Holmes375 wrote:Glock 32 .357 Sig
Nice, how do you like it?....
I'm extremely fond of the 32. I'm an old 1911 guy and rather new to the Glock pistol. My first was a 19 I acquired a couple years ago. Quickly fell in love with the size and weight as well as its capacity. A weapon that could be carried concealed in many scenarios but still had the size and capacity to be an efficient fighter. And best of all it was very easy to shoot.
Just about a year ago an acquaintance purchased his first Glock - a Gen 3 G-32. He hated it right out of the gate. Said it kicked too hard and had a terrible trigger. I bought that near new G-32 for a nice price and discovered the cartridge and pistol were just what I was looking for. Kind of a 7mm magnum if you will. In Wyoming we have 4-5 months of serious winter when the bad guys will be wearing heavy clothing. The extra velocity of the Sig addresses that nicely.
The G-32 isn't what I consider a hard recoiling handgun. It does get snappy with some of the exotic stuff like Underwood's loads but they're running an incredible 1500 fps (125gr) out of a 4" barrel. Speer's 125gr Gold Dot load is very manageable as is the Winchester PDX1.
I carry the G-32 in the natural world leaded with the Hornady 147gr XTP. Range was 70 on one and 85 on the other. Took a rib going in and another on the way out. Both animals took a few steps, laid down and expired. That load is also quite easy shooting in the compact Glock.
I've modified my G-32 frame to suit my preference while my G-19 is original. When I want to shoot the 9mm I just swap mags and top ends. The 32 slide has a slightly taller rear sight than the G-19 so this keeps me in the black when I change cartridges. The 32 ejector seems to work fine with the 9mm ammo and slide.
I don't have much experience with the large frame Glocks but I can't imagine you'd have any real trouble with the G-32. The biggest difference between it and the G-19 for me is the additional noise of the Sig cartridge. It has a rather distinct bark from the 4" tube, much more noticeable than the 9mm. It pushes back into the hand a little harder but it really doesn't have much different muzzle rise.
I'm hoping to put together a long barrel 357 Sig this spring for medium game hunting. I'm hooked on the cartridge