The .357 Sig was brought about in the 1990’s, which was a transition point in handguns. There were still quite a few law enforcement agencies still using revolvers, most of which were .357 Magnum, but they were transitioning exclusively to semi-automatic pistols.
The 9mm “Wonder Nines”, most prominently Beretta 92 and Glock 17, had become wildly popular due to their high capacity but were falling from grace when the standard ball ammo often failed to immobilized assailants. The .40 S&W had recently debuted and was garnering a lot of attention as a compromise between the capacity of the 9mm and the big bore of the .45 ACP, but the .40 S&W lacked the kinetic energy of the .357 Magnum which is what gives the .357 its infamous “knock down” ability to put a perp on the ground with only one shot.
Sig Sauer saw a need in the market and went about developing a semi-automatic cartridge which offered the capacity of the .40 S&W with the stopping power of the .357 while still being able to function is a standard sized (and even compact) pistol frame. The .357 Sig was born by taking a 10mm case, necking it down to .355 (9mm) and shortening the case to slightly longer than a .40 S&W case length.
The result is impressive. While not quite as stout as the .357 Magnum, it is not far behind. Remington 125 grain JHP in .357 Sig produces 51% more muzzle energy than a lighter 115 grain 9mm JHP, and produces 87% of the energy of a comparable .357 magnum JHP, with the desired increase in capacity (a Glock 31 full size has a capacity of 15+1 as opposed to standard capacity of six in a service revolver).
Buying in bulk packing of 250 rounds of Remington 125 grain JHP in .357 Sig represents the most cost effective way to stock up on this hard hitting round for your .357 Sig-chambered pistol. Don’t delay on this deal before it is gone.
Review by Seen Mean Green
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