It cycles a pistol just fine and is reasonably accurate. However, the Sig V-crown JHP design is a very poor defensive choice in the smaller diameter bullets. In 9mm and .357sig it shows poor penetration, and a tendency to break apart when shooting through barriers since its jacket, and expansion petals are fragile. It is basically early 1990s bullet technology which favors the larger calibers. The .40 and .45 do "okay" with it, since the expansion petals on them are much thicker and robust.
I would stick with more proven designs like Federal HSTs, Federal Tactical Bonded, Speer Gold Dots, Winchester Ranger Talons, or Winchester Ranger Bonded.
Speer 125 grain Gold Dot is my choice. I prefer the somewhat higher-velocity version, but there isn’t much difference between it and the much more common “limited penetration” load that the Air Marshals use (or did at one time).
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I have the SIG branded .357sig ammo and have had zero issues. As far as the JHP, I have a couple of boxes which are in my ammo collection and have not yet fired, so I cant comment. I will say I have 10mm, 45, 9mm, and .357sig in FMJ SIG ammo and all have been good.
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Winchester Ranger T and Ranger Bonded in 357 Sig have been my choice for personal defense. Accuracy is about the best I have seen and performance is said to be among the best, especially for barrier penetration.
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