Steyr M357A1 (357 Sig)

Discussion in 'M, C, L and S Series' started by Guest, Apr 11, 2005.

  1. Guest

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    I hope this is in the right place. Does anyone own one ?(M357A1 357sig) Or has anyone shot one . I 'd like to get a range report, because I'm not to familiar with the 357 sig round. And would like to get some input. Thanks guys.
     
  2. Ripped

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    Snipe the M357 can be had by owning an M40 and purchasing an m357 barrell from IGB.. i belive the 357sig barrells are around 169.00 i considered getting one for my S and having it milled to fit the S frame. but after finding out how much the sig357 rounds were i decided against it.
    others here may have more input than i do. Im not certain if the conversion barrell will work in the ma1.. but i dont see why it would not.. the inner workings of the gun are the same as far as im aware.
     

  3. Guest

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    This is the pistol I was talking about. So I have to buy a 357sig barrel?
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  4. Ripped

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    im not sure if they actually sell a branded 357 version of the ma1..
     
  5. Guest

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    Hey...

    I have one. I have about 350 rounds through it now and it shoots great! The Sig round is a little more expensive, but it is a hot round. I have a suspicion that this would be a great defense gun as the added velocity of the .357 is more likely to go through thick clothes etc. I need to thin my collection down a little, and may be putting it up for sale if you would be interested. Drop me a line...

    Eric
     
  6. Ripped

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    Max is it actually "stamped" a m357 ? or is it the newer one ?
     
  7. madecov

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    RSR wholesale shows it as an available item, but there is no stock
     
  8. Guest

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    You can buy an actual M357, but many have talked about opting for the M40 and buying a new barrel.
     
  9. ShelbyV8

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    I bought a used 357sig barrel off ebay and dropped it in my M40 and it worked like a charm, no malfunctions at all. I got 3 357sig mags with it but they are the same as the 40s&w mags except for the markings. The 357sig barrel stays in the gun now, it is an impressive round.
     
  10. Guest

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    YEah...

    it is stamped M357 on the left side of the slide. You can't tell the 9, the 40, or the 357 apart from the right side.

    Eric
     
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    kewl,, i think buying a barrell and adding it to the .40 would be the most cost effective way of doing it.. 2 calibers one frame.. when i can get sig357 for 5.00 per 50 rounds ill buy the barrell. Snipe????
     
  12. samue23

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    I own a an M357 A-1, haven't shot it yet though (got it in january). I received two extra mags I ordered from Steyr today, so I will hopefully have a range report by the end of next month. I purchased my ammo Remington FMJ from BassPro $13.49 (after a 10% discount) for 50, Wally World has Winchester FMJ 50 for 13.47 (regular price) but they were sold out.

    As far as ammo goes, the cheapest I've seen in person is $10 for 50 (.20 cents a round) at a gun show, from Georgia Arms (had not heard of them at the time). The cheapest I've seen on the net for bulk purchase was 18.3 cents a round, but I can't remember where I saw it.

    Does anyone know the best mag loader to buy and an economical range bag that would hold the gun, four mags and four boxes of ammo?
     
  13. madecov

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    RSR has them in stock again.
    I have sold one M357A1
    The newest version is not stamped 357A1 just 357.

    Magazines are redily available also.
     
  14. mikeydo

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    Hi,

    Long time listener, first time caller...Er, you know what I mean.

    I have a M357A1 that I bought last December. After cleaning and lubing it I wanted to test it to see how far it would go before failing. I put 300 rounds of WWB, 60 rounds of Speer Gold Dot and 130 rounds of Lancer ammo through it. I had one round of Lancer ammo jam.

    Then I tried shooting Double Tap ammo through it, both 115 gr. and 125 gr. I managed to get off a couple of rounds before the failures started. On some of the rounds a primer strike was visible. On others, just nothing happened. Sometimes, the trigger wouldn't reset, for some reason. If I removed and replaced the slide, I could get another round off, but then the trigger wouldn't reset again. At that point, I figured that the Steyr had reached its limit.

    After cleaning and lubing again, I took it back to the range. WWB was again fine but the Double Tap ammo had the same problems. So, I don't know if it would have kept going had I not tried the Double Tap ammo.

    This is my first handgun in 357 sig and I really like the round. But, I have a Glock in .40 S&W that I put 800 rounds through in a day, and it was still shooting fine. So, I have not yet decided whether the Steyr will be a carry weapon. It does feel like it's still breaking in, though.

    Thanks to all for a great site. It has been very helpful.

    Best wishes,

    Michael
     
  15. FlaChef

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    did you clean out the FP and channell?
    brass confetti on a new steyr is not unheard of, especially from the pointy LCI pin untill it smooths in. These shavings can get everywhere.

    break in should be 500-800 rounds for most (some few have needed longer to settle in).
     
  16. mikeydo

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    I didn't pay any special attention to the firing pin - just a regular field cleaning. But it did occur to me that brass flakes could have been blown back there. Even before shooting the gun, there was so much brass on the slide from just loading a full magazine and ejecting the rounds. I've never seen anything like it. Someone on the forum described it as looking like a bowl of corn flakes, or something like that, and they weren't kidding.
     
  17. FlaChef

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    also lips on new mags can be sharp untill they wear in, another source of flakes
     
  18. mikeydo

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    I guess the only thing to do is keep shooting, and hope it's all part of the break-in process. But, I will clean out the FP channel, too.