I put a couple hundred rounds through my dad's .357sig 229 a couple weeks ago. I didn't notice much more recoil than a 9mm. Its definitely louder, but the increase in recoil was pretty small, IMHO. I don't think i'd like to $17 per box of ammo though.
This will be the gun I get. I am a diehard .357Sig shooter/reloader. After the .45ACP, it is my favorite caliber. Love my P239 Sig and XDService both in .357Sig and I recently converted my Glock 27 to .357 Sig as well.
Love my Sig P239, Glock 27, and XD Service all now in.357 Sig. I enjoy shooting the .357 Sig more than the .40SW, carry it for defense, and next to the .45 ACP, it's my favorite caliber. And thanks to reloading (I can load a box of 50 for about $6), I get to shoot it a lot. Everyone should have at least one gun in .357 Sig. It's a hoot and a half to shoot.
The .357 sig is one of my favorite carry rounds. The other is .357 magnum. I always carry a S&W 340PD with .357 magnum rounds. Sometimes it's supplemented with either a SIG 229 in .357 sig or a Sig 239 in .357 sig. You can't find a flatter shooting round in a handgun than a .357 sig.
Received an e-mail from the S&W LE rep in my area and he indicated that there are no immediate plans to introduce the M&P in .357Sig. Much to the dismay of those like myself who love the .357Sig and would jump at the chance to get one, it still remains somewhat of a cult caliber. The .40 remains strong as does the 9mm, and the .45 ACP is more popular than ever - these are the platforms the factory is concentrating on for the time being.
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