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Old 04-14-2008, 01:34 PM
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Anyone have experiance with the Glock 32 .357 sig? My co worker has one that has 200 rounds through it that he will sell to me at $300. He doesn't like it and would rather shoot his 9mm. I have no experiance shooting the .357 sig. Let me know what you think. Thanks.

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Old 04-14-2008, 02:52 PM
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That's a good price, shoot it and see if you like it.
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Old 04-14-2008, 06:05 PM
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I would say it is a good price
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Old 04-14-2008, 06:09 PM
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if in good condition thats a good price!

357sig is a pretty hot little round...

ammo aint cheap...

but, its almost in a performance catergory of its own...
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Old 04-15-2008, 07:46 PM
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Assuming it is in good condition, I would buy it without hesitation. Excellent handgun but it will be a little expensive to shoot.
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Old 04-16-2008, 10:12 AM
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That is a good price from your description.Sig 357 ammo is on the expensive side.I'm alsosure you knowyou shouldn't shoot reloads in a Glock so you're pretty much stuckusing factory ammo..There's aftermarket barrels that allow using reloads in Glock'sThe 357 Siga good cartridge but you do pay for it.For cheaper ammo it's hard to beat a 9mm.

I would like to have a model 32 but never have. My primary carry guns are a Glock M-30 and M-27.
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Old 04-16-2008, 10:16 AM
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A friend posted this on another site. Just FYI.....

It is not safe to reload for the Glock, with the standard factory barrel, for good reason. The barrel's chamber is a looser fit to the shell casing then most, by intentional design. It flairs out to an oval shape in the vertical axis towards the rear of the chamber and has what is called an unsupported area. Reload brass that has been stretched out and then resized back into shape has been work hardened and becomes more and more brittle with each reload cycle. Eventually the case can and will rupture. Sometimes, if you're lucky, it just blows out a small piece of the casing and ejects the magazine out the bottom of the gun to relieve the pressure and no real harm is done.

However. the other problem with reloading for the Glock is the higher pressures caused by the polygonal rifling of their barrel. It builds more pressure than the standard button rifling. Glock is very serious when they say not to shoot exposed lead bullets through their guns. A build up of lead in the barrel causes the pressure to go up, the unsupported cases, that are more and more brittle, are likely to rupture. The worst case results is a "Ka-Boom !"... kiss your Glock goodby, expect some injury to your hand, and don't expect to be consoled by Glock since they warned you in advance this would happen.

Do not shoot plain lead bullets, or reloads through a Glock, unless you are one of these guys who likes to use his health insurance.

The easy answer to all of this is to go to Glockmeister.com and buy the KKM Precision aftermarket drop in replacement barrel, which has a tighter tolerance, better supported chamber area, and has standard button rifling and can digest reloads rather well. The barrels are made to drop in without any additional machining.

The Glock was designed by Gaston Glock to be a looser fit in the chamber with factory fresh ammo so that it would not jam when extremely dirty in heavy combat usage and not be fussy like a lot of competition handguns. This was meant to be a combat workhorse not a prima donna. The trade off for that was the deliberate decision to make this handgun not suitable for use with reloads, especially plain lead bullets.

An easy way to see the difference is to pick up a case fired from a Glock 40mm and see how it has a bulge in it. Try and drop that casing into the removed barrel of another gun with a tighter fitting chamber like a Ruger or Beretta and see how it doesn't fit.

A lot of people don't have a clue as to what a polygonal rifled barrel is, let alone the chamber differences. There are books written, that explain this gun in great detail. The first that came out a long time ago by Peter Alan Kesler is "Glock: The New Wave in Combat Handguns" I would suggest reading up on it before becoming another statistic. These are great handguns in factory form shooting factory fresh ammo, and they can be made to shoot reloads with a standard button rifling type barrel drop in, for about $150 bucks. (And no, I am not affiliated with KKM Precision, Glock, or any ammo vendor, I am just a Glock pistol owner.)

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Old 04-16-2008, 08:02 PM
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ORIGINAL: Ruger-Redhawk

A friend posted this on another site. Just FYI.....

It is not safe to reload for the Glock, with the standard factory barrel, for good reason. The barrel's chamber is a looser fit to the shell casing then most, by intentional design. It flairs out to an oval shape in the vertical axis towards the rear of the chamber and has what is called an unsupported area. Reload brass that has been stretched out and then resized back into shape has been work hardened and becomes more and more brittle with each reload cycle. Eventually the case can and will rupture. Sometimes, if you're lucky, it just blows out a small piece of the casing and ejects the magazine out the bottom of the gun to relieve the pressure and no real harm is done.

However. the other problem with reloading for the Glock is the higher pressures caused by the polygonal rifling of their barrel. It builds more pressure than the standard button rifling. Glock is very serious when they say not to shoot exposed lead bullets through their guns. A build up of lead in the barrel causes the pressure to go up, the unsupported cases, that are more and more brittle, are likely to rupture. The worst case results is a "Ka-Boom !"... kiss your Glock goodby, expect some injury to your hand, and don't expect to be consoled by Glock since they warned you in advance this would happen.

Do not shoot plain lead bullets, or reloads through a Glock, unless you are one of these guys who likes to use his health insurance.

The easy answer to all of this is to go to Glockmeister.com and buy the KKM Precision aftermarket drop in replacement barrel, which has a tighter tolerance, better supported chamber area, and has standard button rifling and can digest reloads rather well. The barrels are made to drop in without any additional machining.

The Glock was designed by Gaston Glock to be a looser fit in the chamber with factory fresh ammo so that it would not jam when extremely dirty in heavy combat usage and not be fussy like a lot of competition handguns. This was meant to be a combat workhorse not a prima donna. The trade off for that was the deliberate decision to make this handgun not suitable for use with reloads, especially plain lead bullets.

An easy way to see the difference is to pick up a case fired from a Glock 40mm and see how it has a bulge in it. Try and drop that casing into the removed barrel of another gun with a tighter fitting chamber like a Ruger or Beretta and see how it doesn't fit.

A lot of people don't have a clue as to what a polygonal rifled barrel is, let alone the chamber differences. There are books written, that explain this gun in great detail. The first that came out a long time ago by Peter Alan Kesler is "Glock: The New Wave in Combat Handguns" I would suggest reading up on it before becoming another statistic. These are great handguns in factory form shooting factory fresh ammo, and they can be made to shoot reloads with a standard button rifling type barrel drop in, for about $150 bucks. (And no, I am not affiliated with KKM Precision, Glock, or any ammo vendor, I am just a Glock pistol owner.)
Very well put Ruger-Redhawk! I'm glad someone else understands that Glocks were intentionally designed in this manner. I have been told that most of the problems were with the .40 S&W chambered pistols and the newer barrels have more support? I am going to try that with a fired Glock casing and see if it will fit in my Beretta.
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Old 04-18-2008, 06:25 PM
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Default RE: Glock 32

excellent price for the gun buy it now, as stated before though the ammo is quite expensive, so buy a 40s&w conversion barrel from Lone Wolf Dist. and with the standard rifling and fully supported barrel you can feed it reloads all day with no worries, i've put over 4000 rounds thru my G23 and can only think of 2 or maybe 3 failure to feeds, i bet on life on this gun as i carry concealed everyday. i'd rather have function then beauty

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