Is there a lack of love for .357 amongst glockers

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by SIG-SOG, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. SIG-SOG

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    Hi all,

    Seems like the majority of threads here are based on guns of either 9, 40, 45, and even the GAP. Seems not much interest in the .357 and I was wondering why more on this forum don't consider it. People sometimes mention "stepping up to the 45" from 9 or 40, but why not give the 357 some thought.

    This is not a caliber war that I am trying to start, my point is that it appears to me that people don't ever seem to consider the 357Sig.

    In addition to my Glock 26 I have a Sig P229 in .357 w/ drop in .40 barrel. I love the .357 round but do admit I have never shot a 45 ACP.

    I'd appreciate any comments from Glock fans.

    Thanks.
     
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    Its a 'concentrated' round!
     

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    :wow:Miss my G-31 love the sig and magnum blows big holes in my wallet!!:wow:
     
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    I definitely appreciate the stats, stopping power and abilities of this caliber; however, I've never had any interest in it due to the overwhelming ease & access I have to purchase cheap and plentiful cases of 9x19 & .40S&W compared to tracking down a few boxes of .357SIG. Same goes for .45GAP or any other 'boutique' calibers of ammo.
     
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    What do you mean by this? Do you mean specialized - ie not used much? Texas DSP and US SS does apparently, plus I've heard air marshalls if I recall correctly.
     
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    Seems right to me...or paired down, 9mm 45acp.

    When you have these two options, why toy around? .40 I can see...

    GAP45, 10mm, 357 blah blah blah... Who wants to stop a 9mm with a quality hollow point? Let alone the 45acp.

    I am thinking with the right quality SD factory ammo, is not the Glock 17 really not only the original, but all one MOSTLY needs?
     
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    I love the .357 sig round! There are lots of people on here that do so as well, we are just not as vocal as say the 10mm or .45GAP guys. I think this has to do with the fact that .357 is more accepted than those two calibers, but not as common as the other more "popular" calibers. My first and favorite hand gun is my Sig P229 .357, it is a joy to shoot. I went to a Glock .357 because I consider it more of a tool ( dang good one too) and I did not want to bang up the Sig anymore than I had. The G31 is on my list of future buys to go along with the 32(daily carry) and the 33(future warm weather carry).
     
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    Take a look at this thread.

    https://glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1185566
     
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    That's why you need a laser...

    *I see Adjuster posted a reference link already.


    To the OP... the .357SIG is a fine round and does have a decent following but it seems that fans of the round don't get involved as much with the "Which caliber?" type threads. I like the .357SIG round, don't shoot a ton of it but I really like it as a carry round with 125gr Gold Dots.

    Larry
     
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    Im a huge fan of the 357sig in Glocks as well as Sigs. Im racking my brain at the moment on which Glock I will buy next. Its between the G21 and the G31 which IMO will likely have very similar results on a BG.
     
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    I think the 357SIG is a neat round-a G24 with a 357 barrel:embarassed: would be a AWESOME COYOTE THUMPER:faint:
    but in my opinion the 40S&W does ALL I NEED CHEAPER:whistling: and more available-as do the 45ACP and 9mm
     
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    The 357 Sig is a great round on paper, however it takes more paper to shoot, reload, and you get less paper when you try to sell. Look over to GB and compare used 357 Sig's to 40 S&W. usually they run 40 bucks cheaper, and considering you buy them for the same price, you are out more. Also, try walking into a wally world in a middle american town and look for sig 357. Heck I am just outside a major metro area, and no one here carries 357 besides the gun stores, where you pay $4 more than a box of 40 S&W. Also, there is a greater range of ammo for 9mm than the 357, and you can buy +p rounds that comes close to ballistics of 357 sig.
    90% of people fall into 3 categories - # of rounds (shootout mentality) (AKA 9MM), maximum transfer (stopping power) (AKA 45), or a mix - the 40.
    My wallet makes most of my decisions - easier to find, cheaper to reload and buy, and easier to get 9mm components. For the record, I do have a 40 and a 1911 in 45, but don't consider them when I want to go drop 200 rounds at a competition.
     
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    Here in the DFW area, I have NEVER seen a box of 45 ACP but wally world, academy always have 357Sig and 40S&W. I can buy 357SIG online for a decent price - not near the price of 9mm, but still.
     
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    Beating a dead horse now, got it. Thanks for the responses.
     
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    Obviously not, I see you list 3 other Glock models besides the 17 :tongueout:
     
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    ... .357SIG fans are just confident in themselves.
     
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    All 277 of them.:cool: