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First G24 357Sig range trip!...shut down early by Minuteman Munitions...

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Well, first the good news! I finally got my beautiful KKM 357Sig barrel for my Glock 24. Previous range report on G24 using factory 40 barrel:

But now for the Glock 24 in 357Sig.....and the first load down the tube was Federal American Eagle - 125g - FMJ. Here are the first six shots on paper at paper at 14 yards:

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I call it my "Austrian Boom-a-rang". Somehow after that nice group, I missed once at steel at 18 yards - going 5/6 on steel to my right and 6/6 on steel to my left. I also managed to miss the gong at 25 yards twice....with four hits outta six shots. The popper was at 29 yards and I hit it five times outta six:
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A decent group though.... and you can see how I was trending. I feel like every miss was my fault and that I shouldn't have been missing at all with this baby! When I look at my numbers though, I only missed six shots out of a box of fifty! Not too shabby! I blame the weather. It was a beautiful day...and I have not been out on a beautiful day all year. I have either been in the rain, or in muggy, high heat! The knockdowns were at 35 yards and here are the 8" cousins:

Green Grass

The square one, I hit twice out of three shots... and no misses on the round one(2/2)
The third, a 7.2x12" small silhouette knockdown (not shown), I also hit twice out of three shots.
Then out to the far steel where I went a perfect 12/12!!

The Federal ammo ran 100% reliably!
The 357Sig ammo worked perfectly in both the .40 magazines and, of course, the 357Sig magazines. The .40 ammo(from previous report) would not load correctly into the particular 357Sig mag I purchased!
I thought I grabbed the OWB holster from previous report, but I grabbed a summer carry worked....

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Next load up was Minuteman Munitions - 124g - FPTMJ (RL). I have a checkered past with MMM. The first time I ever used it, I had a squib load and barrel obstruction on the very first magazine-full:

A quote from that thread;
I contacted Minuteman Munitions. They replied to my e-mail saying that squib loads are very rare occurrences and they would send me 100 more rounds to make up for my inconvenience!

So I ended up with 600 rounds of suspicious ammo instead of 500. Well, on shot 27 of this range trip (about round 502 of the lot) it happened again:

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Here was three on paper before I was shut down:

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Very poor customer service response from Minuteman Munitions was my experience this time around.
Barrel was cleared and checked by my gunsmith.

Totals for the gun:
357Sig: 77 rounds representing 2 offerings
40S&W: 150 rounds representing 3 offering

Hope to finish this range report soon!!
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Well, I finished up the range outing that was cut short! And I did use up the 23 remaining rounds of Minuteman Munitions without incident. Not the most accurate ammo either which, after 500 round in multiple guns, I find to be the trend with it. Here are the numbers at various ranges (combined from the two trips):

5-6 on 7.2x12" small silhouette steel 18 yards
4-6 on other 18 yard steel (8" round)
2-6 on the 25 yard gong
3-6 on the popper @ 30 yards away
2-4 on the 8" square knockdown target at 35 yards
1-5 on the 8" round knockdown target at 35 yards
2-5 on the 7.2x12" small silhouette knockdown target at 35 yards
3-3 on the 50 yard steel

The only difference being the popper was one yard further on the second trip.

Next load up was Federal - 100g - CC BallistiClean. With frangible ammo, I like to get up close and personal with the steel but I did go once around the horn to test accuracy. A perfect run would be six (good) shots on paper, three hits on each static steel and one on each knock-down for a total of 24 rounds. Here are the six shots on paper @14 yads:

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Around the steels I went and I only had one miss!! ---on the small silhouette knockdown at 35 yards!! Here are three on the gong at 25 yards:

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And 3/3 on the far steel at 50 yards:

Green Recreation Shooting range

Looking at the numbers ( combined/all three loads), I had no misses at 50 yards = 18/18!

With the remaining 25 rounds, I got up close to the large steel silhouette and practiced double and triple taps!

Totals for the gun:
357Sig: 150 rounds representing 3 offerings
40S&W: 150 rounds representing 3 offerings

This is the only pistol I have with switch barrels that has the same round count with each!!!
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I keep planning to get a 357 barrel for my G24C. How is the recoil compared to 40S&W?

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I've shot 357Sig for such a long period, I don't really notice the I am a horrible person to ask. I don't notice much difference between the two would be my answer.
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