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Old 07-25-2011, 11:17   #1
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Is the 357sig going under?

It seems like there are less and less pistols available. Is it going to be like the 41mag.?
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Old 07-25-2011, 23:40   #2
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lol, no....plenty of police departments carry it including the U.S. Secret Service.
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Old 07-26-2011, 05:42   #3
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Long as Glock & SIG keep making them, it'll be OK.
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Old 07-26-2011, 06:39   #4
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Long as Glock & SIG keep making them, it'll be OK.
I know HK has been slowly dropping it. Isn't it still available in the P2000?

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Old 07-26-2011, 07:08   #5
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I know HK has been slowly dropping it. Isn't it still available in the P2000?
Not that I've seen. Both the p2000 as well as the p2000sk are available in .357 Sig.
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Old 07-27-2011, 04:49   #6
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While shopping at my local gun store for a M&P 357sig barrel, I was told they can't get any factory barrels. They said s&w was dropping the 357 sig line.
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Old 07-27-2011, 05:55   #7
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While shopping at my local gun store for a M&P 357sig barrel, I was told they can't get any factory barrels. They said s&w was dropping the 357 sig line.
That would be bad news for the New Mexico State Police if it were true.
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Old 07-27-2011, 09:11   #8
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S&W is still producing the 357SIG M&P models but only for LE sales and not to the general public. A LE dealer can order them under the First Responder Program. Bill
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Old 07-27-2011, 17:12   #9
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While shopping at my local gun store for a M&P 357sig barrel, I was told they can't get any factory barrels. They said s&w was dropping the 357 sig line.
Some of the most ridiculous information I've ever received has been from gun store employees.
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Old 07-28-2011, 05:29   #10
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I ask over at the S&W forum, and was told the same as in the above post. S&W is only producing the 357sig for law enforcement only. Not enough civilian sales.
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Old 07-28-2011, 17:38   #11
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Not going under.
But, its market share has set.
It came out too late compared to the .40 S&W.
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Old 07-28-2011, 17:39   #12
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Long Live .357 SIG!

Hope I didn't waste munny on a barrel.
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Old 07-31-2011, 12:42   #13
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I don't think its going anywhere for quite a while.
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Old 08-01-2011, 17:08   #14
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I think the advantages to the 9mm and its place between the 40sw, and its really great ballistics with decent handling(recoil) characteristics will keep it around for a long long time.
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Old 08-01-2011, 17:19   #15
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Unlike the 41ma, many LEA carry it, so it will be with us for awhile. The 10mm has a better chance of dying out as there just aren;t that many guns made for it.
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Old 08-02-2011, 14:17   #16
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Just joined the club with a glock 31 and 32.
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Old 08-02-2011, 16:58   #17
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Just joined the club with a glock 31 and 32.
Nice! Welcome to the "it's not just a more expensive +p 9mm" club
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Old 08-02-2011, 17:13   #18
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To paraphrase Mark Twain, rumors of its demise are premature.
You hear the same thing about the 10mm., .45GAP and many others.
Not gonna happen.
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Old 08-02-2011, 17:17   #19
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I still own and use them. I have them both in GLOCKS and SIGS. I also own a G-20 and G-29 10MM. I'm a reloader, so it doesn't make me a bit a of difference. I can load them for the same as anything else. If you don't reload, I'd get something else.
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Old 08-02-2011, 17:18   #20
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Nice! Welcome to the "it's not just a more expensive +p 9mm" club
A "flatter" shooting and more ACCURATE club! <wink>
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Old 08-03-2011, 14:55   #21
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It seems like there are less and less pistols available. Is it going to be like the 41mag.?

I hope not. I'm trying to get conversion barrels for my .40s and a G33 in the mix. At this point I can order American Eagle .357 SIG cheaper than 180gr .40 S&W and Gold Dots cost what Gold Dots always cost so I no longer see an economic advantage to .40. Aside from all that, I think I just like what the .357 SIG has going on compared to .40 these days.
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Old 08-03-2011, 21:09   #22
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I doubt its going under. It's currently the 2nd most carried cartridge among state police depts after the 40.

I am a bit disappointed that S&W discontinued the M&P357. I love mine. They've pretty much guaranteed that I go back to Team Glock with that move. Unless of course, I finally figure out how to shoot a DA/SA Sig P226 as quickly and accurately as a striker fired weapon.

I suppose it works out, though. A Gen 4 G31 might be a good thing to put my GSSF card to use on. I love the cartridge, and can reload it almost as cheap as 9mm, cheaper than 40, and WAY cheaper than my favorite cartridge, the mighty 10mm. Power, economy, accuracy.... the 357 Sig a big winner in my book.


Now, only if USPSA would follow IPSC and allow it as a major PF cartridge in Limited/L10!
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Old 08-06-2011, 15:36   #23
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I know HK has been slowly dropping it. Isn't it still available in the P2000?
Saw a fellow at the range this morning shooting a brand new .357sig H&K P2000 sub-compact. I was there shooting my Glock G-32 and we admired our pistols. It was his first time shooting .357sig and his new handgun and he was awed by both the H&K and the caliber.

I think .357sig is actually gaining momentum as a caliber, judging by the number of spent casings left at the range. It used to be I'd only be able to pick up casings I'd fired; now I occasionally come across a bunch other shooters left on the ground.

I had been shooting a new 9mm sub-compact in the past six weeks and hadn't shoot my G-32 much. It's far more accurate at 25 yards and out than any other pistol I own and I was regularly hitting a small makeshift cardboard square target somebody left at about 35-40 yards. If I put the stock Glock front sight on the target the .357sig hits that target as long as I keep my aim steady. Even the misses were very close.
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Old 08-10-2011, 13:14   #24
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I too hope this round stays around for a long while to come. Sweaney didn't help recently when he predicted that it would probably fade out of use, and become a curiosity in a handgun magazine article. There are a lot of people that will jump on what ever the latest buzz is in firearms, and considering that a lot of law enforcement departments use the 357 Sig, especially for barrier penetration (my hometown PD as well) I thought it was a bit of a premature stretch for him to make a statement like that in a gun rag. I know next to Ayoob and a few others high profile gun experts there are a few people that could keep or kill a particular round based on just their opinion on any given day. What will end up keeping anything around really comes down to supply and demand. Hopefully there will be enough people buying to keep sales up enough to justify producing the 357 Sig. I know since it's a bottlenecked 9mm it doesn't help that I save my brass, and handload a lot of my practice ammo. Bullet makers don't know that when I buy a couple cases of 9mm bullets I'm making what will eventually become 357 Sigs.
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Old 08-10-2011, 14:16   #25
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I surely hope not.

Bought a G32 for my wife, and now a G33 for me today.

I love it when she says..you better get one (insert name of gun) to go with mine.

Ammo is more expensive than 9mm or .40 but much more fun to shoot.
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