March 1999

.357 Sigs: We Recommend Glock’s Reliable Model 31

A defensive handgun should always go bang, and the black Austrian gun did just that. Also worth a look is Sigís Pro 2340óbut donít bother holstering Smith & Wessonís erratic Sigma.

The annals of gunmaking are filled with stories of hot, new cartridges whipped up by wildcatters, or in some cases mainline manufacturers, that have gone on to long histories of obscurity or indifference among shooters. The .41 Magnum comes to mind as a prime example of a round that when introduced had all the credentials of a world beater: speed, power, and accuracy. But, today, finding a .41 Mag. on the range is like encountering an old friend you’ve not spoken with in ages. You wonder what he’s been up to.

With this backdrop, we wonder what the .357 Sig’s “future history” will be. This chambering, sired from a cooperative effort between Sig Sauer and the Federal Cartridge Company, is b...

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