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10-05-2011, 09:09
Any of you guys (or ladies) have any firsthand experience with the Glock Model 32? It is the same size as the G19. I'm curious to find out if anybody has any direct knowledge of the reliability of the pistol with .357Sig ammo. It seems like there is always talk of occasional problems with the .40 models, but I'm curious if these alleged problems extend to the .357Sig version. I just don't hear much about them. Most people I know carrying .357Sig seem to be carrying a Sig of some sort. That being said, our state highway patrol just recently went to the Glock in .357Sig and they are apparently pleased with it.

10-05-2011, 09:29
The 32 is a great piece. .357 Sig works very well in the Glock. I have shot one and the recoil in my opinion is a little brisker, but different from the .40. It does seem to go straight back though.

10-05-2011, 11:22
Bottleneck cartridges tend to be supremely reliable in semi-autos.

The .357-SIG is an okay cartridge from an energy perspective but I don't always buy into whatever estimated energy claims the manufacturers publish about what it can do. I (sometimes) carry a GLOCK34 with Gold Dot 124 +Ps that sing at almost 1300-fps over my chrono in a REAL WORLD setting.

I'm OK with that.

10-05-2011, 13:05
I carry a Glock 32 every day it is a great gun! You would be well served by it. :wavey:

10-05-2011, 17:04
Should be same exact size and the 19/23 models.

Had a co-worker that carried one. It was just as reliable and accurate as every other Glock I have seen.

Seems like a good cartridge to me, I would be okay carrying it. Its the availability of ammo that I have a problem with. My Walmart does not have one single box of .357sig. It is generally more expensive also, but not always.

10-05-2011, 17:48
I've been toying with the idea of getting an oem .357sig barrel for my G23 and seeing how I like that round compared to the .40. Our walmart now carries it, so getting practice ammo would be no problem.

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10-05-2011, 18:26
I've got a G32. Privately owned, not issued or on my card. I've had it for about 5 0r 6 years now. It's a great choice if you can afford the ammo & want to stay w/something familiar that'll also fit existing holsters, mag carriers, etc. I've had no reliability issues, FTFs, etc. I owned a G23 at the same time that I picked up the G32. One day I did a side by side shoot/comparison. I found I was more accurate & my times back on tgt were also better w/the G32 over the G23. I promptly sold the G23.

10-05-2011, 18:28
Back when I did a T&E for the dept I was impressed with the 357 in the Glock. Shooting the 125gr 357 mag in a 681 vs. the 124gr 357SIG in a 31 over the chrono was a surprise. The mag went 1250fps and the SIG round went 1415! I like it.

10-05-2011, 20:58
I've owned the G31 and G33 for several years now. Neither one has ever had a failure of any kind. LOUD is an understatement. :cool:

10-05-2011, 21:09
I have 32. Way to expensive to shoot in 357sig, so I switched it over to .40. That is the only issue with it.

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10-05-2011, 21:58
I really thought about one as my first Glock a few years ago, but went with the G19 instead. While I find the ballastics of the .357 Sig to be quite interesting, ammo cost and availability were the deciding factor for me.

10-05-2011, 23:15
I owned one privately several years ago. Liked it a lot, very accurate and never missed a beat. Expensive to shoot though.

10-06-2011, 05:42
Thanks for all the input, guys. I appreciate it.

10-06-2011, 07:57
The first handgun I ever had was a G32C. Fun gun to shoot.

10-06-2011, 18:09
I have and EDC a Glock 32. It is one hell of a weapon, reliable, accurate, loud. Does not kick as much as a .40", but is definitely louder. I have put 2000 rounds through it since purchased three years ago. The only reason I donīt shoot it more is ammo cost since we cannot reload it like the .40. I figure if Iīm proficient with .40" in IPSC, shooting and controlling the 357 sig in a defensive scenario will not be a problem. I love these compact Glocks, I also have a G19 which I like just as much.

10-06-2011, 18:31
The .357sig is an interesting cartridge in terms of ballistics and reloading. I bought a .357sig barrel for my Glock 22 and occasionally shoot .357sig, but only occasionally. You can reload a 95gr JHP and get it going 1700 fps in that gun, which is screaming. The muzzle flash and noise is fun and always an attention getter at the range.

That said...

A 125gr JHP in .357sig leaves the muzzle of a full size gun around 1315-1325 fps. (Chronoed out of my full size Glock, not based on any manufacturer claim or guess.) A 124gr JHP in 9mm +p leaves the barrel at around 1240 fps, with a lot less noise, muzzle flash, and recoil. If you're comparing a Glock 19 to a similarly sized .357sig caliber glock, the 19 holds 2 more rounds in the same size gun.

Honestly, between the two, I'm much more comfortable carrying a 9mm....