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im thinking of buying a 357 sig barrel to interchange with my hs40, anyone using 357 sigs?
Yes. I have firedragon 357 sig conversion barrels for my .40xd and for my glock 22.

I reload for all my pistols and rifles so ammo is not a problem, the sig uses the same bullets as the 9mm.

Its a good cartridge, sig designed it to give shooters .357 magnum performance in an auto loading pistol. It comes close to the velocity of the 357 with 124 grain bullets but can not use the heavier bullets that can be used in the 357 mag.

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Have 4" bbl XD very accurate, very fast, if buying ammo it's pricey. I reload so buying 9mm bullets are a little less. Have read ballistics and if look close it is one of the better rounds ever made for auto. It's a case that came from the 10mm then 40s&w but is a little heavier because of pressure differences. Search posts for 357Sig. My personal preference after reading up on it. There are a lot opinions about whats better don't want to start that. Just my opinion about the research into the round.
 

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I had a .357 Tactical model. Sold it to buy a XD9 sc. Loved the gun, hated the ammo price and availability. Plus the full size guns for me are a pain to c&c.
 

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That is how I bought this one no one else wanted it. Great caliber but not real popular. Re-loading is the way to go.
 

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im thinking of buying a 357 sig barrel to interchange with my hs40, anyone using 357 sigs?
I have EFKfiredragon 357 sig conversion ported barrel. I love the round. Like stated earlier by Don. Spot on... Just wish ammo was cheaper for it.
 

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The 357sig round is just, well, fun to shoot.
My first Sig was a P229 in bought in 40cal, last 40cal I ever bought.
I soon bought a 357sig barrel for it and loved it.
Never shot 40cal thru that gun again.
The round is expensive, but it is a lot of fun to shoot.
 

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The ballistics and actual field results by several police agencies is excellent for the 357 Sig. It is not heavily marketed so apparently it is bought by users based on word of mouth.
 

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The ballistics and actual field results by several police agencies is excellent for the 357 Sig. It is not heavily marketed so apparently it is bought by users based on word of mouth.
I know the Texas DPS (troopers) used the 357sig in a Sig P229.
Not sure if they are still using it..
 

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Have 4" bbl XD very accurate, very fast, if buying ammo it's pricey. I reload so buying 9mm bullets are a little less. Have read ballistics and if look close it is one of the better rounds ever made for auto. It's a case that came from the 10mm then 40s&w but is a little heavier because of pressure differences. Search posts for 357Sig. My personal preference after reading up on it. There are a lot opinions about whats better don't want to start that. Just my opinion about the research into the round.
The .357 sig was never based on the 10mm case.

It was developed from the .40 case but is not just a necked down 40. The 357 brass is of heavier construction.

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I have three Glocks in .357sig....next to 45acp it's arguably my favorite handgun round.
 

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My XD service is 357sig
Love the round. Price and availability depends on where you live. Here in Texas its usually pretty easy to find. Cost is the same as .40
 

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North Carolina Highway Patrol also uses the 357 sig. I have an M&Pc in 357 sig and love the round. I am going to order a drop in .40 barrel just to have it, but I have found a place that has Speer ball ammo in 357 sig for a little over $16 for a box of 50. That is the best price I have found anywhere and it allows me to shoot this round at the range a good bit.
 

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.357 Sig seems to be coming down in $ and offered more often...Hydra Shoks or Federal PP rounds are a bit pricey.

I reload 10mm and .357sig so no huge concern about cost ot either round.
 
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