.357sig 1911?

Discussion in '1911 Gunsmithing' started by AZ Husker, Feb 25, 2019.

  1. AZ Husker

    AZ Husker Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Oct 14, 2017
    Just curious about converting a standard commander to .357sig. What say you all? Not interested in the Sig Sauer "almost a 1911".
     
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  2. pistolwretch

    pistolwretch Dremel jockey Supporting Addict

    Aug 26, 2011

  3. Guy Montag

    Guy Montag Well-Known Member

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    Oct 24, 2014
    For the same reason I haven't installed wheels on my submarine. ;)
     
  4. AZ Husker

    AZ Husker Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Oct 14, 2017
    I just find the round interesting. I love it in my G32.
     
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  5. Guy Montag

    Guy Montag Well-Known Member

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    Oct 24, 2014
    I can't justify the expense, but if you're willing to pay to shoot it, it's your buck.
     
  6. AZ Husker

    AZ Husker Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Oct 14, 2017
    I'm curious about the feasibility of the conversion. I realize I could go with 9x23.
     
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  7. Capthobo

    Capthobo NRA Endowment member Supporting Addict

    Nov 9, 2016
    Forget about it. Go with a 9mm Commander and have it fitted with a 38 Superb barrel.
    If you really actually have to go to 357 Sig then you need to start with a .40 SW or 10 mm frame and slide in order to get it to function properly. ie: magazine feeding, ejecting, and extraction.
    Just not worth it in my mind. YMMV
     
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  8. 357 Geek

    357 Geek Member

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    Jul 6, 2018
    I have one of those Sig "almost a 1911" Nightmares in 357 and really enjoy it. I reload for the 357, and the long action of the 1911 gives me options that short action pistols don't. I can load to much greater than normal OAL for the 357, which allows me to use pretty much any weight/shape 9mm bullet out there. Runs great with standard 10mm magazines. Once you have brass, reloading the 357 is as cheap as loading 9mm. But you can play with rounds that run from 9mm velocities up through the Sig "magnum" ones. If you're a reloader and a tinkerer, go for it!
     
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