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Old 01-04-2013, 17:10   #851
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Is it a great weapon. I have shot jackrabbits with it back in 1989 CA. Since then I have used it in countless shooting matches.



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Old 01-04-2013, 18:06   #852
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If I were to get a 357SIG barrel for my 23, what barrel would you guys recommend? I know LW makes a low-priced one. What are the thoughts? Should I spend a few bucks more and get something different?
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Old 01-04-2013, 20:20   #853
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If I were to get a 357SIG barrel for my 23, what barrel would you guys recommend? I know LW makes a low-priced one. What are the thoughts? Should I spend a few bucks more and get something different?
Well, here's something to consider...my buddies g32 stock bbl seemed to be fully supported (bottleneck advantage). That would be your most reliable option, as you would know. Second to that, if you are looking for the tighter than stock chamber I'm thinking Storm Lake might be the way to go. Seems their quality is consistent from what I've seen around the forums and the price isn't bad.
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Old 01-04-2013, 20:51   #854
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I have several after market barrels. the only conversion barrel I have is a KKM for gen3 g21 to .45 super. I mic'ed Underwood 45 super 185 gr GD, 45 acp +p and 45 acp after shot in the KKM barrel. no base expansion.

Not sure that KKM makes .357 Sig conversion but if so I think they would do it right

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btw underwood 185's 45 super are pretty dang quick.
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I too have a factory G32 barrel and the chamber support is unreal, probably the best I've seen on any barrel. I'd give KKM a look, I use those for my warm .40's and the .45 Super and they're fine barrels.
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Old 01-05-2013, 04:03   #856
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Well, here's something to consider...my buddies g32 stock bbl seemed to be fully supported (bottleneck advantage). That would be your most reliable option, as you would know. Second to that, if you are looking for the tighter than stock chamber I'm thinking Storm Lake might be the way to go. Seems their quality is consistent from what I've seen around the forums and the price isn't bad.
I will second this.

Great reliability. Great case support. Great ballistics.

What more could you ask for?
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Old 01-05-2013, 06:35   #857
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http://www.firearmstactical.com/pdf/fbi-hwfe.pdf

http://www.firearmstactical.com/wound.htm

I have not read thru referred articles yet but looks interesting

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I wonder

If any MD or scientist has ever related the temporary wound cavity to stopping power?
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All the articles are pretty out dated. I have not been able to find current using google.

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If I were to get a 357SIG barrel for my 23, what barrel would you guys recommend? I know LW makes a low-priced one. What are the thoughts? Should I spend a few bucks more and get something different?
I bought the stormlake g32 barrel for my g23 first. So far its been flawless. It has just a little bit tighter chamber than stock. The only difference other than rifling imo is the stock barrel has a good smooth finish with rounded edges. I just bought a factory sig barrel and so far it has shot great also. I plan to cc the factory barrel and only shoot jacketed bullets in it. As for as Lw barrels I've never had a problem with the 40 and 45 barrels I've bought from them except for the shorter chambers which should not apply in 357sig.
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I bought the stormlake g32 barrel for my g23 first. So far its been flawless. It has just a little bit tighter chamber than stock. The only difference other than rifling imo is the stock barrel has a good smooth finish with rounded edges. I just bought a factory sig barrel and so far it has shot great also. I plan to cc the factory barrel and only shoot jacketed bullets in it. As for as Lw barrels I've never had a problem with the 40 and 45 barrels I've bought from them except for the shorter chambers which should not apply in 357sig.
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Well, here's something to consider...my buddies g32 stock bbl seemed to be fully supported (bottleneck advantage). That would be your most reliable option, as you would know. Second to that, if you are looking for the tighter than stock chamber I'm thinking Storm Lake might be the way to go. Seems their quality is consistent from what I've seen around the forums and the price isn't bad.
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All the articles are pretty out dated...

And human anatomy has changed?
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And human anatomy has changed?
Bullets have
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If I were to get a 357SIG barrel for my 23, what barrel would you guys recommend? I know LW makes a low-priced one. What are the thoughts? Should I spend a few bucks more and get something different?
I use Glock barrels in both .40 and .357sig. The .357sig Glock barrels are supported very well.
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I use Glock barrels in both .40 and .357sig. The .357sig Glock barrels are supported very well.
Is there a .40 barrel that is supported, and reliable as stock? Or is support at the expense of reliability in the .40?
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A long but interesting read on wounding, etc.

http://www.rathcoombe.net/sci-tech/b...ics/myths.html
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Is there a .40 barrel that is supported, and reliable as stock? Or is support at the expense of reliability in the .40?
Although the question was posed to DKF, I figured I'd way in...

The aftermarket bbls can be hit or miss, support and/or chamber dimensions can be a factor in reliability.

Here's a vid that shoes a few different bbls and chamberings to compare. *Little bit of language.


Shoes? Meant shows
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Although the question was posed to DKF, I figured I'd way in...

The aftermarket bbls can be hit or miss, support and/or chamber dimensions can be a factor in reliability.

Here's a vid that shoes a few different bbls and chamberings to compare. *Little bit of language.
Thanks for the vid. The tinkerer in me always finds this stuff fascinating.
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Is there a .40 barrel that is supported, and reliable as stock? Or is support at the expense of reliability in the .40?
The .40 Glock barrels made within the last 10 years or so are supported pretty well and are reliable. Some of the aftermarket barrels do have slightly better support by not adding as much chamfer around the feed ramp and entrance of the chamber. There is usually some tradeoff.

The .357sig and 9mm Glock barrels are better supported than the .40. I have not have any issues with the Glock barrels and they are quality piece so that is what I use. Whenever I pick up a G24 I will either pick up a Storm Lake, KKM or Barsto .357sig barrel for it because Glock doesn't make any 6" .357sig barrels for it. Wish they did.
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A long but interesting read on wounding, etc.

http://www.rathcoombe.net/sci-tech/b...ics/myths.html
That was a good read, I liked a lot of what he had to say. Skipped most of the math, though.
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That was a good read, I liked a lot of what he had to say. Skipped most of the math, though.
I did, too.
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uz2bUSMC, always learn good stuff when you post. Thanks for vidio
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Except I didn't get his diatribe on ft/lb....... -[edit] I read that part again. issue was not KE.

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uz2bUSMC, always learn good stuff when you post. Thanks for vidio
Glad to hear it. And fortunately we are all lucky enough to have people like MrRedbull616 who make these time consuming videos like the one above!
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