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Model PT-957
Taurus Pistol PT-957 357 SIG Variant-2
Scale To:
Gun Dimensions Width:1.626-in
Length:7.1-in Height:5.2-in
Barrel:3.87-in Weight:28.7-oz
Variant 2 of 2
Gun Rankings
  • Power Factor (125 grain bullet)167250
  • Recoil Factor (125 grain bullet)8.31 ft-lb
  • Total Capacity11 rounds
  • ConcealabilityGood
  • Defense Factor79%
Gun Specifications
Produced:1999 - 2003
Caliber:357 SIG
Action:recoil operated semi-automatic
Trigger:double-action (DA/SA)
Safety:frame mounted decock/safety lever
Frame:aluminum alloy
Grip:black rubber
Sights:3-dot fixed
Notes:stainless steel slide
Forjas Taurus SA
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Gun Value
MSRP:$539.00Used Est:$385.00
Last Update:2/4/2023
About the Gun

Compact PT model chamberd in 357 SIG caliber. Also available with night-sights and ported barrel and slide.

Cartridge Specifications
Cartridge: 357 SIG
Alias: N/A
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Ballistics for This Gun
Selected Bullet Mass:125 grains
MV:1338 ft/sec ME:497 ft-lbs
About the Cartridge

The 357 SIG cartridge was developed by SIGARMS in partnership with Federal Cartridge.The cartridge uses a bottlenecked .40 S&W casing crimped to a 9mm bullet. This is why the 357 SIG is not written as '.357', as it is not truly a .357 caliber bullet, but is instead a standard 9mm bullet (.3550 in). The 357 SIG design is an attempt to create a cartridge with stopping power that would approach the larger .357 Magnum revolver round, but in a smaller package that can fit comfortably in the grip of a semi-automatic weapon. Despite the manufacturer's claims, it is not quite as powerful as an actual .357 Magnum, but it exceeds the power of a .40 S&W cartridge.

User Rating
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User Comments

5 of 5 Stars
PT-940 Slide and Barrel
By Punisher13 on 30 Jul 2018
Well the eBay purchased 940 slide and barrel fit and function perfectly! So now I have two guns in one!

5 of 5 Stars
Old Favorite !!!
By Punisher13 on 27 Jun 2018
Had this pistol for many years with a ported slide and barrel.....I just found a PT-940 Stainless Slide and Barrel for it on ebay and I can't wait to try it out with .40 cal.