The basic concept of the .357 SIG is to deliver the same stopping power of the feared and respected .357 Magnum revolver cartridge from a semi-automatic pistol. The .357 Magnum round, featuring a 125-grain bullet fired from a 4-inch duty revolver, is widely recognized to be a top-flight fight stopper. Unfortunately, the recoil and flash of this combination also has few equals.
The Glock 31 is Glock’s full size pistol that fires .357 SIG ammunition. Glock 17 [9mm], Glock 22 [40 S&W] and Glock 31 [.357 sig] all use the same frame. Basically if your looking for a full sized Glock it comes down to which ammunition you want to use.
Happy New Year guys...I'm fairly new to pistols/handguns...ive only been to the range a handful of times...each time i shot a 357 revolver, a 22, 9mm etc. I'm about to purchase my first handgun and a buddy of mine recommended getting a Glock 31 .357 sig (he uses one on the job).
What are your thoughts on the 31 for someone with my limited experience? What ammo do you recommend and is it available online? Some people I talk to say the ammo availability might be an issue. I'll be using it at the range and want something thats good for home protection. Just looking to get some opinions. Thanks.