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Just bought a G33 .357. . . . Mistake?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by madAB, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. madAB

    madAB

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    So, I just bought a G33. Did I make a mistake? It seems the people that have a .357 sig love them. Other say it's a "dead" caliber. It seems to cost a lot ammo wise but, is the extra oomph worth it for self defense? I guess I just figured I would give it a try. Thoughts?
     
  2. Gray_Wolf

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    I personally prefer 9mm and .40, but you can always get a .40 barrel and a 9mm conversion barrel and wont be missing out on anything.
     

  3. high ground

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    I'd get a .40 barrel for range time, but .357 is great for defense. Many police units use .357.
     
  4. high ground

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    I'm actually considering a 23 with a .357 barrel, but that's because I shoot IDPA and they have a rule that you have to shoot in the original caliber for which the gun was chambered, and .357 is kinda pricey for games, and I already reload .40.
     
  5. michael e

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    A little late the think about it after you bought one. I have a 31 32 33 and love them. Ammo can be found in bulk at good prices. 40sw barrel will drop in and use the same mag.
     
  6. madAB

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    I should add that this is not my first gun. I jumped on this deal as it was $425. I figured if I tried it and didn't like it, I could sell it and probably get my money back.
     
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  8. high ground

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    :whistling:I'll provide my FFL address should you decide you hate it and need to give it away.
     
  9. madAB

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    Walmart still sells .357 Sig---so you're GTG----for now.
     
  11. steve581581

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    I have mine within reach just about all day everyday. You can find good prices if you buy bulk ammo. Ive got a g26, g30, and a g27 barrel and the. 357sig is by far my favorite to shoot.
     
  12. Glock40man

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    That is a decent price. I just picked up a G33 myself and, I think its a great little pistol. I got the chance to shoot one before I bought it. I decided I "needed" one. Like others have said just grab yourself a G27 barrel. Congrats on your G33!:cool:
     
  13. Beanie-Bean

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    Excellent choice! It's currently along for the ride during this week's carry. Like the others said: a .40 S&W barrel will drop right in, and you can always pick up a 40-9 conversion barrel to shoot less expensive ammo if you do not reload.

    I bought an LWD 40-9 barrel, and liked the 9X19 round through the subcompact so much that I went out an picked up a G26! Nice thing about the Lone Wolf barrel, is that I can shoot lead through it with no issues.

    Factory practice ammo here is about $14.99/50 for American Eagle, and about $16-17 for Speer Lawman, both at 125 gr.

    I installed XS Big Dot sights on my G33, and also picked up a slick deal from woodbury earlier this evening on a G39 :) Congrats on your new Glock!
     
  14. jw38

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    A Glock is never a mistake. You might just decide to purchase another one a little quicker than you otherwise would. Enjoy your 33.
     
  15. tuf8seconds

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    You could not have made a better choice when it comes to the perfect caliber in a automatic pistol. The 357sig. (1350fps), is just 100fps away from being the same as a 357mag (1450fps), in a 125gr bullet. The 9mm, .40cal or .45cal can't play with the 357sig......Now, pop one of them bad boys off in a bad guys arse and watch him do the "Funky Chicken"....nuf said, I rest my case!!!!!
     
  16. barth

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    Great price.
    The G33 and G27 guns are identical except for the barrel and mag.

    I have a G27 and run all three calibers.
    It's sweet.

    I highly recommend a Storm Lake 40-9mm conversion barrel and
    G26 mags. Mine is 100% reliable and crazy accurate.

    Have fun and good luck!
    [​IMG]
     
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    Visit this place. You can buy drop-in barrels and shoot 40 and 9mm. I have a g23 and shoot 357 Sig and 9mm with LWD barrels, no sweat. I love the 357 Sig. The recoil is not a flippy as the 40.

    http://www.lonewolfdist.com/Products.aspx?CAT=82

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  18. bac1023

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    I have one and like it quite a bit.

    The 357Sig is a great round.
     
  19. James Dean

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    I think you did great. You picked up a Glock that can shoot three different calibers.
     
  20. madAB

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    I'm starting to get a little more excited. I have never shot a .357 so it will be an experience. I wasn't really set on it but I had an itch for a new gun and saw this deal. I think it will become my new carry gun.