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Old 10-13-2012, 09:35   #1
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What's out there in .357SIG?

I'm looking to pick something up in .357SIG outside of a Glock (had them). What's available out there? I'd be leaning to something mid/full size. I notice CDNN has M&Ps for $399. Never had a M&P. How are they? Wish Springfield would come out with an XD-S in .357SIG. For me, that would be perfect for CCW.

Thanks for any advice.

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Old 10-13-2012, 10:00   #2
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I'm looking to pick something up in .357SIG outside of a Glock (had them). What's available out there? I'd be leaning to something mid/full size. I notice CDNN has M&Ps for $399. Never had a M&P. How are they? Wish Springfield would come out with an XD-S in .357SIG. For me, that would be perfect for CCW.

Thanks for any advice.
I have glock, sig and hk. Love them all. But nothing beats the sig 226 full size, 229 compact. And if you can find an hk, a usp or p2000 are top notch as well. Hk has discontinued making anything in 357sig, unfortunately. Ive been shooting the 226/229 for about 15 years and they are awesome. Just recently bought a p2000 357sig, and they are just as nice. Its what I'm currently carrying. Ive never had a problem with either platform.
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Old 10-13-2012, 10:02   #3
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Oddly, my first choice for a .357SIG is a P226 or a P239 if I wanted a smaller gun. Also oddly one of my most favorite .40 handguns is a Smith and Wesson 4006.
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Old 10-13-2012, 10:05   #4
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Thanks. I had 226 in 9mm. Very nice gun.
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Old 10-13-2012, 10:11   #5
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I had an M&P .357c that I bought at the same time I bought an M&P 9c, in Jan 2009.

The .357 shot very well and was lots of fun. Same size as the 9mm so easy to CC. I kept the 9mm and sold the .357 because, at the time ammo was just about non-existent. Wish I'd kept it now. Have never shot the full size but the price seems nice.

Many complain about the M&P trigger. Mine were never gritty and were firm and reset was easy to pick up. If you don't like the trigger Apex has several options.
http://www.apextactical.com/

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Old 10-13-2012, 10:12   #6
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I had an M&P40 and loved it. Almost cried the day I realized I had no choice but to sell it. It fit my hand even better than my Glock and had a uncheck of features like reversible safety and ambi slide lock that made it great for a left handed shooter like me. I've never fired a 357Sig so can't speak for how well the M&P does with that cartridge but I would assume it does well. My M&P was very early in the production run and never had a single issue in about 1000 rounds.
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Old 10-13-2012, 11:03   #7
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I love my P229SAS that has been converted from .40 to 357SIG. I got rid of my Glock 32 in favor of the 229 and won't go back. The 226 would also be an excellent choice.
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Sig P229 or the smaller Sig P239. I have the P239 in that caliber and it's my go-to carry weapon. Single stack pistols conceal very well.
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I have glock, sig and hk. Love them all. But nothing beats the sig 226 full size, 229 compact. And if you can find an hk, a usp or p2000 are top notch as well. Hk has discontinued making anything in 357sig, unfortunately. Ive been shooting the 226/229 for about 15 years and they are awesome. Just recently bought a p2000 357sig, and they are just as nice. Its what I'm currently carrying. Ive never had a problem with either platform.
I'm not sure if they are making a full handgun in .357 Sig but it looks like you can still get the barrels here:
http://www.hkparts.net/shop/pc/HK-US...l-198p1902.htm

That was the route I took with my USP-40C and did the same thing with my Glock 23 and sigpro 2340. I admit that I have more heavily invested in the .40 S&W round as it's easier to find and easier to reload but I have the .357 Sig barrels for those handguns as well.
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Old 10-13-2012, 11:50   #10
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Sig makes a 1911 in 357 Sig and the XD is also available.
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I'm not sure if they are making a full handgun in .357 Sig but it looks like you can still get the barrels here:
http://www.hkparts.net/shop/pc/HK-US...l-198p1902.htm

That was the route I took with my USP-40C and did the same thing with my Glock 23 and sigpro 2340. I admit that I have more heavily invested in the .40 S&W round as it's easier to find and easier to reload but I have the .357 Sig barrels for those handguns as well.
Usp 357sig in the compact version. Don't see too many of them.
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Old 10-13-2012, 15:41   #12
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I had Glock 31, 32,33, XD, HK USPc, SIG Sauer P226/9 and a 1911 NightHawk in factory condition .357 SIG.
Conversion barrels guns I had Beretta 96, HK USP and I still carry my HK P30S in .357 SIG.
IMHO the best pistole cartridge.
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I had Glock 31, 32,33, XD, HK USPc, SIG Sauer P226/9 and a 1911 NightHawk in factory condition .357 SIG.
Conversion barrels guns I had Beretta 96, HK USP and I still carry my HK P30S in .357 SIG.
IMHO the best pistole cartridge.
You have a 357sig conversion barrel for your p30s?
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Old 10-13-2012, 19:10   #14
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I'm looking to pick something up in .357SIG outside of a Glock (had them). What's available out there? I'd be leaning to something mid/full size. I notice CDNN has M&Ps for $399. Never had a M&P. How are they? Wish Springfield would come out with an XD-S in .357SIG. For me, that would be perfect for CCW.

Thanks for any advice.
M&P's are great! Grab one. That's a great round too.
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Old 10-14-2012, 03:45   #15
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You have a 357sig conversion barrel for your p30s?
I used to import from IGB barrels.

I forgot to list a Steyr M357. Once you changed the Steyr sights for Trijicon sights it was really a great gun.
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I used to import from IGB barrels.

I forgot to list a Steyr M357. Once you changed the Steyr sights for Trijicon sights it was really a great gun.
How reliable are those barrels? Are they "drop in"?
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Most of them are drop in and work fine.
You just have to be careful about the QC issues with IBG.
In every shipment I had one or two barrels which did not pass my QC and even I missed some things.
For example the following picture shows you the cut out for the RSA. It is not in the middle and cut out more to the left.
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Now that by itself is more a cosmetic fault, but should never have left the factory!
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Old 10-14-2012, 10:40   #18
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wasabi,

I can recommend some of my favorites I have in my collection:

1. SIG P239 SAS Gen2: my overall favorite for this caliber
2. SIG P229 non-rail: I had an SRT and E2 grips installed, along with the SSP performed on this LE trade-in. It has the second best action (behind the P239) of all my SIGs.
3. Springfield Armory XD Tactical: great replacement (bought as an NIB display gun) for my problematic FNS-9. Works very well, and got an average of 1300 fps using factory practice ammo out of the 5" barrel.

Of course, I do have Glocks chambered in this caliber, the latest of which is a G32 Gen4. My reference pistol for testing my loads for this caliber is a G22 Gen4 with a G31 barrel, and my favorite Glock for carrying this caliber is the G33.
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Old 10-14-2012, 13:25   #19
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I owned an H&K P2000SK in .357 Sig, and it was a great little shooter. I also had a Glock 31, a Glock 32, and 2 Glock 33's. All were fine guns. I am currently without a .357 SIG but am still sitting on a pile of ammo in the caliber. I might jump on one of those M&P's if finances allow me to as I have become quite the S&W fan as of late.
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Old 10-14-2012, 14:59   #20
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M&P full size or compact. Compact would be a lot better for CCW, obviously, but the full size isn't bad if you are comfortable with CCWing full size grips.

If you get M&P .40 then .357 Sig barrels can be had for around $78 from Midway USA. I have one for my full size and it works perfectly. If you're sure you want .357 Sig though and can find one may as well just get the M&P .357.

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