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Re: Pistols

Post by Synchronizor » Mon Dec 28, 2015 3:35 am

Holmes375 wrote:Glock 32 .357 Sig
Nice, how do you like it?

I love my Glock 31, and the .357 SIG is an awesome cartridge. I've been considering a Glock 32 so that I have something that's a bit easier to carry in the warmer months, but I'm not sure how well i'll be able to shoot that round in a smaller gun. I might get a Glock 19, and then pick up a .357 SIG slide & magazines (or get a complete G32 & a G19 slide, if the .357/.40 ejector is reliable with the 9mm) so I have options.

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Re: Pistols

Post by Holmes375 » Tue Dec 29, 2015 3:17 am

Synchronizor wrote:
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 :)

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Re: Pistols

Post by Synchronizor » Fri Jan 01, 2016 11:58 pm

Good to hear that a 9mm slide runs well on a .357/.40 lower. I find my Glock 31 very controllable, so I'm sure I could handle a 32 with the mid-range defensive loads I prefer for carry (125gr @ 1350 fps).
Holmes375 wrote: I'm hoping to put together a long barrel 357 Sig this spring for medium game hunting. I'm hooked on the cartridge
That would be a neat project. With its narrow bore and increased working pressure & powder capacity, the .357 SIG loves longer barrels. You can get aftermarket barrels to convert Glock 35s & 24s to .357 SIG, along with 9" barrels that can be dropped into full-sized guns, and cut & crowned shorter if desired. I've thought of doing something similar myself, but I really don't like the openings on the long-slide .40 Glocks. It's probably not going to be an issue for hunting or target shooting, but a defensive pistol ought to be able to "hit the dirt" without jamming.

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Re: Pistols

Post by SignessSG » Fri Feb 26, 2016 6:47 pm

Summer time, I usually carry my Sig P938 9mm in either my Alabama OWB or pocket holster. Clothing permitting, I will carry my Sig P220 .45 ACP SAS SAO Carry model in the winter when I can. I would carry my Smith Model 36 .38 Special if I had a decent holster for it. That's on my bucket list. I use the HiPower for more of a range plinker, and the Ruger GP100 for more of a bedside gun. I do have a shoulder rig for the GP100 that gets rarely used; but, I have on occasion.

Next on the list is a rifle. Don't have one. Looking into an AK at the moment.
Remington 870 Police Magnum 12 Gauge
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Re: Pistols

Post by Banshee » Sat Feb 27, 2016 9:43 pm

this little HK found it's way to me. I haven't fired it yet.

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Re: Pistols

Post by Synchronizor » Sun Feb 28, 2016 12:14 am

Just took possession of this earlier today, in exchange for some painting & electrical work, and building & hanging a gate. Smith & Wesson Model 19-4 .357 Magnum, 4" barrel with target sights & trigger. Made in 1979, best as I can figure, with the classic pinned barrel & recessed cylinder. Original nickel finish in very good shape. Bore is pretty, minimal flame cutting in the top strap, and the forcing cone looks great. Mechanically, it seems tight as a drum; good lockup with next to no end play, no hang-ups or function problems with the moving parts, and a nearly invisible cylinder gap. This thing has the best trigger I've ever felt on any handgun, so I'm really looking forward to taking it out and punching some paper.
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Re: Pistols

Post by Holmes375 » Sun Feb 28, 2016 1:02 am

Beautiful. Very nice acquisition. I have a 4" 19-3 in blue. Superb revolvers to be sure.

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Re: Pistols

Post by SignessSG » Mon Feb 29, 2016 12:31 am

Sweet acquisition. I love the triggers on S&W revolvers. My GP100 does the job; but the Smith triggers feel so much better. My model 36 is due for some range time.
Remington 870 Police Magnum 12 Gauge
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Post by PeaceOfficer » Mon Mar 21, 2016 6:26 pm

That's a beautiful S&W!

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Pistols

Post by PeaceOfficer » Mon Mar 21, 2016 6:28 pm

Banshee wrote:this little HK found it's way to me. I haven't fired it yet.

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Awesome blaster! Haven't personally fired one of these models yet but I've heard great things about them. I'm sure you're enjoying it.

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