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FINALLY got a 357sig barrel to go with the .40 and 9mm

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by NightShade, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. NightShade

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    Well it's been a long time in the making but I have finally was able to pick up an in stock 357sig M&P factory barrel to drop into my .40 I got a 9mm a while back and was going through Midway USA and they had the 357sig back in stock. Plus this one being more expensive than the 40 as far as MSRP goes it's honestly cheaper to just buy a 40 and get the 357 sig barrel.

    Have not had a chance to use it yet and need to find some brass but it should be fun. Will have to see if the recoil is really that much more than the 40. I find that hard to believe myself I would guess that it would fall between the 40 and 9 for recoil.

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    Man thats a huge difference in price and I sure dont see the reason for it. I been putting off getting one myself for one of my Glocks and need to just buy it and be done with it. I hear the 357 is a ***** to reload but I havent done any so I couldnt say for sure. Im happy for you.
     
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    Man I was looking at conversion barrels for my Hi Power yesterday...apparently I should have gotten a 40 cal to start with. Oh well.
     
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    I've been pretty lucky finding barrels on gunbroker. I think you'll like the 357sig round.
     
  5. NightShade

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    I know when the ammo scare happened the only thing on the shelf was 357 sig quite a few times. From reading a bit the biggest thing I saw as an issue for reloading is that people want to resize 40 rounds and reload them. The neck already being short doesn't leave much meat to hold the round and a lot of setback happens way to easily when trying to be real cheap about it. It would be better to use a 10MM case to reload but it would need to be cut down and would then use large primers.... plus with the cost of 10MM brass you could probably trade 1 10MM case and get two 357sig.

    But yes from what I gather it's a lot easier to just get a 40 and then grab factory barrels if you want a single platform for multiple rounds. I could have bought the fancy conversion barrels but I paid about 85.00 for each factory one through midway and with all things being equal 85<140+ for the word conversion... Maybe could have found on gunbroker but I worry about a ton of fly by night operations on there with little recourse to get a refund. I generally just wait and stick with a place I trust or pay a couple dollars more than risk ending up with nothing or junk.
     
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    Not that bad to reload using 357 sig brass the Lee die set works well. It is a little snappier I actually prefer the 357 SIG's recoil over the 40
    Buddy gave me about 300 rounds of different 457 sig HP ammo sold his gun and found the ammo after. Great guy
     
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  8. NightShade

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    Cool, grabbed the lee dies at the same time. Found a place with 1000 cases once fired for like 60 bucks which should do pretty well to get started.
     
  9. Shadowrider

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    Exactly what I did. Picked up that barrel from Midway for under 100 bucks brand new, then I found a nice used .40. For blasting I shoot .40. For carry it gets the other barrel.
     
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    I used to shoot a great deal of 40 and 357sig out of the same gun. I found the recoil to be similar; however the 357sig would cycle the slide faster, and I could therefore get back on target quicker. Let us know what you think about it!
     

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