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Big_dog_pd_max50

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Posted over 6 years ago

 

I have been searching for terminal performance for the 357 sig rounds. Little data seems to be out there on this and the small amount of agencies carrying the round I have not located and use of force outside of an agency shooting an injured animal.

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I love the round and previously carried a 40cal since gloxk first made it. I saw what i are asking for somewhere and 357 ruled the stats. In was in a police mag from a clan lab publisher. I ll see if I can find it

Glock_tiger_17_max50

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Alot of my troops and students like the round. they have a few Glock and XD's in that call. Personally i feel its a bit hotter and straiter shootin then .40 cal. and ammo prices going up up up. That caliber is getting harder to find.
Over all great round though.. if you can find good ammo in your area. I'd say go for it.


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Big_dog_pd_max50

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thanx for info

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My agency issues the .357 sig in the P226 platform. It is also the standard issue for the Texas Department of Public Safety.

The performance of the round is comparable to that of the .357 magnum ( a tad under). It is a very fast round...a .40 casing, necked down to hold a 9mm projectile. It's a whole lot of gas pressure pushing a light bullet. I like the round much better than the .40, but not as much as the .45.

Big_dog_pd_max50

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GTS,
Expansion wise hows it due and retention of bullet weight?

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It depends on the media that the round is fired into, also 'what round' comes into play when you start talking about expansion. Overall, the round is pretty well respected for it's ballistics. The round was originally designed for penetration, so bullet choice is important. I've had good luck with the 125gr Speer Gold Dot. Haven't had an overpenetration yet.

Here are some links that may prove helpful:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.357_SIG

http://www.gunweek.com/2002/feature0210.html

http://www.firearmstactical.com/briefs10.htm (Towards the bottom of the page)

http://www.speer-ammo.com/ballistics/detail.aspx?loadNo=23918 (Gold Dot ballistics)

Big_dog_pd_max50

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Thanx again big help

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I've heard excellent reviews on the ballistics testing of the 125gr Speer Gold Dot .357 SIG. While I was in the academy about 4 years ago, there was a shooting that involved an officer and his weapon... The Texas Rangers / DPS Lab concluded that that particular round did exactly what it was designed and made to do. Said it was an excellent round. From that moment on, I've carried only Speer Gold Dot ammunition in my weapons. And lucky for me, that's the exact ammo that my dept. provides for us!!! I currently carry a Glock 17 - 9mm dept. issued weapon. I do prefer the .357 SIG, but decided to use the dept's weapon. I also have a Sig P229 .357 and my husband carries a Sig P226 .40 cal. on duty. I have a .40 cal barrel also for the P229, but much prefer the .357 SIG.

I am by NO MEANS a firearms expert and it may even seem that I have no clue what I just said above, but hopefully most of it made sense!! Good luck on deciding! And sounds like GTS197 can help you out a lot!!!

Big_dog_pd_max50

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photocop said:

I've heard excellent reviews on the ballistics testing of the 125gr Speer Gold Dot .357 SIG. While I was in the academy about 4 years ago, there was a shooting that involved an officer and his weapon... The Texas Rangers / DPS Lab concluded that that particular round did exactly what it was designed and made to do. Said it was an excellent round. From that moment on, I've carried only Speer Gold Dot ammunition in my weapons. And lucky for me, that's the exact ammo that my dept. provides for us!!! I currently carry a Glock 17 - 9mm dept. issued weapon. I do prefer the .357 SIG, but decided to use the dept's weapon. I also have a Sig P229 .357 and my husband carries a Sig P226 .40 cal. on duty. I have a .40 cal barrel also for the P229, but much prefer the .357 SIG.

I am by NO MEANS a firearms expert and it may even seem that I have no clue what I just said above, but hopefully most of it made sense!! Good luck on deciding! And sounds like GTS197 can help you out a lot!!!

Thank you all info is welcome