Speer's ammunition has long been known for its reliability and performance that you can count on shot after shot. An added benefit of this 357 Sig Clean-Fire line of Speer Lawman is that the cases are much cleaner after being fired than traditional ammunition due to the propellants and primers used. This makes reloading the cases even faster reducing the cleaning time required.
This ammunition is brass cased, boxer primed, and reloadable.
Video Transcript:Speer is part of the ATK family of ammo brands, along with Federal, Estate and several others. ATK is one of the largest ammo companies in the world, and every round is meet right here in the United States. The Speer brand is mostly known for producing self-defense ammo like the famous Speer Gold Dot, but they also make products designed for training, like the Speer Lawman Clean-Fire in 357 SIG.
The bottleneck cases are reloadable brass with a non-corrosive primer. The lead core bullet is encased in the special Speer Total Metal Jacket. Most full metal jacket bullets leave the lead base exposed, but Speer's Total Metal Jacket completely encases the bullet. This allows for slightly less toxic lead residue to be released into the air with the round is fired.
Another safety-minded aspect of this round is the Speer Clean-Fire primer, which is almost completely free of any harmful toxins like lead and barium, which is normally found in primers. These features combine to make the Lawman Clean-Fire loads very well-suited for use in indoor ranges where air quality can be a real concern.
Like most of the loads in the Lawman line, this 357 round is designed to mimic the muzzle velocity and recoil impulse of the Gold Dot defensive ammo. This allows you to practice with more economical Lawman loads and carry the more expensive defensive ammo knowing that the two rounds will feel almost identical when firing. However, all 357 SIG is already loaded to very high pressures, even in practice ammo. There's almost no difference in felt recoil between the average practice round and the defensive loads in this caliber, but serious shooters will still appreciate the effort that Speer has gone to in order to provide a cost effective practice load for those who want to carry Gold Dots.
We fired through a couple of boxes using four different handguns. Because most handguns chambered in this caliber are nearly identical to their 40 Smith & Wesson counterparts, we used three 40 caliber handguns with original factory-made 357 SIG barrels. The Springfield XD came from the factory chambered in 357 SIG. All four handguns did great with the Lawman ammo with no feeding, extraction, or ignition problems.
The recoil was average for this caliber, which is just slightly snappier than the typical 40 Smith & Wesson load. Our SIG P226 showed respectable accuracy from a bench at 15 yards. We started off with one round close to center, but the rest drifted a little low, giving us a decent 10-shot group spanning just over two and a half inches.
This Clean-Fire load from Speer is a nice, all around performer with some extra benefits. If you shoot a lot of 357 SIG, especially indoors, you can lower your exposure to harmful toxins with Lawman Clean-Fire.
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