a 357 cal. revolver cartridge WILL fit a colt 357 python. Also, a 38 special will fit a 357 cal. python. The 357 sig cartridge will NOT fit a 357 colt python................ The 357 sig cartridge ONLY fits the sig model pistol For clarity.....the sig 357 is a pistol. But, the 357 python is a revolver................
357 sig is a cartridge that is a relatively high speed handgun round. It is not a pistol itself, many, many pistols are chambered for this cartiridge.
.357 Sig and .357 Magnum are not even close. .357 Magnum is a rimmed, straight walled cartridge for use in revolvers. .357 Sig is a rimless, bottle necked cartridge used in semiautomatic pistols. They don't even use the same bullet diameter. Other than the name, there is almost no similarity. In other words, NO.
I am trying to make a deal with a coworker who says his 4006 came as a dual caliber gun .40 cal and .357 mag. I know the gun cannot be .357 mag so it must be a .357 sig. I have not yet seen the .357 barrel. I do know that Bar-Sto makes a .357 sig barrel as I just read the article on reloading .357 sig. Search google for 4006*.357 sig.
Overall, and based on the optimum load of the cartridge, out of the .357 Magnum, .357 Sig, and .40 S&W, it would go in this order:.357 Magnum.357 Sig.40 S&W
No. Revolvers use the rimmed .357 Magnum cartridge. While there are automatics designed to fire this cartridge (Coonan and Desert Eagle, primarily), it's not the same as the cartridge you had in mind. If you saw a Glock marked '.357', that means it's chambered for the .357 Sig cartridge - not the .357 Magnum. While the .357 Magnum is essentially a lengthened .38 Special, the .357 Sig is an entirely different cartridge, consisting of a .40 S&W casing, necked down to fit a 9mm projectile. The cartridge name is a reflection of the attempts at the designer to come up with an automatic pistol cartridge which could duplicate the performance of the .357 Magnum.
Glock makes a couple of models that will fire the .357 Sig cartridge, and Sig makes a couple of models that will. Right off hand, I don't know of any others, although there may be some.
No. You can get a Sig P229 that will fire .357 Sig, but that is not the same as .357 magnum.
No. The .38 Special cartridge can be fired in a .357 Magnum revolver - and only a revolver, which does not require chamber headspacing - but it doesn't work the other way around. The .357 Magnum cartridge is too long to fit into a .38 Special cylinder, and the .357 Sig cartridge is in no way compatible, either with the .357 Magnum or the .38 Special.
Yes, there have been a couple. At least one company (Coonan) has built a semi auto pistol that fires the .357 Magnum cartridge. A much more common find would be handguns built in the .357 Sig caliber. This is a bottlenecked .357 cartridge intended to duplicate the performance of the .357 magnum, but in an auto pistol cartridge.
No. The two cartridges are not interchangeable. The .357 Sig got its name because it was an attempt to replicate the performance of the .357 Magnum cartridge in a semi-auto pistol. This was done by taking a 9mm bullet, and placing it in a necked down .40 S&W casing, whereas the .357 Magnum is a much longer, and rimmed, cartridge, developed simply by lengthening the .38 Special.
The .357 SIG is a rimless bottlenecked pistol cartridge developed in 1994 by SIG Sauer. While it is based on a .40 S&W case necked down to accept 0.355-inch (9.0 mm) bullets, the .357 SIG brass is slightly longer (0.009-inch (0.23 mm) to 0.020-inch (0.51 mm)).357 refers to the cartridge having similar ballistics to 125 grain .357 Magnum revolver round. SIG refers to SIG Sauer, the company which developed the cartridge.The cartridge is not proprietary. Other manufacturers, such as Glock, also offer pistols in this caliber.Most .40 S&W pistols can be converted to .357 SIG by replacing the barrel, but sometimes the recoil spring must be changed as well. Pistols with especially strong recoil springs can accept either cartridge with a barrel change. Magazines will freely interchange between the two cartridges in most pistols. .357 SIG barrel kits have allowed this cartridge to gain in popularity among handgun owners.However, the .357 SIG is loaded to higher pressures than the .40 S&W and may not be suitable for use in all .40 S&W-chambered pistols due to the increase in bolt thrust.C.I.P. and the SAAMI pressure limits for .40 S&W are 225 MPa and 35,000 psi.According to the C.I.P. guidelines the .357 SIG case can handle up to 305 MPa (44,236 psi) piezo pressure. In C.I.P. regulated countries every pistol cartridge combo has to be proofed at 130% of this maximum C.I.P. pressure to certify for sale to consumers.The SAAMI pressure limit for the .357 SIG is set at 275.80 MPa (40,000 psi), piezo pressure.
The ammunition is called .357 Sig. Most pistols in .357 Sig can shoot the .40 S&W when you drop in a .40 S&W barrel.
No. The .357 SIG is a bottlenecked cartridge. It is fatter and longer than the 9mm Parabellum. ALSO, please note that many auto pistol cartridges headspace on the case mouth, and are VERY sensitive to length differences.
NO,NO,NO,NO,NO.........you CANNOT shoot the 357 cartridge in a 38 special, but you can shoot a 38 special cartridge in a 357 pistol.................the 38 cal. cylinder was not made to house the 357 cartridge or take the pressure.............
The value of a .357 SIG firearm is related to the firearm itself. In most cases, the cartridge does not increase or decrease the value of a production gun. Take Glock for instance. They make the Glock 19 (9mm), Glock 23 (40S&W) and Glock 32 (.357SIG). No matter which model you buy, the price is the same. SIG Sauer also made a handgun that was chambered in several calibers. The same holds true for them. As for the ammunition. .357 SIG cartridge is relatively more expensive than .40S&W. If you are asking for a specific value of an actual Sig Sauer that is chambered in .357 SIG, you'll need to take it in to a gun shop. There are many variables when determining the value of a gun. Wear & Tear and popularity is a big part of it.
Yes, you can fire a .357 Sig round (not a .357 Magnum) in it, but you must first change out the .40 barrel for the .357 barrel.
Yes. The barrel has to be replaced with the .357 sig barrel, but the magazines are the same.
The answer is yes....and no. By performing a barrel swap to the 357 sig barrel the gun is capable of shooting the 357 sig round. However, the 357 sig has a much higher barrel pressure (5000-10000 more psi). While the gun can shoot the 357 sig round simply by changing the barrel, this will cause more wear than is normal and can possible damage the slide. The safe bet is to buy a slide and barrel meant for the 357 sig round.
Sig Sauer P229, .357 Sig
ctg is short for 'cartridge' as in 357 cartridge.
No. Standard ammunition in the correct caliber for the gun. However, ONE of those calibers is the .357 SIG auto, and other .357 cartridges do not interchange with that.
The term 'caliber' can refer to the actual diameter of the bore in inches or to a name given to a particular cartridge. The name may reflect the actual caliber, or not. In the case of .357 Magnum the name is the true measurement, while cartridges like .38 Special and .38/40 Winchester, also known as the .38 WCF both refer to .38 caliber while the caliber is actually .400" for .38/40 and .357" for .38 Special.What this means is that there are multiple guns that take different cartridges that can be described as ".357 caliber firearm". This would include guns chambered for .38 Special, .357 Magnum, .357 Maximum, and so forth, including several rifle cartridges, but, ironically, not guns in .357 SIG.The .357 SIG cartridge is an approximately .40 caliber case necked down to .355" diameter. The .355" bullets are used in the 9mm family of ammo (9mm Luger and .380 ACP/9mm Kurz).The name is a marketing gimmick. It alludes to the idea that .357 SIG gives similar ballistics to the very popular .357 Magnum revolver cartridge. The difference is that the shorter rimless case of the .357 SIG makes designing semi-automatic pistols for it much easier.SIG Sauer does not presently make firearms in .357 Magnum, but does offer several models in .357 SIG.
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