Hello to all. My name is Dan and I'm from Wisconsin. I picked up my first HK last month. It is a P2000SK-V2 in .357 SIG. Sofar I've had 350 rds through it (without a hiccup of course; as expected).
I had been comparing it to .40 S&W. I was impressed by the velocity and energy of the round, it's relatively flat trajectory, it's reported excellent penetration through car doors and glass and it's stated purpose of equalling .357 magnum performance with a 125 gr. bullet through a 4" barrell. Unfortunately the .357 SIG doesn't quite compare to the magnum in a sub-compact; but that was the size that I was in the market for. I found the .357 SIG to have a quicker, jerkier recoil than the .40; but I knew that ahead of time and it is certainly more fun to shoot. Right now I just have the standard 9-shot mags for it with flat floorplates and I have big hands; so there is no room for my pinkie and combined with the gun being short, it is relatively a little hard for me to control when combined with the hot round. I plan on getting extended floorplates for the mags that I have; plus 12-shot USP compact mags with extended floorplates and that should make it easier. (Because of the size of my hands I can actually control a "double stack" 1911 alot easier than a PPK; regardless of the gross difference in energy of the rounds, opposite of what is usually the case for most women, for example.) 9mm use among cops has been dieing out for years (I've never been a fan of the 9mm; but I do own a P38 as a collector's item) in favor of the .40; but some cops use .357 SIG for it's better penetration through car doors and glass and from what I have read, all Secret Service agents have SIG Sauer P228s chambered in .357 SIG. The cost of the round is relatively cumbersome; but I plan to reload for it and I hope that it continues to become more popular and the price goes down. Brand new guns chambered in .357 SIG seem to sell well on gunbroker.com.How do you like the .357SIG caliber?