The 357 Sig Glock 32 offers these desirable features:

-A full grip without the need for any extended magazine base.

-Compact enough at 5'' height to IWB appendix carry

-13 + 1 capacity

-500+ #KE with a manageable recoil

I have converted a Glock 23 and 23C to 357 Sig by simply buying a Glock 32 barrel; I also swapped magazine followers, but that is me.

The converted model 23's have worked 100% and (as a bonus) brass ejection was improved with one of them versus as a 40.

357 HST averaged 1,364 fps for a 6 shots today out of my 2nd conversion, very consistent with what I got previously with the first one.

Why the 357 Sig instead of 40 or +P 9mm?

Comparing data I previously obtained:

__Glock 32__:

Winchester Ranger T 125 gr. @ 1,340 fps / 499# KE / PF 168

Speer Gold Dot 125 gr. @ 1,344 fps / 501# KE / PF 168

Federal HST 125 gr. @ 1,358 fps / 512# KE / PF 170

__Glock 23__:

Federal Hydra-Shok 180 gr. @ 969 fps / 375# KE / PF 174

Remington Golden Saber 165 gr. @ 1,048 fps / 402# KE / PF 173

Winchester Ranger T 165 @ 1,146 fps / 481# KE / PF 189

165 gr. 40 Ranger T is "hot"; compared to the 357 Sig KE is close, but that "hot" load generates about 11% more recoil than the 357 Sig.

180 gr. 40 Hydra-Shok is "mild"; compared to 357 Sig recoil is close, but the 357 Sig generates about 27% more KE than the "mild" 40.

__Glock 19__: (A typical 9mm+P and one of the hottest +P+)

Golden Saber 124 gr. +P @ 1,152 fps / 365# KE / PF 143

Ranger T 127 gr. +P+ @ 1,224 fps / 423# KE / PF 155

At 1,364 fps/517# KE, the 357 Sig offers 18% more KE than +P+ 9mm, for only 9% more recoil.

Compared to the +P 9mm the 357 offers 29% more KE, for just 16% more recoil.

The 357 Sig Glock 32 is my current carry choice.