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I've searched around this site and cannot locate any discussions on the MP.357 SIG. Guess no one wants one or what? Did S&W make this model knowing civilians would not be interested?



I know little about the .357 SIG other then what I've read in magazines.



So where on the site is there a discussion going on for it?



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Well, there are some anxiously awaiting it, the reason you dont see many posts about it is because up until now it was unreleased. I have heard reports that they are starting to show up in gun shops now though. Give it a month or two, and you will see more threads reguarding the .357SIG models.
 

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The truth of most caliber debates is that all major carry rounds all perform about the same and none of them are overly effective immediate man stoppers at close ranges.



Personally, I find the recoil impulse of the .357sig easier to shoot than the .40S&W with greater magazine capacity than a .45ACP and more stopping power than the 9mm.



Compared to the other major carry rounds, most people I know say that the .357sig has a very intimidating bark to it. Even though I am very comfortable shooting the round anyway, I like to think that its report might make a psychological stop if the round itself isn’t enough to make a physiological stop.



I just wish .357sig would become a little more mainstream so I could afford to shoot it more often.



I think it's an excellent round, and might be an excellent choice for a pistol caliber AR. I know Rock River Arms is in the process of making a .40S&W AR… maybe someone will come up with a barrel for .357sig.
 

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Not a bad idea Fast, but at .357 sig prices why not just get a regular AR. I see your reasoning and I bet that 9mm bullet would be hauling ass with that much barrel for it to take advantage of, but when it comes to pistol calibe AR's I just gotta ask, "whats the point"....



If your looking to plink I could understand an 9mm AR, but if your trying to go with a power war on an AR, why not just revert to its original caliber. It would do everything the pistol caliber will do at any range, better. I mean hell, even recoil is negligable in a rifle chambered AR.



Is there something I'm missing? Novelty? Pride in ownership?



Sorry for the Off topic discussion...
 

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ClosetCaseNerd said:
Not a bad idea Fast, but at .357 sig prices why not just get a regular AR. I see your reasoning and I bet that 9mm bullet would be hauling butt with that much barrel for it to take advantage of, but when it comes to pistol calibe AR's I just gotta ask, "whats the point"....



If your looking to pink I could understand an 9mm AR, but if your trying to go with a power war on an AR, why not just revert to its original caliber. It would do everything the pistol caliber will do at any range, better. I mean hell, even recoil is negligable in a rifle chambered AR.



Is there something I'm missing? Novelty? Pride in ownership?



Sorry for the Off topic discussion...


You hit the nail on the head. I build customer ARs for a living (along with selling other guns) and I own and have built integrally suppressed 9mm ARs. They are fun and relatively inexpensive to shoot. From a sef defense perspective, the standard AR is infinitely more capable. Adding a high priced pistol caliber has no practical merit.



I personally am not fond of the 357 Sig round. Sure it's fast and that speed gives it a decent amount of energy, but the costs are a significant increase in muzzle blast and recoil impulse.



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I'll take a 10mm over a 357 sig any day.
 

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I am a 357Sig fan. Hopefully we will see them next year sometime.

10mm has to be one of the best semi-auto pistol rounds available. I hope they make a 10mm in the new .45ACP size pistol.
 
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