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Thread: 40s&w vs 357sig

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    Quote Originally Posted by vicious_cb View Post
    The difference is also 0.043" in killing diameter.
    It's actually 0.045", but what's that mean for one-shot stops?
    Last edited by sundance435; 08-23-19 at 14:33.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sundance435 View Post
    It's actually 0.045", but what's that mean for one-shot stops?
    Absolutely nothing unless the larger caliber grazed the spinal column or heart causing damage where a smaller caliber would have missed by less than a millimeter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sundance435 View Post
    It's actually 0.045", but what's that mean for one-shot stops?
    EVERYTHING

    Having 0.045" less killing diameter will get your kill't in the streets.

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    If you are runing a red dot and might make use of the distance benefit - the flatter trajectory of the 357 might be important to some, in some situations. YMMV

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    Unless you already own one of them, don't bother with either.

    .40SW is pointless and .357 sig is for those who want to be different. For the purposes of self defense, neither do anything 9mm +P can't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tacticaldesire View Post
    Unless you already own one of them, don't bother with either.

    .40SW is pointless and .357 sig is for those who want to be different. For the purposes of self defense, neither do anything 9mm +P can't.
    That's kind of where I'm at. I bought my G22 in 1999. It's served me well. I wanted to give the 357 Sig. a try so I bought a G31 barrel for it. Again, both setups served me well.

    About 10 years ago I started buying 9mm Glock's. Have a G19, G26 and G34. A G17 will be next. I use Federal HST 124 gr. +p in them.

    My G22/31 isn't going anywhere though.

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    The .357 Sig’s greater speed does better in penetrating thicker metal barriers compared to the .40 or 9mm. Given that they do not make cars with thick metal anymore, the extra speed doesn’t really make much difference anymore now to justify it as using it for an everyday carry for that reason along with the greater recoil and price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marine Corporal View Post
    The .357 Sig’s greater speed does better in penetrating thicker metal barriers compared to the .40 or 9mm. Given that they do not make cars with thick metal anymore, the extra speed doesn’t really make much difference anymore now to justify it as using it for an everyday carry for that reason along with the greater recoil and price.
    Everyone knows the exxxtra velocity in .357 sig causes hydrostatic shock and results in greater knockdown power.

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    Carry 9mm. .45, .40, .357 sig, 10mm won't do anything to a bad guy that 9 can't do.

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