I was at the range the other day and i picked up a .357 SIG caseing and i was wondering if it had any advantages over the 9mm and .45. And i was thinking since its knecked down some could that cause some feeding problems?
if im not mistaken the .357 mag w/ 125gr JHP is the most reliable manstopper
if im correct then would the .357 sig not having heavier loads really be a weakness for it?
does anyone have the .357 sig's record? how does it compare w/ other calibers
Uhm, reliable manstopper is all relative.
And no, it's not really a weakness. The .357 SIG has less recoil, clips hold more rounds than a .357 Magnum revolver, and the semi-auto guns chambered for .357 Magnum are too heavy to be used as anything other than bludgeoning tools or looking good in movies and on the pistol range.
I carry a Glock .357 Sig (please no flames for the Glock, drive your 6000 lb car over YOUR carry gun, twice, intentionally and tell me how it does). It recoils much less than my old Glock .45, with either the 125 grain fmj's or 147 grain hp's.
Accuracy is hard to tell, but this is my, 'Ok, you're going to make me shoot you, aren't you?' gun, not a tack driver, so it's not going to mean squat coming from me. But I can put an entire mag center mass at 75 feet in relatively quick (but not true rapid) fire.
Hope this helps.
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