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Old 01-29-2013, 19:21   #26
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Thanks...I went into the range session ready to dislike it and go back to another Glock 22 afterwards. But after I was finished I decided that this caliber and model is a keeper. The only negative I can see at this point is the cost of ammo vs. 9mm and .40, but I can live with the difference in price!
Buy a 40 S&W barrel, of your choice and you won't need a G22.
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Old 01-29-2013, 19:26   #27
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I picked up a new Gen4 G22 upper with the intent of buying a Gen4 G31 soon. The 31 will definitely be my next complete purchase. Parts to finish some other builds I have in the works is another story.
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Old 01-29-2013, 21:22   #28
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recently replaced my 4 year old gen3 31 with a gen4 31. threw the gen3 back in the department's armory.


still carrying a gen3 32 or gen3 33 for off-duty. will probably put those in storage and get the gen4 32 and gen4 33.
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Old 01-29-2013, 21:43   #29
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I love .357 sig. I have a g31 barrel that I use in my g22. The .357 and .40 mags are the same too. Might be good to know if youre looking for mags because g22 mags are way more common.
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Old 01-29-2013, 21:45   #30
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I picked up a new Gen4 G22 upper with the intent of buying a Gen4 G31 soon. The 31 will definitely be my next complete purchase. Parts to finish some other builds I have in the works is another story.
The g31 and g22 are identical aside from the barrel. Thats the only thing you need to swap to shoot the other caliber. Mags are the same too.
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Old 02-02-2013, 04:25   #31
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G33 with Federal HST is my EDC. I am not overly concerned with over penetration given that the Virginia State Police and Richmond Police both carry this caliber. I have defended police officers involved in shootings using this caliber and never have seen anything in the medical records or ballistics reports that indicated overpenetration.

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Old 02-02-2013, 05:00   #32
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I bought a 32 C to carry and had it shipped to a local FFL . While it was being shipped I found a 33 and just had to have it. They had a used mag for a 32 with the sleeve so it fit the 33 . It is my main carry gun now .

I bought the 357 because it is a really good cartridge and I hadn't planned on reloading for it. Most say that a bottle neck cartridge feeds better than the others so chance of a FTF is slim. I can easily go to a 40 with a barrel and a 9mm with a conversion barrel and magazine.

I did get a good deal on a 36 so I will have to carry it for a few days .
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Old 02-02-2013, 22:28   #33
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I love .357 sig. I have a g31 barrel that I use in my g22. The .357 and .40 mags are the same too. Might be good to know if youre looking for mags because g22 mags are way more common.
G22 mags are, way, more common. There weren't any pre-ban 357 SIG mags made, for the common people. I had to use G22 mags, for over 10 rounds.
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Old 02-03-2013, 00:00   #34
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20SF with a 357 Sig barrel. Soft shooting!
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Old 02-22-2013, 19:15   #35
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The g31 and g22 are identical aside from the barrel. Thats the only thing you need to swap to shoot the other caliber. Mags are the same too.
This is the info I was looking for - I'm mainly focusing on having plenty of 9mm around for my G19 and G26, but I want a third gun that's flexible on caliber for situations where 9mm gets hard to find. I also want to try a "full size" frame Glock.

So the G31 can shoot .40 with only a barrel change with either G31 or G22 mags? Can it also shoot 9mm with a barrel and G19 15-round mags, or will it need G17 mags?
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Old 02-22-2013, 20:55   #36
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As long as you get a conversion barrel. They are a larger outside diameter to fit the 40 / 357 slide. They do something so the 9 works with the 357 & 40 ejector . Not sure what .

You will need G 17 mags , the others are too short . On the bright side the G 17 mags will work in your others .
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Old 03-08-2013, 20:20   #37
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Well....gave the .357 Sig a try....liked it alot but didn't see the justification for keeping it vs .40SW. The cost of and availability of ammo as compared to the .40 ultimately lead me to get rid of the new G31 and go back to the good ole .40 G22. My 9's and .40 have always and still continue to serve me well for my needs and I will just stick with them.
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Old 03-09-2013, 00:47   #38
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Old 03-09-2013, 01:59   #39
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Sooooo, in a six week period, you go from having a "keeper for sure", to getting rid of it? During the craziest time in history concerning guns/ammunition cost & availability?

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Old 03-09-2013, 02:29   #40
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Sooooo, in a six week period, you go from having a "keeper for sure", to getting rid of it? During the craziest time in history concerning guns/ammunition cost & availability?

Wow.


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Yup.....Your point of ammo cost and availability was one of my reasons for switching back to .40 from the .357Sig as stated in my post. The .40 is more available and alot cheaper in my area......WOW
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Old 03-09-2013, 02:30   #41
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Sooooo, in a six week period, you go from having a "keeper for sure", to getting rid of it? During the craziest time in history concerning guns/ammunition cost & availability?

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Old 03-09-2013, 03:32   #42
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In my area, I'm finding 357sig more than 40 and about the same price as 40. I love my 32, I carry it often, more than my brand new 1911

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Old 03-09-2013, 05:27   #43
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I gave the 357 sig a try about six months ago and I'm still rockin it. After buying my EDC gen three G32, I bought a G32 barrel for my gen four G23. I can also use it in my gen four G27. I really like the round, it has some get up and go but I seem to be able to get back on target quicker than the .40 cal.
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Old 03-09-2013, 07:10   #44
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You might be interested in this story: I was with several friends at a gun range a few months ago, and one of them had never shot a handgun before. Between all of us, we had over 20 different handguns, from several Glocks, several S&W, revolvers, Berettas, you name it.
The novice used almost all of them, but when he shot with the Glock 31 he said "You know, for some reason, this one shoots the best and feels better in my hand than anything."
A lot of people feel the same way, myself included. My everyday carry is a G32, but I shoot the best with my G31.
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Old 03-09-2013, 07:46   #45
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Thanks...I went into the range session ready to dislike it and go back to another Glock 22 afterwards. But after I was finished I decided that this caliber and model is a keeper. The only negative I can see at this point is the cost of ammo vs. 9mm and .40, but I can live with the difference in price!
Find you a G22 barrel and shoot 40 through it to save $$ if it is cheaper in your area.

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Old 03-09-2013, 07:55   #46
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For those with slide peening problems, why not put a stiffer recoil spring in? Especially when using stout ammo? Would make it easier for follow-up shots as well. When I had my G20, I was running a 23 pound aftermarket recoil spring and it still could have been heavier. Only shot 10 rounds with the factory spring because the slide really slammed hard against the frame. With the aftermarket spring, spent casings were still ending up 15 feet back but the recoil was tamed a lot. IIRC, the stock spring is the same with the 9/357/40 but I'm not sure what the weight of the stock spring is. Only makes sense to have a stiffer spring with higher velocity ammo.
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For those with slide peening problems, why not put a stiffer recoil spring in? Especially when using stout ammo? Would make it easier for follow-up shots as well. When I had my G20, I was running a 23 pound aftermarket recoil spring and it still could have been heavier. Only shot 10 rounds with the factory spring because the slide really slammed hard against the frame. With the aftermarket spring, spent casings were still ending up 15 feet back but the recoil was tamed a lot. IIRC, the stock spring is the same with the 9/357/40 but I'm not sure what the weight of the stock spring is. Only makes sense to have a stiffer spring with higher velocity ammo.
That's some excellent advice. The stock spring was 17# at one time, for all full size Glocks.

I always carry a Glock, with the OEM recoil spring, but use a 20# for the range. The 20# works great with weak 9mm, even. I'm probably going to investigate a heavier spring for the 357 and 40, at least a 22#.
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Old 03-25-2013, 17:37   #48
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I just ordered a G31gen4 with tru glows and +2 mags. It will be about 6 weeks. I can't wait to add it to my carry rotation. I have the 357 magnum in a revolver and love to shoot it. I am thinking it will be a "truck" gun.
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