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Old 01-07-2002, 03:22 PM   #1
 
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In a pistol the size and weight of a Sig 229, does the .357Sig have more or less muzzle flip? Recoil?
 
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Old 01-08-2002, 02:38 AM   #2
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Have both .357S & .40 bbl's. for a 229. The
gun is a pussycat with the .40 & has markedly more flip with the .357S but not objectionably so. FWIW, you can usually find
OEM bbl's. for the 229 at around $125 ea.
 
Old 01-08-2002, 11:53 AM   #3
 
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What Pistolero said. I'm in the same situation, with both barrels for my 229. Louder noise and more muzzle flip with the .357 SIG, but still very controllable.

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Old 01-08-2002, 08:20 PM   #4
 
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Recently shot SIG 229, HK USP and the Beretta Cougar in .40 and .357 SIG, side by side. The concensus of opinion between nine accomplished shooters was that; the .357 was certainly louder without muffs. The .357 had a bit more muzzle jump, but none of us found it objectionable.

Sure its hotter than a standard forty, but not all that big a deal.

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Old 01-12-2002, 10:43 PM   #5
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I think it's the opposite.The .357sig is much louder and has more blast,but i think the .40S&W has more recoil.
 
Old 01-14-2002, 07:31 PM   #6
 
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I liked it. Recently had a chance to shoot about 50 rounds through a custom 1911 in 357 sig. Nice & controllable w/ distictive BOOM!
 
Old 01-15-2002, 01:08 AM   #7
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On mine, less muzzle flip and perceived recoil with .357SIG, but definitely more blast and report.
 
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