New Videos – Converting a Sig 239 – Planting Bloody Dock and Baby Bird Updates — 8 Comments

  1. Jack, you know that the Sig is a gateway to a Glock. I loved my 229 in 40 until I started shooting Glock’s, more reliable, more accurate and I hate the different pulls between the DA/SA trigger.

    The only advantages I see with the .357 Sig are increased velocity/energy and better barrier penetration. Both of these come at a cost. With the .357 Sig, that velocity and energy comes with a disproportionate increase in muzzle blast and a snappier recoil, both of which contribute to quicker development of a flinch and slow down follow up shots. Believe it or not, for the flinch, it’s more from the blast than the recoil even with great ear protection. It’s a function of the eyes sensitivity to pressure changes. With the better barrier penetration, over penetration becomes an issue. LEO’s and Military need to shoot through car doors a lot more than we do and we are held more responsible for where our rounds end up than they are. We also don’t have a team of department attorneys.

    Another disadvantage I see is cost and availability of ammo. That combined with the fact that, for most people, the round is just not as fun to shoot as a 9 or 45 means less practice and less accuracy. The 40 S&W is not even as fun to shoot as the .45 because of its snappiness.

    I’m not saying that it is a bad round by any means and I’m not trying to discourage anyone from doing this. I’m just saying the round might not be the best choice for a first gun or for the gun owner that doesn’t spend a good amount of time at the range.

    The .40 S&W to .357Sig swap is not always as easy as a barrel swap, the followers in some earlier .40 magazines are different and can cause feeding issues. Sig’s may not have this issue but I know that some others manufacturers do.

    • Nope it is never and I mean NEVER going to happen I just hate Glocks.

      There are two main wrist angles in guns, you can call them the

      1911 angle and the Glock angle. Almost every handgun out there is one or the other. When you have shot 1911s your entire life you just most likely will hate shooting a block um I mean Glock.

      This isn’t something imagined, it is damn provable. My hit ratio is about 2.5 times better with a 1911, I shoot a Glock just that badly.

      I hate it, I hate ever single thing about it. I won’t own one unless I get one so cheap that it is worth having to sell if I ever need money.

      I know some love them, some shoot them beautifully, some shoot both frames well.

      I will point out this, I can shoot most handguns well, very well. I shoot a Glock like shit, I am sure I could make myself shoot it well if I tried, but the angle of the 1911, is like pointing as though it is an extension of your body, at least for me it is. John Browning was a better designer 100 years ago then anyone in Austria is today!

      • Yea, the double stack glock wants to point high and right for you , so far that you have to wander your eye around to find the sights. Single stacks want to point left for me and 1911’s (curse their sole) want to point low left due to the almost vertical angle and that skinny ass grip. If you lay the Sig and a Glock upside down on the slides and compare the grips, the front of the grip is almost identical while there is more swell in the palm at the bottom rear of the Glock in the gen’s 1-3. In the gen 4 that swell has 3 inserts which go from the gen 1-3 swell to straight like the 1911 and the Sig. The Sig 229 (double stack) and the Glock’s are so close in geometry that I can point shoot them interchangeably. Dude, I also hated Glocks, no I despised them, until I was shamed into giving them an honest try but a double stack fits me much better than a single. I bet if you tried the Sig 226 or 229 you would start having some horizontal stringing issues, mostly to the right.

        Kind of fits in with the whole equality thing you mentioned a few days ago. If we were all the same we would all be driving Dodges, shooting High Points and would not get to argue about redneck shit because it would all suck.

        About the John Browning thing, when you can put 5000 rounds through a 1911 without cleaning or replacing any parts I’ll start listening. I’ve shot a full season of USPSA and 3Gun with a G34 without cleaning with no malfunctions. I’ll concede that the 1911 has a far superior trigger but with a little work the Glock trigger can be pretty damn decent. Good enough that in anything other than pure slow aimed target shooting, it won’t make enough of a difference to notice.

        • I’d say anyone that puts 5000 rounds though any gun without cleaning it shouldn’t own that gun.

        • The not cleaning thing could be a little misleading. I shoot those guns almost dripping wet, a quick shot of Break Free CLP spray (another Amazon IOD idea) to the moving parts between stages, so they are not getting excessive wear and the solvents aren’t allowing a hard carbon buildup. They do get so nasty and gunked up over time that that I hit them with the Power Blast, let it dry and wet it down again with CLP. Would I recommend this for an occasional shooter, lead bullets or a carry gun?

          Hell No! But there is value in knowing just how far a tool can be pushed before you have to push it. For me it’s a testing ground for these platforms. That is why they are 100% functionally stock, the only thing I change is sights.

          Now the carry guns, Browning 525, Henry Golden Boy, precision rifle, hunting rifles etc. get treated very differently.

          Some guns are tools and are treated as such. Some are treated much better for different reasons. Lind of like a Dexter Russell vs a Saji Takeshi, one goes from the dishwasher to a drawer while the other is gently washed, dried, oiled and put into its case.

        • Going back to, if you shoot a gun 5000 rounds without cleaning it you shouldn’t have a gun.

  2. Hi Jack. First off I love your podcast. I am interested to see how these bantams work out for you. I have a 40 acre farmstead with chickens, ducks, quail, turkeys, and cattle. I raise chickens and ducks for both egg laying and exhibition purposes. I had bought ducks from Metzer farms the past few years but decided this year to buy from my local hatchery, EaglesNest Poultry, here in Ohio. So far my own ducks I purchased from eagles nest poultry seem to do just as well as my golden 300 Metzer Farm ducks. I have appleyards, Cayuga, and runners from eagles nest. I also bought a pair of pilgrim goslings from EaglesNest about 1 week ago. My question is why did you buy chicks from cackle? Would it be easier and more cost efficient to buy birds from a local poultry breeder who specializes in the bantam breeds you want? From my experience I find the stock I buy from the smaller local hatcherys and poultry breeders to be much hardier than the commercial hatchery stock. I can’t wait to see how the birds turn out this year. Your the reason I got started into ducks as egg layers and owning geese. Thank you for being an inspiration to a freshly graduated Wilmington College student.