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My side arm that I carry in the field is still the Glock 17. I have a Glock 26 that I bought as a ccw piece. I got a great deal on it.

I have recently changed my EDC to the Glock 33. .357sig is a beast! It matches the ballistics of the .357 mag super-vel loads of the 70's and 80's. My barrel is just slightly over 3" but carries a full 10 rounds and I can hide it in my hand! Standard .40 caliber magazines work just fine.

As a matter of fact I can reload using the same bullets, primers and powder as I use with 9mm. 40. caliber brass can be resized to the .357sig also.

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Back in he early 2000's when the caliber first came out I was having custom .357 sig barrels made for the EAA witness pistols. It works best when the original gun is a 10mm, but there have been a lot of guns which run 9mm and .40 on the same platform, with the 357 sig running on your .40 slide with .40 magazines and a rechambered 9mm barrel.

It's really good for your long slide package and compensated pistols with a well fitted pistol giving performance that's not far below the new Brno field pistol.

In a compact pistol, anything below Glock 19ish in size, you don't get the full benefit of the caliber unless you really do crazy stuff with tuning the loads.

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I strongly recommend that for every .357Sig calibered pistol you have, you also have a .40S&W barrel for it. That greatly increases your odds of finding ammo for it and significantly reduces your ammo costs.

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