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Does Anyone Own a 357 Sig for Concealed Carry???
ChuckXX Posts: 103 Member
Does anyone out there own a 357 Sig for concealed carry???? I called the guys at Customer Service at Sig yesterday and they said I could buy a Sig Sauer P-226 Platnum Elite in the 40 Cal, then spend another $159.00 for a 357 sig barrel and just drop it in the gun and it will work. So in other words you end up with a 40 cal and a 357 Sig all in one pistol. What do you guys think??? I spoke to two different guys in customer service and they both "verified" that it will work. I didn't know you could do that but thats what they are telling me. Does anyone carry a sig 357 for concealed carry???? I already own a P-226 platnum elite in "9mm". I must admit I love it dearly but it is just a "tad big" for concealed carry. But it can be done with the right holster. Right now I have a Galco. Would love to hear your thoughts. Also is there a load out there in 357 sig that "WON'T GO THRU THE BAD GUY"???? Iam always concerned about innocent bystanders.
Doesn't have to be a Sig pistol. Bar-Sto makes conversion barrels for XD's and Glocks. I've seen them for M&P's too.......
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.... now who's bringing the hot wings? :jester:
to a Glock 19 9mm. The balance and weight of the 229 really is a plus. I had a 226 years ago, and
you're correct about it being a bit large for ccw. Then again, it's what you are comfortable with and
train with. With a double action pistol I often just put it inside my waste band and forget about a
holster. The 125 gr bullets are the most popular but they also come in 147 gr. The hp bullets will
be your best choice and not to worry about through and through. It can happen but don't dwell on
it. Good luck, dogwalk
Define your personal definition of 'ultimate stopping power'. Please.
Seriously, instead of chasing unicorns and mystical technology, just stick with what you have and learn to be effective.
I think it would be a neat gun to have, a convertable pistol.
In the league with convertable revolvers.
I do not know about the idea for a .357 sig rnd that won't provide a through and through---- must be
a down loaded rnd or a light for caliber bullet. Your 9mm can do that for ya.
With the right holster the sig 226 isn't too big for carry.
That is an excellent assessment, and as Big Slug often points out, some of those calibers beat up the shooter and the guns, but do not offer much better terminal performance over modern loads in a cheaper to shoot caliber as 9mm, being more cost effective means more range practice....
Glock, S&W M&P, Springfield Armory and Sig all have offerings in .357SIG.
A P-226 is not going to conceal well at all and DA/SA design just basically sucks (IMO).
I owned a P-226 and had a .357SIG barrel for it. It is a fun caliber, is accurate and has a lot of velocity. Problem is, it is a VERY high pressure cartridge and is pricey compared to its parent cartridge, .40S&W.
Here is some inform from Brass Fetcher ballistics testing ([url]www.brassfetcher.com):[/url]
.357SIG - 4" barrel
Cor-Bon 125gr JHP
Impact Velocity: 1381 fps
Expansion: 0.225" (~5.5mm)
Federal 125 JHP
Impact Velocity: 1332 fps
Expansion: 0.346" (~8mm)
9mm +P - 4" barrel
Cor-Bon 115gr +P
Impact Velocity: 1153 fps
Expansion: 0.227" (~5.5mm)
Speer 124gr +P Gold Dot
Impact Velocity: 1213 fps
Expansion: 0.377 (~9mm)
The point of all that? You aren't getting a great return for your expenditure to afford shooting a .357 SIG. I'm not going to type out all the .40S&W examples, but .40S&W generally outplays .357 SIG, too.
"Stopping power" is a dumb moniker. I hate it. Bullets don't have "stopping power", they have wound potential. There is not a handgun round out there that generally speaking penetrated greater than 14" and most are in the 10-12" realm. Combine that with adequate expansion characteristics and every handgun round is about equal in wound potential.
Why is it that this poster needs people telling him that the round he happens to have a thing for is somehow inadaquate, when it is not? Or that the often used terminolgy, outside of this few 100 person forum, is "dumb"?
Pure snobbery. Not everyone is so well versed on all points firearm related, so why try to flex the muscle at every available opportunity?
Sorry for the hi-jack OP, but this crap is getting old here. It tends to push away new posters quite frequently, which is not good IMHO.
Call it morbid curiosity.
Contact the Acme Company - they'll drop a piano, safe, or anvil pretty much when and where you want it.:tooth:
In all seriousness, the problem I see with the concept of the .357 Sig for concealment is that you'll essentially be dealing with a 1.5 liter aluminum Honda engine with a nitrous system - if the gun isn't beating itself up, it will probably be beating YOU up. It's really a better cartridge for a full-size duty rig, and I've generally found even those to be a wee tad on the unpleasant side - at least in the Sigs with aluminum and polymer frames.
"Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
BUY A 1911!
We're going to keep telling you this, so in the words of King Henry V; "WHAT SAY YOU? WILL YOU YIELD - and this avoid, or, guilty in defense, be thus destroyed?"
"Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
Must I what?
Lighten up, Francis! Must I ask what the OP meant by 'ultimate stopping power'? Must I ask what he means by this? That is a rather broad concept. Maybe by understanding what his goal is, I can better help him.
I said none of the things you just mentioned. I asked a freaking question! A simple one at that! I asked what he meant by what he said. That's it.
By the way, High Speed......I have a .357 Sig of my own. So, you can piss off.
But at what cost ??? but at what cost ????
How will we live with ourselves ???
One day at a time.......... :yesno:
Personally I carry a .45 in most weather and a 9mm Shield in T-shirt weather, and am confident with both; if a situation comes up which merits more than seven rounds plus a reload, I'm out of there before you can say SQUIRREL!!
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If it's any consolation, my Sig 239 in .357 Sig is my wife's bed side gun. She shoots it just fine.
A .357sig that's slow enough to reduce the chance of overpenetration?
Ummm................that's called a 9x19mm, and you already have one.
Based on the 10mm Auto I think or did that die on the vine?
I guess in 1994 it originally was based on the 10 mm cartridge. Or maybe not since .40
is 10mm. Development was with Sig and Federal so that may have been where the 10mm
came into play depending if one was European or American speaking/writing about it.
It could be age catching up with me.
Here you go, I think.
It's pretty complicated Earl...I mean my 10 year old kids took an entire hour to grasp the concept...
I said PISTOL cartridges...those are REVOLVER cartridges and for the record...I'm quite fond of the ones you listed...
.32 WCF, 38 WCF, 44 WCF…….WCF...emmmm:tooth:
[QUOTE=Jayhawker;...I'm quite fond of the ones you listed...[/QUOTE]