357 SIG is loud.
There is a llot of comparison going on here and some is not reaaly applicable.
357 (any make or model), 38, 9mm, 38super, 9x23 suold not/cannot be compared to 10mm or .45 either.
The 10mm is a vastly superior round to any of these (.40 ca and 10mm are the same size)---flatter shooting with a larger, heavier bullet.
The flip side of the coin is---it is definately a lot more kick. The reason it was dropped from the FBI + the Delta Elite showed some tendencies to develope cracks in the frame---therefore came the .40
I do not care for the recoil from either the .40 or the .10mm---now the .357 sig is a different story---loud and quick/snappy recoil but not the heavy roll of the .40---at least that is how it feels to me.
You take a look at what it is for in the place and usage and make decisions.
As I said, in the Aspault---how in blazes do you spell asphault
---jungle i reside in--the .38super or the 9x23 works well----for games, yes, also.