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New Lone Wolf Barrel for Glock 35 in .357 SIG

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by Tractorshaft, May 12, 2007.

  1. Tractorshaft

    Tractorshaft Big Member

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    I recieved my $99.00 .357 SIG barrel from LWD yesterday:banana: , I just wanted to post how nicely it locks up without any fitting and the very apparent quality of the aftermarket caliber changer. I will post some pics later in the day but am very very happy with the price and looks of the stainless barrel. I ordered 2 hi-cap mags marked .357 just to keep things organized. Going to the range today to give it a try. I will post pics and range results when I get home. When I got the Glock disease a couple of years ago I always wanted on in .357 SIG, when the deal on the used but unfired model 35 came along I knew I would have to have a .357 barrel for it. I have 4 boxes of WWB, two boxes of Remington FMJ and some Cor-Bon defensive loads that I am going to launch a little later in the morning. Our local gun club is having an action pistol match tomorrow. I normally shoot my model 21 at these events but may use the new pimped out rig tomorrow, although .40 ammo can be found much cheaper at wally world.

    "A hungry dog hunts harder"

    Jerry
     
  2. RRTX2007

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    I was considering a .357 SIG barrel for my .40 G35 also. Wondering if the .40 extractor will cause any problems. Keep updating after pushing a couple hundred .357 SIG rounds thru it w/o any problems. I would like to see how everything works out. Thanks.
     

  3. uz2bUSMC

    uz2bUSMC 10mm defender

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    The .40 extractor wont cause problems, the .357 is a necked down .40 cartridge.
     
  4. tall terry

    tall terry

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    the only differences are the mag follower and the magazine feed lips, a shade shorter on the 357 mags. no issues 95% of the time though no matter which mags you use. I've launched several thousand 357 sigs down range out of my G35 with a KKM conversion. It's a real hoot to shoot, accurate too. TT
     
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    Good to know. I guess I'll pick up some .357 sig mags along with the new barrel just to be safe. Thanks!
     
  6. Tractorshaft

    Tractorshaft Big Member

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    Hi,

    Here is what I took to the range this afternoon, I only had a couple of hours daylight so I concentrated on the Model 35/.357 and my Model 21 which I am shooting in an action pistol event tomorrow morning. I had not fired my new P-3AT so I took it along in hopes someone would want to shoot a box of Walmart Especial through it for break-in, no such luck on Mothers Day Eve, I had the place to myself. Here is what I managed to pack in a range bag for ya, strapped it to my motorcycle, Hostile & Mobile :banana:
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    The Model 35/.357 is of course 2nd up from bottom. The other plastic gun is a Kahr PM9, I love it. I is very fast, smooth and accurate, it will deliver a clip full of the HOT Corbon DPX 9mm, Barnes X bullets very quickly and accurately, my favorite "Back Pocket Rocket"
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    I wasn't too sure about the LWD laser engraved free Wolf tattoo on my barrel hood but I actually kind of like it! I swabbed the new barrel out before firing it using Wilson Combat "Ultima-Lube" bore cleaner, its very very good and I like the way it smells, or should I say "Does not smell" and follow up with a patch folded over one time and one drop of Gun Butter on each corner of the patch, I swab the bore out a couple of times with the Gun Butter lube and thats it for prep. Looks good, a drop of lube on the barrel, swab it around with my finger and reassemble.
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    Nifty free barrel case that the .357 SIG barrel came in, hand for the stock .40 barrel when yer swapped out. In for a penny, in for a pound, I bought 2 new Hi-Cap .357 marked magazines for the fast, vain alter ego.
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    From the muzzle end to the target is 27 Yards, I would have started shooting closer but the archery guys have things hosed up for now, oh well, lets look at how it does from about 75 feet. I casually and forcefully tap out three rounds, looks good, its so far away that my front fiber optic blade covers up over half of the 10 ring, I center the blade and somewhat rapidly fire the entire clip, here are the results after one clip full and after several patch/shoot runs, I am thrilled with the way it shoots, its snappy but not as bad as the .40 in my opinion;
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    Here is the Origin and Destination photos;
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    Here is a shot of some of the ammo I am testing in my P-3AT and Kahr, so far they both eat it up like free donuts. I hat e to spoil them but...
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    My recommendation: Anyone who can afford the flexibility offered by the .357SIG barrel on their .40 Glock is losing out on a very fast, accurate caliber that approaches the .357 Magnum in stopping energy, for the small price of around a hundred bucks you can too! I hope this helps anyone on the proverbial fence, if you can field strip your pistol you can do this. Full size images that are much better than these forum pics can be found at http://www.putfile.com/tractorshaft/images/ in the HR&G folder.

    Enjoy!

    Jerry
     
  7. SDGlock23

    SDGlock23 Homunculus

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    Excellent work, I really enjoyed your post!!
     
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    Nice post! Right after I bought a G35, I got a LWD extended 2 port bbl for it and thought I was done. Now you've got me thinking .357, way to go. :animlol: