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Why did 357sig never catch on?

I know of no government agency that uses 357sig WHY?

Asked By: Caleb C - 11/17/2009
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To be blunt, when height and weight requirements could no longer be utilized in the hiring process for LE (1970"s) we began to see the demise of the big calibers. With smaller people on the job, the big recoil guns could not be controlled by many employees. This is why you see LE stuck with the .40 S&W and 9mm... More
Answered By: Shogun - 11/17/2009
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Americans would define the shoulder angle at alpha/2=18 degrees. The common rifling twist rate for this cartridge is 406 mm (1 in 16 in), 6 grooves. No enforcement agency carries them because with a 9mm bullet its almost a 90% kill shot.
Answered By: Angryguy2008 - 11/17/2009
 
Why The 357 SIG Cartridge Is Catching On SIG-Saur and Federal worked together to design the 357 SIG cartridge and bring it to market in the summer of 1994. This cartridge has continued to gain converts from all ranks: Citizens, Municipal Police, County Sheriffs, State Troopers, and at the Federal level (the U.S. Secret... More
Answered By: Chris - 11/17/2009
 
Basically it was the odd man out between the 9mm, .40cal and .45 ACP. The 357 sig doesn't offer any huge advantages over the .40 cal, so really no one was too interested in it... More
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Answered By: Kenneth C - 11/17/2009
 
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