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04-08-2010, 19:52
Is it acceptable to use, as an example a 357sig barrel in a carry g23 which is a 40cal handgun or use an aftermarket barrel which works fine at the range for carry? Or is everything better off left stock for legal issues?

Mas Ayoob
04-09-2010, 07:25
Haven't seen it come up, frankly. Where attacks on caliber come up are cases where someone wants a conviction but has a weak case, and has to manufacture arguments to make the defendant look bloodthirsty. A .40 S&W to .357 SIG conversion, or vice versa, is a transition between similar power levels. (Typical .357 SIG load is 125 grain JHP at around 1325-1350 foot-seconds, roughly comparable to Cor-Bon 135 grain JHP at 1300 foot-seconds in .40 S&W.) If the issue came up in court, it would be easily defensible for a well-prepared legal defense team. I for one wouldn't worry about it.