.357 barrel arrives tomorrow for my Glock 27 gen4. I've heard nothing but positive about the round (excluding price...not so positive). Very much looking forward to shooting, and carrying it.
This. It's fun to shoot and an excellent SD round.As the Forum regulars probably know, I am a big fan of the 357 auto, great ballistics, flat shooting and to me the recoil is more pleasant than the 40 cal.
I think it's worth it to have separate mags. I know the .40 mags will work, but I like the ammo inside the mag to match what's stamped outside the magLove the round. Shoots like a laser beam...really. My first mag, all ten shots were within 2" at 21 feet. Recoil is slightly greater than 180 grain .40. I called Glock to inquire about the mags before I went to shoot. They said the only difference between .40 and .357 mags is the follower. I did purchase a .357 mag. Out of 150 rds, in a gun that's never failed, I had one feed failure...and it was in a .40 mag. Not sure though, it might have been an ammo issue. Upon inspection of the bad round, it looks like the casing lip around the bullet is really rough. Winchester wb. Overall, I seem to be more accurate with the .357. Ammo is VERY expensive. You'd go broke shooting on a regular bases, unless you reload, or order online in bulk...which is what I might do. Either that, or carry the .357, and practice with .40.
Put some calipers to the barrel and see if there is any difference. Remember the barrel moves in the slide and drops to assist in feeding. When the slide is in the rear position so there might be some bindingOne other issue...the slide seems slightly harder to rack. Like there's friction between the top of the barrel and the slide. A little concerned about that.
Right...and it's at that dropping point where there is a very slight hang up. It is a Glock barrel.Put some calipers to the barrel and see if there is any difference. Remember the barrel moves in the slide and drops to assist in feeding. When the slide is in the rear position so there might be some binding