fire a single round in a self-defense scenario. And even if we did, it would be probably be a few rounds at most. May as well make those rounds count and if it scares the hell out of everyone, especially whoever you are shooting at, even better. The trick is not developing a flinch when practicing with this round and so far, hasn’t been a problem.


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    True... but the escaping gases still under near full pressure at the cylinder gap adds to the noise considerably.

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    You want to hear loud.... let loose with a hot loaded 41 Magnum handgun.

    I did that last deer season... couldn't hear right for several hours after.... went straight from the woods to Bass Pro and bought some electronic muffs to wear while handgun hunting.

    357 Sig ain't nothing compared to that.

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    You might want to consider the Hornady 357 Sig 147gr XTP, at 1225 fps it is the class of the heavy for caliber service caliber loads.
     
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    I like the confused look on their faces when I'm shooting my G33, little gun big boom.
     
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    I have shot a 357 Sig indoors and outdoors without any hearing protection and I'm still not at the point of needing hearing aids. The 357 Sig is a real gun designed for real world needs with real recoil, blast and power. I carry it for SD with unconditional confidence that it will do what I need a handgun to do. I can't say that for any of the other service calibers.
     
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    G32 is louder btw....have both! Great round.
     
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    I keep reading about .357sig "blast" and as a G-32 owner for more than a dozen years I still don't know WTF they're talking about. I believe they're confusing decibels and recoil with actual blast.
     
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    I hear ya blast is when your 50 meters behind a m1 Abrams when the main gun fires.