M357-A1 w/ 40S&W IGB barrel range report

Discussion in 'M, C, L and S Series' started by mugdava, Mar 28, 2007.

  1. mugdava

    mugdava Premium Member

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    Hey All!

    I went to Range Masters last night to test out my new IGB barrel and am I pleased! :lol: It's a 122mm(4.8 inch!), 40S&W, IGB drop-in barrel for my M357-A1. When I first put the barrel in it was a tight fit in the locking block. :shock: I lubed it up and racked the slide 30-40 times, but even after that it was still tight.

    I took 100 rounds of CCI Blazer 165gr TMJ, 50 rounds of Speer Gold Dot 165gr GDHP and got 50 rounds of range reloads. All performed flawlessly! The pistol drew a fair amount of attention and everyone that had any interest shoot 5-10 rounds throught it. The first 50 rounds of CCI Blazer was done in a very rapid manner(Rapid Fire! :twisted: ), by permission of the range master of course. :D All targets went out to 21feet. Here'a a few pics:

    Just before range trip w/ 122mm IGB barrel, in 40S&W
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    10 rounds CCI Blazer 165gr at 21feet
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    10 rounds Speer Gold Dot 165gr GDHP at 21feet(I count only nine holes :shock: )
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    Makes me wanna 5" 357sig barrel! :shock:
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    Some more pics:
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    Give Marc Wagner a call at (207)583-6378 or click http://www.mdwguns.com/
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  2. Syntax360

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    Great pics/range report! I'm starting to think the M(A1)'s look even better with a little bit of barrel hanging out...
     

  3. Zundfolge

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    How much more would it have cost to get that barrel threaded?

    I'm thinking a suppressor could be fun :twisted:
     
  4. babj615

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    I was SO just thinking that!!!!

    Make mine a threaded one!
     
  5. mugdava

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    Hey All!

    I'd of gotten it threaded, but that doesn't go over real well here in California! I'm not sure, but I think it's about $50.00 for threading. I really like the extended barrel when used in conjunction w/ a light.

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  6. Gray_Wolf

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    how come IGB doesn't make the barrel 4in?


    here in Canada Steyrs come with a 4.17in ....here's the pic. NOT my gun(s) btw...

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  7. mugdava

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    Hey Gray_Wolf!

    They make it in 4 inch. I figured if I was gettin' an interchange barrel it would be extented. 8) MDWGUNS has a 6", 357sig barrel for the Steyr M in stock! :shock:
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  8. Wulf

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    Hmmm...very interesting. That makes a 125 gr JHP at 1550 fps which makes it about...brb...

    ...over 660 ft.lbs of energy at muzzle! :shock: Dayam! What's not to love about that? :twisted:

    Wulf <-- wonderin' about a AUG 3 with a 420 MM barrel chambered in 357 SIG :shock: ... Dayam! :shock: <gulp>
     
  9. Shooter

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    yea, nice barrel. Seeing that makes me really feel that my IGB barrel never made it to the final finish process. It must have slipped by the inspectors...
    .................... :x
     
  10. ToadWhisperer

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    I'd heard others complaon IGB barrels had be fitted, did you have to do anything other than the lube you mentioned?
     
  11. mugdava

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    Hey ToadWhisperer!

    I turned another 150 rounds last night at the range and the barrel is still very tight, but not a single failure. I've put a total of 350 rounds through the IGB barrel since it's arrival.

    Three of Us had a friendly competition at the range, My M357-A1(.40 barrel) against a USP 9mm and a USP 45. I won 2 out of 8, 5 shot mini comps and had more holes in the bullseye than my opponents by outings end.
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  12. nixon

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    mugdava,

    I'm mulling over getting one for myself. I have an M40-A1 and I would love to have a switch barrel just like yours but the other way around. In 357 sig. I like the looks of the extended barrel. It has a balance of handsome but intimidating kind of look with it. Please keep us updated each time you take it to the range.

    nixon,
     
  13. GTrain

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    igb barrel

    nice, i love the look of the extended barrel. do they make them in 9mm and what did it cost you to get the barrel?
     
  14. SELFDEFENSE

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    Impressive appendage for the .40
     
  15. mugdava

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    Hey All!

    Here's a few more pics:

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