Is a 357 Sig more powerful than a 9mm?

Is a 357 Sig more powerful than a 9mm?

Your standard 125-grain bullet fired from a 357 SIG will have a muzzle velocity of 1350 fps and exert 510 foot-pounds of energy while a 124-grain bullet fired from a 9mm will clock in at 1150 fps and 364 foot-pounds of energy.

Is a 357 Sig worth it?

357 Sig is a great round, and if you wanted more power than 9mm, but without having to carry a larger-frame pistol like is necessary with 10mm or a revolver as is the case with . 357 Magnum, it’s definitely a great choice.

Is a 357 Sig more powerful than a 357 Magnum?

357 SIG. The larger Magnum cartridge has lower speeds but a muzzle energy of 539 foot-pounds, while the . 357 SIG, a faster cartridge, has only 506 foot-pounds of muzzle energy.

What is the point of 357 sig?

357 SIG cartridge allows for greater powder capacity than a straight-wall case of similar length behind a 9 mm projectile. That enables it to propel 125-grain bullets at velocities surpassing the . 357 Mag. SIG is the commonly used shorthand for SIG Sauer, the firearm-manufacturing company with Swiss and German roots.

What has more stopping power .40 or .357 SIG?

357 SIG outperformed the 9mm, . 40 S&W and the . 45 ACP in higher percentage success rates in one-shot stops, fatal shots, accuracy, and less number of rounds used to stop an assailant.

Is a 357 Sig the same as a 40 cal?

357 Sig is a flatter shooting cartridge than the . 40 S&W. 357 Sig has more accuracy at longer ranges. It also retains energy at those longer ranges so it hits harder at 100 yards than the 9mm does at the muzzle.

Is a 357 Sig more powerful than 10mm?

When loaded to modern SAAMI pressures 35,000 for the 357 Magnum & 37,000 for the 10mm there won’t be much difference. If loaded to the old 47,500 psi pressures the 357 Magnum wins hands down. A 357 case hold a bit more powder than 10mm case. More powder behind a smaller bullet puts put’t the bullet down range faster.

Is 357 Sig a good defensive round?

357 SIG remains a very capable self-defense choice. Indeed, several law enforcement agencies continue to use the cartridge to this day in SIG P229 or Glock 31 handguns with a great deal of success. While there aren’t nearly as many good .

Is a 357 SIG more powerful than 10mm?

Will 357 Sig penetrate body armor?

However, any bullet – small or large – that travels at a high rate of speed will get through body armor. Huge handgun rounds such as . 44 Magnum and . 357 SIG and 9mm guns travel at a quicker speed and can’t stop them as easily.

Is 357 Sig hard on guns?

357 Sig hollow points are typically 125 grain bullets that are specially designed to expand at the higher velocities this cartridges generates. It’s a very high pressure round, even compared to . 40 S&W. It’s hard on guns and it makes them wear out quicker.

Can a 40 cal shoot 357 SIG?

357 SIG caliber cartridge WILL feed just fine in a . 40 Auto pistol; it will chamber and fire as well. The SAAMI standard pressure for . 357 SIG is 40,000 PSI Piezo, for the .

What is a 357 SIG?

Originally, .357 Sig was developed as a law enforcement round in a joint effort between Sig Sauer and Federal. The idea was to recreate the ballistics of the 125-grain .357 magnum in a semi-auto cartridge. They basically shortened a 10mm case and necked it down to take a 9mm diameter bullet.

What is the minimum expanded diameter for 357 SIG bullets?

The bullets used in .357 Sig are actually .355” in diameter, so the ideal minimum expanded diameter for this caliber is .533”. As in all of our previous tests, we used blocks of the synthetic Clear Ballistics gelatin instead of the organic-based 10% ordnance gelatin originally used by the FBI and other professional ballistic researchers.

Is 357 SIG better than 9mm Parabellum +P?

While the gel tests results are certainly ambiguous under the test conditions, what they do not take into account is the very real advantage in range of engagement the .357 SIG would offer over 9mm Parabellum +P due to its ~ 200 ft/s advantage in muzzle velocity over the 9mm round.

What calibers are best for ballistic gelatin testing?

One of the most-requested calibers for us to add to our ballistic gelatin testing project is easily.357 Sig. This cartridge made its debut in 1994 and saw some success among law enforcement in the late 90s and early 2000s and it remains the standard issue caliber for a handful of notable LE agencies such as the Federal Air Marshals.