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Lloyd
01-30-2007, 09:37 AM
Looks like I might be doing work with another agency that issues Glocks in .357Sig. Obtaining one was suggested for magazine/ammo interchangeability (and I'm always looking for an excuse to buy another gun:D). Have shot the 33 some, but haven't carried any in this series. I'm leaning towards the 32. Would appreciate input.

Jack Rumbaugh
01-30-2007, 10:22 AM
I really like my 32.

Section1_Operations
01-30-2007, 03:27 PM
Not a Glock fan but any 357 SIG shooter gets a nod and smile from me.;) :D

(I'd probably go the 32 as it follows the 19...)

bigrob
01-30-2007, 04:16 PM
I would go with the 32. I am just a glock 34 away from having all the 9mm line(except the 18:mad: ). Any glock is good. If you like the 357sig caliber I say get-em all. Why don't they have a 34/35 size yet. I think it would be sweet:D .

k2ue
01-30-2007, 04:55 PM
I'm also very fond of my G32. I did 5K rounds thru my G30 and then switched -- I couldn't believe the lack of muzzle lift, and yet the energies and reputation for stopping are equal or better. Having 13 in the 1st mag and 15 in the 2nd (G31 mag or G32 with a +2) is nice too, with a smaller IWB profile than the G30.

Lloyd
01-30-2007, 05:10 PM
Thanks for the responses, guys. Looks unanimous for the 32! ;)

7677
01-30-2007, 05:31 PM
It would depend on what model they issued and how it would be carried, i.e plain clothes or uniform. When I worked patrol I carried a G31 and a G33 as a backup/off duty gun. I found that the shorter barrel and grip was easier to conceal in a vest holster, I carried G19 as backup before the subcompact Glocks came out.

earthworm
01-30-2007, 10:43 PM
Another vote for the 32.

dglockster
01-31-2007, 01:52 PM
I have the 32 and really like the way it carries concealed.

In addition to the 357SIG, I also use the G32 for both .40 and 9mm. For .40, I just drop in a stock G23 barrel with G23 mags. For 9mm, I use a 9mm conversion barrel with G19 mags. So far, there have not been any problems with either the ejector or the extractor. Of course, I only use the .40 and 9mm configurations at the range. For carry, I stay with the original 357SIG configuration.

Lloyd
01-31-2007, 03:55 PM
Very useful information, thank you dglockster. Where did you get your conversion barrels?

7677, it'll be carried concealed for the most part. Eventually it'd be nice to have one of each, but probably need to do this one at a time. Of course I could trade some stuff in...

7677
01-31-2007, 05:12 PM
If it is going to be used as your primary weapon, I would go with the G32. If it was going to be used as a bug then the G33. I have 9mm conversion barrels for my G31 and G33 and the one for my G31 I got from Olympic Arms and it has been malfunction free with G17 magazines for over 9,000 rounds. The G33 9mm barrel is from Federal Arms and it took some breaking in. As far as I know, neither one of these companies currently make these barrels. However, the last time I looked Lone Wolf Distributors still had 9mm conversion barrels in stock.

MTS
01-31-2007, 07:34 PM
If it is going to be used as your primary weapon, I would go with the G32. If it was going to be used as a bug then the G33. I have 9mm conversion barrels for my G31 and G33 and the one for my G31 I got from Olympic Arms and it has been malfunction free with G17 magazines for over 9,000 rounds. The G33 9mm barrel is from Federal Arms and it took some breaking in. As far as I know, neither one of these companies currently make these barrels. However, the last time I looked Lone Wolf Distributors still had 9mm conversion barrels in stock.

Any problems cycing with the 9MM barrels (I'm assuming you don't swap out the extractor etc.)?

7677
01-31-2007, 08:30 PM
Mark,
I only swap out the barrel and use G17 or G26 magazine in my G31 and G33.

So far, the only malfunction I've had my G31 with the 9mm conversion barrel was due to the fact I loaded 9mm in a 357 sig magazine and it caused a failure to feed however, with G17 mags it has been flawless.

My G33 9mm barrel needed some breaking in with the first hundred rounds I was not happy with the accuracy but when it hit the 500 round mark it smoothed out and the accuracy improved, the groups shrunk and it shot to point of aim. With that said, the only malfunctions I've had with it was with franable ammo. It does not like frangable ammunition at all and short strokes. I later discovered our G26s had the same problem with this ammo as it wasn't loaded hot enough.

I haven't had a single failure to extract or failure to eject yet with either gun with the stock extractor or ejector so I have never swapped them out and I'm at over the 9K mark with the G31 with 9mm.

Lloyd
02-01-2007, 07:31 AM
Sounds like a robust platform. Thanks for the information.

dglockster
02-02-2007, 06:16 AM
The .40 barrel is from KKM - http://www.kkmprecision.com/. At the time, I didn't know that a G23 stock .40 barrel from Glock would work just as well.

The 9mm conversion barrel came from Lone Wolf Distributors (http://www.lonewolfdist.com/products.asp?prod=4). Of course, if I had known about the G23 barrel at the time, I could have gotten both from Lone Wolf.

If you order the 9mm conversion barrel from Lone Wolf, you may want to call them and discuss what you want (208-437-0612). The barrel that I got was neither ported nor threaded and that's all that I see on their site at this time.

Skpotamus
02-02-2007, 11:00 PM
A buddy of mine had a 32, great shooting gun. I preferred my 30, but wouldn't feel bad with a 32 at all. The only downside as listed is ammo costs and selection, it's getting pretty rare in my neck of the woods.

As a side note, I've seen the effects a .357 sig Corbon at close range has on the human body, and it's a very sobering thing. Definitely an effective round.