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Old February 22, 2009, 07:52 AM   #1
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Dual barrel Sig's ... 40 and 357 ...

I almost bought a Sig 229 a few years ago, and it came with two barrels. I don't see that listed on their web site anymore.

Is is still possible to do this or did they run into some type of glitch ???

Not sure why I want the .357 capability, I won't buy dies I don't think. I would the the versatility however.

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Old February 22, 2009, 08:06 AM   #2
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By a box of 357 sig .and try it you might be suprised welcome mrt
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Old February 22, 2009, 09:05 AM   #3
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Welcome to the forum Patch. +1 on what mrt949 shared with you. I had the privilege of trying a U.S. Sky Marshal's Sig Sauer P229 chambered in 357Sig and flat out fell in love with the round. (He insisted I fire 100 rounds through it; who was I to argue?) I started making my plans the next day. I found a P239 (All of my handguns are carry pieces) chambered in Sig, then looked into what it would take to add the dies to my reloading regime. I'm there and lovin' it. While working up the loads I wanted, I bought 500 rounds of "Canned Heat" from Georgia-Arms. 1300fps. HOOT! Look (lurk) around and see what those that admire the round are saying about the specifics of this flat shooting round.
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Old February 22, 2009, 09:25 AM   #4
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Thanks for the info on the .357. I work with a guy that loves his Sig .357.

Actually my question was about the dual barrel setup on a Sig. I don't think I want a pistol that only shoots .357, but if I could just change barrels and maybe recoil springs, I would go for that. Just curious I am not seeing this, seems like pistol came in a plastic case with both barrels and whatever else needed.

Might end up using the .357 setup full time, but .40 ammo is seems pretty avail now.

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Old February 22, 2009, 09:50 AM   #5
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All it is is a barrel swap in the 226 and 229,however,the SIg P239,being a single stack,40 caliber rounds will not fit in a mag marked for 357,but if you only use mags marked for 40 you'll be fine,no spring change is necessary...

+1 on the Georgia Arms Canned Heat,Precision Cartridge Co loads pretty hot,too.

Check out the the 357sig forum on GlockTalk,more info there...
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Old February 22, 2009, 10:12 AM   #6
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I will also ask the gun dealer, but it's nice to have a little info for backup when you walk in. I shudda just bought it last time.

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