Glock 32 .357 SIG Review: The Best Defensive Carry?

This is the only Glock 32 .357 SIG review you’ll ever have to read.

In fact:

I’ve bought this handgun 8 months ago and since then, I’ve tested its:

  • Accuracy
  • Reliability
  • Handling
  • Lots more

So if you’re wondering if the Glock 32 .357 SIG pistol is for you, then you’ll love this review.

Glock 32 .357 Sig Review

Let’s get started!


The Glock 32 .357 SIG is often praised for its accuracy (like my .338 Ruger Precision Lapua rifle).

Glock 32 .357 SIG Muzzle

And rightfully so. I’ve hit 1.30’’ grouping in even non-optimal conditions.

The pistol offers a 6-inch sight plain which supports the Glock 32’s reputation for impressive accuracy.

Glock 32 .357 SIG 6-inch Sight Plain


The Glock 32 is reliable.

In fact:

It’s been so skillfully designed that it’s nearly impossible for this pistol to malfunction.

Glock 32 .357 SIG Holster

The design of the casing guide allows for seamless cartridge loading.

That’s why the Glock 32 is a favorite among law enforcement departments around the country, including the Virginia State Police and Texas Department of Security.

Glock 32 .357 SIG Pistol


The rough texture frame on the Glock 32 makes it ideal for shooting in warm weather.

Glock 32 .357 SIG Texture

A three-fingered groove on the handle makes it especially comfortable. Even though this is an impressively powerful sidearm, it can easily be concealed.

Glock 32 .357 SIG Three-Fingered Groove


5.5lbs standard block trigger. Not bad.

Glock 32 .357 SIG Trigger

The Glock 32 features a hybrid action could take getting used to, initially. However, with practice, you’ll quickly get used to a hybrid action.

Magazine & Reloading

The Glock 32 can manage magazine capacities from 14-16.

In this 4th generation model, it’s easier to release the magazine. However, it comes at a cost:

It’s difficult to release the magazine before you need to.

Glock 32 .357 SIG Grip

Additionally, this new 4th generation model offers a reversible release – perfect for left-handed shooters.

Length & Weight

This is a compact pistol that makes it a great choice for self-defense or target shooting.

Glock 32 .357 SIG Length

Take a look at the Glock 32 .357 SIG measurements to see why:


  • Length: 7.36
  • Height: 4.99
  • Weight: 1.18
  • Barrel Height: 1.26
  • Sight Radius: 6.02
  • Barrel Length: 4.01


  • Unloaded weight: 24 oz
  • Loaded weight: 31.18 oz
  • Trigger pull weight: 5.5 lbs

Recoil Management

The recoil on the Glock 32 is snappy and can be difficult to manage at first.

Glock 32 .357 SIG Muzzle in Holster

But with time and practice, it becomes perfectly manageable.


To get your hands on a Glock 32 .357 SIG…

Glock 32 .357 SIG Handgun in Case

…it’ll cost you around $500.

Glock 32 .357 Sig Review: Is It Worth It?

It’s no question that the Glock 32 .357 SIG is a reliable pistol.

It’s a sturdy pistol with a good reputation. After doing this Glock 32 review, here’s my final verdict:

If you’re looking for a handgun that is reliable, accurate, and versatile, then get the Glock 32 .357 SIG.

I’ve used it as self-defense, home-defense, and even shot it along with my .45 ACP carbine to no fail.

It’s reliable and it’ll get the job done.

Enough said.

19 thoughts on “Glock 32 .357 SIG Review: The Best Defensive Carry?”

  1. Why are gun manufacturers not increasing capacity to meet the greater demand that these times are bringing forth?

    • That’s a great question, Paul.

      I’m sure they’re trying to restock. But since the demand is so high, the Glock 32 keeps flying off the shelf 🙂

  2. Love the 357 Sig….my first one was the Smith Wesson Sigma 357 . Then the Glock 32 which I call my Glock 9mm magnum. I can’t understand why more law enforcement have not adopted the 357 Sig. What a great round and as always, the Glock a great pistol. I have also converted other 40 cal. pistols to 357 Sig.

    • Primarily because of cost. If the .357 Sig cartridge was as inexpensive as the 9mm to manufacture, more law enforcement and government agencies would use it. U.S. Border Patrol, F.B.I., Immigration & Customs Enforcement, Secret Service, etc., made the transition because of improvement in the 9mm round’s terminal ballistics and overall effectiveness. Also, cheaper to obtain, train, qualify/requalify, and use for field duty.

    • Primarily because of cost; the 9mm cartridge is much less expensive to manufacture than the .357 Sig. Law Enforcement and Government agencies made the transition because of improvement in today’s 9mm terminal ballistics and effectiveness. Also, cheaper for bulk orders, training, qualifying /requalifying and duty use/field operations.

  3. I have a couple of these and, they’re great when they work! Neither my gen 3 or gen 4 are anywhere near as reliable as my glocks in straight wall calibers. The malfunctions I always encounter are failures to feed. The problem is mitigated by the use of .40 mags and ammunition with a rounded profile bullet nose. Gold dots, or any ammo that uses that bullet will still cause issues. My sig 229 in 357 and my smith m&p have never malfunctioned so I think it’s just the feed angle of the glock coupled with the stubby bottleneck cartridge are not optimal

    • I find the exact opposite. In approx. 500 rounds I haven’t had a loading incident in my gen 4. The ramp is designed for a .40 so the smaller cartridge loads flawlessly. I only use Glock. 357 mags. My only issue is availability of ammo. I use only Speer gold dot hollow point and when I can find it, its about $1.04 a round. Also have Crimson Trace laser sight which i highly recommend.

    • I’ve carried and concealed my block 30 to as well as practice I probably have shot Waller with a 1000 rounds through And I think it failed once And I actually may be wrong about that it may have never been and maybe in the 9 mm that failed The 357 sig in any model are probably that 1 of the most dangerous weapons out there

  4. I love my G32 gen4 I carry it as my primary ccw. In the summer I carry the G43 for easy concealment with shorts and a “T” shirt on I only wish the 43 came chambered in .357 sig as well.
    I swear by the G32 gen4. I protect myself and family with it and recommend it to anyone who is looking for a ccw.

  5. I have a gen4 31 4.49 barrel which handles recoil a little better with extra slide/barrel weight but less easily concealed. Only fired a little more than 100 rounds from a new gun with Speer gold dots, lawman TMJ 125’s, and Sig Sauer FMJ 125’s with no ftf’s. Seems like typical Glock reliability so far. Nice to have a 500 to 600 ft lb muzzle energy (depending on load and barrel length) capable auto pistol in a fairly light weight with three 15 round mags. I prefer to think of the 357 sig as a 9mm magnum since it really is a .355 bullet. If I were law enforcement I would rather carry the 357 sig or a 10mm over a 9mm.

  6. Great gun. I realized how popular this gun was and laid in plenty of ammo. Now you would be hard pressed to find ammunition for this gun


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