What, if any, gain of .357 Sig over .40 S&W

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  1. AdamRodgers

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    If I am not mistaken I believe the NC Game Warden's carry the 226 in 357 Sig also.

    I think. :headscratch:
     
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  2. Railsplitter

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    Tennessee HP still carries the Glock 31.
     

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    Oklahoma used tp carry the P226 in 357 Sig also. They have since gone to Sig 320 in 9mm.
     
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    It’s cool brother, I was just answering a question.

    I’ve stated several times, I’m not trying to talk you (or anyone else who like a particular caliber) out of your carry; as long as you have faith in it, that’s all that matters.

    Peace, we’re all on the same side.


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    I know KSP is going to the 17 from the 35. I was surprised they didn’t go with the 34.
    A small sheriff department in the county beside me still carries the 31 also. The officer I talked to (I know his brother, and they’re from here) said they have been happy with the 31.
    When asked how many officer involved shootings they’ve had since they began carrying the 31, he said “none”.
    Lol.


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  6. creativetownsman

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    Underwood 357 Sig has knock down power and one shot stops! Knock down power is important and so is one shot stops! Knockdown power is what causes a non-fatal hit to seriously curtail the ability or will to fight on in the perpetrator. Knock down power is where it's at!

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  7. Railsplitter

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    The Underwood 357 Sig 125gr round loaded with a Gold Dot bullet designed for LE use is very likely the best service caliber round. No other service round offers the power and complete ballistic package that is delivered by a rugged, dependable, proven GD bullet. IMHO it stands above all others.
     
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    Back in as it seems civil again...

    Here is Paul Harrell's video on the Underwood .357 offerings, as compared to other brands.

     
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    Underwood 357 sig from a 31 is like 650 ftlbs energy 1550 FPS


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    Wow I hope that is hyperbole & you don't actually believe in "knockdown power" & one shot stops. That is soooo 70s. Rifles & 12ga have failed to deliver one shot stops with COM hits, so any handgun is far below that. If you want to take anything away from the video above, all that "knockdown" power wasn't moving the pile of lunch he was shooting at very much??:faint:
     
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  11. Lowcountry_Glocker

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    I love the round. I will not wax poetic here and offer up theories. The round is a sweet shooter. I've strayed away from it because I can't be bothered to fool with reloading it. I have no time to reload as it is, and it gave me grey hair. I am sticking to my .40/10MM for loading now. and .38, when I get around to setting up the new in box dies Ive had for 2 years now....
     
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    Nothing wrong with a 357 Sig, but you still have a 9mm projectile and 40 S&W capacity. If you really want an "advantage" over a 40 S&W maybe look into a 38 Super Comp? High velocity 9mm projectile with, what do you know - 9mm capacity!
     
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    Knock down power and one shot stops haven't changed since the 70s.

    I hate to say it but 'Deal With It'.


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    One shot stops happen with all calibers especially when a vital area is hit. But the 357 Mag and Sig have higher percentages of one shot stops than other service calibers. Also when more than one shot is required fewer hits are needed to stop the fight and shot placement isn't as critical. Add Underwood ammo and it just gets better.
     
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    Makes for a poorer grip for some, with that long 38 Super cartridge.
     
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    You're right. "Knockdown" power didn't exist then either.
    For the one shot stop, they are an anomaly. They happen, and regularly. I don't think it is what you believe. It isn't the old west shows where the BG is dropped immediately. One shot will stop many attackers, but when? That is the dilemma.
     
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    Oh but it has. Modern testing & 1000s of shootings show no such thing exists. So yeah, deal with that.
    Maybe jmo, but I think people that believe in knock down power really cant shoot. They can deliver one hit in a generous time frame, usually into a 1g jug of water at 20ft & then marvel at the "knock down power". Everything fails incombat, everything. Yep, deal with that.
     
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    And there is your flaw, shot placement isnt critical, really?? Study after action reports on shootings you can see even with good com hits into lungs & heart, everything fails. The 357sig/mag may fail slightly fewer times but fail it does.
     
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    You don't know what you're talkin about and I'll just leave it at that.



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    Well, one of us doesn't.
    Cheers.