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raggie33

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Guns are no longer needed a real man only needs a saltine crackers and a can of Mountain Dew for protection and 4 tacos a steak Philly. Bring them over my home I'll protect you I know Nintendo
 

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Ahh you can run .40 in that g32. I believe just with a barrel change. 357 sig is just a necked down .40sw?
A barrel change would do the trick, but I would probably also use 40 SW magazines due to the follower being mildly different - though I've heard that the 357 follower works just fine. As for the shell casing, the 40 was the basis for the design of the 357, but it's my understanding that the 357 case is just a bit longer and has slightly thicker walls. I'm pretty sure that a fresh untrimmed 40 shell could be necked down to produce a 357, but I'm not a reloader, and it's not in my nature to risk it if I were. BTW, I don't have anything against the 40. It's just one of those rounds that's fun to pick on. I used to carry a G27 and a G23 in 40, but the 9mm is faster with follow up shots. The 357 SIG used to get plenty of abuse, but it's such a rare caliber these days that no one seems to mock it anymore. It was used by the Secret Service due to its vehicle penetration capability, but I think even they have gone back to 9mm the last I heard.
 

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Certainly nothing wrong with firearms threads. But having frequented a number of firearms forums, it often comes as no surprise that the depth of expertise on flashlights there is lacking. The same tendency is frequently demonstrated here; aside from the OP, there are relatively few here I would pay much attention to honestly.
I've had almost as many firearms as I currently have flashlights. I used to do some basic gunsmithing as a hobby, refinished guns, hunted, was a CCW, and a mod on a gun forum, and did a bunch of gun crimes.

I feel that my gun hobby got me deeper into flashlights. It would have been easy to been content with what was available at a hardware shop, Walmart, or an Electronics store. Common lights really are good enough for most uses. If this wasn't the case people wouldn't buy and use them.

With getting a Glock GTL 10 I made the leap from Maglite and Fulton to something light, compact, and powerful. The batteries and bulb prices were really steep for me back in the day but it kinda made sense because it did a better job than the lights I'm familiar with.

Then with having an appreciation for industrial design and quality items I wanted a Surefire 6/9P, a Scorpion, an Arc, etc., etc. At some point I want more performance and then I'm not just buying lights because of a need such as SD, UV for checking notes, penlight for working on a project.

I bet if we were on a bike forum they would discuss lights and someone would want an STVZO bike light because they live in a city whilst another wants the brighest thing possible because they are riding in the woods on a mountain bike. If we were on a diving forum they would be into Tektites vs Princeton Tec. Or on an Aviation board they would be interested in 2D lights and muticolour stuff.

We should encourage other pursuits because a lot of other hobbies use lights. There are all kinds of lights I learned about in the past 14 or so months that are highly specialised and get little mention here. The more we bring up such topics and exchange information the more we learn. Since being back I've learned about various types of UV lights, battery chemistry, and the pros and cons of strobes from some threads that were barely about the flashlights involved.
 

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Just got here…been away shooting USPSA with my Glocks and CZs. What all did I miss?
 

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A barrel change would do the trick, but I would probably also use 40 SW magazines due to the follower being mildly different - though I've heard that the 357 follower works just fine.

Three differences: barrel, ejector, magazine follower.
The .40 feeds at a much steeper angle. The 357 Sig still works with the .40 follower because of the bottleneck feeding.
 
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Three differences: barrel, ejector, magazine follower.
The .40 feeds at a much steeper angle. The 357 Sig still works with the .40 follower because of the bottleneck feeding.
Ejector is the same on both calibers due to the rim diameters being the same. It's when converting to a 9mm that the ejector (among other things) needs to be changed.
 

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Ejector is the same on both calibers due to the rim diameters being the same. It's when converting to a 9mm that the ejector (among other things) needs to be changed.

In the Gen 4:
357 Sig ejector is # 30499
.40 S&W ejector is # 28926

The ejectors are shaped very differently. It's very noticeable even at a glance. The ejection patterns are also different.
 

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the learning never takes a vacation here.

Letschat 7 you slipped in "and did a bunch of gun crimes" is that true no judgement here but i'm hoping you slipped that in to see if we were paying attention?
 

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I still have an original Gen 1 G17. Actually finally gave it to my son. Serial number put it in first year they were imported to the US. No idea if it special as in collectable but it's special to us.
The big thing is we can see the massive changes made from Gen 1 through side by side comparisons.
 

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I still have an original Gen 1 G17. Actually finally gave it to my son. Serial number put it in first year they were imported to the US. No idea if it special as in collectable but it's special to us.
The big thing is we can see the massive changes made from Gen 1 through side by side comparisons.
Upgrade to a newer mag unless you live in a state that needs prebans as the old ones aren't built as well. They swell when full and the floorplates aren't on so sturdy as later mags.
 
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