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Old 01-17-2011, 04:52 PM   #1
 
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Im very interested in the .357SIG round. I wonder though if having it in a P229 would be a bad choice for CCW? I see that a lot of Federal agencies carry the same round/model along with many LEOs. Do you think this is a bad combo for a CCW or even a weapon to have at all. I really like the P229 and Ive done alot of research on the .357SIG but what can anyone tell me from their POV?
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Also, what are some of the best ways/positions to conceal carry. Im a medium build about 170 5'11
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Never owned a 357 sig but I hear its if not the best.. one of the best PD rounds available. IMHO if you are going to only shoot it periodicaly and primarly use it for CCW great choice. Due to the extremely high preasures it creates I hear it can be tough on a firearm and wear it down alot faster than other calibers. If you plan on shooting it alot and want to CCW with it...you may want to think about the P229 in .40 S&W.



Not sure about the truth in all this but these are things that I have read.
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Also, what are some of the best ways/positions to conceal carry. Im a medium build about 170 5'11


I have a 229... I like inside the pants holsters like Milt Sparks Versa Max 2.
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Very effective round, but seems to be losing steam and may become hard to find and more expensive in the future. I wouldn't worry about wear on your 229. My favorite carry holster is the Galco Yaqui, simple and comfortable. If you want Kydex, I like Comp-tac or Fobus. There are tons of holsters for the 229(most under $50), so buy a bunch and experiment. I've always carried behing the hip.
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I prefer carrying either directly on my hip, or just behind it. Whichever conceals the butt of the gun better.
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The .357sig round is the flattest shooting round I've ever fired from a pistol! Peroid!

If its good enough for the Secret Service to use to protect the President and his family its good enough for me & mine!

Especially given that they can have anything they want!
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That's my thoughts exactly Grumpy. I think that it is an amazing round given it stats from velocity and power, plus the agencies that use it. I hope it being in a P229 wouldnt be too much for it BC around here there aren't any .357s I will have to order one from SIG. Which brings me to another point, hopefully for you seasoned SIG fans and dealers, what all CAN I get a .357SIG in? I know the P229R and the Dark Elite. What else? Im kinda likig the Dark Elite......help please and thanks for all the comments so far. Ive read almost every thread on here and I think this forum is so bad ass.
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I really enjoy my Sig P229 in the 357 Sig caliber. It seems to be very accurate and the P229 handles it well. A great CCW combination.
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[quote name='KrazySigNut' timestamp='1295402553' post='4664']

That's my thoughts exactly Grumpy. I think that it is an amazing round given it stats from velocity and power, plus the agencies that use it. I hope it being in a P229 wouldnt be too much for it BC around here there aren't any .357s I will have to order one from SIG. Which brings me to another point, hopefully for you seasoned SIG fans and dealers, what all CAN I get a .357SIG in? [Quote]





Personally I recomend buying a Sig in .40S&W. The .40S&W mags run .357sig ammo.

So all you have to buy is a .357sig drop in barrel and you're running .357sig ! !

What this also does is give you the option to pratice and build muscle memory for the cost of .40 ammo and switch to .357sig for PD/HD.

I did this with my first SigPro until I bought a second SigPro.

The LGS owners I've spoken to said they don't like to order or like to take pistols in .357sig in on trade as there is such a small segment intrested in them and they're too hard for them to sell.
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I have the .357 sig and the .40 barrels for my 229 but the .357 sig is my favorite .Thats something you can consider getting the .357 sig and buying the .40 barrel and be able to interchange them .
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I have the .357 sig and the .40 barrels for my 229 but the .357 sig is my favorite .Thats something you can consider getting the .357 sig and buying the .40 barrel and be able to interchange them .


I believe it only works the other way around. .40 SW won't run in a .357 Sig -exclusive mag, and the spring is lighter, is what I understood.
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I believe it only works the other way around. .40 SW won't run in a .357 Sig -exclusive mag, and the spring is lighter, is what I understood.




TX.. The 229 mags will accept both 40 cal & 357 Sig ammo, They even are stamped 40/357, You can use the same recoil spring... Now on the P-239's they have Two different mags, a 40 cal & a 357 Sig cal..



You can use the 40 cal mags to shoot both 40 & 357 cal ammo but not the other way around on a 239 and You cannot load a 40 cal cartridge in a 357 Sig Mag in a 239.. Of course you will need to purchase a drop in barrel for the caliber you are changing to.



I think thats what You are talking about T.X...



I agree with Grumpy buy the pistol in 40 cal & all You will need is a 357 sig drop in barrel to shoot both 40 cal & 357 Sig cal ammo..
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TX.. The 229 mags will accept both 40 cal & 357 Sig ammo, They even are stamped 40/357, You can use the same recoil spring... Now on the P-239's they have Two different mags, a 40 cal & a 357 Sig cal..



You can use the 40 cal mags to shoot both 40 & 357 cal ammo but not the other way around on a 239 and You cannot load a 40 cal cartridge in a 357 Sig Mag in a 239.. Of course you will need to purchase a drop in barrel for the caliber you are changing to.



I think thats what You are talking about T.X...
Yep, thanks for clarifying!



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I agree with Grumpy buy the pistol in 40 cal & all You will need is a 357 sig drop in barrel to shoot both 40 cal & 357 Sig cal ammo..I agree with Grumpy buy the pistol in 40 cal & all You will need is a 357 sig drop in barrel to shoot both 40 cal & 357 Sig cal ammo..
Also keep in mind that .40 SW versions of Sig handguns generally sell for less than .357 SIG versions. Not sure why, to be honest.
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I think the .357sig is the best defensive caliber by a margin. It's fast, penetrates glass and barriers well but doesn't over penetrate when going through flesh as some have stupidly advocated. The bottleneck design is superior over .40, 9mm, and .45acp. I have 3 Sig pistols that were bought in .40 but all are carried in .357sig.



Also I routinely buy boxes of .357sig for about $16 shipped. It takes some work (gunbroker, checking online ammo sellers, etc) but if you can buy, by the 1000, then you can find them for this amount, especially Speer lawman practice rounds. The HP's cost the same as the other calibers.
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