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Old September 23, 2012, 07:25 PM   #1
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.357 Magnum caliber

I recently noticed Glock has begun producing a model 31 in .357 caliber. There is no mention of magnum along with this model 31. My question is does this firearm use the exact same cartridge as say a Colt Python. My understanding till now was that the .357 only comes in a magnum. Am I on the right track?
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Old September 23, 2012, 08:15 PM   #2
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This needs moved to the Handguns section and out of the General Rifle section.

The Glock you reference is chambered in .357 Sig, which is a semi auto cartridge developed to equal the .357 Magnum in the 125 grain offering, but in a semi auto pistol. It is a .40 Smith and Wesson necked down to accept the smaller bullet. It is most definitely not the same as the .357 Magnum cartridge. They are not interchangeable at all.
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Old September 24, 2012, 11:20 AM   #3
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I apologize for posting this thread in the wrong category. and I thank you for answering my question.
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Old September 25, 2012, 06:29 AM   #4
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You are most welcome. This forum is a great place to find out all kinds of firearms related stuff. Hope you stick around and enjoy it.
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