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    I had a young lady in class a couple weeks ago that brought her boyfriend's sub-compact S&W M&P chambered in .357 SIG. She wasn't doing very well with the gun so I asked her if I could shoot it. I had never shot that round before.

    Wow, what a GREAT round...like shooting a 9mm in +P. My normal carry gun is the Springfield XDm in .40. The 357 SIG is easier to manage recoil during multiple shots.

    That evening after class, I went to the SIG website and ordered a 357 SIG barrel for my SIG 229....and 500 rounds of ammo from Ga. Arms.

    Have shot about 200 rounds and continue to enjoy shooting the round.
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    .357 sig is without a doubt one of the best rounds on the market. There may be one in my future.
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    Don't own one, but have shot it plenty. There's nothing about the .357 Sig cartridge I don't like.
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    It seems to have been proven to shoot through just about anything except the human body. It stays in the body and delivers its energy. What more could be asked of a SD round? I am a firm believer in the original design loadings and not the watered down stuff. The 125 grain bullet at about 1450 fps from Underwood is the real deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NWFFT View Post
    I had a young lady in class a couple weeks ago that brought her boyfriend's sub-compact S&W M&P chambered in .357 SIG. She wasn't doing very well with the gun so I asked her if I could shoot it. I had never shot that round before.

    Wow, what a GREAT round...like shooting a 9mm in +P. My normal carry gun is the Springfield XDm in .40. The 357 SIG is easier to manage recoil during multiple shots.

    That evening after class, I went to the SIG website and ordered a 357 SIG barrel for my SIG 229....and 500 rounds of ammo from Ga. Arms.

    Have shot about 200 rounds and continue to enjoy shooting the round.

    Barry, do you think it is a better round than the .40 S&W? Just want to get your opinion........

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    Barry, do you think it is a better round than the .40 S&W? Just want to get your opinion........
    I am not Barry but I do own both and I like .357 Sig better. There are good reasons that it is the caliber used by secret service to protect the President . It is my preferred carry round but I don't carry the watered down ammo. I at least want 1350fps to 1500fps 125 grain ammo which is where the round was designed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suncat05 View Post
    Barry, do you think it is a better round than the .40 S&W? Just want to get your opinion........
    Sam, any round is up for personal opinion. I carry a .40 and love it. The 357 SIG is a crisper round with more muzzle velocity and less recoil than a 40. In my opinion, the 357 SIG is an easier round to shoot when thinking multiple shot placements, muzzle velocity, and recoil management. The bottom line, in my opinion, is that you will be able to get a better shot placement inside a "combat accurate" area (high center chest) with less to deal with in recoil management vs. the 40.
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    I would like to add one more item to the discussion on the 357 SIG...it is a necked down 40 (shaped like a rifle cartridge), so it is more difficult to re-load...for those that would like the round and want to re-load it.
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    I own and shoot both the .40 and .357 Sig. For those of you that think the .357 has less recoil than the .40 you are shooting watered down .357 Sig loads. As designed, 125 grains at 1450 fps, it kicks harder than .40. The cost and recoil is why it is not used by more agency's. The .40 that is used by LE has more recoil than what is used by the general public. At least it does where I live.

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    Icon14 Good discussion~

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